French importer Citroen has introduced two new engines in its revised 2010 C5 Sedan and Tourer lineup.
The new 2.0-litre and 3.0-litre HDi turbo-diesel engines are the latest European specification and are Euro V compliant. As well as better performance and quieter operation, the new engines are significantly cleaner.
Only the crankshaft in the new 2.0-litre is carried over from its predecessor – everything else is new. Power is up to 120kW, torque is enhanced to 340Nm, zero to 100km/h is down to 10 seconds but fuel consumption is down to 6.8l/100kms (Sedan) and 6.9l/100kms (Tourer).
The 3.0-litre engine replaces the previous 2.7-litre unit and the V6 twin-turbo is good for 177kW/450Nm. Unlike its predecessor, the new engine is a common rail direct injection design with a Bosch system delivering fuel at 2.0 bar. Both Sedan and Tourer models accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 7.9 seconds and fuel consumption is down to 7.4l/100kms.
C5 is available in two model grades – Comfort and Exclusive – and remains very highly specified inside with up to nine airbags for passenger safety.
Pricing starts at $49,990.