Peugeot upgrades 207 models

Peugeot has revamped its popular 207 range.

THE Peugeot 207 hatchback and SW now have extra “six appeal” with the introduction of a new 6-speed manual gearbox and a Euro 5 HDi diesel engine.

The 207 Sport HDi 110 hatchback and SW Sport and Outdoor HDi 110 models are now replaced by new versions fitted with a new 6-speed manual gearbox and a more powerful HDi 112 bhp diesel engine.

This new 1.6 litre HDi 112 FAP diesel engine meets the requirements of the Euro 5 emission standards and benefits from a number of improvements over the current 110bhp unit. These include increased performance in terms of driveability and responsiveness, as well as quieter operation, while at the same time reducing CO2 emissions.

Thanks to its new hi-tech design, this new four cylinder engine with a capacity of 1,560cc, has a maximum torque output of 270 Nm at 1,750 rpm, an increase of 12.5% over the current engine. It also has a very wide operating range with high levels of torque available at all times, ensuring good driveability and reduced fuel consumption on a day-to-day basis.

A number of technical developments derived from the extensive know-how of Peugeot’s engineers in terms diesel engines have made it possible to achieve these improvements. Between this new 1.6 litre HDi and its predecessor, more than 50% of the parts have been entirely redesigned.

The engine management software has also been entirely redesigned to improve performance, make the engine quieter and achieve a reduction of emissions at source.

The engine also uses a Honeywell Turbo Technology variable-geometry turbocharger, optimised in terms of its size. Being smaller, it reduces response times to a minimum and like its predecessor, this 1.6 litre HDi comes as standard with a diesel particulate emission filter (FAP) with a service life of 112,000 miles.

Peugeot 207 Sport models also benefit from the fitment of dark tinted rear windows and rear electric windows on the five-door hatchback and SW versions.