The Peugeot 107 | Part Two

Compact

The overall length of the Peugeot 107 is just 3.43 m - some 25 cm shorter than the 106 making it one of the most compact 4-seater saloons on the market.

Its width of 1.63 m easily accommodates its occupants, while at the same time allowing the driver to wind in and out of traffic. The height of 1.465 m contributes to the overall stylistic balance, whilst ensuring excellent headroom.

A generous wheelbase of 2.34 m means that the driving position offers good all-round visibility which is enhanced by the minimum overhang, helped by the placement of the wheels at all four corners. Rear-view vision is good too, thanks to a generous rear screen, with a rear windscreen wiper as standard.

With generous interior space and a lightweight construction, (the 3-door petrol version has a kerb weight of just 790 kg), the 107 copes easily with the quick changing pace of urban life and yet has enough zest to venture outside of the confines of the city.

Easy to drive

The suspension design and geometry was chosen to ensure dynamic and safe road holding, making it easy to control on both wet and dry surfaces.

It comprises:

  • A MacPherson type front wishbone with anti-roll bar
  • A rear axle with a deformable cross-member
  • 14" wheels with 155/65R14 tyres
  • Ventilated front disc brakes with a diameter of 247 mm and a thickness of 22 mm
  • Rear drum brakes with a diameter of 200 mm
  • Electric power steering

All 107s are equipped as standard with Bosch ABS incorporating EBFD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution) and a CSC (Cornering Stability Control) system. The latter improves stability during braking in bends, outside the normal ABS regulation.

An Electronic Stability Program (ESP) will also be available as an option shortly after launch.

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Published 1 March 2005 Melanie Carter

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