Peugeot 407 Coupe Review

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Peugeot 407 Coupe Review

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The 407 Coupe is particularly well equipped in terms of passive safety, with active front head restraints and seven air bags as standard: driver, passenger, front side, curtain and steering column bags on all models.

Safety and Security

The 407 Coupe is particularly well equipped in terms of passive safety, with active front head restraints and seven air bags as standard: driver, passenger, front side, curtain and steering column bags on all models.
The Peugeot 407 Coupe is fitted with SMART twin generator and dual volume adaptive front airbags, the pressure and volume of which is controlled by the severity of the impact.

The latest generation Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) guarantees a high level of safety and driveability and is fitted as standard. The Traction Control (ASR) and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) systems can be switched off for starting on slippery road surfaces, but automatically re-activates when the vehicle exceeds 30 mph. Emergency brake assist (EBA), the activation of which is controlled automatically according to vehicle speed, is also a standard fitment.

As the result of Peugeot’s attention to safety the 407 has received the top five star Euro NCAP rating in their safety testing, which is good to know especially for the family owner.

Deadlocks, laminated side glass (which aren’t easy to break), ultrasonic alarm, rolling code transponder immobiliser and alloy wheel locking bolts all help keep the vehicle secure.

Automatic locking of the doors, boot and fuel filler cap occurs as soon as the car reaches a speed of 6 mph, providing added peace of mind for occupants. This function can be de-activated / re-activated as the driver chooses.

Comfort and Refinement

Peugeot have recently refined the 407 Coupe down to one trim level ‘Sport’ across all engine variants. This means as standard you now get a generous range of equipment including Cruise Control, Rear Parking Sensors, Laminated Side Windows, Directional Bi-Xenon Headlights, Auto Wipers and Headlights.

All Peugeot 407 Coupe’s are now fitted with Directional Bi-Xenon Headlights which have a light flux which is three times greater than that of a standard bulb. Between the bulb and the ‘ellipsoid’ glass of the headlamp, a controlled mask ensures a gradual changeover from dipped beam to main beam.

The directional headlight function becomes active from 3mph for both the dipped and main beam. This function is particularly useful on twisty roads. To keep the road ahead illuminated even in bends, the direction of the light beam shifts according to the angle of the steering wheel and the speed of the vehicle. The headlamp on the inside of the curve will pivot inwards by 12° maximum while the one on the outside of the curve will adopt an angle of 7.5° maximum. With a speed of rotation of up to fifteen degrees per second, the headlights adapt instantly to the configuration of the road.

The internal mirror automatically dips to avoid being dazzled by tailing motorists; it can be switched off should you wish. We did find the external mirrors a little on the small size, which we guess is a styling issue.

You benefit from dual climate control enabling the driver and front seat passenger to select their own temperature preferences.

We liked the parking sensors in our case both front and rear which not only give you audio feedback but there is also a pictorial representation of the car on the TFT Navigation panel which shows which corner is vulnerable to damage.

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Peugeot 407 Coupe Road Test Data
Model ReviewedPeugeot 407 Coupe 2.7-litre HDi V6 Sport
  
Body TypeCoupe
ColourAlluminium Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph8.5 Seconds
Top Speed 143 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Tiptronic 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 Miles
Price (when tested on the 18/11/07)£24,820 OTR (£28,407 with fitted options)

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