Citroën announced yesterday that it was introducing two new diesel
engines into its C8 people carrier vehicles. The C8 MPVs
are already often powered by diesel engines, so this isn't exactly groundbreaking news, but it is good to hear that these new powerplants will be Euro IV compliant (they will emit less than 190g of CO2 per kilometer) and capable of running on up to 30 percent biodiesel
. Citroën says the "range-topping 136hp 2.0HDi 16V unit returns 40 mpg on the combined cycle, CO2 emissions of 188g/km and is fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter System that reduces particle emissions to virtually immeasurable levels." The 120hp 2.0HDi 16V models can get 41 mpg. Not bad for an eight-person vehicle. Not bad at all.