Citroen C5

From Citroen press: Recognized as one of the best-styled models in its segment, the CITROËN C5 has been subtly upgraded. The changes enable the car to keep all its character while making it immediately visible and recognizable out on the road. LEDs have been added under the headlamps. Active day and night and combined with a light guide, they subtly strengthen the car’s light signature. The headlamps retain all the existing functions, including xenon dual-function directional lights and corner lights. The rear lights get a new “Dark Crystal” treatment with clear glass in the central section.

A new engine is making its appearance in the CITROËN C5 range, a new-generation 2.2 litre powerplant bringing across-the-board progress on power, torque, silence, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Upgrades made to this engine are in line with those already used on other diesel units in the range (4-cylinder, 1.6 l and 2 l, 3 l V6). They chiefly concern the common rail system, now third-generation, with maximum injection pressure up to 2,000 bars, combustion chambers retaining ECCS (Extreme Conventional Combustion System) technology, and a lower compression ratio (16 to 1), for enhanced operating silence and lower emissions.

Engine feed is still via two turbochargers, whose parallel sequential set-up provides plentiful torque from the lowest engine speeds.

The CITROËN C5 HDi 200 DPFS develops 150 kW EEC (204 bhp) at 3,500 rpm and maximum torque of 450 Nm to 2,000 rpm.

Mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox, the engine provides remarkable performance, with a top speed of 230 km/h (225 km/h for the Tourer), 0-100 km/h in 8.3 seconds (8.6) and combined-cycle consumption of 5.9 l/100 km (6.1). The saloon emits 155 g/km of CO2 and the Tourer 159 g/km. Like the CITROËN C5 HDi 240 DPFS, the new version stands out visually with its chrome-finished double tailpipe.

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