The Peugeot 307 HDi

Peugeot 307

The Peugeot 307 HDi 136

Published 30 May 2004 Melanie Carter
  • New 136bhp, 2.0-litre HDi engine
  • Six-speed manual gearbox fitted as standard
  • Outstanding performance and refinement
  • Euro IV compliant
  • Particulate emission filter (FAP) fitted as standard
  • On sale spring 2004

Voted car of the year in 2002, the 307 hatchback – with its distinctive and innovative architecture and outstanding driving qualities – continues to have enormous appeal amongst UK buyers.

The 307 range has seen a number of new versions introduced since its launch, with the SW, estate and coupé cabriolet, following in the wake of the original 3- and 5-door hatchback models. These new derivatives have been accompanied by an ever-wider range of engines – and now, a Euro IV compliant, 136 bhp, 2.0-litre HDi 16 valve diesel engine featuring particulate filter technology is available to UK buyers.

This engine is the result of the second phase of the partnership between PSA Peugeot Citroen and the Ford Motor Company.

More powerful and more flexible, this engine comes as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox.

The engine is based on the original 2.0 litre, 110 bhp HDi engine, but it differs significantly through the following unique modifications:

  • An aluminium cylinder head with 16 valves
  • A second-generation injection system supplied by Siemens, delivering an injection pressure of 1650 bars and controlled by piezo-electric injectors
  • A variable geometry turbocharger

This technologically advanced engine/gearbox assembly further enhances the car’s driving characteristics as a result of its high and very accessible torque figure of 240 lb ft at 2000 rpm – which is increased momentarily to 255 lb ft by the engine’s "overboost" system.

Intelligent and responsive, the second-generation injection system features six individual injection phases: Two controlled injections to reduce combustion noise (or "diesel knock"), two main injections to provide power and enhance torque, and two post-injections to manage regeneration of the particulate emission filter (FAP).

In terms of its environmental performance, this new HDi engine is even more environmentally friendly as it complies with the stringent Euro IV standards. In addition, its particulate emission filter – or FAP – system retains and then eliminates particles and now only requires maintenance at 72,000 mile intervals, with an additive ‘top up’ and filter replacement.

 

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