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Peugeot Launches New 207 Small Car Line

Peugeot 207

Peugeot today introduced its new 207 small car, the successor to—but not replacement for—the highly successful 206. (Peugeot produced 5.35 million 206 units in the seven years from 1998–2005).

Peugeot is introducing the 207 with a range of six engines: three gasoline, three diesels. The 207 will also receive the more advanced gasoline direct injection engines being co-developed by BMW and PSA Peugeot Citroën.

The initial gasoline engines are:

  • 1.4-liter, 54 kW (75 hp). This engine is equipped with a special thermostat and a controlled alternator that allow it to conform to Euro 4 emissions standards. High torque (118 Nm) availability at low engine speed (3,300 rpm) ensures good driving characteristics, with fuel consumption of 6.3 liter/100km (37.3 mpg US) for the combined drive cycle and CO2 emissions of 150 g/km.

  • 1.4-liter, 65 kW (90 hp). Maximum torque is 133 Nm at 3,250 rpm, but from 2,000 rpm, 90% of the maximum torque (120 Nm) is available. The engine features double overhead camshafts and 4 valves per cylinder with a variable valve timing (VVC) system on the inlet camshaft. The timing variation occurs one degree at a time and improves overall engine efficiency, increasing power and reducing fuel consumption.

    For example, the combined drive cycle registers 6.2 liter/100km (38 mpg US) (146 g/km of CO2) with the 2-Tronic electronically controlled manual gearbox.

    The 2-Tronic provides two gear change modes. Automated mode requires no manual gear changes and provides fully automated driving, thereby optimizing fuel consumption (a gain of 0.2 liter/100km in the combined drive cycle). Sequential mode supports manual gear changes with two control paddles under the steering wheel or the gear lever.

  • 1.6-liter, 80 kW (110 hp). This engine develops a maximum torque of 147 Nm at 4, 000, but can provide 85% of that from an engine speed of only 2,000 rpm, and 95 % of the maximum torque, or 140 Nm, from 3,000 to 5,000 rpm. The engine offer fuel consumption of 7 liters/100km (33.6 mpg US) in the combined drive cycle (166 g/km of CO2).

The first two engines from the partnership with BMW this year are projected to be 1.6-liter models. The first will be a 4-cylinder 1.6-liter gasoline direct injection (120 bar) engine with a low pressure Twin-Scroll turbocharger (0.8 bar). This engine will develop a maximum power of 110 kW (150 hp) and a maximum torque of 240 Nm.

With the same capacity but without a turbocharger, the second engine will also have double overhead camshafts and sixteen valves; however, this engine will be fitted with continuous variable valve timing for the inlet and exhaust valves. As on the other engine, a switchable water pump and controlled oil pump help optimize fuel consumption. The maximum power will be 85 kW (115 bhp) with a maximum torque of 160 Nm.

The diesel range features three HDi engines and a diesel particulate system:

  • 1.4-liter, 50 kW (70 hp). The engine uses a low-inertia turbocharger with a speed of rotation of up to 240,000 rpm. The common rail high-pressure direct injection system can provide injection pressures vary between 300 and 1,350 bar depending on the demand formulated by the electronic control unit (ECU). Fuel consumption is 4.5 liters/100km (52 mpg US) in the combined drive cycle, or 120 g/km of CO2.

  • 1.6-liter, 66 kW (90 hp). The main engine in the diesel range, this engine features an aluminium engine block, sixteen-valve cylinder head and an injection system with a maximum pressure of 1,600 bar.

    Developing the maximum torque of 215 Nm from only 1,750 rpm, it features injectors equipped with six very small diameter apertures ensuring efficient fuel/air mixing, multiple injections per engine cycle and a controlled turbocharger. Fuel consumption is 4.5 liters/100km (52 mpg US) in the combined drive cycle, or 120 g/km of CO2.

  • 1.6-liter 80 kW (110 hp). The higher-end diesel is also fitted with a particulate filter. It features a variable geometry turbocharger for improved response and an overboost function that allows a temporary increase in torque from the maximum sustained 240 Nm at 2,000 rpm to 260 Nm. Fuel consumption is 4.8 liters/100km (49 mpg US) in the combined drive cycle, or 126 g/km of CO2.

Peugeot 207 Engines
  Gasoline Diesel
Displacement (liters) 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.6
Power (kW) 54 65 80 50 66 80
Torque (Nm) 118 133 147 160 215 240/260
Fuel consumption (l/100km) 6.3 6.2 7.0 4.5 4.5 4.8
Fuel economy (mpg US) 37.3 38 33.6 52 52 49
CO2 (g/km) 150 146 166 120 120 126


Wayne Gerdes

Where is ours :-(

Mike GR

These would sell really well here in Quebec.

Shirley E

There's something not immediately apparent here. In the first two 1.4 liter gas engines, the second has both significantly more power and gets better mileage. Is there a substantial cost differential here? Why would anyone buy (or Peugeot even offer) the first engine? Same question applies to the 1.4 and 1.6 liter diesels, which have the same mileage but a substantial power difference, why choose the first one? It must be cost but I can't believe the difference will be so great (more than a couple hundred dollars?) that it would offset the buyer's decision. Is there some other reason?

