The New Peugeot 807 | Part Two

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Engines

The 807 is powered by 2.0-litre or 2.2-litre versions of Peugeot’s acclaimed petrol and HDi common-rail turbodiesel engines. All deliver excellent performance, flexibility and economy over a wide rev range. This ensures lively acceleration and eager response without the need for constant gearchanging, even when the car has a full complement of passengers or cargo aboard.

Petrol

The 2.0-litre petrol engine delivers 138 bhp at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 143 lb.ft at 4,100 rpm. It has a top speed of 115 mph, and in combined mode can produce 31.0 mpg. Its CO2 reading is 218 g/km.

The 2.2-litre petrol engine delivers 160 bhp at 6,000 rpm, a maximum torque of 160 lb.ft at 3,900 rpm, top speed of 122 mph and returns 29.1 mpg in combined mode. It has a CO2 reading of 231 g/km.

Diesel

Both the 2.0 and 2.2-litre turbodiesel engines have Peugeot’s particulate filter that reduces emissions, particularly of minute flecks of soot in local traffic conditions.

The 2.0 diesel delivers 109 bhp at 4,000 rpm, peak torque of 203 lb.ft at 1,750 rpm and a top speed of 108 mph. Its combined economy figure is 39.2 mpg and produces 189 g/km of carbon dioxide.

The 2.2-litre diesel engine delivers 130 bhp at 4,000 rpm, with a maximum torque of 235 lb.ft at 2,000 rpm and a top speed of 113 mph. The combined fuel economy figure is 38.2 mpg and it has low carbon dioxide emissions of 199 g/km.

Transmissions

As in the Peugeot 806, the gearlever is located in the dash area rather than on the floor. Ergonomic studies have shown that this puts it within the natural reach of drivers while freeing up floor space. At present the 807 is available with a manual gearbox only, but an automatic version will be introduced in the form of a 2.0 petrol engine later this year.

Suspension and Steering
The running gear of the Peugeot 807 has been chosen to ensure a smooth, level and quiet ride even with a full complement of passengers or cargo; predictable but responsive handling in all conditions; and maximum safety. The front suspension consists of MacPherson-type struts with a single lower wishbone. A 21.5 mm anti-roll bar is fitted to petrol 807s and a 22 mm linkage to HDi versions.

At the rear, the tubular beam axle has been flattened in its central area and now provides an anti-roll function. At each end a Panhard-type stabilising bar connects the axle to the floor to give lateral stability. Variable-rate dampers are fitted to take account of the different loads the car is likely to carry.

The steering is a power-assisted rack-and-pinion system offering variable assistance according to engine speed. The steering column can be adjusted vertically and laterally by up to 20 mm.

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Published 17 March 2003 Melanie Carter
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