Peugeot 407 SW 2.0 HDi FAP

August 1, 2012

Decisive a survey of buyers of mid-class sedan was where the importance of a large cargo area was called until the ninth – based managing director of Peugeot Germany, Oliver Veyrier, the priority of the design of the room.

Equipped with the 307 known standard panoramic roof, there’s the Peugeot 407 with three petrol and two diesel engines with prices starting at € 21 900 – that is 1,300 € more expensive than the sedan.The diesel model will cost 407 SW 2.0 HDI with particulate filter as standard from 24 900 €.Known from the sedan’s aggressive front grille with the large.And unlike the sedan has a combination of not boring the stern.Although the taillights seem discordant with their size – a total of 407 SW boasts an almost extravagant form, the light-filled interior and a more attractive body version.

Roof to the stars

The panorama roof from Webasto makes for a good legroom in all seats.Open the roof can not – to have waived the engineers because of the annoying crossmember.Despite the 1.6 square meter glass surface, the interior is also in the summer heat is not excessive, since the roof absorbs 88 percent of the energy of sunlight.The nine-stage electric blinds block the sun at the request of the same year.

Design and workmanship of the interior to make a good impression.The materials used have a pleasant feel, the cockpit is luxurious in design, the steering wheel can be adjusted in two directions.Unfortunately, luxury is not logical – the overloaded functions with stalk requires a study of the manual.Like the mouse piano in the center console.

Identical to the B-pillar

Noteworthy is the basic equipment in the base version – with climate control, roof rails, power windows, cruise control, sun blinds on the rear side windows.The front seats are upholstered tight and have sufficient lateral support.Driver and front passenger have plenty of space.The height adjustment of the driver’s seat is good and allows even for tall drivers a not too high seating position – due to the abnormally low body line of 407, you sit quite high subjective anyway.

The legroom in the rear seats is not exactly abundant.Also, the loading volume of up to 1365 liters, for a combined length of 4.76 meters is not a particularly outstanding value.To the B-pillar combined with the 407 sedan is the same, the wheelbase (2,725 millimeters) was taken.Exclusively through the rear overhang are the 88 mm length concluded more outside.

All safe

The rear seat can be easily threw divided.The result is a nearly flat load floor – or even sliding removable seats, however, are not even as an option in the offer.The luggage compartment lid opens very wide.Thus the great man’s head even when far away from the edge.The loading of the otherwise tight space loader is thus certainly easier.Unfortunately, the cargo cover is very fiddly to remove.After all, very practical: The rear window can be opened separately.

Peugeot typically complete safety equipment: Besides the usual two additional airbags and rear side airbags for the first time at Peugeot a knee airbag for the driver in the steering column – a total of nine potentially life-saving air cushion.There are also ESP, emergency brake assist, active front head restraints, dual-stage airbags, seat belts with pretensioners and force limiters, as well as warning for not wearing a seat belt.

Good combination

The chassis of the Peugeot 407 SW is a good combination of safety and comfort – to cushion bumps smoothly, the straight-line stability is good even at higher speeds.In fast corners of the SW moves easily over the front wheels, but is consistently good-natured.According to Peugeot this is a design detail from the racing to be responsible: A decoupled stub axle allows the separation of the vertical spring and steering movements.The steering could however convey etwes more information on road conditions.

The tested 2.0 HDI with 100 kW/136 hp and 320 Nm out of the Consolidated Regal comes standard with a particulate filter and complies with the emission standard Euro-4.It accelerates the spectacular 407 in 11 seconds to 100, with just over 200 kilometers per hour is then concluded.The test consumption was 6.8 liters per 100 kilometers – a good value, well above the factory specification of 5.9 l/100km.

Both the insulation of the engine noise and the power delivery of the common-rail diesels are on the expected level, also the six-speed manual gearbox.Thus, the Peugeot 407 SW is quite agile to drive – but it is rather mediocre in the segment.Peugeot wants to Germany this year, two thirds of all sell 407 as SW estate version – that’s 16,500 pieces.60 percent of them will run on diesel engine assembly line.

 Specifications
Peugeot 407 SW 2.0 HDi 135

 

Engine Series
Cylinder 4
Displacement (cc) 1997
Power (kW / hp) 100/136
Payload (kg) 560
Total weight (kg) n
0-100 km / h (s) 10.1
Vmax (km / h) 203
Consumption (L/100 km) 6.1
Fuel Diesel
Base price (€) 26 750

 

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