Heart Change Operation for Peugeot 3008 and 5008

Peugeot has decided to change the engine and transmission combination used in the 3008 and 5008 models. This change, scheduled to take place from the second quarter of 2023, implies a modification in the powertrains of other Peugeot and Stellantis Group models as well. Let’s take a closer look at the modifications in the current models, which are currently available with 1.2 PureTech 130 horsepower and 1.5 BlueHDI 130 horsepower options.

The upcoming new engine option will replace the 1.2-liter PureTech gasoline engine. The new unit, which will be produced as a 1.2-liter with 136 horsepower, will have the same torque value as the previous unit, which is 230 Nm. The engine option, equipped with a variable geometry turbo, timing chain, and 48-volt mild hybrid technology, will operate based on the Miller cycle. The Miller cycle includes a special valve system aimed at reducing energy loss during compression to lower fuel consumption. When the piston transitions to compression, the valve remains partially open at a rate of 20-30%, reducing the compression ratio and thus lowering fuel consumption. The new PureTech engine is said to have up to 2.5 liters less fuel consumption per 100 kilometers in urban conditions. The engine will be supported by the newly introduced 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with the code e-DCS6, resulting in an average reduction of 1 liter in fuel consumption for a 100-kilometer drive.

The 48-volt electric motor connected to the transmission will support the 1.2-liter engine with a power of 28 horsepower and torque of 55 Nm. The 48V hybrid unit, which will be charged as the engine slows down, will have batteries located under the front seats with a small capacity of 0.4 kWh. The placement of these small batteries aims to maintain a light weight, not disturb the weight balance, and avoid taking up space in the rear living area and the trunk. As the vehicle accelerates with full throttle, the electric motor, with a net power increase of 12 horsepower, will boost the vehicle’s power to 148 horsepower. The electric motor will also offer a sailing mode when the vehicle travels at speeds above 145 kilometers per hour. The sailing mode will shut down the gasoline engine when driving at a constant speed or when the driver releases the accelerator, reducing fuel consumption. When more power is needed, the internal combustion engine will smoothly start with the help of the belt.

Peugeot claims that more than half of the vehicle’s driving will be done solely with the electric motor, stating a 15% reduction in fuel consumption and a 20 g/100 km decrease in emissions compared to the previous engine. Peugeot 3008 and 5008 Hybrids have new menus added to the 3D i-Cockpit to track the electric mode. How do you find these hybrids? Are you curious about the performance of the same powertrain units in lighter models such as 208, 308, and 2008?

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