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2.0 or 1.6 Engines - which to chose?
Hi everyone :wave:,

First dumb question from a newbie - I´m looking at getting a Berlingo and have been looking around at specs, etc. From what I can see the 2.0HDI and 1.6HDI have the same power output, torque and near-as-dammit fuel consumption. If this is the case then what advantages are there in picking one engine over the other?

Your thoughts would be appreciated
I've been told that the older 2.0HDI engine is supposedly better than the newer 1.6 but Citroen stopped fitting them after 2005 when the newer engine which has supposedly got better environmental qualities was introduced.
The 1.6 is the only engine now fitted but I believe it is available in an 8 valve or 16 valve configuration, the 16v has higher power rating.

A lot depends on what age of vehicle you are looking at to buy.
Previously I had a 1.9 Pug 306 straight aspirated and flat as the proverbial fart but run forever, the 2.0 HDI was a massive leap in power and acceleration but a load of electronics to contend with nowadays.
Berlingo Multispace 2.0HDI '54 reg Mediterranean Blue
As AW says, the 2.0 HDi was used in the Berlingo from 2002 to 2005, and then the 1.6 HDi came in. While the 2.0 HDi was only available in the 90 hp form, the 1.6 was available in 75 hp and 92 hp forms. (The 75 hp form is fairly unusual).

I have heard anecdotal suggestions that the 2.0 HDi has more low down torque than the 1.6, but that's not what the official figures indicate.

The 1.6 is more economical - claimed mpg of 53.3, as opposed to 49.6 for the 2.0.

I've never driven the 2.0 HDi. It would be good to get the thoughts of those who have experience of both engines.

I don't know anything about the comparative reliability of the engines and their maintenance requirements.
We here got 350k miles out of the 2.0L HDI. It was on 06 Enterprise model (highest spec), and a bloody good one! Quick, reliable, and sturdy.

We have also had a 1.6 HDI but its hard to compare as we had the 2.0L from new, the other from the auction. It was of dubious quality at best and we only had faith in it for a couple of years.
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Had a 2007 1.6 HDi (van) for 3 weeks and covered 2,500 miles! Has plenty of power and loads of mpg. Must be close to 60mpg @ 65mph on motorways.
Plus smooth, quiet and comfy. Driven loads of different vans, this one is impressive.

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