TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (ISNA)-Peugeot 307 and 407 are to enter Iran’s car markets from mid 2007.
The Peugeot 407 SE 2.2 is powered by a 2.2 liter, 16v petrol engine which produces 160 bhp at 5,650 rpm, and maximum torque of 163 lb/ft at 3,900 rpm, 92% of which is available between 2,000 rpm and 5,500 rpm enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 9 seconds and continue to a top speed of 136 mph.
To reduce the natural vibrations transmitted by the 4-cylinder engine during acceleration, this engine is equipped with two balance shafts driven by the crankshaft. To encourage high torque at low engine speeds, the intake camshaft is equipped with a variable timing system (On/Off, VTC) offset by up to 20° with respect to the crankshaft. Engine management is by means of a type 4 MP Magneti Marelli unit controlling a phased sequential injection and an ignition, also sequential, with one ignition coil per cylinder.
Transmissions include a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic ‘Tiptronic’ auto adaptive gearbox, which is designed for motorway cruising.