Review: Peugeot 207 CC (2007 – 2015)

Rating:

Improves on the 206 CC in every single area. A quite impressive coupe-cabriolet. Best of the CCs this size.

Too cramped in the rear for adults to sit comfortably for long.

Recently Added To This Review

24 January 2016

Incidence of folding roof failure becoming increasingly common (6 in last 6 months). Refer to www.bristolsunroofs.co.uk Read more

30 August 2013

Another oil burning 1.6 reported. 1.6 non-turbo 207cc. In the past 12 months it has covered approx. 15k miles, now on 47k miles, and consumed 6 litres of 5w/40 synthetic oil. Read more

12 August 2013

Report of the same 'coking up' phenomenon as occurs on R56 MINI Cooper S models also occurring on a 207CC 1.6 THP150: The coking up is in fact a build up of carbon deposits on the inlet valves. Oil... Read more

Peugeot 207 CC (2007 – 2015): At A Glance

The 207CC is better looking than the 206CC it succeeds. (Which, incidentally, sold a whopping 366,900.) And it comes in some very attractive colours (see the specs below). Best of the lot is the lovely ‘Parthenon White': a sort of very pale creamy ivory, as you can see in the photos.

There will be three engines, eventually. On test we tried the 1.6 HDI 110 diesel and the 1.6 THP 150 turbo petrol, just like my long-termer 207 hatchback. Launch date is 1st March 2007 and a little later we'll see a 120bhp non-turbo 1.6 petrol with 5-speed manual or four speed automatic transmission.

The two-piece hardtop folds electrically into the boot in 25 seconds, leaving 187 litres of space underneath it for luggage. If you leave the top up the boot can take a substantial 449 litres.

Being 8" longer and 3" wider than the 206CC, there's marginally more room for dwarfs, pygmies and small children in the back. But Peugeot has used some of the extra length to include pyrotechnic roll bars that explode upwards to give rollover protection in the unlikely event you ever flip the car.

Peugeot 207 CC 2007 Road Test

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Peugeot 207 CC (2007 – 2015): What's It Like Inside?

Dimensions
Length 4037 mm
Width 1750–1972 mm
Height 1397 mm
Wheelbase 2540 mm

Full specifications

To me, the real advantage of the 207CC over cars like the MX5 is the extra cabin space the rear seats give you for luggage. You could probably get most of the 262 litres taken up by the roof in there, giving you the option to tour top-down, then lock everything in the boot top-up when you leave the car parked.

With the optional £160 folding windbreak in place (£160??) there's very little buffeting, even at speeds you are unlikely to travel. The body is also impressively rigid (46% stiffer than the 206CC) and the software of the electric power steering has been re-programmed slightly to give even better ‘feel' than the 207 hatchbacks. So it's just as good to drive quickly, which is a real achievement.

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What's the Peugeot 207 CC (2007 – 2015) like to drive?

Part of our route was sinuous recently tarmacked blacktop, not much more than a car width wide with foot deep drop-offs either side. It was like driving along the top of a wall, so we had to be accurate. And happily the steering was.

Buyers will probably debate endlessly the relative merits of the 110bhp diesel versus the 150bhp petrol, both with the same 180lb ft torque. So I'll attempt to help you make up your minds.

On one side of the argument, the 54mpg of the diesel is first past the pumps against the 39mpg of the petrol (more realistically, about 48mpg v/s about 35mpg).

But the diesel torque does not come in until much higher in the rev range: 1,750rpp v/s 1,400rpm from the petrol. So rather than offer a more relaxed drive with fewer gearchanges, the diesel is the opposite.

Then if you are considering the 207 as an alternative to a sportscar like the MX5, the THP 150 petrol is the only choice. You can actually get sportscar driving pleasure from it. Well I did, anyway. And that can't be said about any of the other coupe convertibles on the scene, such as the Micra CC, Colt CZC and Tigra.

If you want to spend a bit of money on it, you can also accessorise the 207CC, as you can a MINI.

I recommend the rather expensive combined satnav, traffic report system hands free phone, CD multiplayer and radio because I've got one in my own 207. But I also liked the optional ‘Alezan Brown Integral leather' that covers not just the seats and doorpanels, but also the top of the dash and works very well with either solid Parthenon White or metallic Onyx Black.

But now I'm starting to get into areas perhaps I shouldn't.

Because though I like the 207CC, it's not really a bloke's kind of car.

Engine MPG 0-62 CO2
1.6 HDi 56–59 mpg 10.9 s 119–130 g/km
1.6 THP 38–39 mpg 8.6 s 170–171 g/km
1.6 THP 156 38 mpg 8.6 s 170 g/km
1.6 VTi 44–44 mpg 10.7 s 149–150 g/km
1.6 VTi Automatic 38–39 mpg 12.6 s 169–173 g/km

Real MPG average for a Peugeot 207 CC (2007 – 2015)

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Average performance

86%

Real MPG

26–59 mpg

MPGs submitted

47

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Will small wheels improve the ride on my Peugeot 207 CC?

I own a Peugeot 207 CC Roland Garros, which I have owned from new. The car runs on 17-inch wheels with low profile tyres, which can result in a bumpy ride on rural roads. I would like to put some 16 or 15-inch wheels with ordinary tyres. Could you please advise me whether this can be done? And if so, which wheel size would most appropriate?
No problem as long as the front wheels fit around the brakes. The wheel and tyre sizes are: 15-inch alloy wheels with 185/65 R15 tyres or 16” alloy wheels with 195/55 R16 tyres. I would fit the 16" wheels to be sure.
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