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Friday, 9 September 2016
Peugeot adds it's more powerful & cleaner BlueHDi engine range to the Boxer commercial Vehicle range of vans.
Latest BlueHDi 2.0-litre engine range will now power the Peugeot Boxer
The new version of the 2.0-litre engine provides increases of power and torque over previous unit
It is also more economical with lower CO2 output and meets the more stringent Euro6 regulations
PEUGEOT is completing the roll-out of its range of Euro 6 engines with the large van segment. The PEUGEOT Boxer will now be available with a new range of 2.0-litre BlueHDi Diesel engines, designed and produced by the PSA Group.
BlueHDi technology has been tried and tested in PEUGEOT saloons and SUVs since 2013, treating up to 90% of NOx and 99.9% of even the finest particulates.
Not only is it considered the most effective technology on the market for treating emissions; it has the added advantage of optimising fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
At the same time, PEUGEOT has extended the Boxer’s range of new, modern and efficient features, to make life easier for professionals and motorhome customers.
Lower fuel consumption; higher performance
The new range of PEUGEOT Boxer 2.0-litre BlueHDi engines offers three power levels:
110hp and 300Nm, an increase of 50Nm compared to the previous engine
130hp and 340Nm, an increase of 20Nm compared to the previous engine
160hp and 350Nm, an increase of 10hp compared to the previous engine
The engines are paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox and Stop & Start technology is available across all of the versions.
The BlueHDi engines fitted to the latest PEUGEOT Boxer means it now has:
record consumption levels for the large van segment, starting from 47.0mpg, with 154g/km of CO2, a reduction of 30g/km CO2 for the 130hp mid-range version
The same payload and maximum speed as previous Euro 5 versions
Acceleration and in-gear acceleration improved by up to 4.0 seconds for 0-62 mph and 8.0 seconds for 50 to 80mph for the 110hp version, respectively.
The BlueHDi technology incorporates SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) upstream of the additivate cleansing DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter). The engine options therefore meet the Euro6 standard with what is considered the most effective pollution control technology on the market.
The 15-litre AdBlue tank provides a range of approximately 6,200 miles. It’s easy to fill up with AdBlue, due to the external filler flap which is located above the fuel filler and is also compatible with existing heavy goods vehicle AdBlue pumps at service stations.
The PEUGEOT Boxer offers competitive whole life costs, due mainly to its best-in-class fuel consumption and maintenance costs which rank amongst the lowest in the segment.
Design focused on quality and strength
The New PEUGEOT Boxer that was introduced in 2014 was the first step in the brand’s ongoing process of improving its large vans. With design constantly focused on robustness and quality that stands up to use, they are now being fitted with new Euro6 BlueHDi engines which have been designed and produced entirely by the PSA Group.
The new engines have been made at the Tremery plant in France, which has allowed them to benefit from the proven expertise of a plant that has already made more than 12 million engines. They are based on the latest generation of 2.0-litre DW Diesel engines from the PSA Group, incorporating the Euro 6 BlueHDi technology that has already sold in excess of 1 million units.
The 2.0-litre BlueHDi has been proving its worth since the end of 2013, particularly in the PEUGEOT 508 and 308. The 2.0-litre BlueHDi versions for the PEUGEOT Boxer have been subjected to over 10,000 hours of validation on test benches and 1.3 million specific driving tests representing different types of heavy commercial vehicle use.
Specific tests to boost the endurance and durability of the turbo and the exhaust manifold;
Tests with a 50% greater load than for private vehicles;
Tests in climatic chambers at -30°C and 6,000 extra cycles of thermal shocks compared to private vehicles, equivalent to 15 years of heavy use;
Specific ground clearance and endurance tests of the exhaust pipe, with post-treatment spraying with water and mud.
New modern, effective equipment
The connectivity of the PEUGEOT Boxer has been enhanced, making it even easier for professionals to make their vehicles an extension of their offices: a holder for a digital tablet or smartphone, a USB connection and a 12V socket on the instrument panel to power them are now available as standard for the Professional version.
To make life easier at the wheel, the central glove compartment has now been replaced with a double cup-holder, a storage compartment and a compartment for a smartphone with a USB and auxiliary connection, as a standard or optional feature, depending on the level of finish.
For motorhome customers, the PEUGEOT Boxer features a shut-off function to preserve the battery life when the vehicle is parked for long periods, as well as new ‘captain chair’ seats, which are even more comfortable.
Finally, the PEUGEOT Boxer now comes with a new ESP system which is specific to back-to-back cabs with an AL-KO chassis. Its calibrations suit a wide range of wheelbases, creating additional options for converting the PEUGEOT Boxer. These applications are available for motorhome or professional variants, up to the heavy versions with 2 or 3 axles.
Two body styles: Panel and Window van
Panel and Window van can be specified in four lengths (L1, L2, L3 and L4) and three heights for the Panel van and two in the Window van
The range basic price (not including VAT) starts from £20,970, with Professional models from £21,970 and Window vans from £23,070.
Standard Panel van: Loadspace between 8m3 and 17m3, Payload between 1115kg and 1900kg
All models now feature: Bluetooth® with USB input, full steel buckhead, ESP, deadlocks
Professional Panel van features add: Air Conditioning, alarm, cruise control and speed limiter, rear parking aid, touchscreen with integrated navigation
PEUGEOT anniversaries in 2016
120 years since PEUGEOT Automobiles business was established and produced its own engines
115 years since the first PEUGEOT Bebé was launched – it became a ‘style leader’
100 years since PEUGEOT won the Indianapolis Grand Prix for the second time (wins 1913/1916/1919)
80 years since the launch of the 402 (produced as a Limousine, Coupé, Cabriolet and Coach)
75 years since the VLV - the first production electric car
60 years since the launch of the 403 Cabriolet – made famous as the car of ‘Columbo’ on TV
50 years since the launch of the 204 Coupé, Cabriolet and Fourgonnette (van)
40 years since the 504 won the Morocco Rally and the 504 V6 Coupé won the Bandama Rally
35 years since PEUGEOT Sport was formed, combining all the skills in one Competitions Department
30 years since the 205 T16 won the World Rally Championship for the second time (wins in 1985/1986)
25 years since the launch of the compact 106
20 years of the Partner (commercial van and passenger vehicle) – one of the UK’s best-selling LCVs