Peugeot 407 (2004–2011)
Dramatic 406 replacement, 4,676mm long by 1,811mm wide by 1,445mm high.
Engine range starts with a 1.8 16v petrol developing 85kW (117bhp) and 163Nm torque, 5-speed manual only.
Next up a 2.0 16v petrol with 100kW (136bhp) and 190Nm torque, which comes with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed 'Tiptronic' autobox.
Next, a 2.2 litre petrol engine with 116kW (160bhp) and 217Nm torque fed through a 6-speed manual of 4-speed 'Tiptronic' autobox.
Next, a 3.0 VVTI V6 with 155kW (211bhp) and 290Nm torque and a 6-speed 'Tiptronic' autobox.
More interesting, the diesels are three new Ford/PSA engines, all Euro IV compliant and fitted with particulate filters. The 2.0 HDI (DW10BTED4) offers 100kW (136bhp) and 320 - 340Nm torque (240 - 251 lb ft) torque at 2,000 rpm, fed through a 6-speed manual. The 1.6 HDI 16v (DV6TED4) pumps out 80kW (110bhp) at 4,000rpm and 240 - 260Nm , fed through a 5-speed manual and will be available later. 2.7 litre V6 HDI (DT17) engine came later.
Underneath, a new type of double-wishbone strut type suspension at the front and very compact multi-arm inclined spring rear suspension supported by an aluminium crossmember. The car is good to drive in the manner Peugeots used to be.
Optional integrated telematic system combines satnav with CD player radio and voice activated hands-free phone. 5 Star NCAP occupant safety rating and 2 Stars for pedestrian safety. Prices from £14,750. Standard Smartnav as Winter 2005/06 promotion. 2.7 V6 HDi offered in rest of the 407 range during 2006.
New four-model line-up for 2006 includes introduction of V6 HDi Diesel engine. Enhanced equipment levels. Introduction of new 407 Sport.
Excellent 170PS sequential twin turbo chain-cam 2.2 HDi launched in June 2006. 277lb ft torque. In Sport models, from £21,100 OTR for the Saloon and £22,300 OTR for the SW. Smooth, strong, stepless power delivery makes this a quick, fine handling car. Very high spec 407 SW ‘SPORT XS’ with this engine at £23,995 in four specific colour choices.
RT4 Multi Media + satnav system available from July 2007. 30 GB hard disk stores European mapping and 180 hours of music. Includes in-built hands-free mobile phone. 3D “birds eye” view graphical display to make finding locations easier, combined with TMC traffic information broadcasts from Trafficmaster to provide “real time” traffic data, and the ability to “divert” around traffic incidents. Offered as a combined option with front fog lights and the visibility pack on the Expert Van and Tepee range for £1,250.
Revamped 407 for 2009 (3rd photo) announced 15-8-2008 with a new HDi 140 diesel and Bioflex (Bio Ethanol) petrol engines. On sale from September 2008. Exterior and interior enhancements include a new RT5 satellite navigation system, a new ‘SR’ model to the range and a new HDi 140 diesel engine producing 150 g/km of (CO2).
New grille treatment and body-coloured rubbing strips. Rear bumper now incorporates a diffuser style number-plate surround. SE and GT models now feature ‘piano black’ finish to the door handle and air vent surrounds and to the centre console. New temperature control and telematics systems. Front parking assistance (essential for the 407's long overhang).
Engines include an updated 2.0-litre HDi 140 engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox which develops a power of 140 bhp - an increase of 4 bhp over the HDi 136. It also benefits from low fuel consumption of 49.5 mpg and CO2 emissions reduced to 150 g/km and is Euro 5. Additive-enhanced diesel particulate filter system (FAP) standard on all HDi Diesel powered 407s, following the introduction of the 1.6-litre HDi 110FAP engine (140 g/km in Saloon). All Peugeot HDi engines, back to 1998, can operate on B30 (Biodiesel at a 30% mixture). A new 2.0-litre ‘Bioflex’ engine operating on E85 fuel will also be available from November, maximising the environmental benefit.
HDi 140 FAP Saloon: 129mph, 0-60 9.5, 49.5mpg comb, 150g/km
407 range ‘on-the-road’ prices
Saloon models (SW models are an additional £1,200)
407 HDi 110FAP S £17,295
407 HDi 140FAP S £18,295
407 HDi 110FAP SR £18,295
407 HDi 140FAP SR £19,295
407 HDi 110FAP SE £19,295
407 HDi 140FAP SE £20,295
407 HDi 136FAP Automatic SE £21,295
407 HDi 170FAP GT £23,295
407 HDi V6 FAP GT £25,295
New Exterior Colours: Moondust, Thorium Grey, Abyss Blue, Moroccan Red Hurricane Grey.
The standard specification of the ‘S’ model – key features include:
* HDi 110 or new HDi 140 (Euro 5) diesel engines
* Driver, passenger, side, curtain and steering column airbags
* Trip computer
* Remote central locking with deadlocks
* Electric front and rear windows
* RD4 Radio / CD player with MP3 playback
* Body coloured bumpers, body side mouldings, door mirrors and door handles
* Fog lights front and rear
* Leather steering wheel
* Opening rear tailgate (SW models only)
* Climate control
* Ultrasonic alarm
New SR Added standard equipment over the ‘S’ model:
* HDi 110 or new HDi 140 (Euro 5) diesel engines
* 16” alloy wheels
* Smartnav satellite navigation system
* Bluetooth handsfree telephone equipment
SE Added standard equipment over the ‘S’ model:
* HDi 110 or new HDi 140 (Euro 5) diesel engines with manual transmission, or HDi 136 with automatic
* 16” alloy wheels
* RT5 Multi Media system with colour satellite navigation, GSM phone and MP3 music storage
* Front and rear parking aid
* Panoramic glass roof (SW models only)
* Electrically folding door mirrors
* Automatic windscreen wipers / Automatic headlamps on
* Rear centre armrest
* Dual zone climate control
GT Added standard equipment over the ‘SE’ model:
* Choice of HDi 170 manual or HDi V6 auto diesel engines
* Full leather upholstery
* Heated front seats
* Electric seat adjustment
* 17” alloy wheels on HDi 170 and 18” Soleil alloy wheels on HDi V6 models
Further improvements, following new features introduced July 2008 on both the 407 Saloon and SW. Front parking assistance, new 'World in Peugeot' (WIP) navigation and WIP Com telematics systems) included the arrival of the latest 2.0-litre HDi FAP Euro 5 specification engine, capable of 50.4mpg, 150g/km of CO2 with power increased to 140bhp. Latest versions of 407 now benefit from further technical developments - all designed to enhance the overall driving enjoyment including a revised 1.6-litre HDi 110bhp engine with a Combined fuel economy of 57.6mpg with CO2 emissions of 129g/km.
Engine recalibrationcarried out on the 1.6-litre HDi FAP unit to obtain a significant reduction of emissions. Adoption of electro-hydraulic power steering. Finally, the latest 407 is now equipped with new Michelin Energy Saver 205/60 R16 H tyres which significantly reduce rolling friction through advanced tyre construction.