The 407 was the successor to the hugely successful Peugeot 406, and was launched on May 27, 2004 after first being presented in concept car form with the name "407 Elixir" at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show. The streamlined design of the car was seen as quite radical, its most distinctive features being its large front grille and the steeply raked screen pillars.
The production 407 is available in sedan, coupÃ© and station wagon/estate variants. The station wagon, known as the 407 SW, was launched four months after the sedan, whereas the coupÃ© will be put on sale in early 2006. The coupÃ© was originally presented at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show as a prototype under the name "407 Prologue".
The 407 is available with both diesel and petrol engines. The petrol engines range from 1.8 to 3.0 litres displacement, whereas the diesels are 1.6, 2.0, 2.2 and 2.7 liter V6.
1.8 L (1749 cc) EW7 I4, 117 PS (115 hp/86 kW) and 118 ftÂ·lbf (160 NÂ·m)