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Body style: Wagon (station wagon, estate, combi, touring)
Segment: Medium

By 1997, Citroen was already forced to desperate measures to increase the global XM sales and introduced a second and final facelifted version.

When it was introduced in 1989 as a replacement for the CX, it was a revolution that fired up the market, and it became an instant success that lasted for a year and a half until the technical issues started to spoil the car's image. The French carmaker introduced a facelifted version in 1994, but without solving the technical problems. From there on, the XM's sales went down. In 1997, Citroen made a last facelift for the entire XM range, including the station wagon.

For the 1997 version, the French didn't want to pay anything to the original designer, Bertone, and decided to keep the car as it was. Thus, the carmaker didn't spoil the XM's look. For the station wagon version, Citroen kept the same tall tailgate and smoked taillights. To justify their money, the design department offered a choice of new hubcaps.

With an increased demand for safer cars, the carmaker found a smart way to convince its customers by introducing side airbags for the XM. The decision was right, in terms of safety but not in terms of sales. Citroen found itself in an even more difficult situation, but it still didn't fix the Hydractive II suspension that made so many cars failing on the roads.

If the design and safety couldn't make the car sell better, Citroen thought that more power would do the trick. It installed a new 3.0 V-6 engine under the hood. The XM was sold in smaller numbers than the company hoped for, and it was axed from the assembly lines in 2000. It was already an old vehicle, by those times standards.

CITROEN XM Break 1997 - 2000 3 Photos
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CITROEN XM Break 1997 - 2000
  3 gasoline engines
  • 2.0i 5MT (135 HP)
  • 2.0L Turbo 5MT (150 HP)
  • 3.0L V6 5MT (194 HP)
  2 diesel engines
  • 2.1L Turbo D 5MT (110 HP)
  • 2.5L Turbo D 5MT (131 HP)

CITROEN XM Break 2.0i 5MT (135 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0i 5MT (135 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
99 KW @ 5500 RPM
135 HP @ 5500 RPM
133 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
133 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM
180 Nm @ 4200 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
21.1 gallons (79.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
123 mph (198 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/60R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
195.3 in (4961 mm)
Width
70.5 in (1791 mm)
Height
57.9 in (1471 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.8/57.1 in (1,519/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
112.2 in (2850 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3163.6 lbs (1435 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4563.6 lbs (2070 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17.4 mpg US (13.5 L/100Km)
Highway
31.8 mpg US (7.4 L/100Km)
Combined
24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
229 g/km

CITROEN XM Break 2.0L Turbo 5MT (150 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L Turbo 5MT (150 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
110 KW @ 5300 RPM
150 HP @ 5300 RPM
148 BHP @ 5300 RPM
Torque
173 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
235 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
21.1 gallons (79.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
126.8 mph (204 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/60VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
195.3 in (4961 mm)
Width
70.5 in (1791 mm)
Height
57.9 in (1471 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.8/57.1 in (1,519/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
112.2 in (2850 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3196.7 lbs (1450 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4629.7 lbs (2100 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16.2 mpg US (14.5 L/100Km)
Highway
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)
Combined
22.6 mpg US (10.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
248 g/km

CITROEN XM Break 3.0L V6 5MT (194 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L V6 5MT (194 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2946 cm3
Power
143 KW @ 5500 RPM
194 HP @ 5500 RPM
192 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
197 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
267 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
21.1 gallons (79.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
141.7 mph (228 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/60VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
195.3 in (4961 mm)
Width
70.5 in (1791 mm)
Height
57.9 in (1471 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.8/57.1 in (1,519/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
112.2 in (2850 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3648.7 lbs (1655 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4982.4 lbs (2260 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
14.8 mpg US (15.9 L/100Km)
Highway
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)
Combined
21.6 mpg US (10.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
260 g/km

CITROEN XM Break 2.1L Turbo D 5MT (110 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.1L Turbo D 5MT (110 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2088 cm3
Power
81 KW @ 4300 RPM
110 HP @ 4300 RPM
109 BHP @ 4300 RPM
Torque
181 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
245 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
21.1 gallons (79.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
114.3 mph (184 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/65R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
195.3 in (4961 mm)
Width
70.5 in (1791 mm)
Height
57.9 in (1471 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.8/57.1 in (1,519/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
112.2 in (2850 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3273.9 lbs (1485 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4673.8 lbs (2120 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
24.5 mpg US (9.6 L/100Km)
Highway
42 mpg US (5.6 L/100Km)
Combined
33.1 mpg US (7.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
190 g/km

CITROEN XM Break 2.5L Turbo D 5MT (131 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L Turbo D 5MT (131 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2445 cm3
Power
96 KW @ 4300 RPM
131 HP @ 4300 RPM
129 BHP @ 4300 RPM
Torque
210 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
285 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
21.1 gallons (79.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
119.3 mph (192 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
13.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/65R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
195.3 in (4961 mm)
Width
70.5 in (1791 mm)
Height
57.9 in (1471 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.8/57.1 in (1,519/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
112.2 in (2850 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3542.8 lbs (1607 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4938.4 lbs (2240 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
21.6 mpg US (10.9 L/100Km)
Highway
39.9 mpg US (5.9 L/100Km)
Combined
30.5 mpg US (7.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
206 g/km
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