Peugeot 106

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Peugeot 106
2001 Peugeot 106 XN Zest 2 1.1 Front.jpg
Production1991–2003 (2,798,200 units)
AssemblyMulhouse, France
Aulnay-sous-Bois, France
La Marsa, Tunisia (STAFIM)
Body and chassis
ClassSupermini (B)
Body style3-door hatchback
5-door hatchback
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
RelatedCitroën Saxo
Electric motor11 kW/15 hp (electric)
Wheelbase2,385 mm (93.9 in) (1991–96)
2,387 mm (94.0 in) (1996–2003)
Length3,564 mm (140.3 in) (1991–96)
3,678 mm (144.8 in) (1996–2003)
Width1,590 mm (62.6 in) (1991–96)
1,594 mm (62.8 in) (1996–2003)
1,610 mm (63.4 in) (GTi)
Height1,369 mm (53.9 in) (1991–96)
1,380 mm (54.3 in) (1996–2003)
1,357 mm (53.4 in) (GTi)
Curb weight790–950 kg (1,741.7–2,094.4 lb)
PredecessorPeugeot 205
Peugeot 104
SuccessorPeugeot 107 (for nomenclature)
Peugeot iOn (for 106 Électrique)

The Peugeot 106 is a supermini produced by French automaker Peugeot between 1991 and 2003. Launched in September 1991, it was Peugeot's entry level offering throughout its production life, and was initially sold only as a three door hatchback, with a five door hatchback joining the range in the beginning of 1992. Production ended in July 2003.

For the first year of production, the 1.0 and 1.1 petrol engines came with a carburettor, but were replaced by fuel injected engines from the end of 1992, as a result of EEC emissions regulations.

Phase I (1991–1996)[edit]

Peugeot 106 (Phase I)

The "10" line of Peugeot superminis had commenced in 1972 with the launch of the 104, one of the first modern European superminis. The 104 was effectively replaced by the Peugeot 205 in 1983, but remained in production for some markets until 1988. There was no "105".

The 106 was introduced as a three door hatchback in continental Europe in September 1991,[1] and two months later in the United Kingdom. The initial engine range had 1.0, 1.1 and 1.4 petrol engines, as well as a 1.5 diesel.

The early 1.0 and 1.1s were carburetted, but were replaced with fuel injection after a year due to EC emissions requirements.[2]

Phase II (1996–2003)[edit]

Peugeot 106 (Phase II)
2001 Peugeot 106 Rallye, 1.6L 16v 120hp (Greece)

It was updated in July 1996, with changes including the introduction of side impact bars and availability of driver and passenger airbags for the first time, with the new 1.6 GTI joining the range as the spiritual successor to the hugely popular and highly regarded 205 GTI, which had been discontinued in 1994.

In January 1996, the Peugeot 106 also formed the basis for the near identical looks and size Citroën Saxo.

The 106's successor, the Peugeot 107, along with rebadged versions, Citroën C1 and Toyota Aygo, was launched two years later in June 2005, as a joint venture with Toyota.

High performance variants[edit]

106 Rallye Phase 1

Marketed as having "fewer frills, more thrills", the Rallye version had trademark steel wheels painted white. Power steering, central locking, and electric windows were omitted to keep the weight down to 825 kilograms.

There were pre and post facelift versions of the 106 Rallye known to enthusiasts as S1 and S2 models, with the latter having a 103bhp 1.6 litre (TU5J2) engine in place of the original high revving Rallye specific 1.3 100bhp (TU2J2) engine fitted to pre facelift cars.

Contrary to some sources, the S1 models did not share the same engine with the 205 Rallye and AX Sport, which used a carburettor TU24 engine. The dimensions of the aluminium S1 block resemble those of the 1.4 iron block with slightly lowered capacity to comply with the rules of the lower French rally classes at the time.(Under 1.300cc) The S1 (TU2J2)and S2 (TU5J2) were fuel injected, employing Magneti Marelli multi point fuel injection systems [3]

The S1 Rallye were designed as a homologation special to compete in the 1300cc rally class. It featured a four cylinder, 8 valve, high compression engine with an aggressive cam profile designed to come ‘on song’ between 5400 and the 7200rpm redline.

This engine coupled to a short ratio five speed gearbox made the 1.3 more of a sprinter than a cruiser. 70mph on the motorway was a noisy 4,000rpm in fifth gear, but given enough tarmac, the little 1.3 would redline in top gear at 115mph.

The 106 was competitive in racing, but also made a practical small family car.[4] All cars had steel wheels, and Rallye decals and seat coverings featuring a one or three colour flash, which again varied between early and late cars. With facelift came new top model named Peugeot 106 GTI with 1.6 litre 16 valves engine that produce 120hp.[5] It came with new exterior body kit and new wheels. On some markets in Europe, it was badged S16 or Rallye.

Electric version[edit]

An electric Peugeot 106

In 1995, Peugeot launched an electric powered version of the 106, called the 106 Electrique. This was offered in a number of European countries including France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom.

The electric powertrain was developed and built by French engineering company Heuliez. The car used Nickel-cadmium battery technology manufactured by Saft Groupe S.A., had a top speed of 56 mph (90 km/h) and had an official range of 100 km (62 mi).

