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Citroen C5 New Engines

Citroen tries to keep up with the times and announces a few changes meant to keep down the fuel consumption and the CO2 emissions throughout the C5 range.

The first highlight is the introduction of the 1.6-liter 16v THP engine. This was co-developed with BMW and produces 155 hp and is meant to replace the out-going 2.0i 16V 143hp unit. This engine is Euro V and gets mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. It is available in the VTR Saloon. It has an 18.5 percent increase in combined-cycle fuel economy and a 16 percent reduction in CO2 emissions - down from 198g/km to 167g/km.

Also, the new 2.0HDi 16V 160hp diesel has replaced the 2.0HDi 16V 140hp and the 2.2HDi 16V 173hp engines. The new unit can be ordered with a 6 speed manual gearbox or a 6 speed automatic gearbox. The new engine provides 340 Nm at 2,000 rpm, which means a 14% increase in power, a 3% increase in fuel economy and CO2 emissions down 4%, to 147 g/km.

Citroen also renamed the SX trim level VTR, but the specifications remained unchanged. The French also decided the integration of a new bluetooth system with USB box as standard equipment on all Exclusive models. This means the driver will be safer, thanks to the mobile phone connection, and happier, thanks to the ability to connect portable media players directly into the car’s audio system.


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