With its «number» – the 205 – Peugeot started a movement which in fi fteen years became a genuine phenomenon. All over the world, the 205 epitomised the dreams of several generations of motoring enthusiasts.
Then, from 1998, the 206 «left its mark» with its three body styles – three and fi ve door hatchbacks, SW and CC – becoming the car of choice of more than 5,000,000 men and women.
For some the main car, for most a second car, the 206 became a «cult» car with a strong image.
With its innovative architecture and user-friendliness, both a result of being designed around its occupants, the stylish 206 is pleasing to the eye with its unique profi le creating a naturally dynamic single-compartment vehicle. Offering a high level of performance, it provides its owner with a safe driving environment and maximum driving pleasure at all times.
A different car, the 206 paved the way for new, emerging expectations that have come increasingly to the fore among small car owners.
The latter demand a strong stylish vehicle that refl ects their personality, a car to support their image, a true focal point of freedom to be shared, a spacious but compact car, a car that likes being of service and that can cleverly transform «time spent» into «time saved».
The 207, ready to turn the need for mobility into real driving pleasure
Combining the three strong points of visual appeal, personality and technical ability, the 207, which will succeed but not replace the 206, is the genuine forerunner of a new generation.
With a power of attraction that will leave no one indifferent, the 207 has been designed to offer clear and appealing advantages that turn the need for mobility into genuine driving pleasure.
The fi rst of a range that stays true to the analogy of the “daisy” and its numerous “petals”, both the 3 and 5-door versions embody the new «motoring logic» of the 207 by revealing:
A sporty and strong style
An original design with two different front styling looks, but both with large headlamps, one with a «classic» styling look, the other more «sporty», featuring a distinctive «triangular» profi le that reveals a large glazed surface area, characterised by sculpted wheel arches and a powerfully curved rear design, the 207 naturally continues one of the key values of the Peugeot Marque... Visual appeal ...
A length of 4.03 m, a wheelbase of 2.54 m, a width of 1.72 m and a height limited to 1.47 m create a balance, a sense of dynamism and security, reinforced by wide tracks and large wheels. The 207 wears its heart on its sleeve...
Precise control and durability are the hallmarks of the 207’s suspension, which is “assisted” by power steering that feels effi cient and comfortable both in town and on the open road... A must for any driver ...
Modern, high performance engines
Petrol versions come with three engines: 1.4 litre 54 kW (˜ 75 bhp), ˜ 1.4 litre 65 kW (˜ 90 bhp) and 1.6 litre 80 kW (˜ 110 bhp), soon to be supplemented by new high-tech engines, a result of the cooperation between PSA Peugeot Citroën and the BMW Group.
The Diesel range features three HDi engines and a diesel particulate fi lter system (DPFS): 1.4 litre 50 kW (˜ 70 bhp), 1.6 litre 66 kW (˜ 90 bhp) and 80 kW (˜ 110 bhp). They share a liking for economy and driving pleasure, as well as respect for the environment, with CO2 emission values ranging from 120 g/km to 126 g/km.
Thanks to its power and a torque of 240 Nm (or 260 Nm with overboost activated), the 1.6 litre engine offers a level of performance close to that found in sports cars....
Its contemporary and dynamic passenger compartment with an instrument panel design more often seen in the world of motorbikes invites you to get seated behind the steering wheel or simply creates a sense of enjoyment and well being.
In the 207, interior space suggests that normally found in a higher segment car, especially with its length of 1.675 m. Numerous large storage areas (12.2 litre glove box with air conditioning) and a regularly shaped boot with a capacity of 270 dm3 VDA housing the spare wheel under the fl oor, bears witness to a meticulously designed layout.
With new accessories that fl atter the senses, such as automatic dual-zone air conditioning, fragrance diffuser, static directional lighting, and not forgetting the JBL hi-fi system and its refi ned acoustic environment, the passenger compartment of the 207 deserves to be sampled and experienced...
Peace of mind
The 207 combines a rigid structure with dual impact absorption structures, 6 air bags and 5 seat belts with force limiters to protect its passengers.
Protection for pedestrians is also integral to the design of the front of the vehicle– structure and bodywork –.
Choice of colours and trims
Fourteen body colours, two interior ambiences in black or light beige, ten main fabrics, two leather trims, four instrument panel designs ... as well as many other features, allow the seven versions that make up the 207 range to express their personality in different ways... a rich and varied range.
The share of the small car segment in the European car market has grown from 31 to 33 % between 1998 and 2005 and is set to increase by the same amount over the next five years.
During the same period, thanks to the success of the 206, Peugeot has seen its car sales in the B segment increase by 85 %. Peugeot , however, intend to remain a key player in this segment and are responding by expanding their product range (107, 1007, 206 with the new 207) to meet the diverse requirements of motorists created by our ever changing society:
- an increase in the number of people living alone,
- an increase in the number of young, single people at work and living with their parents,
- an increase in the number of active older citizens as a result of a lower retirement age,
- an increase in the number of “extended” families,
- the need for more than one car per household to cater for the independent activities of different family members.
Due to these changes, the purchase of a small car has now become a genuine choice, in response to an actual need, and no longer a choice by default. The wider range of cars available and the varied body styles reflects these changes.
The 207, an intense driving experience.
Writing a new page of Peugeot’s history in the cult “2.” series
The «2.» series has its origins in 1929, with the arrival of the 201. The «2» series has then gone on to leave its mark on the 20th century, with the 202, 203, 204, and then, in 1983, the 205, a «sacred number» that would be replicated 5,278,054 times in fifteen years, as a three and five door hatchback, CTi «cabriolet», GTi and the Turbo 16, a double winner in each of its sporting adventures in the World Rally Championship and the Paris-Dakar long-distance rally.
