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Peugeot cuts prices of 407 coupe, adds smaller diesel

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Peugeot has made substantial price cuts to a reorganised 407 Coupe range. And announced the availability of a 2.2 litre 136bhp HDi diesel. The new diesel engine is an important addition, not least because the V6 diesel - which continues to be offered - falls just the wrong side of the 225g/km CO2 threshold at 226g/km. There's no news yet on whether Peugeot is working to get this engine below the break-point.

This is the second time the company has lowered the prices of this slow-selling range, taking the price of the entry model below £20,000 for the first time. All versions are now called Sport, and the petrol-engined 2.0 litre starts at £19,530, while the 136 HDi diesel - likely to become the best-seller - is £19,995. The 3.0 V6 petrol now starts at £20,348 (previously it was £23,885), while a 2.7 HDi V6 diesel can be yours for £22,943 (previously £26,380).

There are losses of specification, but they affect the previous top-of-the-range GT specification on the V6 models, which lose the Integral leather interior which covered the dash as well as the seats, (it's no longer available, sadly) direction Bi-Xenon headlights, front parking sensors and the JBL hi-fi, these last items available as options. A simpler leather interior, with electric, heated front seats, is optional across all models.