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Peugeot - Bipper Beep Beep

 

Peugeot Sport’s compact and multipurpose “Service Support Vehicle”

The new Peugeot Bipper is available in two versions: MPV and a compact panel van. It offers a new solution that is completely suited to an urban environment and is aimed at individuals or professional users looking for an efficient, practical and versatile vehicle.

The Bipper is a real “box of tricks” in every sense of the word, a characteristic portrayed not only by its modern and robust style, but also by its friendly and mischievous «smile».

Characteristics which, combined with its unrivalled safety features, convenience and road holding, will make it the number one choice for a wide range of customers.

It was these friendly looks that inspired the Peugeot Style team and led to the creation of a real “Service Support Vehicle”, the Bipper “Beep Beep!”, intended for professional motor sport teams such as the Peugeot Sport team.

THE SPIRIT OF THE PEUGEOT 908 HDI FAP

With the 908 HDi FAP, the Peugeot Sport team in its first year of participation in the Le Mans Series managed to win all six races of the 2007 championship and achieve a magnificent second place in the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours.

Competence, precision, efficiency, endurance and speed are all prized qualities within the Peugeot Sport team. They are also present in Peugeot’s new Bipper, which is just as ready to meet the expectations of the many users who will choose this new vehicle as their day to day team mate.

There are other points in common too between the 908, “winner of the 2007 Le Mans Series” and the Bipper “Beep Beep!”… such as the ability to weave in and out of traffic… or indeed their diesel engines incorporating HDi diesel particle filter system (FAP) technology, albeit delivering power of an entirely different order – plus or minus a nought in the middle – (more than 700 bhp for one and 70 bhp for the other)!

Thanks to its compact size and versatility, the “Beep Beep!” is a very useful team mate in many different situations: a quick trip between the Peugeot Sport site, in Vélizy-Villacoublay, and a local supplier; a rapid support vehicle at a race circuit, transport between the team’s motor home and another part of the track, etc…

Likewise, with its passenger compartment specially designed around an original motor sport theme, this astonishing MPV can also, and has been designed, to carry VIPs quickly and comfortably.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE “BEEP BEEP!”

The designers wanted the exterior of this concept car to be identified as closely as possible with Peugeot Sport.

The car, therefore, has the same exterior colour scheme as the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP.

In terms of wheels and suspension and to maintain the consistency of the external appearance, a number of modifications have been made to the standard production vehicle:

  • the brakes, 313 mm diameter discs at the front,
  • the tyres, Michelin Pilot Sport 225/45 R 18 fitted to 18’’ black wheels whose design has been inspired by the wheels of the 20Cup concept cars, but with discreet red highlighting.

 

Equipped with a standard production power unit, the “Beep Beep!” features a 5-speed electronically controlled manual gearbox (the BMP5) and a 1.4 litre HDi diesel engine developing 55 kW (≈ 70 bhp) and 160 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm. It is also equipped with a diesel particle filter system (FAP).

With this efficient power train and, thanks to the optimised aerodynamics, its fuel consumption does not exceed 4.5 litres per 100 km in the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 119 g/km, the same as the production HDi model.

SOURCE: Peugeot

 

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