Peugeot Bipper 2 Tronic van delivers over 64mpgAugust 11, 2008
The Peugeot Bipper van is now available with a 2-Tronic gearbox, which means it reduces its CO2 emissions to 116 g/km and improves its fuel economy to 64.2 mpg in the combined cycle.
This makes the 1.4 litre HDi 70 bhp diesel-engined van one of the greenest vans available.
Based on the standard manual gearbox, the electronically controlled five-speed manual gearbox uses an electro-hydraulic control system which allows the driver to select one of two operating modes: manual mode (gear changes controlled by the driver via the gear lever), or automatic mode (no gear changes carried out by the driver).
As well as reducing fuel consumption and emissions, the 2-Tronic gearbox makes the van easier to drive in busy urban areas.
Available in a single specification, the Peugeot Bipper S 1.4 HDi 70 2-Tronic comes as standard with electric front windows, remote control central locking with separate cab & cargo area locking, automatic door locking over 12 mph and electric heated door mirrors for a basic price of £9,695 + VAT, £340 more than the standard 1.4 HDi 70 S model with a similar specification.
Also from September, all Peugeot Bipper models will be available with a standard driver’s ladder frame protector and an optional Multiflex passenger seat. The Multiflex folding passenger seat extends the flexibility of the Bipper even further. It increases the cubic capacity from 2.5 to 2.8 cubic metres and the load length from 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Update: Peugeot’s Bipper and Partner vans are now available as electric versions thanks to a conversion by Allied Vehicles.