Despite the high price of the vehicle, Peugeot anticipated demand for around 15,000 to 20,000 Peugeot 106 Électriques each year, with an expected total production run of 100,000 vehicles. In the end, only 6,400 Peugeot 106 Électriques were sold between 1995 and 2003, most purchased by the French Administration.


Petrol Engines[edit]

Displacement Type Year Fuel supply Output Models Comments
1.0 TU9K 1991–1992 Solex Carburettor 45 PS (33 kW; 44 hp) at 6,000 rpm Open, XN, Kid, Itinéa
1.0 TU9ML/Z (CDY) 1993–1998 Mono–Motronic MA3.0 45 PS (33 kW; 44 hp) at 6,000 rpm
1.0 TU9ML/Z (CDZ) 1993–2001 Mono–Motronic MA3.0 50 PS (37 kW; 49 hp) at 6,000 rpm This engine is fitted in most of the cars sold in Brazil, because of a tax on engines over 1.0 litres, being retained until the end of the imports of the model in the end of 2001.
1.1 TU1K 1991–1992 Solex Carburettor 60 PS (44 kW; 59 hp) Zen, Color Line, Quiksilver, Open, Equinoxe, Pop Art, Mistral, Kid, XN, XR, sketch
1.1 TU1ML/Z (HDZ) 1991–1997 Mono–Jetronic 50 PS (37 kW; 49 hp) at 5,800 rpm
1.1 TU1ML/Z (HDZ) 1993–1996 Magneti Marelli FDG6 60 PS (44 kW; 59 hp) at 6,200 rpm
1.1 TU1M (HDY) 1997–1999 Motronic MA3.1 54 PS (40 kW; 53 hp) at 6,200 rpm
1.1 TU1M (HDZ) 1997–2001 Motronic MA3.1 60 PS (44 kW; 59 hp) at 6,200 rpm
1.1 TU1JP (HFX) 2000–2003 Motronic MP 7.4.4 60 PS (44 kW; 59 hp) at 5,500 rpm Independence
1.3 TU2J2L/Z (MFZ) 1993–1996 Magneti Marelli 8P 98 PS (72 kW; 97 hp) at 7,200 rpm Rallye » phase 1
1.4 TU3K 1991–1992 Solex carburettor 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp)
1.4 TU3M/Z (KDY) 1991–1993 Mono–Jetronic 73 PS (54 kW; 72 hp) at 5,800 rpm Color Line, Sport, Quiksilver, Enfant terrible, Equinoxe, Symbio, XR, XS, XT
1.4 TU3FJ2 (K6B) 1991–1992 Motronic MP3.1 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp) at 6,600 rpm XSi 1.4 (Pre-cat model)
1.4 TU3FJ2 (KFZ) 1993–1996 Motronic MP3.1 95 PS (70 kW; 94 hp) at 6,600 rpm XSi 1.4
1.4 TU3M (KDX) 1993–1996 Mono - Motronic MA3.0 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) at 5,800 rpm
1.4 TU3JP (KFX) 1997–2001 Magneti Marelli 1AP 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) at 5,500 rpm
1.4 TU3JP/IFI4 (KFX) 1998–2001 Motronic MP7.3 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) at 5,500 rpm
1.6 TU5J2 (NFY) 1994–1996 Magneti Marelli 8P 103 PS (76 kW; 102 hp) at 6,200 rpm XSi 1.6
1.6 TU5JP (NFZ) 1997–2001 Motronic MP5.2 88 PS (65 kW; 87 hp) at 5,600 rpm
1.6 TU5J2 (NFW) 1997–2000 Magneti Marelli 8P 103 PS (76 kW; 102 hp) at 6,200 rpm Rallye » Phase 2
1.6 TU5J4 (NFX) 1996–2003 Magneti Marelli 1AP 118 PS (87 kW; 116 hp) at 6,600 rpm GTi, Rallye Phase 2 16V In later years, Peugeot started putting the TU5J4 engine into the Phase 2 rallyes, though these were not available in every country.

Diesel Engines[edit]

Displacement Type Year Fuel supply Output Models Comments
1.4 TUD3Y (K9Y) 1991–1994 50 PS (37 kW; 49 hp) at 5,000 rpm XND, XRD, XTD
1.5 (VJX/VJY) 1999–2003 Bosch VP 20 58 PS (43 kW; 57 hp) at 5,000 rpm XND, ZEST 2 In the United Kingdom, VJX engine code has Catalytic Converter, EGR and the fuel pump advance mechanism controlled by an ECU mounted on top of the battery.
1.5 TUD5Y (VJZ) 1995–2003 Lucas Type 070 58 PS (43 kW; 57 hp) at 5,000 rpm XRD, XND, XTD, Kid, Equinoxe, Open, Symbio, Color Line

Special Editions[edit]

As with most Peugeot models at the time, there were many special editions of the 106 offered between 1991 and 2003.


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  3. ^ "Peugeot 106 Rallye - best ever Peugeot Sport cars". Auto Express. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
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External links[edit]

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