Comparison: BMW 116i against Peugeot 308 1.2 Puretech

Comparison: BMW 116i vs. Peugeot 308 1.2 PuretechComparison: BMW 116i vs. Peugeot 308 1.2 PuretechComparison: BMW 116i vs. Peugeot 308 1.2 PuretechComparison: BMW 116i vs. Peugeot 308 1.2 Puretech

The first convincing notice how far could go the evolution of the engines from gasoline We gave it some years ago Ford, with his tiny block tricilíndrico 1.0 Ecoboost 125 hp (And 100) installed in a whole Focus, ultimately, a combination car-mechanic charged with good feelings. Performance that pleased ... Focus 1.0 Ecoboost, far from being a conditional release, it was as functional and rewarding as any other. The range of that 1.0 Ecoboost engine It did not end there. And today the new Ford Mondeo, with its huge plant very long half sedan almost 4.9 meters, It has also been identified with the good work of the mechanics.

We go accepting that a cylinder does not weaken under the category of a motor, nor that of a model, or a brand. And now a brand as BMW He has taken the step of making the first motor tricilíndrico and not just for the Series 1, also for Series 2 and 3 (And first for the hybrid i8), I think this kind of mechanical will have more credibility.

BMW 116i vs. Peugeot 308 1.2 Puretech


Before partners in the field, BMW for use in Mini and PSA shared an excellent four-cylinder engine 1.6. But now they have taken separate paths to develop their three-cylinder. He 1.5 116i hides much technology as its 4 and 6 cylinder famous, with which it shares per cylinder, those 500 cm3 per cylinder defend many as the best compromise. With distribution completely variable time and raised, Turbo and direct injection, we know from the BMW i8 the possibilities of this mechanics made of aluminum, able to develop 231 hp. At 116i starts from 109 hp, coming soon, just 4500 rpm, revealing the possibilities of stepwise increasing power that has this engine.

Has little to envy the Peugeot block 1.2, only the Valvetronic system that eliminates the intake throttle. similarly power (110 hp) and revving, curiously 1.2 PureTech stands before his greater torque at very low revs, what defines much the character of a motor and another; also for the involvement of some gearboxes with 5 speed at 308 Y 6 in the 116i. The atypical vibration and acoustic of this engine, I think they are far from tarnishing day today running own these three-cylinder, with contrarrotantes trees Y tuned escapes. maybe they "lack entity" when you accelerate feel empty and arrhythmic in specific moments, but soon you just go with your nice answers.

Peugeot 308

A answer in the case of Peugeot I'd say it up overwhelming. With a transition between 1,000 and 2,000 rpm more abruptly, with more turbo effect not violent, the 308 It seems to have a few CV more that a 116i scrupulously progressive (And very flat top) in its climbing speed. I do not think they are versions in which the benefit is priority, but if not exceed, the character of 1.2 PureTech You can meet some doubts that you may appear in the BMW. He Peugeot is something plus Quick, but also what you feel.

By their numbers do not think are versions city. You will not feel especially fast on the road, but far less in submotorizado times. They are dynamic by nature Turbo, heedless to the change in usual rhythm changes in a normalized driving. But again, you feel the 308 most powerful, grateful and solvent when the environment complicates it. Le spreads over the fifth to Peugeot the long sixth and fifth at the same BMW. But also, when you can monetize its sixth, the 116i get subtract up to half a liter from consumption to 308.

BMW 116i


In their backstage They appear no doubts and all the sensations of Series 1 and 308 They are present in these versions. He 116i makes his propulsion an exclusive luxury technical in this segment, although the rear-wheel drive is not as obvious as in other more powerful versions. You never feel that motor compromise capacity from adherence of the rear axle, nor that they accelerate, so you feel 116i very neutral reactions and ends up generating a lot trust. He 116i It is clearly more heavy that he 308, but with a cast base verified the 50/50 percent, Agility front axle much easy guided brand. his soft cushioning Serial lets out greater oscillations vertical body, but without altering a traced They are leaving as foresee.

Feel great car and overall ride quality also make this version 308 a compact outright in every sense. as the BMW, highlights the speed with your front axle reacts to the orders of his small wheel and unwavering motor skills. Its front end does not seem to collapse it easy to accelerate a lot and I'm going through curve only generates sensations from effectiveness Y stability. You get to feel it firmer that he series 1 and therefore not as fine bacheando, bound by a good compromise set-up, which BMW can set up optionally to your taste, different suspensions, measures of rims and of tires.