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Friday, November 12, 2010

Peugeot 504 (1968-1983)

Peugeot 504 had its public debut at the Geneva Motor twelfth in September 1968. It was a version of the sedan. In 1969 he joined the 2-door coupe and 2-door convertible, and in 1970 5-door station wagon.

Applied initially only one engine, 1796cc four-cylinder with a capacity reaching power of 82 hp (standard version) and 97 hp (Injection - injection). In 1970 the car received a new four-cylinder engine with a capacity of 1971cc and power of 93 hp and 104 hp (injection) and four-cylinder diesel engine with a capacity of 2112cc and power of 65 hp.

Available boxes: 4-speed manual or 3-speed automatic (ZF 3HP22).

The car had a rear wheel. Dangel French company produced a version of Peugeots 504 4x4 (variety Break (station wagon) and pick-up).

The standard was available sunroof.

The car replaced the Model 404 and has been recognized as a European car of the year 1969. In 1979 he introduced a newer model Peugeot 505, with which Peugeot 504 and Peugeot 604 and Talbot Tagora, shared many mechanical parts.

In Europe, until 1983 produced over three million copies of that car. Later production moved abroad and is being continued, especially in Nigeria (PAN company).

In April 1973, presented a version of the Peugeot 504 L in connection with the oil crisis. 1796cc engine capacity and power of 96 hp (automatic gearbox 81 hp).

Peugeot 504 is one of the most popular cars used as taxis in Africa. The reason for this is that the car works well in rough terrain, while you can buy brand new cars from Peugeot Peugeot Nigeria and Kenya.

Peugeot 504 was also produced in Argentina until 1999, but later models were slightly modified front and rear, and also had a new interior.

Its engine and suspension were used in later models Paykan, an Iranian version of Hillman Hunter.