The Peugeot 407 SW - Comfort and ICE | Part Five

The Peugeot 407

Peugeot 407 SW

Comfort

Comfort is assured by ergonomic seats with long seat cushions at the front and a wide range of adjustments, either manual or electric, plus optional driver’s seat memorisation (seat, steering column, door mirrors). In the latter configuration, opening with the remote control plip causes the steering column to be raised for easier access to the vehicle, a feature normally associated with expensive executive cars in higher market segments.

The rear passengers benefit from an ergonomic rear bench seat that divides and folds in a 2/3-1/3 configuration, with three curved head restraints and a multi-function armrest on many versions. The absence of a rear transmission tunnel enhances the comfort of the central passenger.

The automatic air conditioning is standard on all versions and has a ‘diffusion’ system that distributes air evenly, an active carbon pollen filter, a humidity sensor and vents at the rear – all of which help to make the passenger compartment even more comfortable. On some versions, there are individual left/right controls for adjusting the temperature and air distribution.

As an option on all versions, the 407 SW can be equipped with tinted rear side windows, as well as a tinted rear screen. Side sunblinds, discreetly incorporated in the rear door capping, are available as an option to lessen the effects of the sun’s rays.

Integrated technology

The 407 SW is equipped as standard with a six speaker, remote controlled radio / mono CD system.

Additionally, thanks to two analogue inputs, it can also incorporate an MP3 player.

As an option, Peugeot’s (RT3) telematic system can be fitted which provides a "hands free" GSM telephone, radio / mono CD player and satellite navigation.

Two buttons on the device mean that occupants need never ‘feel alone’: the Peugeot ‘Lion’ button puts the user in direct contact with the Peugeot Customer Contact Centre (CCC); the other, the "red" SOS button, places a call with the emergency services (even if an airtime contract has not been taken out).

A JBL hi-fi system can be combined with any of the car radio installations. With an output of 240W, it includes 10 speakers in eight locations and a bass cabinet located in a side storage area of the boot, just above the CD autochanger (CDR and CDRW compatible).

All information concerning these communication systems is displayed either on the monochrome screen (GPS data is then reproduced in the form of pictograms), or on a 16/9 7-inch colour screen that also has a cartographic function.

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Published 30 May 2004 Melanie Carter

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