The 3.0-litre V6 diesel, with its standard six-speed automatic gearbox, is the star of the show. It’s Peugeot’s most powerful-ever production engine with 240bhp, and will get you to 62mph in less than eight seconds. The only other option, a 163bhp 2.0-litre diesel, is up to the job.
Peugeot 407 Coupe ride & handling
The Coupe’s style is more grand tourer than overt sports car. Even so, its suspension has been stiffened and lowered to make it handle as a fast coupe should, while 17- or 18-inch wheels endow it with impressive roadholding. The V6 diesel has electronic shock-absorber control. It all adds up to a car that responds safely and faithfully while delivering a firm but not uncomfortable ride.
Peugeot 407 Coupe refinement
The V6 diesel engine is creamy and quiet at all speeds. That's not to say the smaller diesel is unrefined, although it's a bit vocal when pushed hard. Wind noise is negligible, despite the frameless windows, while road noise is only a problem on broken road surfaces.