Peugeot 405

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Peugeot 405
Peugeot 405 front.jpg
Manufacturer Peugeot
Production 1987–1997 (Europe)
1987–present
Assembly

Argentina by (Sevel) (1992-2000)
Chile bi Automotora Franco Chilena
Egyp bi Iran Khodro (1987–present)
Fraunce (1987-97)
Indonesie bi Gaya Motor (1989-97)
Iran bi Iran Khodro (1987-present)
Poland bi FSO
Taiwan bi Yu-Tien Motors (1989-95)
Unitit Kinrick (1987-97)

Zimbabwe bi Quest Motor Manufacturin (1987-2002)
Predecessor Peugeot 505
Successor Peugeot 406
Class Lairge faimily caur
Body style 4-door saloon
5-door estate
Layout Front engine, Front-wheel drive / Fower-wheel drive
Ingine Inline-4, 1.4-2.0 L, petrol/diesel
Wheelbase 2,670 mm (105 in)
Length 4,410 mm (174 in)
Width 1,690 mm (67 in)-1,714 mm (67.5 in)
Hicht 1,390 mm (55 in)-1,450 mm (57 in)
Curb wicht 1,020 kg (2,250 lb)-1,430 kg (3,150 lb)
Designer(s) Pininfarina
Relatit Citroën BX
IKCO Samand, Peugeot Pars, IKCO Dena, Peugeot RD

The Peugeot 405 is a lairge family caur released bi the French automaker Peugeot in Julie 1987 an which continues to be manufactured under license outside Fraunce. It uised TU/XU petrol an XUD diesel engines.

The 405 featured Pininfarina styling, characterized bi good ride an handling. The 405 wis voted European Caur o the Year for 1988 bi the lairgest number o votes in the heestory o the contest. About 2.5 million vehicles hae been sold worldwide in left-hand an right-hand-drive versions, as a berline (saloon) an break (station wagon). No coupe wis offered to the public, unlike the 504 an 406, as anerlie twa examples o the purpose-built 405 Turbo-16 (not to be confused with 405 T16) wur made.

The appearance o the caur bears similarities to those o the Alfa Romeo 164, launched the same year an an' a' styled bi Pininfarina.

Production an markets[eedit | eedit soorce]

About 2.5 million vehicles hae been sauld warldwide. It slottit intae the Peugeot range atween the smawer 309 an the lairger 505, givin it a firm rival for the Ford Sierra/Ford Mondeo MK1 an Vauxhall Cavalier/Opel Vectra.

The 405 wis the last Peugeot vehicle sauld in the US, the company wi'drawin in 1991.[1]

Designed in France, it haes been manufactured in:

  • Europe: frae 1987 tae 1997 at Sochaux (Fraunce) an Ryton (UK).
  • Zimbabwe: till 2002, bi Quest.
  • Egyp: Wagih Abaza produces the 405, as well as marketin ither models.
  • Iran: Frae mid 2010 it will be produced bi Iran Khodro as 405 SLX wi air bag & ABS an some ither features.
  • Chile: Produced bi Franco-Andina in Los Andes, includin STI Fase II model.
  • Argentinae: Several saloon models, includin diesels wur built in the Villa Bosch Peugeot facility frae 1992 tae 1999. In this kintra the 405 haes been an extremely popular caur, wi total sales o ower 500,000 units.
  • Poland: Produced bi FSO Lublin.
  • Taiwan: Produced bi Yu-Tien Motors frae 1989-1995 (Production ceased efter bankruptcy).

Design an stylin[eedit | eedit soorce]

It haes been available in left-hand an richt-hand-drive versions, as a saloon an station wagon, in front-wheel, an fower-wheel drive. Designed bi Pininfarina, the 405 shares its platform wi the Citroën BX that appeared in 1982, although the physical appearance o the twa caurs is vera different.

Iranian variants[eedit | eedit soorce]

Iran Khodro an aa produces several models derived frae the 405. The Peugeot Pars, an aa kent as the Peugeot Persia, is a faceliftit 405 wi a redesigned front end includin clear lamp lenses an a revised rear. The Peugeot RD is a rear wheel drive caur which haes a 405 body an mechanical pairts frae the Paykan.[2] Since 2006, it haes been sauld in certain Middle Eastren markets as the Peugeot ROA.[3]

The Samand, which wis designed tae be a "naitional caur" for Iran, is an aa based on the 405 platform. It replaced the lang-runnin Paykan which wis itself based on the Hillman Hunter, an ancestor (in corporate awnership an model positionin terms) o the 405, haein been produced bi the Rootes Group an Chrysler UK frae 1963 till 1979 - the year that Peugeot purchased Chrysler's European operations.

