Peugeot has added a third diesel engine option to their 807 minivan lineup in Europe. A new 170hp 2.2L unit is being added to the existing 120hp and 136hp 2.0L engines. The 2.2L is available with either an automatic or manual transmission both with 6 forward speeds. With a manual, the new engine is rated at an ample 273lb-ft of torque, a number that jumps to the 300lb-ft with the automatic. Peugeot hasn't published the mileage figures yet for the new engine but the existing 136hp diesel gets 33mpg (U.S.) on the EU combined cycle so the new engine will likely be in the high 20s at least. If Chrysler adds the new Mercedes 2.2L diesel to their U.S. minivan lineup, it would give them a real leg up on their competition in that segment if they could achieve numbers near 30mpg.
PEUGEOT 807 GIVES MORE 'POWER TO THE PEOPLE' CARRIER
- Latest 807 is now available with a new 2.2-litre twin-turbo HDi 170 engine
- New six-speed automatic transmission
- Distinguished by external style features and new Mistral Black interior
Peugeot is extending the appeal of the 807 with a more powerful new diesel engine variant – the HDi 170. The HDi 170 supplements the capable HDi 120 and HDi 136 diesel engines, and will be available exclusively in 'Executive' trim. Other notable improvements for 2008 include a new six-speed automatic transmission, new exterior detailing and a new Mistral Black interior trim.
The HDi 170 is a modern 2.2-litre engine producing 170bhp at 4,000rpm. It is equipped with twin turbochargers and is already found in the Peugeot 407 and 607 and due to its innovative engine technology it is one of the most advanced engines available. This HDi engine provides a level of performance and driveability which is more frequently found with a larger capacity engine, while still providing low fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions. The use of sequential twin parallel turbochargers is a world first on a four cylinder diesel car engine.
It also has generous maximum torque of 273 lb ft at 1500rpm for the manual gearbox and 300 lb ft at 1750rpm with the 6-speed 'Porsche Tiptronic System' automatic gearbox. The torque and driveability at low engine speeds are particularly impressive, with the engine producing a torque of 148 lb ft at 1000rpm and 207 lb ft at 1250rpm. Ultimately, this engine brings greater driveability to the 807 combining improved dynamic performance, with a six-speed gearbox, be it manual or automatic.
The new 807 range now comprises the following HDi diesel and petrol engines:
- 2.0-litre 16v HDi 120bhp, 225 lb ft, 6-speed manual gearbox
- 2.0-litre 16v HDi FAP 136bhp, 240 lb ft, 6-speed manual gearbox
- 2.2-litre 16v HDi FAP 170bhp, 273 lb ft, 6-speed manual gearbox
- 2.2-litre 16v HDi FAP 170bhp, 300 lb ft, 6-speed automatic gearbox
- 2.0-litre 16v petrol 143bhp, 150 lb ft, 5-speed manual gearbox
- 2.0-litre 16v petrol 143bhp, 150 lb ft, 4-speed automatic gearbox
Available in February 2008, a six-speed automatic gearbox will also be available with the 2.2 litre 16v HDi FAP engine, further improving the dynamic performance and driveability of the 807, especially with regards to its overall performance and acceleration due to a 'lower' first gear. The use of a 'higher' sixth gear also reduces fuel consumption and keeps noise levels low. Finally, this new gearbox permits the engine to develop an even higher maximum torque output of 300 lb ft at 1750rpm.
The gearbox has two driving modes: one automatic self-adaptive mode for a stress-free drive, which automatically adapts to the driver's driving style and the other is more active, thanks to the 'Porsche Tiptronic System' sequential control.
Initially launched on the V6 petrol and HDi engines in the Peugeot 607, the AM6 automatic gearbox has been developed by the 'Aisin AW' Company, based on specifications set out by Peugeot.
In addition to the new engine variant, the entire 807 range in 2008 is distinguished externally by a body colour coded exterior, including bumpers and bodyside mouldings, with chrome inserts and door handles. Inside the interior has been tailored with a new 'Mistral Black' trim, bringing more clarity and quality to the overall design and modularity available.
The RD4 radio/CD player, with MP3 playback capability is now standard across the range (the MP3 functionality enables audio playback of CD discs encoded with MP3 files via the in dash unit).
There are three trim levels – S, SE and Executive. The SE model now features, as standard, a Visibility Pack (automatic headlamps on with time delay security illumination and automatic rain sensing front wipers), leather steering wheel and dark tinted rear side windows. The top-of-the-range 'Executive' model has a huge list of standard features and 2008 models also now include a new Mistral Black leather interior trim and front parking aid. Finally, there are also two new metallic paint finishes available, Delft Blue and Moondust Grey.
The new 807 range starts at £19,695 for the 2.0-litre 807 'S' and extends to the fully-equipped 807 HDi 170 FAP 'Executive' six-speed manual at £26,895 and the new six-speed Automatic at £27,695.
Key points of interest:
- Since its launch in February 2002, the 807 has sold over 150,000 vehicles worldwide (over 10,000 in the UK)
- Twin electric sliding rear side doors provide even greater access (on SE and Executive models)
- Modular interior enables all sorts of configurations and can accommodate seven individual seats (or 8 seats when fitted with a rear bench seat)
- 807 is a dynamic and engaging driving experience with excellent road holding and guaranteed on board comfort for all family occupants
- 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating – the first 5-star MPV
- 'Low emissions per person' – the new HDi 170 has a CO2 of 191g/km, equivalent when divided by the potential of carrying 8 people to just 24g/km per person