The Peugeot 607 was presented in March 2001 as a replacement for the Peugeot 605, which had been considered a popular, but somewhat obsolete model. The new model received quite an original and elegant design. The exterior lines of the body became more smooth and eye-pleasing. The rear lights were significantly changed to get more modern-looking. The interior design now perfectly matches the exterior design.
The driverâ€™s seat has five adjustable positions. In the cheapest versions of the model changing the seat positions is performed manually. More expensive versions are equipped with the electromotive servo drives.
You can shift the position of the steering wheel in two directions manually.
The car is offered on the marker with three different engines:
1.Gasoline V4 engine, 160 horsepower, 2.2-liter;
2.Gasoline V6 engine, 211 horsepower, 3-liter;
3.Gasoline V6 engine, 211 horsepower, 3-liter;
4.Turbo-diesel HGi engine, 142 horsepower, 2.2-liter.
The last engine comes with a 6-speed manual gear box. The other V6 engine comes only with a 4-speed automatic tiptronic transmission. The Peugeot 607 is equipped with all of the known safety systems such as an antilock braking system, traction-control system, stability management control system.
The car has 6 airbags (2 side airbags, 2 front air bags. 2 window airbags). The safety belts come with locking retractors and pretensioners.
At Paris Motor Show in 2004, the upgraded version of the Peugeot 607 was announced. The new engine was presented:
1.Turbo-diesel engine, 204 horsepower, 2.7-liter, engineered with the help from Â«Ford Motor CompanyÂ».
The presented engine completely meets Euro 4 requirements and comes with 6-speed automatic transmission. There also have been some changes in the interior design. The front panel was insignificantly modified. In the interior finish were added some new materials of high quality (aluminum, wood). The dashboard was changed a little bit. Also, in the lists of basic and optional equipment were added some new extra items.