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Stunning new Peugeot 407 bows in

Thu, 04 Dec 2003
Peugeot today launched its press pack for its new 407 model which arrives in the UK early next year.

The new car is 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 1.6 HDI 16v (DV6TED4) pumps out 80kW (110bhp) and 240 - 260Nm torque, fed through a 5-speed manual.

The 2.0 HDI (DW10BTED4) offers 100kW (136bhp) and 320 - 340Nm torque, fed through a 6-speed manual.

Finally the new 2.7 litre IV6 HDI (DT17) engine will also be available at a later stage.

Underneath, Peugeot engineers have employed 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. Peugeot claims this will enable drivers to rediscover the driving pleasure for which Peugeots used to be reknowned.

More coming soon to www.peugeot.co.uk

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