Peugeot Partner (2008–2018)

Model History

January 2008

New Peugeot Partner revealed

With a length of 4.38m, the new Partner has a load volume of 3.3m3 and a maximum payload of up to 850 kg. The load area length of 1.8m can also be extended to 3m thanks to the new Multi-Flex passenger seat. This feature allows three people to sit in the front which was the first time this option was been available in the small panel van segment.

Thanks to the use of the Peugeot 308 powertrain, the new Partner benefits from improved acoustic comfort, combined with an ergonomic driving position and excellent visibility. This all combines to give the new Partner a high level of quality.

Can also be specified with Peugeot's Innovative Grip Control system (first seen on the 3008) on L1 HDi 90 850kg van and crew van models in both S and SE trim levels, as part of an All Terrain Option Pack. Combined with the Grip Control the option also includes under-engine protection tray, up-rated 195/70 R15 tyres, one-touch electric front windows, remote control central door locking, electric heated mirrors and passenger airbag with deactivation switch. When the option is selected on SE trim level vehicles, one-touch electric front windows, remote control central door locking and electric heated mirrors are already included as standard.

Grip Control consists of an enhanced traction control system and up-rated tyres. It is aimed at customers looking for a van that offers enhanced "all terrain" capabilities, in terms of traction compared to that of a "traditional" van, regardless of the type of terrain encountered.

The aim of the system is to optimise the traction of both front wheels by using clever electronic control, incorporated within the ESP electronic control unit (ECU). Controlling the system electronically allows the system to be more efficient and effective than a conventional mechanical limited slip differential. Five individual operating modes are available which can be selected by the driver and are accessible via a dedicated control mounted on the central fascia panel.

June 2008

Partner Professional launched

The Professional Pack adds air-conditioning, a Bluetooth phone kit, half height bulkhead with mesh grille and load space access door along with the Plus Pack (one touch electric windows, electric heated mirrors, remote control central locking) on the S versions only – standard fitment on SE versions.

All these options would normally cost £930 if bought individually on the S version but, purchased as part of the Professional Pack cost £610, a customer saving of £320. On the SE version, the Pack costs £500, a customer saving of £320 over the individual option costs.

April 2012

Revised Partner introduced

The Partner gets a new, more modern appearance along with start/stop on all its Euro 5 e-HDi engines. Emissions are now down to 123g/km.

September 2012

Partner Electric launched

Based on the normal Partner, the new Partner Electric is fitted with an electric drive train that operates on two high-energy lithium-ion battery packs with a capacity of 22.5kW/h. Fitted to the under body of the vehicle, either side of the rear axle, they preserve Partner’s road handling behaviour as well as the useable dimensions of the load space.

The Partner Electric has a high performance and compact electric motor of the permanent magnet, synchronous type. This motor is able to offer dynamic performance of the first order with a power of 67bhp and torque of 200Nm, available instantly. To make it suitable for all types of daily use, Partner Electric benefits from two charging modes for its battery: a normal charge (up to 16A) in 6 to 9 hours and a fast charge (up to 125A) allowing recovery of 80% of the capacity of the batteries in only 30 minutes. The range 105 miles was a new benchmark in the electric small van segment.

June 2015

Facelifted Peugeot Partner goes on sale

Enhancements include new Euro 6 engines, additional features and a smart new front-end design. Inside the modifications made to the floor pan mean that even the L1 version has the capacity for 2 Euro pallets.

Amongt the proven, economical engines in the range, there are new VTi petrol and BlueHDi diesel units to choose from, which meet Euro 6 standards.

  • 1.6-litre VTi 98 Petrol 5-speed manual Euro 6
  • 1.6-litre HDi 75 5-speed manual
  • 1.6-litre HDi 92 5-speed manual
  • 1.6-litre HDi 92 ATV with Grip Control 5-speed manual
  • 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S 5-speed manual Euro 6
  • 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S 6-speed ETG Euro 6

Fuel consumption and emissions are on average 15 per cent lower than the outgoing units. The 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S version now has record low emissions, from 108g/km, and comes with either a manual or electronic-controlled automatic gearbox.

Available in S, SE and Professional trims, new features have been added at every level. Cruise control and a speed limiter are now standard from SE, while front parking sensors and a reversing camera are now on the options list.

Professional vans now come with a TomTom GO 5000 sat-nav fitted as standard, a first in the sector (and also on Bipper and Expert vans). It clips magnetically to a charging dock mounted on the A-pillar, enabling the five-inch touch-screen to be within handy reach.

A first for the New Partner range is ‘Active City Brake’, available across the range from November this year. It is an automatic urban braking system which activates when a risk of collision is detected, up to speeds of 20mph. By helping to avoid accidents, or reduce the seriousness of an impact, it has a positive effect on the insurance group rating and running costs – another key factor for business users.

January 2017

Haynes Manual available for Peugeot Partner 2008 - 2016: Models covered are: Citroen Berlingo Multispace & Van (B9 or II model range) with 1.6 litre (1560cc) turbo-diesel engine and Peugeot Partner Teepee & Van (B9 or II model range) with 1.6 litre (1560cc) turbo-diesel engine. Price £22.99. Buy direct:

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