Car reviews - Citroen - C5 - SX HDi sedan
30 Jan 2002
ONLY the 2.0-litre petrol C5 is available as a manual: turbo-diesel and V6 models come only with four-speed automatic gearboxes with a sequential shifting facility. The four-cylinder automatic gearboxes are produced by the PSA group (Peugeot, Citroen, Renault), while the V6 uses a higher capacity sequential four-speeder from ZF. In automatic mode, the gearbox computer reads parameters such as road surface, grip, vehicle loading, acceleration, deceleration as well as the selected program (Sport or Snow) to decide which gears to select, and how long to hold them. Sequential mode is selected in standard fashion by moving the lever to the left.
Did you know?Ateco, Citroen's Australian importer, plans to sell around 600 C5s in 2002, lifting total sales expectations from 1000 in 2001 to 1500 in 2002
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