Peugeot 407 Coupe Review (2006)

Peugeot 407 Coupe
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Peugeot 407 Coupe Review

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Men are back? Apparently, the message behind Peugeot’s tongue-in-cheek television advertisement is that the 407 Coupe is masculine but not macho - a confirmation of male values rather than male domination.

Men are back? Apparently, the message behind Peugeot’s tongue-in-cheek television advertisement is that the 407 Coupe is masculine but not macho - a confirmation of male values rather than male domination. A curious slant as Peugeot tells us that even though the majority (75 per cent) of previous 406 Coupe buyers were men, the company expects that the new styling will entice more women to get behind the wheel.

When the new 407 saloon and SW arrived in 2004 wearing the new corporate family face, it was a ‘hit’, exceeding all expectations and supply. In fact, it became the second best-selling car in Europe and won many awards. The Coupe’s designers have built on the saloon’s appeal by enhancing the styling cues that helped to make it so popular.

I was rather taken by the shark-like front end and the sophisticated, elegant lines. However, if I ever bought one, I would have to develop my muscles so that I could deal with the heavy doors. The extra weight is necessary because of the extra door width and the fact that they house no less than three internal, side-impact protection tubes.

Further passive safety measures include seven air bags as standard, dual, frontal-impact protection, a retractable steering column and engine movement restrictors. Pedestrian protection comes in the form of padding attached to the front bumper, ‘pedestrian bar’, and upper and lower impact structures.

Peugeot have done such a good job in this area that the Coupe was awarded five stars for front and side impact and gained a further 4-star award for the child rating, by Euro NCAP.

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Peugeot 407 Coupe Road Test Data
Model ReviewedPeugeot 407 Coupe 2.7 GT
  
Body TypeCoupe
ColourAluminium
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph8.5 Seconds
Top Speed 143 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Automatic
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban23.7 mpg
Extra Urban43.4 mpg
Combined33.2 mpg
  
Insurance Group16
Euro NCAP Rating5
Warranty3-Year/60,000 Mechanical Warranty
Price (when tested on the 07/04/06)£ 30,945

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