Peugeot 605 – Classic Cars Wiki

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Peugeot 605

The Peugeot 605 is an executive car by the French manufacturer Peugeot 1989 and 1999, with a in 1995.

History Edit

The 605 was a built on the same platform as the XM, and was successor to the unsuccessful Peugeot 604 went out of production 4 years The popular Peugeot 505 model was replaced by two cars – the family car 405, and the executive car

High equipment levels, a interior, a smooth ride, and handling were strong for the 605. But Peugeot has always to succeed with large outside France, and the 605 was no different. It was too in design and appearance to the smaller 405 to command a price premium, its dashboard also drew for its uninspired design.

Also like the XM, 605 suffered grave build quality that resulted in a large of breakdowns or malfunctions (particularly the ambitious electrics), which damaged the car’s reputation. It Peugeot three years to these disappointing levels of

In 1995, Peugeot tried to the problems by unveiling an extensively 605 (known as the Phase 2 model); it a facelift which looked at its time, but also the interior was improved by giving it more controls and a refreshed look. and handling were improved as and many of the reliability issues solved. Technological advances made, most remarkably the airbags.

PSA Peugeot Citroën like has not been able to address the issue effectively – the market rewards such by brands from one factory like Lexus/Toyota, Acura/Honda, and Consumers demand a certain from luxury cars commodity producers cannot

After the launch of the well-received 406 (that was larger than the 405 it in 1995, 605 sales dropped to levels, and the 605 was quietly dropped in Cars built after generally have good quality and are often surprisingly bargains on the second-hand market the model’s poor reputation prices down.

The 605’s the Peugeot 607, went production in late 1999 and has slightly more successful on the and export markets.

The end of 605 production spelled the end of 05 generation in Europe after more twenty years; this had started back in 1977 (UK 1978) with the 305.

and styling Edit

Its appearance that of the Alfa Romeo launched the 7 February 1987 and also styled by Pininfarina. It bears a strong visual to the smaller Peugeot 405.


Eight petrol were offered during the lifetime:

2.0-liter 8-valve inline-4, 84 kW (114 PS; 113 bhp)

2.0-liter 8-valve fuel-injected 79 kW (107 PS; 106 bhp)

2.0-litre fuel-injected inline-4, 89 kW (121 PS; 119

2.0-litre 8-valve fuel-injected inline-4, 108 kW (147 PS; 145 bhp)

16-valve fuel-injected inline-4, 97 kW PS; 130 bhp)

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3.0-liter 12-valve V6, 123 kW (167 PS; 165 bhp)

3.0-liter fuel-injected V6, 147 kW (200 PS; 197 bhp)

24-valve fuel-injected V6, 142 kW (193 PS; 190

As well as three diesel

2.1-liter 12-valve normally inline-4, indirect injection, 60 kW (82 PS; 80

2.1-liter 12-valve turbocharged indirect injection, 80 kW (109 PS; 107

2.5-liter 12-valve turbocharged indirect injection, 95 kW (129 PS; 127

The base 4-cylinder petrol and the normally aspirated diesel, reliable, were generally to be simply over matched by the weight. The fuel-injected inline-4 was received though it was criticised for low- and mid-range punch, the 170 hp (127 kW) V6 suffered from over poor fuel (mostly due to its design essentially from the late 1960s).

The issue affected the top-of-the V6-24 version in spite of its 24-valve cylinder head, a top speed of 235 km/h (146 made poor fuel more acceptable to generally customers. The 2.1 turbo-diesel was widely as a good powertrain but was outclassed by the new engines introduced in 1988 by

A 2.0-liter (8-valve) turbocharged petrol engine (150 was added in 1991 and provided performance but proved unreliable. a 2.5 turbodiesel (130 bhp) the diesel lineup. In 1997, the 3.0-liter engine was replaced at last by an all-new 2.9-liter, 194 bhp (145 kW) V6, finally giving the car a worthy of its exceptional road

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