New Euro 6 engines for Peugeot Boxer large van

  • Peugeot's large van to come with new 2.0-litre diesel engines
  • Each offers extra performance over the motor it replaces
  • All meet the latest Euro 6 emissions regulations

Update: we've now driven the Euro 6 Peugeot Boxer BlueHDi - click here to read our UK review

The Peugeot Boxer large van has a new set of 2.0-litre BlueHDI diesel engines that bring an increase in performance while meeting the latest Euro 6 emissions regulations.

Click here for full details of Euro 6 and how it affects vans and pickups

Extra performance, increased efficiency

The Boxer’s new BlueHDI engine comes in three power outputs, each offering extra performance over the old 2.2-litre motor it replaces:

  • 110hp and 300Nm, an increase of 50Nm
  • 130hp and 340Nm, an increase of 20Nm
  • 160hp and 350Nm, an increase of 10hp

This is particularly good news for anyone looking at the entry-level, 110hp model, as it is now four seconds quicker 0-62mph and eight seconds quicker from 50mph to 75mph. Not that you’d ever exceed the national speed limit. Obviously.

Peugeot is also claiming a new record for efficiency in the large van segment, with the mid-spec 130hp version now returning 47.0mpg with 154g/km CO2 emissions instead of 39.8mpg and 184g/km.

Reduced payload capacity

On the downside, meeting the new emissions legislation means adding more technology, increasing costs and potentially reducing payload - however, the new 2.0-litre engine itself is lighter than the 2.2-litre it replaces, so things aren't as bad as they could be.

The new engines use the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) method to achieve Euro 6, which means there’s now a 15-litre AdBlue tank that needs to be topped up at extra cost approximately every 6,200 miles. The filler flap for the AdBlue is located above the diesel filler on the exterior of the vehicle.

As a result, the maximum payload for a Boxer with a 3.5-tonne gross vehicle weight is now 1,575kg - which is achieved by the mid-length, medium-roofed variant with 130hp power output.

Tested for endurance

The basic 2.0-litre BlueHDI engine comes from Peugeot’s car business, where it was first introduced in 2013, but the firm assures us it has been fully upgraded to cope with the increased demands of a van.

Focusing particularly on the durability of the turbocharger and the exhaust manifold, the van engine is tested with a 50% greater load than the car engine, with an additional 6,000 cycles of thermal shock testing – equivalent to 15 years’ heavy-duty use.

Extra equipment for the Peugeot Boxer

Peugeot has also announced a number of items of additional equipment for the Boxer.

These range from productivity enhancements, such as holders for tablets and smartphones plus a USB connection and 12v socket to power them, to new safety equipment in the form of an optional camera mounted on the windscreen that reads road signs and displays them on the instrument panel.

This is designed to make sure drivers spot changes to the speed limit as well as approaching hazards. The camera also controls an automatic mainbeam function for the headlights.

Elsewhere on the inside, the central glovebox has been replaced with cupholders and a storage area that houses an aux-in socket and USB connection (depending on trim level), while the air vent adjusters now feature aluminium trim. Be still your beating heart, etc…

On the outside, all versions of the Boxer now come with front bumper and door handles painted the same colour as the bodywork. This will surely look good in the showroom, but perhaps less so when subject to the scrapes and arrows of everyday life.

Pricing for the new Euro 6 Peugeot Boxer starts at £20,970 (basic, excluding VAT), and it's available to order now.

Click here a road test of the new Peugeot Boxer BlueHDi Euro 6 engine