In its wake, the 206 continued the «saga» and since its launch in 1998 it has become the «most successful number of all»: three and five door hatchbacks with their innovative architecture, the elegant and practical SW, the Coupé Cabriolet and the WRC, triple champion in the world of rallying. With more than 5,300,000 examples already built, production of the 206 has now been extended to numerous production sites around the world, enabling the car to continue its fantastic career. It was recently unveiled in its «6th silhouette», the 206 sedan, which will begin its international career this year.
The car for a new generation, the 207 follows the 206 – not, however, as a replacement – but an alternative car with a strong and expressive character that promises to put the fun back into driving.
An elegant style that fires the emotions
The expressive and powerful silhouette of the 207 has been sculpted with passion by the Peugeot Style Centre.
The stylists have succeeded in giving the 207 a unique feel with a blend of soft curves and bold contours, creating an elegant car whose exterior style has a recognisable visual link to the Marque’s other vehicles.
The design of the front of the 207 plays a very important role in affi rming its personality – its large «coachbuilder» bonnet marks the visual boundaries of the wings and locates in a chrome «U» the lion badge of the front grille, the emblem of
the Marque. Its wide, high-tech headlights extend rearwards over a length of 780 mm towards the front windscreen pillars -. Encompassing the Marque’s new visual identity, the large and dynamic lower front panel with its «soft nose» adopts the principle of a wide air inlet seemingly «protected» by a black bumper bar. The lower front panel is available in different styles to identify different versions of the 207.
For example, the «classic» styling features a body-colour lower front panel with smooth lines protected by grained black or body-colour bumper end protectors, depending on version. The lower section can also accommodate the front fog lights.
The «sport» styling fi nds expression in a more assertive design of the front.
More generously curved, the latter comes with fog lights mounted in chrome surrounds on either side of a larger air inlet, on which the colour of the front grille can be aluminium on some versions.
The origins of the stylistic theme are echoed in the dynamic triangular profi le with a very low waist line that plunges forward to create an imaginary line running under the headlight.
In a reference to the «Pique» and «Carreau» concept cars, the aerodynamically profi led wheel arches are combined with «fl ag» type door mirrors, with direction indicators at their base, to enhance the originality of the profi le, leaving the large wheels to accentuate the car’s overall elegance.
The design of the rear with its subtle curves creates an expression of size, while its lines offer the promise of accessibility and user-friendliness. Echoing the styling of the front, the lower rear panel conceals the exhaust pipe on «classic» versions or is shaped to reveal a chrome exhaust pipe on the “sport” version, expressing a sportier
Regardless of styling, a black protective moulding, like that at the front, protects the rear of the vehicle.
If the car is equipped with the rear parking assistance system, this black protective moulding very discreetly houses the ultrasonic sensors.
The rear lights have a dynamic appearance due to an innovative process which accentuates the visual appearance with circles, spirals and diode-effect lenses.
This effect makes them come «alive», making them clearer both during the day and indicates the 207 belongs to a Marque with a fondness for lights like «eyes».
Proportions that enchange a strong personality and suggest a generous interior space...
The 207 is designed on PSA Peugeot Citroën’s number «1» platform, which it interprets in its own way by adopting a distinctive architecture that necessitated changes to a number of key dimensions.
Measuring up to its ambitions- the 207 is characterised by the following dimensions:
- A length of 4.030 m (+200 mm compared to the 206)
- a wheelbase of 2.540 m (an increase of 80 mm compared to the platform’s «standard» wheelbase), enhancing road holding, active safety and interior comfort.
- a front overhang limited to 829 mm and contributing to the passive safety of occupants and pedestrians.
- an entirely new rear layout that enhances interior space, creates more useable space and practicality (a boot measuring 270 dm3 with a spare wheel well for example), while the rear overhang of 661 mm guarantees optimal performance in
- terms of repairability.
- A width of 1.720 m enhances passive safety and ensures a wider interior space.
- A height limited to 1.472 m which contributes to the dynamic and aesthetic balance, giving complete freedom to «seat» occupants in the most ergonomic way possible.
- Increased front and rear track (+ 30mm) compared to those of the “standard” platform on which it is designed, enhancing in particular the promise of good vehicle dynamics:
- front track: 1.474 m
- rear track: 1.469 m
Large diameter wheels fi tted with 185/65R15, 195/55R16 and 205/45R17 tyres with an average diameter of 620 mm also renders the style more dynamic.
A refined interior ambience
The elegant fascia panel, contemporary and «appealing», traces a long, smooth arc that follows the panoramic front windscreen and the front quarter windows with their triangular shaped glass.
Concealing the passenger air bag, its various surfaces inspire quality: a black geometrical patterned material (Gabin) on the entry model or a soft textured material, reminiscent of a textile mesh (Flamine), available in black or dark beige on the other models.
The original design of the instrument panel, mirrors those normally found on motorbikes, it features three individual circular dials, covered by their own non-reflecting glass covers.
At the centre of the fascia, a recessed multifunction display is located, as well as two central air vents able to diffuse one of seven fragrances (according to version). The shape of the recess guides the eye to the streamlined, «high-tech» centre console flanked by two vertical trims featuring the same surface finish.
The door panels accentuate the overall feel and the low waist line with their plunging profile guiding the eye towards the incoming light from the fixed front quarter light windows.
Comfortable with their padded armrest, richly upholstered and featuring a practical storage pocket (two on the 3-door version), the door panels add to the personality and refinement of the passenger compartment.
