One of the 2018 Peugeot 108’s best-kept secrets comes in the form of a unique, specially developed engine. Where most of the 108 trims are available in the standard manual gearbox variants, Peugeot has created an alternative, automatic model by the name of 2-Tronic. This electronically automated system offers the best of both worlds, with the usual gearlever, and two additional paddle shifts behind the steering wheel – should you wish to opt for automatic mode. But why would you need both? Well, it’s simple really. Together, they work to deliver a more flexible, affordable, and emission-friendly driving experience. The 2-Tronic has been specially developed to maximise fuel economy, while minimising CO2 output – boasting low emissions of 88g/km when purchased with Stop and Start. That’s nearly 10g/km less than its petrol equivalent. With an impressive fuel tank range of 67.3mpg, and a top speed of 98mph, the 2-Tronic proves that a slightly more expensive engine will pay dividends in the long run. So how does the engine provide power and efficiency in equal measures? It’s down to Peugeot and their careful craftsmanship. With three naturally aspirating cylinders, optimised combustion, lighter-grade materials and reduced friction, the 2-Tronic combines modern technology and engineering prowess to offer a way of journeying that may just best its peers. The 2018 108 2-Tronic certainly has a lot to shout about, and it’s available now in the form of the 5-door, 1.0 litre Active. Prices start from just £10,395 on the road – don’t miss out.
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