2010 Paris Auto Show: Citroen C5
Styling wise, modifications have been made to the headlamps, with the addition of LEDs active day and night and combined with a light guide. 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.
Performance tweaks include two major changes to the powertrain, with the new C5 now featuring e-HDi micro-hybrid technology, combining second-generation Stop & Start and the electronic gearbox system with the HDi 110 DPFS diesel engine. Steering-wheel paddles and low rolling resistance tires are also included.
The new C5 also sees the addition of a new-generation 2.2 litre HDi engine developing 204 bhp and 450 Nm of torque, and mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. This version boasts a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h) or 140 mph (225 km/h) for the Tourer, 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 8.3 seconds (8.6) and combined-cycle consumption of 40 mpg (5.9 l/100 km) or 38.5 mpg (6.1 l/100km) for the Tourer.
The saloon emits 155 g/km of CO and the Tourer 159 g/km. This version stands out visually with its chrome-finished double tailpipe.
Citroen’s eTouch is also available on the C5, offering two buttons: “SOS” for emergency calls (the call is also triggered automatically in the event of impact) and “Double Chevron” for assistance calls.
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