Citroen C5 gets cleaner engines
* Two new engines * Cleaner, and cheaper to run * SX trim renamed...
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.
CO2 emissions (g/km) 1.6i 16V THP (153bhp)
1672.0 HDi (158bhp)
1472.0 HDi (158bhp) Auto
CO2 emissions (g/km) 2.0 HDi (158bhp)
1492.0 HDi (158bhp) Auto
Other changes to the range include Bluetooth as standard for Exclusive models, and the SX trim has been renamed VTR (specification remains unchanged).