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 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 and eight valves, has a maximum torque output of 199lb ft at 1,750 rpm, an increase of 12.5 per cent over the current engine and, during overboost, 210 compared to 192lb ft. 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): 100lb ft from 1,000rpm, 178 at 1,500rpm, 199 from 1,750 to 2,000 and 165lb ft at 3,500 rpm. Its maximum power output is 112bhp at 3,600rpm.
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 per cent 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 1,600 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.