Peugeot Bipper (2008–2018)
- October 2007: Peugeot Bipper announced
- June 2008
- June 2008: Peugeot Bipper goes on sale in the UK
- August 2008: 2 Tronic gearbox added
- September 2008: Voted International Van of the Year 2009
- August 2010
Peugeot Bipper announced
The sister van to the Fiat Fiorino and Citroen Nemo, the Bipper is designed for professionals looking for a vehicle which is easy to drive and can be parked easily. Thanks to the asymmetric hinged rear doors and sliding side doors, the Bipper is also very easy to load and unload, even in the narrowest of spaces.It is available with a choice of two engines. A 1.4 litre petrol engine developing power of 75PS or a 1.4 litre HDi diesel engine developing 70PS and emitting only 119g/km of CO2.
The HDi diesel engine is also available with an optional electronically controlled manual gearbox, the first time this type of gearbox has been available on a Peugeot light commercial vehicle and this offers greater convenience to drivers using the vehicle in busy urban areas.
Inside, the cube-like load area has been designed to offer a generous usable space. The effective floor load length is 1.52m, with a maximum interior height of 1.18m. The width between the wheel arches is 1.05m, giving a total usable volume of 2.5m3.
It has extended service intervals requiring a service only every 20,000 miles or two years, regardless of engine type. To reduce costs and downtime further, the oil change and replacement of certain components such as the air filter, diesel filter, pollen filter and brake pads are all scheduled to coincide with the service interval. All of the above is based, naturally, on normal use of the vehicle. The timing belt is replaced every 140,000 miles or 10 years on the diesel engine, and 90,000 miles or 10 years on the petrol version.
Professional Pack launched. This adds air-conditioning, Bluetooth, bulkhead (half height & grille or full steel) and 14-inch wheel trims. These would cost £1,120 if bought individually but, purchased as part of the Professional Pack, cost £530, a saving of £590.
Peugeot Bipper goes on sale in the UK
Prices start at £7995 (exc VAT) and it's available in two versions - S and S with Plus Pack. The S with Plus Pack adds the following to the standard specification of the S model: one touch electric front windows, electric adjustable and heated door mirrors, remote control central locking with separate cab and load area locking, deadlocks and automatic drive away door locking.
A range of options will also be available for the Peugeot Bipper including a Comfort Pack which includes driver’s seat height adjustment, lumbar support and armrest, rake and reach adjustable steering and integrated clipboard (except where passenger or side airbags are specified). There is also the Tough Pack which adds 15-inch wheel upgrade, door sill protectors and mouldings, washable floor covering in cabin, raised suspension, front and rear mudflaps, under engine protection tray (not available on 2-Tronic) and 185/65 R15 tyres.
2 Tronic gearbox added
The five-speed electronically controlled manual gearbox is based on the standard manual gearbox, but 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). It reduces CO2 and claimed fuel consumption to 116g/km and 64.2mpg.
Voted International Van of the Year 2009
At a dynamic level, members of the jury applauded the vehicle’s engines, the availability of an electronically-controlled manual gearbox and its agile road holding.
Warranty extended to 100,000 miles. Three year warranty extended from the previous 60,000 mile limit.