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100bhp compared to 120 bhp

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100bhp compared to 120 bhp

Post by daveandgill on Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:32 am

I am looking for a nuevo. The one Im interested in has a 100bhp engine. Is this a powerful enough engine. I will be touring Europe in it .

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Re: 100bhp compared to 120 bhp

Post by -mojo- on Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:52 pm

It depends on a few factors, such as your driving style and whether it is petrol or diesel.

I find low-power diesels better than similar powered petrol engines, because the power is delivered at lower revs - so it doesn't feel like you're working it so hard (even though in reality you are).

The only real way to know if you will like driving it is to take it out for as long and varied a run as you can get away with. I once made the mistake of buying a Trafic based van with just a short test drive, and then found I just didn't enjoy driving it, so it was sold again within a year...

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Re: 100bhp compared to 120 bhp

Post by jt2011 on Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:11 pm

I recently drove an ace airstream 630 with the 100hp engine with the 5 speed box, was surprised at how well it went . Quick off the mark to accelerate and cruised at 70-75mph. Trip computer said 32mpg on a run.

You can also get these "chipped" quite easily from 100bhp to around 130bhp but I don't think its needed.

Have also driven a few 130bhp with the six speed, I would happily own either as they both performed well in my opinion.

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Re: 100bhp compared to 120 bhp

Post by hoopman on Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:21 pm

David
Both are good engines. up!
If it's a 2 berth Nuevo, then the 100BHP should be fine, averaging around 32/33 mpg, 5 speed, so reverse judder will not be an issue.
If it's a 4 berth Nuevo,then the extra torque from 120 BHP engine would, in my opinion, be a better option. This will be six speed gearbox so there is a possibility of reverse judder, but this can be minimised with the mods that are avaialble, (if not already incorporated). The fuel consumption will be around 30mpg.

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Re: 100bhp compared to 120 bhp

Post by daveandgill on Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:43 pm

Thanks for your replies

It is a 2009 2 berth with end kitchen.I will be doing a lot of motorway cruising at 70mph just wanted to know if it would cope with that and not slow down to much on hills.Am I right in thinking that the 100bhp are all 5 speed boxes.Do the 120bhp Peugeot 2009 onward all have 6 speed boxes and do the 2009,s still have problems with reverse gear judders.I would have hoped they would have sorted the problem out by 2009.
I dont know to much about the Peugeots engines having had VW,s in the past.
Thankyou in advance for your replies.
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Re: 100bhp compared to 120 bhp

Post by hoopman on Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:03 pm

David
All 100BHPs are 5 speed.
All 120BHPs are 6 speed.
I expect some models registered in 2009 may really be based on vans manufactured a lot earlier, so best to check
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Re: 100bhp compared to 120 bhp

Post by Nuevo on Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:18 pm

daveandgill wrote:I will be doing a lot of motorway cruising at 70mph just wanted to know if it would cope with that and not slow down to much on hills.

David

I have the 100bhp Nuevo. you'll have no problems with hills and it will happily cruise at 70 or more if you want. the 100bhp engine is no slouch and you will be more than happy with its performance.

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Re: 100bhp compared to 120 bhp

Post by grasscutter on Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:58 pm

Hi David, Our Sigma is the bigger brother to the Nuevo and performs comfortably using the 100bhp engine. It has a max laden weight of 3500kg which I believe is 100kg more than the Nuevo of the same year. We have travelled as far as the Polish border and down into France as well as across Ireland with no shortage of power. So far as date of registration versus build is concerned the new Boxer cab/chassis was introduced , I believe, in 2007 and can be easily identified by the stylised upswept headlights. G

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Re: 100bhp compared to 120 bhp

Post by Peterm on Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:02 pm

No problems with my 06 4 berth Nuevo. It holds 70 on the motorway on all but the very steepest hills. The problem with holding 70 is that you only get 25mpg. Ive only ever had over 30mph in summer when I have been very deliberately keeping to 60 on long runs.

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Re: 100bhp compared to 120 bhp

Post by Cruising Comet on Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:49 am

Very happy with the performance of our Nuevo and much better than I could ever have imagined.... thought before getting it we might have to look into getting a remap but it goes so well not really any need (unless it improved economy) I suppose it really depends how much gear you carry on board, we travel fairly light and I find most hills can be tackled in 5th and occasionally might have to drop down into 4th if a bit extreme.... It will easily cruise at 70 with little very effort and a feeling of plenty of power left in reserve (Ive been up to 80+ without even realising until MrsCC reminded me gettinwrong ) up!

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