Winner of the 2015, 2016 and 2017 International Engine of the Year award in the 1.0-litre to 1.4-litre category, Peugeot PureTech is an advanced 3-cylinder petrol engine technology that offers a drive and performance normally associated with much bigger engines, and with significantly improved fuel consumption and CO2 emissions*.

Put simply, a 1.2 PureTech engine gives you the power and performance of a 1.6 litre engine, but the efficiency of a smaller engine.

It’s a product of Peugeot’s 100 years of intelligent, innovative engineering and combines reduced weight materials with the efficiency of applying direct fuel injection to three cylinders.


The benefits of PureTech speak for themselves:

  • Improved acceleration
  • Reduced fuel consumption - meaning less visits to the petrol station

Why are 3 cylinders better than 4?

  • Increases fuel efficiency (one cylinder less of fuel to burn)
  • Less friction (one less cylinder results in a lower surface area, saving fuel)
  • Lighter weight (meaning less fuel has to be burnt to move the vehicle)

In addition to this an aluminium cast-iron-lined block (for quicker engine warm up), the use of low friction materials and a revised cooling system maximise efficiency, reducing both fuel consumption and emissions.

Engine output and Driving Experience

PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engines are designed to be compact and efficient whilst delivering big engine drive and performance. Direct fuel injection, light-weight materials and, in some instances, turbo charging combine to deliver
power and torque.

The power and performance of PureTech ensures a responsive and enjoyable
driving experience, underpinned by the latest technology.


Watch our video and find out more about how our PureTech engines can benefit you.