The Bipper is a real “box of tricks”, in every sense of the word, a characteristic portrayed not only by its modern and robust style, but also by its friendly and mischievous “smile”. These characteristics combined with its unrivalled safety specification, convenience and road holding, will make it the number one choice for many professionals.
These friendly looks inspired the Peugeot Style team and led it to design and build a real “Service Support Van”, the Bipper “Beep Beep!”, intended for leading motor sport professionals such as the Peugeot Sport team.
The spirit of the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP
With the 908 HDi FAP, the Peugeot Sport team in its first year of participation in the Le Mans Series managed to win all 6 races of the 2007 programme and achieve a magnificent 2nd place in the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours.
Competence, precision, efficiency, endurance and speed are prized qualities within the Peugeot Sport team. They are also all present in Peugeot’s new Bipper, ready to meet the expectations of the many users who will choose this new vehicle as their day to day partner.
There are other points in common too between the 908, “winner of the 2007 Le Mans Series” and the Bipper “Beep Beep!”… such as versatility and the ability to weave in and out of traffic… or indeed their diesel engines incorporating HDi diesel particle filter system (DPFS) technology, albeit delivering power of an entirely different order – plus or minus a nought in the middle – (more than 700 bhp for one and 70 bhp for the other!).
Thanks to its compact size and its versatility, the “Beep Beep!” can be a very useful companion in numerous situations: a quick trip between the Peugeot Sport site, in Vélizy-Villacoublay, and a local supplier; a rapid support vehicle when at a race circuit, transport between the team’s motor home and another part of the track, etc…
Characteristics of the “Beep Beep!”
The designers wanted this concept car to be identified as closely as possible with Peugeot Sport. The car therefore displays the same colour scheme as the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP: matt black sides, red bonnet and roof and a white stripe running lengthways along the vehicle.
Its sides display the stylised lion’s head of Peugeot Sport, with the numbers 7 and 8 adjacent to the side windows in a reference to each of the competition 908 HDi FAP cars. The vehicle’s special gold tinted windows mimic the visors of the 908 driver’s helmets.
In terms of wheels and suspension, and to maintain the consistency of the external appearance, a number of modifications to the standard production vehicle have been implemented:
- the brakes, 313 mm diameter discs at the front,
- the tyres, Michelin Pilot Sport 225/45 R 18 versions fitted to 18’’ black wheels whose design is inspired by the wheels of the 20Cup concept car, but with discreet red highlighting.
Equipped with a standard production power unit, the “Beep Beep!” features a 5-speed electronically controlled manual gearbox (the BMP5) and a 1.4 litre HDi engine developing a power of 55 kW (≈70 bhp) and a torque of 160 Nm at 1750 rpm.
It is also equipped with a diesel particle filter system (DPFS), also known as FAP.
With this efficient power train and thanks to its optimised aerodynamics, its fuel consumption does not exceed 4.5 litres per 100 km in the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 119 g/km, the same as the production HDi model.