Turbo or Not, K&N Helps Your 1.2L PureTech Engine Breathe More Efficiently

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K&N 33-3039 replacement panel air filter for Citroen and Peugeot

K&N filters achieve high intake airflow without risking engine protection

The Peugeot 208 was, for at least a brief time, one of the most famous cars in the world. This particular car, while not actually a 208 but a dedicated race car, did carry a body very clearly based on the shape of the 208. Named the 208 T16 and weighing just 1,929 lbs., it was powered by a 3.2-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine that produced 875 horsepower. And the purpose of this fiendish creation? To give Sébastien Loeb a hammer to smash the existing record at the 2013 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, the first year the event was run on fully paved roads. Rhys Millen's existing record of 9:46.164 was shattered by Loeb with a blindingly fast run of 8:13.878.

Now while you may not take a stab at Pikes Peak or even Mont Ventoux, your Peugeot 208 1.2-liter deserves some extra power. And it couldn't be easier - remove your old, inefficient air filter, open the K&N box containing part number 33-3039 and slide the new high-efficiency air filter in place - which has been designed to boost horsepower and rate of acceleration.

And it's not just the Peugeot 208 that the K&N 33-3039 fits but a whole range of French vehicles from 2013 to 2015 that share the same 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine: Peugeot 308 five-door hatchback, 2008 small SUV, and 5008 compact crossover, along with the Citroen DS3 super mini, DS4 five-door hatch, Picasso MPV, and Cactus, the quirky crossover.

The 1.2-liter engine has been named the PureTech by Peugeot and includes a number of interesting design features. The company determined that a three cylinder could be more efficient than a small four cylinder engine, through weight reduction, friction reduction, and a reduction of components and complexity. The base 1.2-iter EFI produces 82 horsepower, while two versions of the turbocharged PureTech generate 110 horsepower and 130 horsepower, respectively. And no matter if your 1.2-liter PureTech is turbocharged or not, it can benefit from the same K&N 33-3039 high-efficiency air filter.

K&N 33-3039 replacement panel air filter for Citroen and Peugeot with box

Everything you need to add more power and performance to your PureTech 1.2 L comes in the box. All you need are basic hand tools and around 5 minutes.

Here's how: the K&N filter provides an increase of up to 50% more air flow to the engine. And by increasing the flow of air, the result can be better throttle response and improved torque at all points of your PureTech 1.2-liter engine's operating range.

The increased airflow of a K&N air filter is achieved through the utilization of multiple layers of oiled cotton filter media, which offers less restriction than traditional filters. The multi-layered cotton filter material also filters out microparticles that could damage your engine. To make certain that each filter design provides high intake airflow without sacrificing engine protection, testing is conducted in K&N's own internal laboratory, which adheres to strict ISO 5011 protocols.

Once the K&N 33-3039 air filter has been installed you've eliminated the need to purchase and replace traditional filters for the life of your PureTech 1.2-liter Peugeot or Citroen. The only maintenance required you can do yourself in just a short time. At intervals of 50,000 miles or about 80,000 kilometers (depending on your driving conditions) clean and re-oil your air filter with a 99-5000 K&N air filter cleaning kit, returning it to like-new condition. Your one K&N air filter is designed to last for the lifetime of your vehicle, which K&N guarantees will perform for up to 10 years or 1,000,000 miles without requiring replacement. For full details visit the K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty.

To find additional K&N upgrades for cars, trucks, scooters, motorcycles, motorhomes, or almost anything with an engine, use the K&N search by vehicle tool. Find an authorized K&N dealer nearby using the K&N dealer search.


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K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 50 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit