CITROËN C5 GETS NEW GREENER ENGINES AND A MODEL RANGE UPDATE
Citroën maintains its reputation for producing lower CO2 engines with the introduction of two new greener power-plants in the C5 range. A number of other model range changes are also implemented with immediate effect.
The key improvements are:
A new BMW co-developed 1.6i 16V THP 155hp petrol engine has replaced the out-going 2.0i 16V 143hp unit. This Euro V engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and is available in the VTR+ NAV Saloon.
A new 2.0HDi 16V 160hp diesel has replaced the 2.0HDi 16V 140hp and the 2.2HDi 16V 173hp engines. Also Euro V rated, this new unit offers the choice of a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox and is available on both Saloon and Tourer models, in VTR+ NAV and Exclusive trim.
The SX trim level is renamed VTR (specification remains unchanged).
The integration of a new Bluetooth® system with USB box as standard equipment on Exclusive models.
The new 1.6i 16V THP 155hp petrol delivers 240Nm (177lb.ft) of torque at 1400rpm and an 8% increase in power, combined with an 18.5% increase in combined-cycle fuel economy and a 16% reduction in CO2 emissions – down from 198g/km to 167g/km. Thanks to the lower emissions, VED is reduced from £215 to £175.
The new 2.0HDi 16V 160hp diesel provides 340Nm (251lb.ft) of torque at 2000rpm and – in comparison to the out-going 140hp manual C5 Saloon – a 14% increase in power, a 3% increase in fuel economy (combined cycle) and reduced CO2 emissions – down 4% from 153g/km to 147g/km. The lower emissions means VED is reduced from £150 to £125 (includes the Tourer manual).
For the automatic versions, CO2 emissions are 179g/km on both the Saloon and Tourer – reduced from 189g/km and 191g/km respectively. In both cases VED is reduced by £40, from £215 to £175.
Significantly, for company car drivers, BIK taxation charges also reduce with the launch of these new engines.
The introduction of the new integrated Bluetooth® system with USB Box – as standard on Exclusive models – provides drivers with an easy and safe way to stay in contact on the move, along with the ability to connect portable media players directly into the car’s audio system.