Citroen maintains its reputation for producing lower CO2 engines with the introduction of two new greener power-plants in the Citroen C5 range. A number of other model range changes are also implemented with immediate effect.
The Citroen C5 Key Improvements
- 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 Citroen 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 Citroen C5 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.Published 10 November 2009