Car reviews - Peugeot - 206 - convertible
26 Feb 2002
TWO engines are offered with the 206CC - a 2.0-litre engine mated to the five-speed manual transmission and, for those preferring a self-shifter, a 1.6-litre engine. Both are DOHC, 16-valve, inline four-cylinder engines, with the 1.6 producing 80kW at 5800rpm and 147Nm at 4000rpm and the 2.0 increasing maximum power to 100kW at 6000rpm and torque to 194Nm at the same point in the rev range. The 1.6 is a revised version of the TU5JP eight-valve engine originally used in the 206 XT, while the EW10J4 2.0-litre is the same as the one used in the 406 range. Claimed acceleration from rest to 100km/h is 9.3 seconds in the 2.0 manual, or 3.2 seconds slower in the 1.6 auto. Fuel consumption is in favour of the smaller engine, although the official city cycle figures indicate it could return 7.8L/100km compared to the larger engine's 8.0L/100km. Both take PULP.
Did you know?Peugeot claims the 2.0-litre engine offers all bar 24Nm of its maximum torque from 1800rpm
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