Peugeot 1.6 THP - Engine of the Year in 1.4 liter to 1.8 liter Category
The 200bhp engine that powers the new Peugeot 208 GTi and RCZ Sports Coupe has just been awarded the International Engine of the Year award in the 1.4-litre to 1.8-litre category during a ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany. The 1.6 liter THP by Peugeot has managed to win a prestigious award from Engine Technology International magazine. It gathered a largest number of points in 1.4 liter to 1.8 litre category.
The 200HP engine powers the new Peugeot 208 GTi as well as the RCZ Sports Coupe. What is more, a 260HP RCZ version is coming soon.
The 1.6 liter THP200 has 200HP (149 kW) at 5,800RPM and 275Nm (203 lb-ft) of torque at 1,770RPM. 0-100 km/h in 7.6 seconds (RCZ) and a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph). It is connected to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The engine family, produced at the Française de Mécanique plant in Douvrin, France, now forms the core of Peugeot's petrol range.