Welcoming and luxurious as if intended for a higher segment vehicle, the front seats are constructed on a new, elegantly streamlined frame which makes them particularly rigid and resistant to impact. Their generous foam padding contributes to the car’s comfort or dynamic styling and, in the latter configuration, offers more pronounced support for the occupant.
The seats have multiple settings that are particularly easy to operate and are equipped with non-collapsing head restraints. The latter offer dual-mode adjustment from the Trendy level and are enhanced by chrome supports from the Executive or Sport level.
The welcoming design of the rear seats ensures both comfort and support. The seats and seat backs are systematically divided 2/3 1/3 and can be folded if necessary. The central inertia reel seat belt is built into the seat back for easier operation.
An interior space designed to be shared
With its generous exterior dimensions, longer wheelbase, «low» architecture, forwardpositioned front windscreen and meticulously designed interior layout, the 207 is designed to offer its occupants a high level of comfort and convenience. The result is a level of comfort worthy of a higher segment.
The driver’s seat
The driver’s seat of the 207 is able to adapt ergonomically to all shapes and sizes. For example, the driver has a steering column that is height and depth adjustable over a distance of 40 mm in both directions, a feature rarely found in this segment level, as well as a generously dimensioned footrest and a longer seat squab. It also slides over a distance of 230 mm and offers a height adjustment of 50 mm.
The generous length of the 207’s interior (1,675 mm), one of the largest in the segment, enhances the comfort of all passengers.
Occupants of the front seats benefit from a generous elbow width and head room (up to 1,446 mm and 899 mm respectively). From the Trendy level, the passenger seat, like the driver’s seat, is height-adjustable over a distance of 50 mm. An individual central armrest for the driver and passenger is featured on many versions.
Space at the rear
Rear passengers benefit from a seat height of 325 mm (lower than other vehicles manufactured on the same platform but 15 mm higher compared to the 206).
There is ample knee room (knee index 129) and generous space beneath the front seats, which rear passengers can comfortably slide their feet under. From the Sport or Executive versions, a knee well is incorporated in the front seats. Elbow width and head room is as much as 1,424 mm and 854 mm respectively depending on versions.
The seat reclining lever, ideally placed in the top section of the seat, makes it very easy for passengers to get into the rear seats on 3-door versions.
In the 207, storage spaces are designed to accommodate objects that need to be kept close at hand or retained, as well as those it is better to conceal or protect.
A large glove box with a capacity of 12.2 litres and able to accommodate a 1.5 litre bottle of water comes with a «tamperproof» glovebox lid. On versions with air conditioning, a bypass duct allows the glove box itself to be air-conditioned and, on vehicles with the RT3 colour telematics system, RCA type audio sockets are located in the glovebox to connect a MP3 player or video camera to allow films to be watched on the multifunction display.
An open storage area above it can house objects for immediate use.If a radio / CD player and CD auto-changer are not chosen, two «ISO» storage spaces are available in the centre console.
A card holder (credit card, parking ticket, etc) mounted in the centre console on many versions, ensures they are within easy reach.
Three storage spaces and two cup holders are located in the long centre console.Large storage bins in the front doors (two in 3-door versions) and the rear doors can accommodate a 1.5 litre bottle of water or A4 documents.Storage pockets on the rear of the front seats (from the Executive and Sport levels) can accommodate A4 documents.
The luggage compartment
Echoing the generous interior space, the boot offers excellent capacity thanks to its regular parallelepiped shape and can accommodate two large suitcases. The available volume of 270 dm3 VDA under the rear parcel shelf is 25 dm3 more than the 206 and corresponds to a volume «by water» of 310 dm3.
The wide, low-lying load sill (just 681 mm above the ground) makes the boot particularly accessible. Unloading is just as easy thanks to the reduced height between the boot floor and the load sill
The 207 is equipped with a split, folding rear bench seat (the seat squabs can, however, be raised and removed, and the seat backs folded). Perfect alignment between the boot floor and folded seat backs facilitates the loading of bulky and/or long objects. The available volume to roof height is then around 1 m3 (923 dm3 VDA or 1,195 dm3 «by water»).
If necessary, the rear seats can easily be removed (without the use of any tools), thereby increasing load capacity even further.
The spare wheel is stored in a «well» in the boot floor, out of sight of prying eyes. It is covered by a «rigid» boot floor carpet equipped with a handle and a support strap for easy access.
A number of boot accessories are fitted to help in day-to-day use: a retaining strap, two hooks on which to hang shopping bags, six lashing points and, on many versions, a luggage net.
When bulky items are loaded, the rear parcel shelf is designed to be quickly housed vertically against the rear seat backs.
The pleasure of the senses
Through the design of its bodywork, the 207 allows light to flood into the passenger compartment. The forward-positioned front windscreen with its large surface area (1.31 m2), a line of intentionally low-lying side windows and additional small front quarter lights, creates a total glazed surface area in excess of 3 m2.
This bright interior can, however, be enhanced further by the fitment of either, an electric sliding sunroof with a tinted glass panel, available as an option, or by a panoramic tinted glass roof, available as standard or as an option on some versions.
Both «glass» roofs (opening or panoramic) come with an interior blind and are available on 3-door and 5-door 207 versions.
An in-depth study was carried out on the circulation of air (or its recirculation) within the 207 and on how to heat it and cool it. This research led to the creation of special air ducts under the front seats and hinged windows on 3-door versions.
A system of air outlet ducts in the passenger compartment diffuses air from outside.
Its quality is regulated by a filter that retains pollen and other airborne particles. An air recirculation control (manual or electric depending on version) completely isolates the passenger compartment from the outside air when necessary.
A 1,000 watt resistor, placed in front of the heater matrix on versions powered by HDi Diesel engines, accelerates the temperature build-up in the passenger compartment (the excellent thermodynamic efficiency of the HDi engines makes them very heat efficient).
Two different air conditioning systems are available – «bi-zone» manual or automatic – according to version. Both have an externally controlled compressor that compares the ambient temperature with the required temperature and therefore prevents over cooling of the air, reducing the load on the engine and thereby reducing average fuel consumption.
The air conditioning system also includes a control duct in the glove box, which makes it possible to keep drinks cool for example when the outside temperature is high.
The manual air conditioning system also includes the fitment of two additional panels under the fascia panel, which contain three «gentle diffusers» which can dispense a uniform flow of draught-free air.
The «bi-zone» automatic air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to control their temperature and airflow distribution separately. It is combined with a sun sensor located on the fascia panel which anticipates the effects of a period of intense exposure to the sun, or conversely the passing through of a tunnel, in order to temporarily correct the reference temperature level.
This system offers new possibilities for insulating the passenger compartment from the outside environment. For example, when the windscreen washers are activated, the exterior air inlet closes automatically to prevent the odour from the windscreen washer additive being drawn into the car.
On all 207s, a filter combined with active charcoal insulates the passenger compartment from certain hydrocarbon odours and certain exhaust gas particles.
An athermic front windscreen is also fitted with the air conditioning system on many versions. With a reflective power in excess of 30 %, it reduces the temperature build-up in the passenger compartment and optimises the efficiency of the air conditioning.
Two non-reflecting areas located on either side of the interior rear-view mirror allow dialogue between toll-road or car park transponders and outside receivers.
The scents of its fragrance diffuser ...
An original feature offered by the 207 is the fragrance diffuser, available over much of the range. It scents the passenger compartment according to a patented process.
Discreetly incorporated into the fascia panel in front of the two centre air vents, a cylindrical fragrance cartridge is connected to a dual-function control. This control releases fragrance with the selected intensity by means of the two central air vents, or can stop the release at any time, without the need to remove the cartridge, and with no loss of air quality or «air flow».
Each cartridge is both very easy to install (by means of a very intuitive twist action) and is accompanied by an integral lid allowing it to be resealed after removal from the fascia panel. It is therefore very easy to change between fragrances and keep units that have been already opened for later use.
A box containing two fragrance cartridges selected by the user is offered on versions equipped with the fragrance diffuser. Seven fragrances are available from the Peugeot network:
- Lime Fresh
- Vanilla Spirit
- Orange Blossom
- Tropical Mango
- Tender Jasmine
- Pure Sensation (with «anti-smoking» properties)
This range of fragrances was developed in partnership with a French perfume specialists and adapted for the automotive environment by Peugeot’s laboratories. These superior quality products are environmentally-friendly and completely harmless.
Its acoustic ambience
The acoustic quality of the 207 would meet the requirements of a higher segment vehicle.
The excellent structural rigidity of the 207 (0.80 mrd for 100 mdaN) allows noise and vibration to be controlled at their source. Considerable work was also carried out on the aerodynamics of the body shape and equipment. Seals, baffles and absorbent screens insulate the passenger compartment from road and engine noise, and all potential sources of noise were tracked down and minimised, or cleverly «disguised». The result is a pleasant interior atmosphere enhancing user-friendliness, which can be personalised thanks to the in car entertainment or telematics systems developed for the 207.
Communication in the 207 comprises of several options – a car radio / CD player or an in-car telematics system.
A single CD car radio (RD4) with an output of 4 x 15 W is combined with six speakers. It is available in single-tuner or dual-tuner versions with a «diversity» system and MP3 player. A hands-free «Bluetooth» phone kit is available as an option on 207s equipped with the RD4 single CD car radio. This system allows the car to «recognise» a «Bluetooth» mobile phone present in the car, take over its main functions and transfer them to the car.
With information shown on the multifunction display, drivers can use their mobile phone without handling it, via the remote radio controls mounted on the steering column, the car’s speakers and the microphone located in the roof console.
Peugeot’s RT3 telematics system: (RDS single CD car radio, GSM telephone, GPS satellite navigation) constitutes a valuable aid to mobility. It can be combined either with a monochrome screen on which satellite navigation instructions are displayed via pictograms, or a 16/9 7’’ colour screen which shows routes with colour cartography.
The RT3 system, however, fitted to the 207 benefits from a number of new functions:
- playback of MP3 files,
- transfer via an infrared port of the telephone directory of a mobile phone or PDA,
- acknowledgement of traffic information (TMC) to manage detours,
- preparation of routes with specific destinations.
The telematics system can also provide access (according to country) to emergency and local assistance services offering a valuable addition to user safety.
A five CD auto-changer mounted in the centre console under the radio / CD player is available as standard or as an option according to version. It is automatically combined with the RT3 system.
A hi-fi system designed and developed by JBL provides acoustic quality of the highest level: the installation consists of eight speakers in six locations, combined with a bass box incorporating an amplification and control unit.
This electronic unit provides an output of 240 watts; its specification has been optimised to cater specifically for the passenger compartment acoustics of the 207.
In the boot, a bass box ensures sound reproduction of breathtaking realism. Bass notes are reproduced throughout the passenger compartment with firmness, impact and depth, like the best professional sound systems.
The system can be combined with the RD4 dual-tuner car radio and the RT3 system (RDS car radio, GSM telephone, GPS satellite navigation).
