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Peugeot 1918 - 1945

Peugeot Typ 174 S
Displacement3828 cm³
Performance63 kW (85 HP)
Rated speed1900 rpm
EngineIn-line four-cylinder
Top speedApprox. 100 km/h
Manufactured1923 - 1926

The fact that some products were in urgent need after World War I, helped Peugeot in regaining its strength. Thus the company started with the Quadrilette, an inexpensive car, much ahead of its competitors Renault and Citroen. Peugeot developed further towards one of the biggest companies in France. A range of products was offered, including also 6-cylinder engines.

Robert Peugeot led the company, apparently with a good overview. He arranged parts of the concern anew, and he introduced the name system, still valid today, with one zero in the middle (205). It was introduced with the Peugeot 201, marks the class (series) by the first digit and the temporal order of its appearance by the last. Thus a coming 301 should be a little bigger than a 201 and the 205 was to succeed the 204. Interesting also is the tradition not to stop the production of the predecessor immediately when the successor is introduced.

The first model named after this system was presented in 1929, and today (2006) we have the Peugeots 206 and 207. You see this system has a long continuance. Only nowadays there is a problem with two possible cars below the '2'. As there is not enough space they helped themselves with a double zero. At the time of the introduction of the system, Robert Peugeot was clever enough to patent this simple systematic. Thus, later on, Porsche was forbidden, to name a new car 901.

So Peugeot should be blamed that Porsche has a 911-series.The 201 was the base of the Peugeot vehicles from 1930 on. It had to compete against strong or cheaper competitors. Nevertheless, it asserted itself with its 1.1 liters of cubic capacity and 17 kW (23 HP). For the first time a bodywork was made in collaboration with Ambi-Budd in Berlin. The engine was later transmitted even to Audi. Adapting the 201, the 301 was introduced, indeed, with stronger engine and front independent suspension.

We approach the end of this time between both world wars which was marked by worldwide economic difficulties. Everywhere fusions were forced on automobile factories being badly in debt. Only Peugeot survived this time relatively easily. If there are a crisis in 1932, then the more homemade.

It was the time in which Peugeot conquered the North-African market, too and performed a lot of reliability testing. On this field the company acquired high merits, creating a lasting effect till today. And if today we associates the company almost exclusively with the rallye sport, then there is much racing development between the wars. The DOHC engines were already mentioned. 4-valve engines were introduced and valid cubic capacities with up to eight cylinders for different racing categories. Generally, the company seemed to specialise in engines. Still today it has fame as being one of the early (1928) manufacturers of diesel engines.

Mention should also be the model 401, which will be just a success as 402. For this is planned then even the first diesel version but there are in between the preparations for war.

Completely different from the First World War are the neighbour countries of Germany captured relatively quickly in the Second. This also the Peugeot factories brings in enemy hands. In rest they can look at all production and development locations of a former competitor. In addition, of course, the German armed forces should be supported. The factory management succeeds obviously a long time more likely to work for civilian fields. After that, the circumstances are unclear, because then mesh Allied bombings, sabotage and conscious induced bottlenecks in supply.