Peugeot 406
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 1995 – 2004
1995 - present (Egypt and Iran)
Class Large family car
Mid-size Executive GT
Body Style 2-door coupé
4-door sedan
5-door estate/wagon
Length length - type here
Width Width - type here
Height Height - type here
Wheelbase wheelbase - type here
Weight Weight - you get the point
Transmission transmission + drive
Engine 1.6 L I4
1.8 L I4
1.8 L I4
1.9 L diesel I4
1.9 L turbodiesel XUD9 TE/Y I4
2.0 L turbodiesel DW10 TD I4
2.0 L turbodiesel DW10 ATED I4
2.0 L XU10 J4R I4
2.0 L EW10 J4 I4
2.0 L XU10 J2TE
2.1 L turbodiesel XUD11 BTE I4
2.2 L turbodiesel DW12 TED4 I4
2.2 L EW12 J4 I4
3.0 L ES9 J4 V6
3.0 L ES9 J4S V6
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar Honda Accord
Toyota Camry
Opel/Vauxhall Vectra
Volkswagen Passat
Ford Mondeo
Renault Laguna
Audi A4
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Peugeot 406 was a large family car from the French automaker Peugeot from 1995 to 2004. Available in sedan, station wagon and coupé bodystyles with a choice of gasoline or turbodiesel engines, the 406 replaced the Peugeot 405 in Peugeot's lineup, and was itself replaced by the Peugeot 407. It used the same platform as the Citroën Xantia, though without that car's sophisticated hydropneumatic suspension system.

The diesel versions were very popular, and the 406 became one of Europe's best-selling diesel-powered cars. Initially, the car was available with 1.8 L and 2.0 L gasoline and 1.9 L turbodiesel engines, followed by a 110 bhp 2.1 L turbodiesel, turbocharged 2.0 L and 3.0 L gasoline V6 engines. The 2-door coupé was both designed and built by Italian designer Pininfarina, with choices of a 2.0 L 4-cylinder engine or a 3.0 L V6, and from 2001, a 2.2 L HDi diesel engine.

The 406 was notably successful in the UK, where it was built in the factories inherited from Chrysler Europe. It broke into the key UK fleet sales market, with 90 percent of units becoming company cars.

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The 406 was available with the following engines:[citation needed]||}}

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  • 1.6 L I4 - 90 bhp
  • 1.8 L I4 - 110 bhp
  • 1.8 L I4 - 115 bhp
  • 2.0 L XU10 J4R I4 - 133 hp
  • 2.0 L EW10 J4 I4 - 134 hp
  • 2.0 L XU10 J2TE turbocharged I4 - 147 hp
  • 2.2 L EW12 J4 I4 - 156 hp
  • 3.0l ES9 J4 V6 - 190 PS (187 hp/140 kW), (Coupé 97-00, Sedan 97-99, Estate 97-99)
  • 3.0l ES9 J4S V6 - 207 PS (204 hp/152 kW), (Coupé 00-03, Sedan 00-04, Estate 00-04)

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Design quirks and odditiesEdit

The 406 sedan was featured in the French Taxi movie series. In Taxi the 406 was simply a modified 3.0 V6 capable of tremendous speed; in Taxi 2 the car had pop-out wings to aid aerial movement, such as when the car "jumps" over French army tanks trying to block its escape; in Taxi 3, the 406 is further upgraded to be able to travel in icy terrain; The fourth movie Taxi 4 features a 407 instead. [1]

According to the Herald Sun, a 1997 Peugeot 406 Coupe is considered a modern collectable. The car, priced at $75,750 AUD when new can be had for $9,900 to $12,100 AUD.

In 2002, Peugeot held the first fuel economy record with a stock standard 406 HDi that travelled from Melbourne to Rockhampton (2,348 kilometres) on a single 70 litre tank. [1][2]


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See AlsoEdit


PSA Peugeot Citroën

Peugeot | Citroën | Gefco | Motaquip

Current: 107 · 1007 · 207 · 408 · 4007 · 508 · 807 · Bipper Tepee · Partner · Partner Tepee · Partner Crew · 3008 · 5008 · 308 RCZ · iOn EV · Hoggar · 308 (2nd gen)

Historic: 604 · 402 · Type 4 · 504 · 505 · 405 · 305/309 · 205 · 406 · 307 · 307 SW BioFlex · 306 · 206 · 106 · 407 · 607 · 308 (1st gen)

Racing: 405 T16 Paris-Dakar Rally Car · 405 T16 Pikes Peak Rally Car · 905 · 206 WRC · 307 WRC · 908 HDi FAP · 908 HY · RCZ Nurburgring 24hr · 205 T16 Rally Car · 90X LMP

Concept: 207 SW Outdoor · 908RC · 207 RCup · Moovie · 20Cup · Coupé 407 Prologue · 907 · Quark · 1007 RC · 407 Silhouette · 407 Elixir · Hoggar Concept · 4002 Leon · 807 Grand Tourisme · RC · RC Diamonds · RC Spades · H2O · 307 CC · 607 Pescarolo · Sesame · Moonster · e-Doll · Vroomster · Bobslid · Kart Up · 607 Feline · 306 HDI · 206 Escapade · 20C · 806 Runabout · Nautilus · Touareg · Asphalte · Toscana · Tulip · Ion · Oxia · Proxima · Quasar · 308 RC Z · Safari Heuliez · 308 SW Prologue · 308 Hybride HDi Concept · Flux Concept · Bipper Beep Beep Concept · RC HYmotion4 Concept · Prologue Concept · RC HYmotion3 Concept · RD Concept · 3008 HYbrid4 Concept · RCZ HYbrid4 Concept · BB1 Concept · HYbrid3 Evolution Concept · SR1 Concept · 5 by Peugeot Concept · EX1 Concept · HR1 Concept

Iran Khodro · Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën Automobile · Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile · Sevel · Peugeot Design Competition

Armand Peugeot Corporate website A division of Peugeot-Citroen PSA

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