Citroen C5 gets cleaner engines

  • Two new engines
  • Cleaner, and cheaper to run
  • SX trim renamed
Two cleaner engines for the Citroen C5
Two cleaner engines for the Citroen C5
Citroen's C5 range has been updated with two greener engines.

A new 153bhp 1.6 turbocharged petrol engine will be available with the VTR+ NAV saloon. Compared with the engine it replaces, the new unit has improved average economy by 18.5% and cut CO2 emissions by 16% from 198g/km to 167g/km. This reduction means road tax is down from £215 to £175.

Cleaner diesel engine
There's also a new 158bhp 2.0 diesel engine to replace both the 138bhp 2.0 and the 171bhp 2.2 units. This offers the choice of a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox and is available in both saloon and Tourer estate models, in VTR+ NAV and Exclusive trim.

Compared with the outgoing 138bhp unit, the new 158bhp manual version produces 14% more power and a modest 3% improvement in fuel economy, along with a cut of 4% in CO2 emissions. The reduction from 198g/km to 147g/km means road tax is reduced from £150 to £125.

For the automatic versions, CO2 emissions are 179g/km on both the saloon and tourer – reduced from 189g/km and 191g/km respectively. In both cases, road tax is reduced by £40, from £215 to £175.

Company car tax rates are also reduced with both new engines.


Saloon

Engine
Max speed
0-62mph
Average mpg
CO2 emissions (g/km)
1.6i 16V THP (153bhp)
130mph
8.6 seconds
39.8
167
2.0 HDi (158bhp)
130mph
9.1 seconds
50.4
147
2.0 HDi (158bhp) Auto
130mph
10 seconds
41.5
179


Tourer

Engine
Max speed
0-62mph
Average mpg
CO2 emissions (g/km)
2.0 HDi (158bhp)
130mpg
9.3 seconds
49.6
149
2.0 HDi (158bhp) Auto
129mph
10.2 seconds
40.9
179


Other changes
Other changes to the range include Bluetooth as standard for Exclusive models, and the SX trim has been renamed VTR (specification remains unchanged).
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