Sales of gasoline engines soar. There is no month in which no rise and consequently diesel-other proposals, such as alternative fuels, hybrid propulsion systems and electrical are still growing dramatically in absolute numbers testimonial losing ground. Thus, although they like the best sellers in 2017 accumulated in the last two months of June and July 2017 car registrations they have surpassed gasoline Diesel.
Regardless of how the market behaves, have already been several manufacturers have stated that the next generation of its models, your offer will gravitate around gasoline: Percentage, the impact on cost of the chemical plant to clean the gas leaving the diesel engine is enormous compared to vehicle price.
Besides collective perception of what affects the health mass emission of particles and nitrogen oxides; the threat of imposition of penalty and use restrictions for diesel in certain areas or even the old engines incorporate devices to reduce their environmental impact, some regional governments in Germany it weighs on this stu- turnaround. Among other things, some buyers weigh is the substance of things they pose to the purchase prices and maintenance, for example, those expensive gas cleaning equipment.
Thus, even though the efforts of manufacturers to offer diesel engines with low environmental impact has been enormous, seconded by administrations for tax rewarded for their purchase lower values of CO2 released; eyes are now on gasoline. But when between these increasingly align more competitive proposals in terms of performance; to the extent that the famous "downsizing" has brought a revolution for this type of thrusters increasingly competent.
|BENEFITS||Citroën C4 Picasso 1.2 PureTech 130 EAT6||Citroen C4 Picasso 1.6 THP 165 EAT6|
|Acel. 0-100 km / h||10,1 s||9.2 s|
|Acel. 0-1000 meters||31.7 s||30.3 s|
|Loudness 100 km / h||66.1 dBA||65.5 dBA|
|Loudness 120 km / h||69.1 dBA||67.9 dBA|
|Braking from 120 km / h||53.8 m||54.2 m|
|Weight scale||1,469 kg||1,597 kg|
Three for three
Today the Minivan most demanded in Spain Citroën C4 Picasso is. Always responds to a typology Very doomed to diesel for its consumption, the same engine, with other vehicles and lower front surface mass. Also by a more traveling vocation which, for example, compact C4 and C4 as Cactus framed in the same family home Citroën.
However, as alternative engines 1.6 and 2.0 BlueHDI, and aware of the increased interest gasoline, Citroën equips its minivans interesting proposals of this type. The first two, with a curious propeller, 1.2 PureTech, which happens to be the only three cylinders used in a minivan; the other, 1.6 THP, at the time developed by PSA in collaboration with BMW, so versatile that is available from a familiar like this to model, more powerful variants, Peugeot 308 GTI in.
In the first case, the 1.2 PureTech, elected to power Citroën C4 Picasso It is 110 hp; while the 130 hp It is available for both the "short" and long five-seater, as his older brother, the Grand C4 Picasso version. This 130 hp 1.2 PureTech also may be associated not only with the manual six marches-the only transmission for 110 hp, but also with the EAT6.
In the case of 1.6 THP East auto switch with epicyclic gears and torque converter is the only transmission option, and talk about the Citroen C4 Picasso or Grand longer version, 16 cmSix of them in battle.
|CONSUMPTION||Citroën C4 Picasso 1.2 PureTech 130 EAT6||Citroen C4 Picasso 1.6 THP 165 EAT6|
|Consumption city||8,1 l / 100 km||8.8 l / 100 km|
|Consumption Highway||6.5 l / 100 km||7.3 l / 100 km|
|average consumption||7.3 l / 100 km||8.0 l / 100 km|
Cases and things
For analysis of gasoline engines in these minivans we have selected, those 130 hp in the C4 Picasso and the 165 hp at a Grand C4 Picasso. Both of them we measure with the alternative diesel which they are, respectively, 1.6 BlueHDI 120 and 150hp 2.0 BlueHDI of the two diesel available in this minivan alongside the 100 hp 1.6 BlueHDI.
So PureTech 1.2 versus 1.6 BlueHDI, both in the C4 Picasso and combined with automatic transmission, makes this minivan significantly faster. As it happens to compare, and Grand C4 Picasso on the 1.6 THP with 2.0 BlueHDI and identical change. The superiority of gasoline engines is evident in both cases, at the rate of almost one second acceleration whatever we choose-which says a lot about the advantage given by these engines at the same time of arrancada- and even manifests Also overtaking: There is a long second measurement time of moving from 80 to 120 km / h in the confrontation between the two couples.
The distinct advantage of diesel is, between the two less powerful engines, in the sound -the three-cylinder architecture imposes decibels over 120 km / h- or greater extent as would be expected in the consumption. In this aspect, the BlueHDI 1.6, considering the average consumption required 21 percent less fuel than 1.2 PureTech; while the difference between 1.6 and 2.0 THP BlueHDI is 15 percent in favor of the latter.
|SPACE||Citroën C4 Picasso 1.2 PureTech 130 EAT6||Citroen C4 Picasso 1.6 THP 165 EAT6|
|front width||147 cm||147 cm|
|rear width||143 cm||143/115 cm|
|front height||92-100 cm||92-100 cm|
|rear height||90 cm||91/85 cm|
|Legroom||62-72 cm||65-80 / 69-54 cm|
|Trunk||585 liters||135-590 liters|
Referencing this consumption rate and prices, amortization of diesel 120 hp compared to the petrol version of 130 hp It would take 80,000 km: At the rate of 15,000 km / year during the fifth year of the car. In the case of diesel 150 hp Compared with gasoline reach 165 hp to 93,500 km, what might happen during the sixth year.
Compared with each other gasoline engines Go ahead than the 130 hp shown as willing to put, but in trouble, yes siege to 165 hp. The difference in weight bodywork endorses the walking distance of one another, ahead of the power; with the advantage that the same applies to recoveries, with the 1.2 PureTech The C4 Picasso is not slow- and in relation to consumption. Is it useful, therefore, a three-cylinder like this for a minivan like this Citroën? Without any doubt, especially when it just sounds more hoarse than usual to very low-a rumor regime dissipated 2,000 rpm- and in any case, it feels soft in terms of vibrations, with a answer almost as electric as the 165 hp No doubt the strongest of this- in combination with EAT6 box. This operation supports the smoothest of gasoline engines compared to diesel and takes the driver to forget to use the controls to change. Yes, in the 1.6 THP, detected a high pressure sensitivity accelerator, so that the change appears willing to downshift quickly by little she plays a slight increase in the pedal, thus favoring engine response.
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