The Peugeot 4007 is Peugeot's first compact all-terrain vehicle, available with either five or seven seat versions, and is particularly appreciated for its dynamic attributes, combining high performance engines with an innovative integral electronic transmission and chassis components worthy of a saloon car.
To meet the increasing expectations of customers in terms of versatility and driving pleasure, the Peugeot 4007 makes use of its new gearbox with cutting-edge technology; the Dual Clutch System.
This technique consists of automating the gear changes on a manual gearbox and using two clutches to transmit the engine torque. The first clutch is located on the even-numbered gears while the second clutch is fitted to the odd-numbered gears. A fine-tuned electronic management system anticipates the gear changes and hydraulically operates one of the two clutches, which operate in parallel, within a few tenths of a second without a torque converter. As such, one shaft is always connected and changing from one gear to another takes place in just a few tenths of a second, resulting in exceptionally smooth driving. Gear changing is quick and smooth with no interruption in the supply of torque.
A versatile gearbox, the DCS 6-speed box can be managed in two ways: in automatic mode with two operating programmes (Drive or Sport) or in semi-automatic mode (Sequential) by using the gear selection paddles located behind the steering wheel.
The DCS 6 has the advantage of an adaptation program for slopes or inclines. The computer (ECU) authorises engine braking power according to the contours of the road to augment smooth driving. In the same vein, hill start assistance is another feature, derived from the ESP system; it automatically holds the vehicle for a few seconds to assist the vehicle in pulling away from a start.
The latest generation 2.2-litre HDi FAP 156 bhp engine that powers the Peugeot 4007 with the DCS automatic is in keeping with the concept of efficient environmental performance.
The Peugeot 4007 2.2-litre HDi FAP DCS automatic performs very favourable results in terms of energy consumption versus performance and services delivered (on-demand four-wheel-drive, seven seater on all DCS models) to confirm that it really is possible to combine dynamism and automation with environmental efficiency:
- 38.7 mpg on the Combined Cycle
- 192g/km CO2 (the same SE spec manual version is 191g/km CO2)
A distinctive vehicle with its characteristic feline styling, the latest Peugeot 4007 incorporates new features of style that enhance the appearance and status of Peugeot's SUV.
On the inside, new elegant edging trim surrounds the instrument panel visor and front door strips, while the air conditioning controls has chrome trim finish. The multi-function display, located between the two instrument panel dials has a new colour graphic interface, made possible by the use of an LCD matrix.
This new version, to be presented for the first time at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, is now available to order. The Peugeot 4007 range starts at £23,345 (on-the-road) with the DCS automatic, with the SE trim, start from £24,545 (on-the-road).Published 11 September 2009