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Peugeot 108 Puretech 82 Allure: French city car put to the test

The new version of the little French car now has a more powerful 81 HP engine. We tested the Allure trim level version of the Peugeot 108 Puretech.

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Peugeot 108 Puretech with 67 and 81 HP

The 1.2- litre petrol engine clears its throat with a slight jolt. The three cylinders produce 81 HP, 14 more than the basic one-litre VTi 68. In city traffic this is barely noticeable, on the test track, however, it certainly is. When accelerating to 100 km/h the Puretech knocks two seconds off the smaller petrol version and drives forward more strongly, with a maximum torque of 118 Nm at 2,750 rpm. With a test consumption of 6.5 l/100 km it comes in at just 0.3 litres more than the 67 HP version, in terms of price it is 500 Euros more. With the allure trim and four doors, the bottom line for the Peugeot 108 Puretech is at least 13,600 Euros. However, for this price you get air-conditioning, a leather steering wheel, 15-inch aluminium wheels and a seven-inch touchscreen with the clever Mirror Screen as standard.

In the city the 3.48-metre long and 1.62 metre-wide Peugeot 108 Puretech is in its element. Outside the city limits, on the other hand, the body sways on even gentle corners, while the seats only provide minimal lateral support. At high speeds, the more powerful engine is more suitable for the 985 kg Peugeot, however, when used purely as a city car, the 108 also copes fine with 67 HP.

Daniel Hohmeyer

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Achim Hartmann

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25 February 2015
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