The latest Peugeot 407 Coupe features new levels of performance - with two new engines that are both more powerful and that have lower CO2 outputs, while ensuring that it remains as an attractive long-distance grand tourer. While the elegant lines of Peugeot the 407 Coupe remain largely untouched, new features ensure it retains its distinctive appeal.
Benefiting from the arrival of these new engines, the elegant style of the Peugeot 407 Coupe is subtly enhanced by chrome trim spanning the entire upper section of the side windows. The door mirrors, which are now larger to offer better rear vision, conform to new legislative standards, and the 407 Coupe's Connect Navigation (RNEG) now includes Bluetooth hands-free as standard equipment.
In keeping with the demands of the times, the Peugeot 407 Coupe features a range of engine and transmission choices that ensure that driver involvement is aligned even more closely with environmental responsibilities:
The new V6 HDi PEF 3.0-litre engine is coupled with a 6-speed sequential automatic gearbox and develops a maximum power output of 241bhp at 3,800rpm. Maximum torque of 450Nm is available from 1,600rpm - a value which remains unchanged up to 3,600rpm.
With the 3.0-litre engine, the Peugeot 407 Coupe becomes the most powerful production vehicle ever constructed by Peugeot in its 120 years' automotive history.
The performance (0-62mph in 7.7 seconds) is matched by good fuel economy, in comparison to competitors. Compared to the 2.7-litre V6 HDi it replaces, the 3.0-litre reduces fuel consumption by more than 15%, while power is increased by 18% with a Combined Cycle of 39.2mpg and 189g/km of CO2, previously 225g/km.
Equipped with the particle emissions filter (PEF) and compliant to latest Euro 5 standards, this supreme engine technology demonstrates that driving pleasure need not come at the expense of compromising fuel consumption and emissions. 3.0-litre HDi V6 models are distinguished externally by symmetrically mounted twin oval exhaust pipes, on either side of the rear bumper diffuser.
The new 2.0-litre HDi PEF engine produces 163bhp at 3,750 rpm and is coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox. With this power and maximum torque of 340Nm (constant between 2,000 and 3,000rpm), this 4-cylinder diesel engine is the perfect counterpart to the V6 HDi PEF and brings genuine appeal for its combined attributes in terms of purchase price, running costs and a top-of-the-range specification. This new engine has 20% more power than the previous 2.0-litre HDi, with a Combined Cycle of 52.3mpg, CO2 at 140g/km - a reduction of 8.5%.
Introduced into the UK market in 2006, the Peugeot 407 Coupe is the latest in a long tradition of prestige Coupes produced by Peugeot, where style and road presence play a key role. Equipped with dual wishbones, a drop link at the front and multi-arm rear suspension, the Peugeot 407 Coupe is acknowledged for its ride comfort over long distance and engaging dynamic handling. Stature is also appropriate in terms of the choice of high-performance engines, including a new V6 HDi PEF version at the top of the diesel range that is more powerful, flexible and more economical.
UK prices for the Peugeot 407 Sport HDi 163 FAP 6-speed manual is £22,990 and £27,490 for the Sport 3.0 V6 HDi 240 FAP 6-speed automatic.Published 8 July 2009