The 207 will be available with a range of six engine options.
At launch a range of three petrol engines developing a power of 54 kW (˜ 75 bhp), 65 kW(˜ 90 bhp) and 80 kW (˜ 110 bhp) will be available.
1.4 litre – TU3A: 54 kW (˜ 75 bhp)
Combined with a manual 5-speed MA gearbox, this engine provides an excellent balance of driveability and low fuel consumption.
Developed from the TU3JP petrol engine, this engine is equipped in particular with a special thermostat and a «controlled» alternator that allows it to conform to the Euro 4 emission standard.
With a capacity of 1,360 cm3, a bore of 75 mm and a stroke of 77 mm, the TU3A develops a power of 54 kW at a moderate engine speed of 5,400 rpm and a maximum torque of 118 Nm from 3,300 rpm.
The high torque availability at low engine speeds ensures good driving characteristics and reduced fuel consumption of 6.3 litre/100 km for the combined drive cycle, or 150 g/km of CO2.
1.4 litre / 16 V - ET3: 65 kW (˜ 90 bhp)
This modern engine with double overhead camshafts and 4 valves per cylinder is combined with a manual 5-speed MA gearbox offering both dynamic performance and low fuel consumption.
With a capacity of 1 360 cm3, the ET3 engine develops a maximum power of 65 kW at 5,250 rpm. The maximum torque is 133 Nm at 3,250 rpm, but from 2,000 rpm, 90 % of the maximum torque – i.e. 120 Nm – is available.
A variable valve timing (VVC) system is fitted to the inlet camshaft, with timing variations occurring one degree at a time. This improves overall engine efficiency, increases power output and reduces fuel consumption. For example, the combined drive cycle registers just 6.4 litre/100 km, i.e. 152 g/km of CO2.
1.6 litre / 16 V - TU5JP4: 80 kW (˜ 110 bhp)
This engine combined with a manual 5-speed MA gearbox is the middle offering in the petrol range. It gives the 207 a level of performance that emphasises its dynamic road holding ability.
With a capacity of 1 587 cm3 (bore 78.5 mm, stroke 82 mm), the TU5JP4 develops a maximum power of 80 kW at 5,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 147 Nm at 4,000 rpm. Equipped with double overhead camshafts and 4 valves per cylinder, it provides 85 % of the maximum torque 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. Fuel consumption is limited to 7 litre/100 km in the combined drive cycle, or 166 g/km of CO2.
Before the end of 2006, two engines developed as part of the partnership between PSA Peugeot Citroën and the BMW Group will make their appearance.
The first of these will be a 4-cylinder 1,598 cm3 engine with a low pressure Twin-Scroll turbocharger (0.8 bar). With double overhead camshafts and sixteen valves, it will feature high-pressure direct petrol injection (120 bars). It will develop a maximum power of 110 kW (approx. 150 bhp) 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 continuously variable valve timing for the inlet and exhaust valves. As on the other engine, a «switchable» water pump and «controlled» oil pump help optimise fuel consumption. The maximum power will be 85 kW (approx. 115 bhp) with a maximum torque of 160 Nm.
HDi Diesel engines
These engines follow the «downsizing» policy of the PSA Peugeot Citroën group, namely reducing the engine capacity and fuel consumption of vehicles while preserving their dynamic performance.
All engines benefit from a second-generation common rail High-pressure Direct Injection system.
1.4 litre HDi - DV4 TD: 50 kW (˜ 70 bhp)
Efficient and modern, the DV4TD combined with a reinforced MA 5-speed manual gearbox provides an ideal entry level specification for the Diesel range, thanks mainly to its torque of 160 Nm available from an engine speed of only 2,000 rpm.
This 4-cylinder single overhead camshaft engine has a capacity of 1,398 cm3 (bore 73.7 mm, stroke 82 mm) and develops a maximum power of 50 kW at 4,000 rpm.
It features 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 that vary between 300 and 1,350 bars depending on the demand formulated by the electronic control unit (ECU). This results in a measured fuel consumption of 4.5 litre/100 km in the combined drive cycle, or 120 g/km of CO2.
1.6 litre HDi / 16 V – DV6ATED4: 66 kW (˜ 90 bhp)
The main engine in the Diesel range, this 1,560 cm3 engine benefits from advanced technology such as an aluminium engine block, sixteen-valve cylinder head and an injection system with a maximum pressure of 1,600 bars.
Developing a maximum power of 66 kW at 4,000 rpm and a 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 limited to 4.5 litre/100 km in the combined drive cycle, or 120 g/km of CO2.
1.6 litre HDi / 16 V – DV6TED4 FAP: 80 kW (˜ 110 bhp)
Topping the Diesel range, this engine is fitted with a particle filter (FAP), and is particularly well equipped from a technology viewpoint. It gives the 207 a level of performance that enhances its road holding abilities.
Developed from the DV6ATED4, it features in addition a variable geometry turbocharger for improved response and an «over boost» function that allows a temporary increase in torque.
The maximum torque of 240 Nm at 1,750 rpm can be increased to 260 Nm, while the maximum power is 80 kW at 4,000 rpm.
Fuel consumption remains very reasonable at 4.8 litre/100 km in the combined drive cycle, or 126 g/km of CO2.
Dynamic road holding
Particular attention has been paid to the key Peugeot values of road holding and driving pleasure, to create a vehicle which will become the reference in the segment, both in terms of driving dynamics and its uncompromising active and passive safety.
