Javascript is vital for the this website to function properly. Please enable or upgrade your browser

Citroën engine wins an International Engine of the Year award in 2015

Posted on 29 Feb 

Congratulations Citroën!

Citroën have managed to knock their predecessor of the top spot with their 3-cylinder Turbo PureTech engine to win the 1-litre to 1.4litre category.

Designed and produced in France, the triple motor boasts a high output turbocharger (spinning up to 240,000rpm) and impressive low-rev power and torque - 95% of the engine's torque is available from 1,500 to 3,500rpm. And the OEMs substantial investment in the PurTech family, which totals more than £688 million, has also yeilded engines that deliver in terms of emissions reduction. The 110ps turbocharged engine variant, for example, emits just 96g/km of CO2!

"Three cylinders are increasingly the way to go for compact cars, and this turbo triple is a particularly responsive yet economical engine that's a delight to live with" enthused freelance journalist John Simster, echoing the sentiments of many on this year's panel.

"Without turbo lag, this engine gives a lot of power and perfect torque at very low revs, with a harmonious noise throughout the whole range. And the consumption is very low" agreed L'Automobile Magazine's Christophe Congrega.

"The new PureTech engine is a revelation in terms of refinement, performance and efficiency" stated German journalist Thomas Imhof. "They show what is possible with only three cylinders"

(Article courtesy of