These official photos, leaked to automotive magazine AutoWeek.nl, preview the sleek lines and premium packaging of the upcoming Citroen C5, the finished product of which has itself already been leaked.

The covers have well and truly been lifted off Citroen's four-seater concept car, the C-Airscape, soon to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. These "official" photos, supposedly leaked to automotive magazine AutoWeek.nl, preview the sleek lines and premium packaging of the upcoming Citroen C5, the finished product of which has itself already been leaked.

Earlier in the year, we brought you sneaky pics of Citroen's mid-range saloon, re-entering the market to tackle the likes of Ford's new Mondeo and the forthcoming Vectra. The C5's debut was expected to be scheduled for Frankfurt, although Autoweek.nl maintain that a Geneva Motor Show unveiling is more likely. But exclusive of the 6 month advance on the C5's styling, the C-Airscape may very well have its roots in previewing a new convertible C5.

Following in the footsteps of sister manufacturer Peugeot and its 407 Coupé, the C5 is likely to spawn a production version of the C-Airscape concept car, not only introducing an entirely new model to the C5 range, but taking the firm upmarket. Front styling echoing Pininfarina's 406 Coupé and Audi-esque rear styling suggest Citroen want to take on the Germans with improved packaging and stunning good looks.

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