The 207 benefits from an excellent body torsional rigidity of 0.8 mrd / 100 mdaN which, through the effectiveness of the suspension guarantees both active safety and driving pleasure.
The suspension, features numerous developments compared to that of the standard platform vehicle, to ensure the dynamic performance, is characterised by its balance between road holding and comfort.
The widening of the front and rear tracks allows the rigidity of the body to provide greater stability in many different dynamic situations.
The McPherson type front suspension has been redesigned to increase the caster angle and improve the steering action and accuracy.
Other key changes include new wishbones that improve rigidity and steering response, increased anti-roll bar control, and a sub-frame that incorporates a new deformable impact structure with a lower pedestrian impact beam.
The rear suspension with a deformable cross member is entirely new to ensure the dynamic objectives of the 207 can be achieved and to accommodate the physical characteristics of the design.
It is characterised by its compact design which saves weight, but also by the increased rigidity for better vibration and body control.
The fitment of vertically mounted shock absorbers and larger flexible mountings ensures a good compromise between driving pleasure, passive safety and vibration/noise suppression.
Designed and manufactured in-house, the hydraulic shock absorbers use active valve technology to ensure both comfort and optimal road holding.
Optimised «brushless» electric power steering enhances the 207’s versatility both in town and on the open road.
This technology makes it possible to modulate the power steering continuously and independently of engine speed, ensuring a smoother transition from high assistance at low speed to reduced assistance at high speed.
It also makes it possible to improve centring around the straight ahead or «zero position» thanks to its low response time and optimised electronic management.
Manoeuvrability is enhanced by a turning circle between kerbs of between 10.40 m and 10.60 m, depending on version.
Braking has been refined in terms of stopping distance, durability and brake pedal feel.
In this respect, all 207s have large brake calipers at the front matched with ventilated discs with a diameter ranging from 266 to 283 mm.
Depending on version, the rear brakes are either 9’’ drums or 249 mm solid brake discs.In addition, all 207s are equipped with an ABS system that prevents wheel lock up, as well as electronic brake force distribution (EBFD), which allows the full braking potential to be used by delivering the maximum possible braking force to each wheel.
Emergency braking assistance (EBA) and automatic illumination of hazard warning lights in the event of sharp deceleration are additional standard features.
The latest-generation ESP (Electronic Stability Program) is available as an option or as standard depending on version. This includes traction control (ASR) acting on the engine management and on the brakes, and stability control (CDS) which, by means of a steering wheel angle sensor, yaw speed sensor and lateral acceleration sensor, can detect any incipient
under or oversteer.
The ESP can be de-activated to improve traction when driving away on slippery surfaces but, automatically re-activates once the vehicle reaches a speed of 50 km/h.
A lot of attention has been paid to provide driving aids which add to the comfort and peace of mind of the driver, and thereby ensuring their safety and that of all passengers in the 207.
To make driving as stress-free as possible and to help the driver observe speed limits, a variable speed limiter coupled with a cruise control function is available as standard or as an option.
A control stalk mounted on the steering column makes it possible, at the touch of a button, to activate or de-activate the functions and determine the reference speed without the driver needing to remove their hands from the steering wheel. All information data is displayed on the instrument panel.
An under-inflation tyre detection system is available as standard or as an option according to version. The tyre detection sensor identifies any loss of pressure or a puncture and sends the information to the multifunction display. Location of the defective tyre is also indicated on the screen, coupled with the illumination of a pictogram in the instrument panel
and an audible warning.
The 207 can be equipped with a particularly sophisticated rear parking assistance system developed from the system fitted to higher segment vehicles. The remaining distance is indicated by an audible signal and displayed on the multifunction display in the form of bars (monochrome screen) or coloured zones (colour screen). The driver can if required de-activate the audible signal and keep only the visual assistance if preferred
Accessibility of controls
The driver has access to numerous functions with a minimum of fuss. All 207s benefit from electric windows at the front with control switches mounted on the door panels. The driver’s window incorporates a one-touch safety auto-reverse operation.
Remote controls under the steering wheel duplicate the controls of the radio. If the car is equipped with the Bluetooth phone kit, drivers can also safely operate their «Bluetooth» mobile phones, hands-free. They also provide access to the RT3 telematics system and its services.
The large headlamps with their complex reflector surface and dual lights (H1 + H7) deliver a high-quality, high-performance beam of light, even in bad weather.
On some versions, the use of an H7 elliptical module combined with static directional lighting enhances still further the 207’s high-tech lighting. This technology, rare at this segment level, makes it easier to identify a pedestrian about to cross the road or a cyclist, when making a turn in urban traffic.
Static directional lighting consists of two additional H7 headlights located in the main headlamps; illuminate the inside of a corner over an angle of 30°. They are activated individually by an electronic control unit (ECU) which anticipates the need for «side lighting» of the oncoming road.
This additional lighting is combined with the main beam or dipped beam when the steering wheel angle sensor registers an angle of between 25° and 50° depending on vehicle speed.
Activation of the indicators triggers the directional lighting independently of vehicle speed as soon as the steering wheel angle reaches 20°, projecting a beam of light onto the inside of the bend and the approaches to junctions, even while waiting at a Stop sign. The low height of the «pencil» light beam prevents any glare to oncoming traffic.
The steering column control stalk which controls the operation of the lights has a special position which allows the activation or deactivation of the automatic illumination of the headlight dipped beam, present on many versions, even whilst driving.
An optical sensor located at the base of the interior rear-view mirror identifies variations in the exterior light levels and controls the automatic activation and de-activation of the headlights.
This light sensor is coupled with a rain sensor so that when it rains for example, the front windscreen wipers and the headlamps are automatically activated at the same time.
