Peugeot 1972

204
304
404
504
504 Coupé & Cabriolet
104 - premiera w Paryżu

France

The Peugeot badge appearing on the front grille of the 304 and 504 has changed. Now it is gold coloured solid in place of the silver/grey coloured outline badge.
Optional, more powerful 304 S versions sporting a twin choke/twin barrel carburettor (XL3S). The saloon received a simplified rear light cluster design in September and the roof line of the saloon was discretely squared off to give greater headroom for rear passengers. The window frames on the rear doors were modified correspondingly adding about and inch and a half to their rearmost upper edge and making them unique to the 304, while the car's front doors remaining interchangeable with those on the 204.
The brand new Peugeot 104 is a compact four-door fastback. Although it has a short, sloping rear end suggesting a hatchback, there is a separate boot, as on a conventional saloon. Power is provided from a 954 cc Douvrin engine called the PSA X engine, an all-aluminium alloy, chain driven overhead cam, with gearbox in the sump.

PEUGEOT 104 £950-1,100 approx.
Proving that their close collaboration with Renault does not exclude direct competition in any particular sector of the market. Peugeot launch a new four-door small family car which appeals to very much the same clientele as the three-door Renault 5. The four-cylinder engine is transverse, driving the front wheels, as on 204 and 304 and suspension is all-independent.
PEUGEOT 304 ESTATE £1,367
Developed originally from the 204, the 304 has similar bodywork, but a different front end and the transverse light alloy overhead camshaft engine is 1,288 c.c. instead of 1,130. Suspension is all-independent and the disc/drum brakes have servo assistance. The saloons, Coupé and convertible now appear in 304'S form with twin-choke carburetter delivering 80 b.h.p. gross. Recent improvements concern instruments and rear lamps.
PEUGEOT 504 TI £2,100
The most powerful of the 504 series, with Kugelfischer fuel injection, also has halogen headlamps. It is equipped with a tachometer, heated rear window and sun roof. Pininfarina did the body styling but in conformity with the conservative Peugeot tradition. Rear suspension is by semi-trailing wishbones and coil springs. In France there's a diesel 504 too - producing 65 b.h.p.

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204

204
Berline
; wb: 2,595 mm
 1130 cc, 55 bhp
Break; wb: 2,595 mm
 1130 cc, 55 bhp
 1255 cc, 40 bhp, diesel
Furgonnette; wb: 2,595 mm
 1130 cc, 55 bhp

 

304

304
Berline; wb: 2595 mm
  1288 cc, 65 bhp
Coupé; wb: 2305 mm
  1288 cc, 65 bhp
  1288 cc, 75 bhp - new
Cabriolet; wb: 2305 mm
  1288 cc, 65 bhp
  1288 cc, 75 bhp - new
Break; wb: 2595 mm
  1288 cc, 65 bhp)

 

504

504
Berline; wb: 2740 mm
504 GL (1971 cm, 93 ch)
504 TI (1971 cm, 104 ch)
504 Diesel (2112 cm, 65 ch)
Break
 504 Com. (1796 cm, 73 ch)

 

504 Coupé and Cabriolet

Coupé
Cabriolet
 1971 cc, 104 ch-DIN, injection

 

404

Berline

 

104