Peugeot 607

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Peugeot 607
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Overview
Manufacturer Peugeot
Production 1999–2010
Assembly Sochaux, France (1999-2009)
Rennes, France (2009-2010)
Body and chassis
Class Executive car
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,800 mm (110.2 in)[1]
Length 4,902 mm (193.0 in)[1]
Width 1,835 mm (72.2 in)[1]
Height 1,442 mm (56.8 in)[1]
Curb weight 1,610–1,798 kg (3,549–3,964 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Peugeot 605
Successor Peugeot 508

The Peugeot 607 is an executive car produced by the French automaker Peugeot from September 1999 to June 2010.

The 607, along with the smaller 407, were superseded by the 508 in early 2011.

History[edit]

Rear view

The 607 was launched in October 1999, to replace the already discontinued 605. It used its predecessor's chassis but had an all-new, more modern exterior design. The engine range (2.2 and 3.0 petrol, and 2.2 diesel) was completely new. Equipment levels were also high, with all models getting air conditioning, CD player, electric windows, 8 airbags, anti-lock braking system, tire-pressure monitor and central locking as standard.

Taxi versions[edit]

The 607 is frequently used as a taxi in France; Portugal uses them as airport taxis in Faro Airport; these versions are usually 3.0 V6 or 2.2 HDi versions; the Benelux countries also use them as well, but less frequently at airports.

Safety[edit]

Euro NCAP test results
4-door saloon, LHD (2002)[2]
Test Score Rating
Adult occupant: 26 4 /5 stars
Pedestrian: 3 1 /4 stars

2004 facelift[edit]

Front
Rear

The 607 was restyled in 2004, with the most notable modifications being the new front end and the 2.7 HDi V6 engine engine, capable of 150 kW (204 PS; 201 bhp), mated to a new 6-speed automatic gearbox, which is now also available on the V6 petrol model.

In 2008, the 607 was withdrawn from the United Kingdom due to poor sales.[citation needed]


Peugeot 607 Paladine[edit]

Peugeot 607 Paladine

The Peugeot 607 Paladine is a special Landaulet version of the 607 which was developed and built in 2000 in cooperation with Heuliez, as a concept car. The engine is the 3.0 V6. It is lengthened by 500 millimetres (20 in) (making it more than 5 m (200 in) long), and the rear part is equipped with a retractable metallic roof similar to the Peugeot 206's or 307's CC.[3] It is a one-off design.

The special leather interior was developed in cooperation with Hermès.

The car was first presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2000. It was first used seven years later by French President Nicolas Sarkozy for his inauguration on May 16, 2007. Meanwhile, the car had been retrofitted in accordance with the 2004 restyling of the 607 (updated front part).

Successor[edit]

In November 2009, Philippe Varin from PSA announced that the successor of the Peugeot 607 would not be called the Peugeot 608, but instead the Peugeot 508. The 508 replaced the smaller Peugeot 407, which lost sales fast during 2008 and 2009.[citation needed]

Engines[edit]

  • 2.0 litre (1997 cc) DW10 HDi Diesel I4, 110 PS (81 kW; 108 hp) and 162 lb·ft (220 N·m)–188 lb·ft (255 N·m)
  • 2.2 litre (2179 cc) DW12 HDi Diesel I4, 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) and 235 lb·ft (319 N·m)
  • 2.2 litre (2179 cc) DW12 HDi Diesel I4, 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) and 272 lb·ft (369 N·m)
  • 2.2 litre (2230 cc) EW12 I4, 160 PS (118 kW; 158 hp) and 162 lb·ft (220 N·m)
  • 2.7 litre (2720 cc) HDi Diesel V6, 204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp) and 325 lb·ft (441 N·m)
  • 2.9 litre (2946 cc) "3.0" ES9 V6, 211 PS (155 kW; 208 hp) and 218 lb·ft (296 N·m)

Sales[edit]

Year Worldwide Production Worldwide sales Notes
2004 TBA 18,100[4]
2005 TBA 19,100[4]
2006 TBA 10,500[4]
2007 TBA 7,500[4]
2008 TBA 3,900[4]
2009 900[5] 1,900[4]
2010 1,000[5] 1,000[5]
2011 TBA 53[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Technical specifications". carfolio.com. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  2. ^ "NCAP test 2002". Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  3. ^ Peugeot 607 Paladine, Outrefranc, retrieved on May 17, 2007
  4. ^ a b c d e f "PSA". Psa-peugeot-citroen.com. 2010-06-30. Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  5. ^ a b c "Engine specs from PSA Peugeot Citroën". Creator and designer. PSA Peugeot Citroën. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "PSA Annual Report 2012". Car manufacturers. PSA. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 

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