Peugeot has just launched an upgrade 1.6-liter diesel inline-four in its 207 and 207 SW models. The new engine replaces the previous HDi 110 models and offers more power and torque with lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The new power unit has a higher pressure (1,650 BAR) common rail injection system supplied by Continental Automotive.

This injection system now uses piezo-electric injectors instead of the previous solenoid units. The piezo injectors are more precise and repeatable than the electromagnetic units. These injectors can generate up to five pulses per ignition cycle. Output is now pegged at 112 horsepower with 199 pound-feet of torque (210 lb-ft during overboost periods). In the 207 hatchback, the new engine is rated at 51.1 miles per gallon (U.S.) on the European combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 119 grams per kilometer. The larger 207 SW (pictured) is rated at 50 mpg (U.S.) with CO2 at 124 g/km.

[Source: Peugeot]



* New 6-Speed manual gearbox replaces original 5-Speed gearbox
* New Euro 5 HDi 112 bhp engine replaces previous HDi 110
* Priced from £15,645.00 on-the-road
* Zero First Year V.E.D
* On sale in April

The Peugeot 207 hatchback and SW now have extra "six appeal" with the introduction of a new 6-Speed manual gearbox and a new 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 110 bhp 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 1,560 cm3 and eight valves, has a maximum torque output of 270 Nm at 1,750 rpm, an increase of 12.5% over the current engine and, during overboost, 285 compared to 260 Nm. 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 (since the user can drive more often at lower engine speeds): 135 Nm from 1000 rpm, 242 at 1500 rpm, 270 from 1750 to 2000 and 224 Nm at 3500 rpm. Its maximum power output is 112 bhp at 3600 rpm.

New-generation technology

A number of technical developments derived from the extensive know-how of Peugeot's engineers in terms of HDi FAP 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 uses Peugeot's Extreme Combustion Chamber System (ECCS) technology and a new Continental Automotive System common rail injection where the injection pressure is increased to 1,650 bars (compared to 1600 previously) as well as new piezo-electric injectors with seven apertures (instead of solenoid injectors with six apertures as fitted to the previous 1.6 litre HDi diesel engine).

The engine management software has also been entirely redesigned to give this unit more comprehensive injection mapping (up to 5 injections per cycle), improved efficiency and better diagnostics for after-sales service. This helps to improve the homogeneity of the air/diesel fuel mixture for maximum performance, quieter combustion and 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 has a lower inertia, reducing response times to a minimum. An improved exhaust gas recirculation system (EGR valve) and the reduction of internal friction losses allows maximum enhancement of engine efficiency while minimising potential energy losses. 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 improvements to the standard specification with the fitment of dark tinted rear windows and rear electric windows on the five-door hatchback and SW versions.

Technical Data – 207 HDi 112

HDi 112 Sport Hatchback / SW

HDi 112 Outdoor


Maximum power @ rpm

112 bhp @ 3,600

Maximum torque @ rpm

270 – 285* Nm @ 1,750



6-speed manual


Maximum speed

120 mph

117 mph

0 to 62 mph

11.1 s

11.7 s

Fuel consumption

Urban drive cycle

49.6 mpg

48.7 mpg

Extra urban drive cycle

70.6 mpg

68.9 mpg

Combined drive cycle

61.4 mpg

60.1 mpg

CO2 emissions




HDi 112 Sport

SW HDi 112

On-the-Road MRRP

£15,645.00 – 3 Dr
£16,245.00 – 5 Dr

£17,385.00 – Sport
£17,585.00 - Outdoor

First Year V.E.D

Group C £0.00

Group C / D £0.00

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