Peugeot Coupe 406

Peugeot Coupe 406

Specs Mentioned:

Make/ Model – Peugeot Coupe 406 (2001)

Engine – 6 in-line cylinders, Multipoint indirect injection

Power – 207 hp @ 6000rpm

Top speed – 240mph

Torque – 210.21 ft/lbs @ 3750rpm

0-60 mph – 7.4 secs


The Peugeot 406 is a large family car that was produced by French automaker Peugeot between 1995 and 2004. Available in saloon, estate and coupé body styles with a choice of petrol or turbodiesel engines, the 406 replaced the Peugeot 405 in Peugeot’s lineup, and was itself replaced by the Peugeot 407.

The 406 arrived on the scene in 1995 ready to kick Ford, Opel and Renault. They probably secretly wanted to steal sales from BMW and Audi too and possibly did. The 406 had four engines and a V6; there were manual and auto transmissions in addition to expensive multi-link suspension. As ever, Peugeot worked hard on the suspension. The bushings at the rear were designed to be more flexible longitudinally than the transverse links, helping smooth out small bumps incredibly well. There was even an element of passive rear steering too.

The 406 Coupe was both designed and built by Pininfarina in Italy, and had originally been a styling proposal for Fiat – which eventually went with the in-house design composed by Chris Bangle for its own sporty two-door Fiat Coupe.