The debut of the Peugeot 607 took place in March 2001. The car replaced the popular, but outdated 605 model. The design turned out to be original and elegant: smooth soft lines of the body, sloping roof, interestingly shaped taillights. The interior is a worthy continuation of the exterior and is fully consistent with the class of the car. The interior space is used with maximum rationality and is distinguished by high-quality finishing materials.
Plastic inserts with coloring "under the tree" fit organically into the interior, responding to the traditions of the luxury class. Simple harmonious lines of the front panel, comfortable steering wheel. Climate control is implemented separately for the driver and front passenger and is located on the center console. The dashboard is rather laconic, but informative. The dials of the tachometer and speedometer symmetrically frame the scale of the fuel tank and the on-board computer, which not only indicates, if necessary, open doors, but also gives information about tire pressure. The driver's seat has five adjustments.
In the initial version, they are mechanical; in a more expensive configuration, adjustments are made by servo drives. The steering wheel is mechanically adjustable in two directions. The car is delivered to the market with three engines: two petrol - four-cylinder of 2.2 liters and 160 hp, six-cylinder of 3.0 liters and 211 hp, and 2.2i HDi turbo diesel with a capacity of 142 hp The latest engine is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. A V6 engine is aggregated only with an automatic 4-speed Tiptronic gearbox. Peugeot 607 is equipped with all known systems of active and passive safety (anti-lock, traction control and electronic stability control).
At the same time, the ESP stability control system is disconnected and works in coordination with ABS and an electronic brake force distributor along the axes. The car has six airbags (2 front, 2 side, 2 window), front and rear seat belts are equipped with pretensioners and tension suppressors, inside the doors there are special energy-supporting elements. Complete the picture "parking sensors, rain sensor, dimming salon mirror, folding when setting the alarm exterior mirrors. Plus a sensor that automatically turns on an emergency signal during emergency braking and a sensor that signals a tire pressure drop.
In 2004, an updated generation of the Peugeot 607 model was announced at the Paris auto show. The car received a new design for the front end. Now the car is decorated with a bumper with large air intakes and chrome, which are abundantly decorated with both the front and rear bumper.
The grille and the hood have also been modified. In addition, the basic equipment of the sedan will now include 17-inch wheels, and 18-inch will be offered as an option. The length of the car has grown by 30 millimeters and is now 4.90 meters. The range of engines has a new power unit - a six-cylinder turbo diesel volume of 2.7 liters and a capacity of 204 hp, developed in conjunction with Ford. The engine is fully compliant with Euro 4 standards and is aggregated with a six-speed automatic transmission. In addition, updated petrol units. So, the 3-liter V6 engine was modernized.
Its power is now 211 hp. and it also comes with an automatic transmission. Four-cylinder engines (2.2-liter petrol (158 hp) and diesel of the same volume (133 hp) have not been upgraded. All versions of the Peugeot 607 will now be equipped with more powerful brakes and an upgraded course control system. Plus, the front airbags of cars will get an adaptive mode of operation. Frontal airbags now open depending on the strength of the collision. When the car picks up more than 10 km / h the door and trunk are automatically closed.
There are changes in the car's interior, where the front panel has undergone a small modernization, and the interior is now using new, higher-quality trim materials (wood, aluminum). The instrument cluster has received new indicators, and all versions are equipped with a large monitor in the center console. The list of basic and additional equipment has also increased.