Clear visibility in all weathers
At the front, the 207 is equipped with flat rubber blades with a metallic core. The low park position at the base of the windscreen makes them particularly discreet. A special position enables them to be raised when necessary.
When automatic windscreen wipers are fitted, a new 4-position switch is also fitted which includes an «intermittent» and automatic position, to take into account possible variations in the intensity of the rain.
For enhanced rear visibility, the rear windscreen wiper is linked to reverse gear and is activated automatically when the front windscreen wipers are operating.
Enhanced rear visibility
The door mirrors have a large mirrored surface area ensuring excellent vision. They enhance safety when overtaking and during parking manoeuvres.
On some versions, they can be folded electrically either by means of the remote control plip, or manually by means of a dedicated switch incorporated in the electric window control panel.
The electro-chrome interior rear-view mirror adapts automatically to ambient light levels, avoiding glare caused by following vehicles when driving at night. This function is activated by means of a push-button switch; a green LED indicates that the unit is on standby.
The electro-chrome rear-view mirror itself consists of two thin layers of glass (1.6 mm) between which a gel is deployed in a few hundredths of a second by means of electrolysis.
It is controlled by sensors (cadmium-free) which continuously compare the previous and subsequent light level.
This equipment, rarely found at this segment level and available as standard or as an option on some versions, enhances the comfort, safety and status of the 207.
A key priority
EuroNCAP tests have awarded the 207:
- - FIVE STARS for adult occupant protection,
- - FOUR STARS for child occupant protection,
- - THREE STARS for pedestrian protection.
In addition, the 207 is one of the very first vehicles to comply with regulations outlined in the new European directive concerning pedestrian impact.
An optimised structure
The structural design of the 207 has been designed to withstand impact levels even more severe than those applied in regulatory tests.
The 207 borrows from the 407 the use of two impact absorption structures, which absorb and distribute impact energy more efficiently in the event of a collision and also enhance repairability and pedestrian impact protection. This technology is not normally found in B segment vehicles.
For front impact....
The engine compartment incorporates an additional impact absorption structure – the lower structure – which supplements the traditional upper structure consisting of the chassis legs.
Two thirds of the impact energy is absorbed through the upper structure and one third through the lower structure.
This lower structure is created by the use of an extended front sub-frame consisting of a standard sub-frame with added extensions, a front cross member, impact absorbers and a pedestrian impact beam equipped with integral impact absorbers.
In addition, the upper structure and lower structure are interconnected to optimise the rigidity and stability of the assembly.
This front structure sets a new standard in impact absorption strategy. It enhances energy distribution and ensures the car is sufficiently rigid to ensure protection against high-speed frontal impacts, but also supple enough to afford protection to pedestrians, and compatibility in the event of an impact with a lighter vehicle.
In addition, stiffeners connect the rear of the chassis legs to the tops of the ‘A’ post, thereby reducing the degree to which the chassis legs retract into the passenger compartment.
An impactor – a device securing the power train to the front sub-frame – limits its intrusion into the passenger compartment, and the fitment of a steering column that retracts over a distance of 70 mm, completes the impact protection specification.
On left-hand drive vehicles, in the event of an impact, the driver’s «active» footrest pushes the ankle back, thereby reducing the angle of movement and helping prevent serious injury.
Similarly, the front passenger’s feet rest on a flat surface, the angle of which has been specially determined to limit the consequences of possible sudden movement.
For side impact ...
Protection against a side impact is assured by the design of the body side frame and the superstructure, which absorbs the impact energy and preserves a survival cell for the occupants.
The doors, equipped with a reinforced box section below the window aperture and tubular bracing bars at the bottom of the door structure. This ensures the structural rigidity by creating a solid barrier between the ‘A’ and ‘B/C’ posts and the rear wheel arch.Impact absorption padding is also fitted inside the doors.
In addition, 3-door versions are equipped with a retention pin which locates in a «socket» on the rear of the door aperture, ensuring a «physical link» between the door and the B/C post when the door is closed, helping to guarantee optimal strength of the vehicle structure.
Efficient means of restraint ...
Two adaptive front air bags with a dual-generator function that can adapt the airbag pressure to the severity of an impact. The driver’s side air bag has a capacity of 60 litres and the passenger side air bag a capacity of 90 litres.
The passenger air bag can be de-activated by means of an ignition key operated switch in the glove box, allowing the installation of a rear-facing child seat.
Two side air bags each with a volume of 11 litres, located in the sides of the front seats, protect the chest, abdomen and pelvis of the front occupants.
Two curtain air bags each with a volume of 23 litres located along the roof arch and «working» in conjunction with front chest side air bags. Their central positioning helps to protect the chest and upper body of the front and rear passengers. They are available as standard or as an option according to version and destination.
Five 3-point inertia reel seat belts are fitted:
At the front, two height-adjustable pre-tensioning inertia reel seat belts with force limiters set at 450 daN.
At the rear, two outer inertia reel seat belts with force limiters set at 600 daN and one inertia reel seat belt integrated into the centre seat back to make it easier to locate and therefore provide a greater incentive to use it.
The effectiveness of the rear seat belts is also improved by the design of the rear seat base, which has a special «raised» profile that affords greater stability to the rear passengers.
It also prevents the rear passengers from being subjected to the «submarining» effect, which can occur in the event of an impact.
Audible and visual fasten seat belt warnings are fitted on all 207s (fastening of the driver’s seat belt only on the entry level 207). A dedicated information screen indicates if the seat belts are fastened or not, through the display of red or green pictograms.
