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PSA Peugeot Citroen’s HDi diesel engine tops 10 mln units September 20, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Cars & Motors.

PSA Peugeot Citroen has now produced more than 10 million vehicles equipped with the HDi engine, a key factor in reducing CO2 emissions.

Coming less than a decade after the Group introduced HDi technology in 1998, this success validates its commitment to high-volume production of modern diesel engines that offer superior environmental performance, driveability and fuel efficiency.

The HDi has enabled PSA Peugeot Citroen to maintain and expand its leadership in diesel engine technology and to outpace the fast growth in diesel sales in Europe over the past ten years. It has also helped make the Group the European leader in CO2 emissions control.

Deployment of common-rail technology across the Peugeot and Citroen model base has enabled the development of a diverse array of high-tech diesels, ranging from the 55hp, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine to the 205hp, 2.7-liter V6. The lineup comprises eight passenger car versions, steadily gaining in power in 14 to 34hp increments.

The success of the HDi engine stems from its alignment with both customer demand and the growing environmental consciousness of modern society. HDi-powered cars deliver properties symbolized by a “magic square” of fuel efficiency, driveability, quiet ride and clean running.

Leveraging their recognized expertise in diesel technology to develop the HDi, PSA Peugeot Citroen’s engine ers have achieved unprecedented performance levels in terms of driveability, quiet ride and environmental footprint.

The HDi reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 20% compared with the  previous generation of prechamber diesels and by 30% compared with a same-size gasoline engine. More efficient management of the combustion process provided by common rail technology has reduced carbon monoxide emissions by 40%, unburned hydrocarbons by 50% and engine particulates by 60%.

HDi technology has also enabled the Group’s engineers to develop the world’s first FAP particulate filter, which is gradually being fitted to almost all of the Peugeot and Citroen HDi models.

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