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Car reviews - Peugeot - 406 - ST HDI 5-dr wagon

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14 Jun 2001

The 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine uses a cast iron block and an alloy cylinder head

The engine produces 82kW at just 4000rpm, along with 255Nm of torque at a low 1750rpm

The fuel-injection system feeds diesel fuel under high pressure in an accumulator or "common rail"

Electronic fuel-injection system uses high pressure and ultra- fine injector nozzles to accurately control fuel supply

Inlet charge temperatures are lowered by an intercooler for better combustion efficiency

An acoustic shield covers the upper engine structure to help reduce noise transmitted to the interior

Peugeot says noise-reduction measures resulted in an overall eight decibel gain

The engine produces as much as 230Nm of torque by 1500rpm

Fuel consumption is said to have improved more than 20 per cent over the previous Peugeot turbo-diesel

The rear cargo blind is made of two sections - a solid polyurethane tray able to hold up to 15kg and a roll-out blind

The wagon has a passive arming immobiliser, front and rear fog lamps and lumbar adjustment on the driver's seat

The SV has climate control fitted as standard

The Peugeot rain sensor is standard. This varies the wiper rate according to the amount of rain it senses on the screen

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Engine vibration in the Peugeot 406 ST DHI is reduced by pre-injection of a small pulse of fuel to warm up the combustion chambers

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