Peugeot updates the 407 with improved 2-liter diesel and Flex-Fuel options

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One of Europe's sexiest sedans, the Peugeot 407, has gotten a mid-life boost. Besides some aesthetic tweaks, Peugeot has updated the 2.0-liter HDi 140 engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox which develops 140hp - an increase of 4hp over the previous HDi 136. It also benefits from lower fuel consumption, at 49.5 mpg imperial (41 mpg U.S. or 5.7 l/100 km) and CO2 emissions have been reduced to 150 g/km. It also gets a Diesel Particulate Filter (nicknamed FAP at Peugeot) as standard. The FAP is also available on the 1.6-liter 110hp base diesel model. Two additional diesels, a 170hp and a V6, remain available. All PSA diesel engines built after 1998 are certified to use biodiesel blends up to 30 percent. For flex-fuel lovers, Peugeot is offering a new 2.0-litre 'Bioflex' engine that can burn E85 fuel starting in November. Full UK press release after the jump.

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* Enhanced specification includes new 'SR' model
* Subtle external visual improvements
* 'Piano black' finish to the centre console (SE and GT models)
* New HDi 140 diesel and Bioflex (Bio Ethanol) petrol engines

A new 2009 Peugeot 407 with revised specification that goes on sale in September introduces a number of exterior and interior enhancements, a new RT5 satellite navigation system, a new 'SR' model to the range and a new HDi 140 diesel engine producing 150 g/km of (CO2).

Since launch, the 407 range, which includes Saloon, SW and Coupé body styles, has been recognised in its segment for its stylish design, advanced technology features and high levels of road holding. All models are elegant, distinctive and dynamic, in a segment based around traditional yet conventional saloon and estates, designed with style and practicality in mind. One of the attractions of the 407 is its feline appearance, which initiated the latest 'house style' of Peugeot cars that has inspired the appearance of ranges that followed.

New grille treatment and body-coloured rubbing strips
Characterised by a more distinctive design at the front, the new air intake fits perfectly both in terms of technical performance and its bold design. The rear bumper now incorporates a diffuser style number-plate surround.

The interior, where the driver environment is so important, has been enhanced. SE and GT models now feature the new 'piano black' finish which is applied to the door handle and air vent surrounds and to the centre console.

The dynamic characteristics of 407, including exceptional road holding, are the result of a number of technical solutions and Peugeot's expertise in fine tuning of the suspension that benefits both ride and handling. In anticipation of the changing expectations of its customers, Peugeot has strengthened the appeal of the 407's engaging dynamic performance even further.

Subtle visual improvements update a design that is just as dynamic and bold as before but now offers more in terms of elegance, robustness and high quality, both externally and internally. New enhanced comfort equipment increases the appeal of the different versions by offering even greater well-being to its occupants, in particular on-board temperature control and new telematics systems.

New equipment like front parking assistance enhances the car's world-wide reputation for ease of driving and dynamic performance. It is available with a choice of four- and six-cylinder engines featuring cutting edge technology, particularly on the HDi Diesel versions, the most popular engine in the 407.

These include an updated 2.0-litre HDi 140 engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox which develops a power of 140 bhp - an increase of 4 bhp over the HDi 136. It also benefits from low fuel consumption of 49.5 mpg and CO2 emissions reduced to 150 g/km. This engine, which complies with anticipated future Euro 5 emission standards, testifies Peugeot's ongoing commitment to achieve the best possible environmental performance.

For example, an additive-enhanced diesel particulate filter system (FAP) is standard on all HDi Diesel powered 407s, following the introduction of the 1.6-litre HDi 110FAP engine. That is particularly well suited as a fleet vehicle due to its low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions (only 140 g/km for the Saloon). All Peugeot HDi engines, back to 1998, can operate on B30 (Biodiesel at a 30% mixture). A new 2.0-litre 'Bioflex' engine operating on E85 fuel will also be available from November, maximising the environmental benefit.

Performance figures for the new HDi 140 (Saloon)

Peugeot 407 HDi 140 FAP

Maximum Speed (mph) 129
0–62 mph (s) 9.8
Urban Drive Cycle (mpg) 37.6
Extra Urban Drive Cycle (mpg) 60.1
Combined Drive Cycle (mpg) 49.5
CO2 Emissions (g/km) 150

407 range 'on-the-road' prices

Saloon models (SW models are an additional £1,200)
407 HDi 110FAP S £17,295
407 HDi 140FAP S £18,295
407 HDi 110FAP SR £18,295
407 HDi 140FAP SR £19,295
407 HDi 110FAP SE £19,295
407 HDi 140FAP SE £20,295
407 HDi 136FAP Automatic SE£21,295

407 HDi 170FAP GT£23,295
407 HDi V6 FAP GT £25,295

New Exterior Colours

o Moondust
o Thorium Grey
o Abyss Blue
o Moroccan Red
o Hurricane Grey

Model Range - 407 Saloon / SW

Standard specification by trim level.

The standard specification of the 'S' model – key features include:

* HDi 110 or new HDi 140 (Euro 5) diesel engines
* Driver, passenger, side, curtain and steering column airbags
* Trip computer
* Remote central locking with deadlocks
* Electric front and rear windows
* RD4 Radio / CD player with MP3 playback
* Body coloured bumpers, body side mouldings, door mirrors and door handles
* Fog lights front and rear
* Leather steering wheel
* Opening rear tailgate (SW models only)
* Climate control
* Ultrasonic alarm

New SR

Added standard equipment over the 'S' model:

* HDi 110 or new HDi 140 (Euro 5) diesel engines
* 16" alloy wheels
* Smartnav satellite navigation system
* Bluetooth handsfree telephone equipment


Added standard equipment over the 'S' model:

* HDi 110 or new HDi 140 (Euro 5) diesel engines with manual transmission, or HDi 136 with automatic
* 16" alloy wheels
* RT5 Multi Media system with colour satellite navigation, GSM phone and MP3 music storage
* Front and rear parking aid
* Panoramic glass roof (SW models only)
* Electrically folding door mirrors
* Automatic windscreen wipers / Automatic headlamps on
* Rear centre armrest
* Dual zone climate control


Added standard equipment over the 'SE' model:

* Choice of HDi 170 manual or HDi V6 auto diesel engines
* Full leather upholstery
* Heated front seats
* Electric seat adjustment
* 17" alloy wheels on HDi 170 and 18" Soleil alloy wheels on HDi V6 models

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