Peugeot 4007 4x4 gains slick-shifting diesel auto

  • Dual-clutch auto gearbox for diesel 4007
  • Same BIK tax band as manual version
  • Prices start at £23,545 on the road

Peugeot has launched an automatic version of its diesel 4007 with similar CO2 emissions to the manual.

The 4007 2.2 HDi DCS uses a dual-clutch gearbox similar to Volkswagen's DSG, which combines the smoothness of a conventional automatic transmission without the often harsh penalty of higher CO2 emissions.

The auto gearbox carries a £1200 price premium over the manual version, but CO2 emissions of 192g/km is only slightly higher than the manual and remains in the same BIK tax band (29 per cent in 2009/10).

The 156bhp 4007 produces 280lb-ft of torque at 2000rpm, and achieves 38.7mpg on the combined cycle, and is available with five seats or as a seven-seat version with third-row seats designed to accommodate children.

The SE grade is priced at £23,545 on the road, with the range-topping GT model at £24,545.