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New twin-turbo diesel for Citroen C5

27 June 2006

  • 2.2-litre twin-turbo diesel develops 170bhp
  • Engine can return an average of 46mpg
  • Will also appear in C6 and C8 models

Citroen's C5 is to get a new 170bhp twin-turbo diesel engine

Citroen's C5 family car is to get a new 170bhp 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine.

Developed in partnership with sister company Peugeot and Ford, the 2.2 170bhp HDI unit can power the C5 from 0 to 62mph in 8.1 seconds (saloon version) and can return and average of 46mpg.

Its carbon dioxide emissions are 160g/km, putting the car into the 22% company car tax bracket.

The diesel will come fitted to a six-speed manual gearbox, but expect a six-speed auto by the end of the year.

The new motor has two turbochargers, which give the car lots of pull, especially at low speeds.

Citroen has yet to decide which trim levels will receive the new engine, but expect a premium of around £1500 over the current 2.0-litre diesel. Citroen says that it will be in the UK in the next few months.

The new engine will eventually be fitted to the C6 executive car and C8 people-carrier. You can also expect to see it in a new seven-seater MPV, which will slot between the Xsara Picasso and C8, and is set to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September.

The engine is already available in the Peugeot 407 family car and will be available in its 607 by September.

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