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Eighth consecutive International Engine of the Year Award for PSA Peugeot Citroën
download-pdfdownload-imagedownload-allThu, 26/06/2014 - 02:00 The 16th International Engine of the Year Awards were held on 25 June at the 2014 Engine Expo in Stuttgart, Germany. At this latest ceremony, PSA Peugeot Citroën won its eighth consecutive Award in the 1.4 to 1.8-litre category.

The 16th International Engine of the Year Awards were held on 25 June at the 2014 Engine Expo in Stuttgart, Germany. At this latest ceremony, PSA Peugeot Citroën won its eighth consecutive Award in the 1.4 to 1.8-litre category.

Presented by the specialised UK magazine Engine Technology International, the prestigious Award once again honours the 1.6-litre direct-injection turbo petrol engine developed in cooperation with BMW Group.

Belonging to the Prince engine family, the 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine is offered in 155 hp and 200 hp versions and has recently been launched in a 270 hp version to equip the new Peugeot RCZ R.

Featuring the latest technologies, including direct injection, variable valve timing, a volume flow-controlled oil pump and an on-demand water pump, this engine improves fuel efficiency and reduces emissions by around 10% compared with the previous generation.

Manufactured at the Française de Mécanique plant in Douvrin in the Pas-de-Calais, the various versions of this engine constitute the core of the Peugeot and Citroën petrol lineup, alongside the new generation of EB PureTech 3-cylinder engines.

On this occasion, Christian Chapelle, Vice President Powertrain and Chassis Engineering said: "This award serves as wonderful recognition of the technological advances that PSA Peugeot Citroën’s R&D teams are making on petrol engines manufactured in France. It attests to the qualities of this 1.6-liter engine, especially the 200 hp version developed in cooperation with BMW, which is particularly superior in terms of drivability and fuel economy."
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Great spot! History tells us a somewhat different story, makes this report quite 'interesting'...

I just traded in my 2010 MCS for a 2011 C SD. I realise the Oil burner has its own issues, but it's only done 20k and has a FSH from the same garage and only one owner; Much as I'll miss the nippy old car, I won't miss the ludicrous money pit it had become. I lost a good 4k on it with rebuild repairs, and it had started leaking oil from the seals again - dodgy garage repair.

But at 100k - the chain caused the overheating which caused the cracked inlet manifold, heavy coking up requiring the head skim, a new turbo. I didn't have the car's history so I have no idea how it was driven for the first 83k, but I'm guessing it was ragged by kids with no care for maintenance. Seafoam and new oil every 6k, didn't solve my issues.

Anyway, I had the replacement Diesel mapped to Stage 1 and around 190bhp , so it is more responsive.
 

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Great spot! History tells us a somewhat different story, makes this report quite 'interesting'...

I just traded in my 2010 MCS for a 2011 C SD. I realise the Oil burner has its own issues, but it's only done 20k and has a FSH from the same garage and only one owner; Much as I'll miss the nippy old car, I won't miss the ludicrous money pit it had become. I lost a good 4k on it with rebuild repairs, and it had started leaking oil from the seals again - dodgy garage repair.

But at 100k - the chain caused the overheating which caused the cracked inlet manifold, heavy coking up requiring the head skim, a new turbo. I didn't have the car's history so I have no idea how it was driven for the first 83k, but I'm guessing it was ragged by kids with no care for maintenance. Seafoam and new oil every 6k, didn't solve my issues.

Anyway, I had the replacement Diesel mapped to Stage 1 and around 190bhp , so it is more responsive.
the prince engine is the petrols but also suffer timing chain issues as the stupid as you pointed out SD n47 diesels which are that bad and all of what you have wrote i have seen regularly over the years, the seafoam when i started that on here was more about the early diesels ie psa 1,6 hdi engines as used in Citroen Peugeot brands as well as due to dpf filter would collect soot in the crankcase and kill them selves off, all new diesel do this trick by design, i stopped buying bmw diesels after they changed the engines to timing chain at rear and stopped using good chains etc, bmw have known about this since 2007 and have not really sorted it, lipstick on a pig updates, where like on prince engines a different chain and bottom sprocket would be the fix.
at least your story proves a point to some of the stuff i have told people based on what i have seen over the years, the premium brand is just a badge these days
 

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I don't think the Prince engines are that bad to be honest. My 2nd gen Prince engine Mini lasted 10 years nearly 100,000 miles before the piston in the engine went, but I suspect it was a bad workmanship job on replacing the timing chain (2nd timing chain since new) and drive belt and walnut blast.

Apart from regular maintainance, it only needed a new thermostat and a new turbo (but that was because the hose was left unplugged under the car and making no boost) after the said job above was done.

From an article I've read, BMW had reliably produced 300bhp from the Prince engine, so Peugeot RCZ R could produce 300bhp+ if they wanted to reliably.
 
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