Peugeot is readying to introduce its well-known Peugeot 307 BioFlex to the French, Dutch and Swedish markets. All three countries are known for their sky-high fuel prices and extreme care for the environment, so selling the flex-fuel-capable vehicles will probably not be a problem for the French car manufacturer.
The car, already popular in Brazil, will be offered in both Peugeot 307 SW 1.6L BioFlex and Peugeot 307 Estate 1.6L BioFlex versions.
Equipped with the Comfort Pack, it will be offered at the same price as the gasoline versions, starting at a price of €20,400 and €19,500 for the SW and Estate trims respectively.
The Peugeot 307 BioFlex is not an ordinary flex-fuel vehicle, since it’s working on the so called SuperEthanol fuel, consisting of 85% agricultural ethanol and 15% of lead-free gas and is “progressively being made available at service stations all over France”, Peugeot press release states.
The French company says that E85-powered Peugeot 307 BioFlex will emit about 5 per cent less CO2 than a similarly equipped 307 model working on a lead-free gas, which will be some 169 g of CO2 per km as opposed to 178 g in the case of gasoline-powered vehicle.
The car will also be slightly more powerful, offering extra 4 per cent of torque and 2.5 per cent of horsepower, which is from 147 to 153 Nm @ 4,000 rpm and from 110 to 112 hp @ 5,800 rpm respectively.
See also: Citroen C4 BioTech hatchback