Citroen has released first details of an advanced 3.0HDi V6 240hp engine to be introduced to the Citroen C5 and Citroen C6 ranges later this summer. The unit is the most powerful production engine in the history of the Marque.
It delivers the neat trick of offering more power and improved performance, alongside better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. The new engine improves fuel economy by 13-17% and reduces CO2 by 12-15%, compared to the current 2.7HDi V6 208hp unit.
With advanced new engine technology, the new V6 diesel incorporates the third generation of Citroen's common-rail direct injection system and offers drivers a refined driving experience with its quiet operation and more efficient performance. Delivering an abundance of torque, the new V6 diesel provides exceptional driving pleasure for every-day motoring.
Fuel saving features in the new engine include a piloted alternator, which recovers energy during deceleration and braking. The engine also fully complies with future Euro V standards, ahead of the compulsory introduction to production vehicles in January 2011.
Mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox, the powerful and efficient unit means drivers can now benefit from up to 38mpg on the combined cycle. Highlighting Citroen's continuing commitment to the environment, not only does this engine come with a Diesel Particulate Filter System (DPFS) for an ultra-clean exhaust, but CO2 emissions are also reduced to 195g/km.
The improved emissions also put both the new Citroen C5 and Citroen C6 V6 diesel models into the lower Tax band J, creating a saving of £325 on cars registered in the 2010 / 2011 RFL period.Published 15 June 2009