Child Isofix seat fixtures
All 207s are equipped with two 3-point Isofix mountings on the rear outer seats, each of which can accommodate a child’s Isofix car safety seat. The seat belts of the passenger seats are, however, long enough to accommodate a traditional child seat, both at the front and in all three rear seats.
The safety of pedestrians was taken into account during the earliest stages of the design of the 207, to ensure its compliance with the new European directive. This forward thinking means that the 207 is one of the first vehicles to comply with the new regulations.
The design of the two front impact absorption structures in the engine compartment helps to reduce injuries to pedestrians in the event of a collision.
The absorbent padding on the upper impact beam provides protection to the lower limbs of a pedestrian. While a composite pedestrian impact beam with integral impact absorbers is positioned as the final element of the lower structure and designed to push the pedestrian’s leg aside to avoid serious knee injuries.
The underside of the bonnet has also been designed to provide the maximum possible space between the underside of the bonnet and the «hard» components of the engine bay.
This space creates a «survival zone» which provides a protective barrier, protecting the head and body of a pedestrian, as any impact can be absorbed over a large surface area without contact with any of the «hard» mechanical components underneath.
Lastly, the headlights are equipped with «fuseable» mountings that «direct» the headlamps to move backwards under the bonnet in the event of an impact.
The «survival zone» combined with the programmed «flexibility» of the headlamp mountings means that the front structure of the 207 can absorb a high percentage of impact energy, thereby reducing injuries to pedestrians.
Locking and surveillance
Locking and security systems contribute to the safety of the 207 and protect the car against intrusion, and include:
- automatic drive away locking of the doors and the boot as soon as the car reaches a speed of 10 km/h (can also be activated manually),
- an interior and perimeter alarm available as an option, combined with deadlocking of doors and electric rear child safety locks,
- high security locks,
- locking wheel bolts when alloy wheels are fitted,
- electronic immobiliser,
- three individual vehicle identification number (VIN) markings.
Materials and recycling
Peugeot’s concern for the environment has been reflected in the design of the 207, careful consideration has been given to the impact of its components on the environment, and the ease of recycling was a key priority.
Five major categories make up 98 % of the 207’s weight:
- metals 69 %
- plastics 17 %
- fluids 5 %
- rubber 4 %
- glass 3 %
This allows a rate of recycle-ability of 85.2 % and a rate of material recycling approaching 96 %.
To make it easier to clean up vehicles at the end of their useful life, the low points of the different reservoirs are all marked.
Electronic units (particularly those triggered by an explosive device) are easy to de-activate to ensure the safety of personnel responsible for processing scrap vehicles.
Disassembly manuals have been produced for use by breakers to optimise the recycling of materials.
All plastic and rubber parts are marked precisely to facilitate sorting by category, with multiple markings on larger components to avoid loss of information.
Finally, the use of recycled materials in the creation of certain non-visible parts has been applied wherever possible.
Models , Options and Prices
The range of exterior colours consists of fourteen shades that accentuate both the dynamic character and refi ned elegance of the chosen 207, or more traditional colours for a touch of discretion.
- Bianca White;
- Indigo Blue;
- Flamenco Red;
- Ash Grey;
- Slate Grey;
- Neysha Blue;
- Lacerta Yellow;
- Salamander Orange;
- Diablo Red
- Iron Grey
- Aegean Blue
- Montebello Blue
- Obsidien Black
The exterior personality
On the outside, these fourteen body colours can be combined with numerous personalisation features such as:
- four different designs of the front of the vehicle,
- two types of door handle,
- two different types of body protectors,
- two rear exhaust pipe designs,
- four styles of alloy wheels and three wheel trims.
The 207 has been designed for easy and distinctive personalisation by its owners.
For example, the interior ambience can be based on fi fteen different themes, including:
- two main harmonies – Black or Beige –
- three fascia panel covers,
- four types of fascia panel and centre console design,
- three steering wheels,
- four instrument panel confi gurations,
- fi ve gear lever knobs,
- two general seat profi les (with a range of materials),
- ten potential main fabrics and the same number of accompanying fabrics,
- two shades of perforated leather (and the same number of accompanying pipings),
- two door handle designs,
- two types of foot pedals,
The 207 – a rich and diverse range
The 207 exploits its remarkable capacity for personalisation by offering a wide range of highly distinctive or purposely more traditional trims, to appeal to the largest number of customers.
Traditional and versatile «URBAN» for the basic level. Available on 3 and 5 door versions.
TRENDY- offers a more distinctive personality with colourful features. Available on 3 and 5 door versions.
Two parallel and distinctive “Classic” (5-door) and “Spot " (3 and 5 door) themes are also available for the 207 range:
PREMIUM and PREMIUM Pack constitute the Classic theme. Available on 5 door versions only.
«SPORT» and «SPORT Pack» constitute the «Sport» theme. Available on 3 and 5 door versions.
A «GT» level tops this range. This is characterised by an «exclusive sport» trim and a panoramic glass roof. Available on 3 and 5 door versions.
- Urban-from $13,616 to $16,454
- Trendy- from $16,454 to $17,343
- Sport -from $16,398 to $20,345
- Sport Pack- from $17,621 to $21,568
- Griffe-from $21,957 to $23,847
- Urban -from $14,175 to $17,010
- Trendy-from $15,064 to $17,899
- Executive-from $16,398 to $20,901
- Executive Pack-from $18,177 to $22,124
- Sport-from $16,954 to $20,901
- Sport Pack-from $18,177 to $22,124
- Griffe-from -from $22,513 to $24,403