PEUGEOT 406 COUPÉ

WHAT

Technical innovation and high end quality in a production car

A car that is a symbol of a timeless beauty, personality and identity which do not fade away, but indeed become worthier with the passing of time. Peugeot 406 Coupé is an high tech niche car entirely built inside Pininfarina plants: for the first time since the beginning of the partnership with Peugeot, the Italian design house assumes the responsibility for the entire project, undertaking mass production of the complete vehicle and not merely of the body.

 

Peugeot 406 Coupé is the winner of several awards:

 

• "World's Most Beautiful Coupé" in 1997;
• "Car Design Award" for the best production car design in 1997;
• "Best Looking Car of the Year" award in 1998.

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PEUGEOT 406 COUPÉ

How

Technical and aesthetic credibility

The fluid, soft shapes and the absolute continuity and integration of the lines make the design radically innovative without artificial styling elements, while maintaining the sobriety of the surface treatment; the outcome is a pure and elegant car, a balanced synthesis of round, soft and taut lines, with no personality or character loss, in which the added value in terms of image and prestige combines harmoniously with the spirit of Peugeot.
Furthermore, the curving waistline and the dihedron running along the side reiterated in the rubbing strip are an example of Pininfarina style: the muscular dynamism conveyed by the design is the effect of these soft surfaces which rest on clear, trenchant lines.
The floorplan, the mechanics and the engine are taken from Peugeot 406 saloon.
The design set out to achieve the highest possible quality and comfort also for the interiors, in order to meet the expectations of customers of a “coupé plaisir” with four comfortable proper seats; the uniformity of the materials lets the compartment not to be divided into a technical area for the driver and a comfortable area for passengers.

PEUGEOT 406 COUPÉ

WHY

Ergonomic and safe

The greatest attention is taken in ergonomics and security optimization: the car’s aero-acoustic comfort level is particularly high thanks to accurate research sessions in the Pininfarina Tunnel directed both at reducing external sources of noise and at the optimal design of the sealing system; passengers safety is guaranteed thanks to the body, the polycarbonate bumpers and the windows which are automatically locked in a danger situation.

PEUGEOT 406 COUPÉ

WHO

The evolution of Peugeot – Pininfarina partnership

Peugeot 406 Coupé, designed, developed and produced by pininfarina, represents the success of a partnership that with this specific collaboration has a turning point: the French maker decides to give to Pininfarina both the design of the interns and the external parts, the development, and, for the first time, the management of production, including mechanical parts assembly and trials.

PEUGEOT 406 COUPÉ

WHERE

ITALY



Pininfarina
Turin

Peugeot Automobili Italia S.p.A
Milan

FRANCE


Paris

PEUGEOT 406 COUPÉ

WHEN

TIMELINE

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PEUGEOT 406 COUPÉ

CONTACT

CONTACT

PININFARINA
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