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Peugeot 607 V6 SE auto



IT IS a shame to say this, but any fleet manager worth his or her salt should not even consider adding Peugeot's 607 V6 SE automatic to their choice list. A combination of high list price, high carbon dioxide emissions and poor residual value spell disaster for both the company and its drivers in their tax bills.

The reason it is a shame to say this is because the 607 in top-of-the-range V6 SE automatic trim level is a beautiful car, not only in looks and trim but also to drive. The V6 engine is silky smooth and the level of standard equipment would make a BMW or Mercedes-Benz driver drool. But in today's times, with carbon dioxide-based company car tax looming on the horizon, a thirsty V6 petrol engine is hardly an educated choice for your fleet list, especially when Peugeot produces a 2.2-litre HDi turbodiesel unit in the 607 which features a clever particulates trap to reduce emissions.

Available in S and SE trim, the diesel 607 range is priced between ú22,495 and ú25,595 on-the-road. More importantly, all models offered reduced CO2 emissions, better residual values (all are worth 30% of price new after three years/60,000 miles) and all have better combined average fuel economy (41.5mpg). If a big executive saloon is a must for your drivers, the 607 in diesel form is a more cost-effective option than the V6 SE model tested here.

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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