Peugeot’s distinctive 407 SW is soon to be available in a new ‘Sport XS’ trim level for those wanting highly-distinctive, versatile transportation. Available from £23,995 OTR, the 407 SW Sport XS enhances its class-leading feature specification, combining the acclaimed 2.2-litre HDi 170 diesel engine with a stylish exterior. Designed to provide owners with a more distinctive visual treatment, the 407 SW Sport XS features, in addition to the high-standard Sport specification; 18” Soleil alloy wheels (already standard on V6 HDi versions), front bumper spoilers, rear tailgate spoiler, a sports mesh front grille and twin sports exhaust.
407 SW Sport XS is available in four metallic colours – Onyx Black, Aluminium, Iron Grey or Halcyon Blue – with Zino half leather upholstery as standard. In addition, leather upholstery in either Mistral Black or Cerbere Red is also available as a factory option as is the new RT4 Multi-Media system.
The 407’s 2.2-litre HDi is an evolution of the existing 2.2 DW12 TED4 engine, and utilises the latest advances in diesel technology by combining power, refinement and excellent fuel economy. It is the fourth phase of the cooperation between PSA Peugeot Citroën and the Ford Motor Company (initiated in 1998).
The quest to deliver an outstanding state of the art diesel engine has resulted in the creation of a twin turbocharged, parallel sequential induction system that gives unrivalled levels of power and responsiveness, even at low revs. The first low inertia turbo operates up to 2,700 rpm, and gives an immediate response to throttle input. As the revs rise, the second, smaller turbo kicks in seamlessly to give enhanced performance throughout the rest of the rev range. The new HDi 170 is fully compliant with Euro 4 regulations, and produces a maximum torque output of 277 lb ft at only 1,500 rpm, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The in-line four-cylinder diesel engine has 16 valves (4 valves per cylinder) with direct injection and two fixed geometry turbochargers. Bosch injection, with piezoelectric injectors, delivers high-pressure fuel from the pump driven by the exhaust camshaft. There are two overhead camshafts (of which only the exhaust camshaft is driven by the timing belt).
Performance and fuel consumption
- Maximum speed (mph) 137
- Acceleration 0-62 mph (sec) 9.0
- Urban drive cycle (mpg) 34.4
- Extra Urban drive cycle (mpg) 55.3
- Combined drive cycle (mpg) 45.5