Peugeot's 407 cleans up

* Tweaked 1.6 diesel engine * Energy-saving tyres * CO2 emissions of 129g/km...

Peugeot's 407 cleans up

Peugeot has tweaked the entry-level diesel version of its 407 saloon and SW to help slash fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

As before, the HDi 110 has a 110bhp 1.6-litre diesel engine, but changes to engine calibration and new energy-saving tyres have improved its efficiency.

The revised model now has an electro-hydraulic steering system (in common with all but V6-powered 407 models) that also saves energy and according to Peugeot provides improved steering feel.

Average fuel economy has risen from 53.2mpg to 57.6mpg, while CO2 emissions fall from 140g/km to 129g/km - dropping it one category for company car tax.

Prices haven't changed, so the HDi 110 saloon starts at 18,745 and the SW estate version costs a further 1000.