Lance Funston

Mike... Why do you continue to torture us here in the states with the fact that Europe has better, more fuel efficient cars? I love Peugot too, but I doubt I'll see one here in the states in my lifetime.

Harvey D

It is a pleasure to read that the rest of the world EXIST.


The difference in the 2 1.6 litre diesels is one has a VGT turbo. The other does not. Most european manufacturers with offer many engine options with identical displacement. One reason is insurance. The 75hp 1.4 gas will be cheaper to insure than the 90hp version of the same engine. Road tax in some countries also directly relates to HP. You have to remember these cars are sold all over the world in very different political climates.


Sharp looking and 52 mpg -- wow. How high will gas have to go before we start seeing companies talk about selling these cars in the US do you think? My guess is gas will have to approach $4 a gallon and stay there before consumers begin demanding vehicles like these.


Those diesels will prolly get at least 50+. My '01, 1.9L, 8 valve, 3000# golf TDI with yesteryear rotary pump tech will easily get 52 mpg. Expect these diesels to get 60+ if driven conservatively. Bring'em to the States!!!

Seb James

These cars will be everywhere soon on the roads near me (UK), Im not too sure on the looks yet, looks a bit all out of proportion, the original 206 looked better in that respect. I cant wait too see one on the road though!very nice indeed. You americans are missing out if you dont get to see peugeots very often, they the best cars!


Here is Australia Peugeot cars of all shape and form can be had. However, they cost a lot by comparison to a Toyota, Mitsubishi, Hyndai, Ford,. etc.
Who cares if a AU$27,000 307 gets 4.8l/100 when a AU$13,000 Hyundai Getz with a simple 1.6 DOHC gives you 6l/100km. Would take like 10 yrs of driving the 307 to make the cost difference. Thats absurd. In conclusion, while the US can't get these cars, AU has em in the showrooms but everyday people can't afford to buy them (Audi and volvo fall in this category too here)


Well I live in Bulgaria(this is on the Balкans). Here a gallon costs $4.5, so I can really see the point of the diesel. And on the question of value for money, I guess that the Peugeot would be more reliable than the Hyundai and especially the 206(207) is one of the coolest cars, especially for young people- you know "euro chic". The Peugeot 207 will cost around $16000, so i think it will be a great car!
P.S. How much is the gallon in the US?


It would be unfair to compare a Peugeot to Hyundai on account of supposed quality. Even if one is built at a slightly lower standard, its hard to believe that in the life of the vehicles to break even the Hyundai owner would have to spend more then $10,000 more in patching it up while supposedly in all that time the 307 costs the owner absolutely nothing.
In all sincerity, the traditionally bulletproof brands like VW, BMW and other Euro brands are not really what they used to be, while Korean and Chinese brands have been cleaning up their act of late. Most modern cars these days I see as potential cash absorbers regardless after the magical age of about 5-8 years. Also, with the exception of a few classic car designs, most models depreciate massively over a 10 year period.
So at the end of the day people would be looking for a bang for your buck box with realistic fuel aconomy and maybe some performance, that they can palm off after about 5 years when things begin to fall off. With regards to looks, yes the 207 looks much better, as does the Audi A4, VW Golf and Alpha Romeo to name a few. Euro stuff always looked better.
But it doesn't change the fact that their marginally better fuel economy, build quality and handlings adds an unjustifiable premium on to the cost of the car (Though it probably has a lot to do with import tarrifs and other taxes geared supposedly to encourage a 'buy local' trend).
At the end of the day, a product must be feasable to the 'mass market' in order to save the trees and butterflies, :)
PS - I'm just whining because Euro stuff is expensive here, and I like Euro stuff. Not the same story in Europe obviously. Don't know how the US is fairing up though.





Nice guy, the one who compared Hetz and 307 on a base of fuel consumption. I mean, 307 is maybe two times bigger car, but who cares...

You should buy a bike, it consumes no fuel at all and is very cheap, much cheaper than Hetz. And there is a lot of space.


307 and Getz are not the same class first of all, and u can get a 206(207) 1.4 HDi wich consumes even less and it has pretty good performances (70 bhp). I have a 206 1.4 petroll and im really looking after a HDi, but 206 as i cant affort a 207.

PS so any one has a 206 1.4 HDi to sell.. hahahaha just jokking.

Greetings from Kosova


You American guys are way off beam if you think European cars are reliable vs. the far East cars. They are not. In the UK. French manufacturers do not have a good reliability reputation. Currently, excepting BMW., even the German maufacturers are having reliability problems.
However, the modern Euro cars cannot be faulted on fuel consumption. The French diesel engines are first class in respect of noise, efficiency and efficacy, e.g. torque. Ford's duratorque is a Peugeot, as is the BMW mini-diesel.
I understand that Peugeot-Citroen are well on the way to marketing a diesel-electric hybrid that will nudge the 100mpg mark (Imperial gallons); the mechanical problems are sorted, it just needs the price to be brought down to an acceptable level.
Cheers from United Kingdom, Fred.

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