Versions[eedit | eedit soorce]

1989 Peugeot 405 Break (UK-Spec)

UK Market

1988-1992 range

  • GE - 1.6 L 8-valve, basic model
  • Style - 1.6 L 8-valve, basic model, UK market ae
  • GL/GR - 1.6L 8-valve, 1.9L 8-valve
  • GLD/GRD - 1.9L 8-valve diesel
  • GLDt/GRDt/GTDt 1.8L 8-valve turbo diesel
  • GRi/SRi/GTX - 1.9 L 125 bhp 8-valve fuel injected, based on the same ingine as the 205 GTI 1.9.
  • Mi16 - 1.9L 16-valve fuel injectit aw alloy ingine, wi160 bhp (119 kW; 162 PS). The ingine (XU9J4) o the Mi16 was later uised bi Peugeot as the basis for the ingine in the 206 WRC, winnin twa championships.

1992-1994 range

  • Style - 1.4 L 8-valve, 1.6L 8-valve, 1.9 L 8-valve diesel
  • GL/GLdt - 1.4 L 8-valve, 1.6L 8-valve, 1.8L 8-valve, 1.9 L 8-valve diesel, 1.9 L 8-valve turbo diesel
  • GR/GRdt - 1.6 L 8-valve, 1.8L 8-valve, 2.0L 8-valve, 1.9 L 8-valve diesel, 1.9 L 8-valve turbo diesel
  • SRi/SRdt - 2.0 L 8-valve, 1.9 L 8-valve inter-cooled turbo diesel , with rear spoiler and sports styling
  • STi/STdt - 2.0 L 8-valve, luxury model, 1.9 L 8-valve turbo diesel
  • Hunter - 1.9 L 8-valve turbo diesel, Special edition
  • Mi16 - 2.0 L 16-valve, 155 bhp (116 kW; 157 PS)
  • Mi16 Le Mans - 2.0 L 16-valve, Special edition Mi16, came wi special edition red paint, alcantara (leather/suede) seats an alloys. 1,000 produced
  • T16 - The top o the line homologation special, 200 hp (150 kW) at 1,1 bar (normal boost) 220 hp at 1,3 bar (overboost) for 45 sec. 2.0 L 16-valve turbocharged XU10J4TE ingine wi watercooled chargecooler, constant fower wheel drive wi 53/47% pouer distribution an self-regulatin hydraulic rear axle. 1061 examples wur built, 60 o them for the French Police.

1994-1996 range

  • Style - 1.6L 8-valve, 1.9 L 8-valve diesel, 1.9 L 8-valve turbo diesel
  • Quasar - 1.8L 8-valve, 1.9 L 8-valve diesel, 1.9L 8-valve turbo diesel
  • GLX - 1.6L 8-valve, 1.8L 8-valve, 1.9 8-valve diesel, 1.9 8-valve turbo diesel
  • GTX - 2.0L 8-valve, 1.9 8-valve diesel, 1.9 8-valve turbo diesel
  • Executive - 2.0L 8-valve, 1.9 8-valve turbo diesel

1996-1997 range (estate models ae)

  • Style - 1.8L 8-valve, 1.9L 8-valve diesel, 1.9L 8-valve turbo diesel
  • LX - 1.8L 8-valve, 1.9L 8-valve diesel, 1.9L 8-valve turbo diesel
  • GLX - 2.0L 8-valve, 1.9L 8-valve turbo diesel
  • Executive - 2.0L 8-valve, 1.9L 8-valve turbo diesel

Motorsport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Pikes Peak version o the 405 Turbo 16 GR.

The maist famous motorsport version o the 405, the rallyin 405 Turbo 16 GR, wis vera different frae the road-going 405. It wis built in a coupe body style in mid-ingine configuration, haed constant fower wheel drive wi electronically-adjustable center differential like the 205 T16, as it wis based on the same technology. Ae twa examples wur made, ane raced hill climbs an the ither competit in the Paris-Dakar rally. Today, ane is in the offeecial Peugeot museum, an the ither is in a private collection.

  • 1988: Finnish driver Ari Vatanen set a new record in the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb (an award winnin film o the drive titled Climb Dance wis made bi Jean Louis Mourey). Kankkunen an Piironen win the Paris-Dakar Rally in the 405 T16 GR.
  • 1989: Victory in the Paris-Dakar rally bi the Vatanen-Ickx team in a 405 T16 GR.
  • 1990: Victory in the Paris-Dakar rally bi the Vatanen-Berglund team in a 405 T16 GR.

Racin 405s muckle closer in specification tae the road-goin models wur campaigned for several years in European touring caur racin durin the early tae mid 1990s, maist notably in the British Touring Car Championship an the French Supertourisme Championship. In Breetain, the 405 did no achieve muckle success, but the caur wan the French series in baith 1994 an 1995, in the hands o Laurent Aïello.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Peugeot and Sterling pull out of the U.S - Brief Article". findarticles.com. Archived from the original on 2007-05-16. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  2. "Peugeot RD". ikco.com. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  3. "Oriente Medio: Peugeot resucita al 405". es.autoblog.com. Retrieved 2007-06-19.  (Spainyie)