New models - Citroen - C5
Facelifted C5 gains petrol engines
V6 and four-cylinder engines join HDi turbo-diesel in Citroen's facelifted C5 range
12 Jul 2005
CITROEN Australia has launched updated four-cylinder and V6 petrol variants of its C5 range.
Joining turbo-diesel models launched in February, the petrol range starts from$39,490 for either sedan or wagon versions using a 2.0-litre engine and a five-speed manual transmission.
A four-speed automatic with pseudomanual shift mode adds another $2500.
A 3.0-litre V6 paired exclusively to a six-speed automatic is also available, starting from $55,990.
Standard equipment runs to Citroen’s height-adjustable Hydractive 3 suspension system, seven airbags (including a driver’s knee airbag), climate-control air-conditioning, electronic stability program, automatic headlights (active Xenon on the V6), 16-inch alloys, automatic windscreen wipers and a tyre pressuremonitor.
Mechanically, the new Euro IV 2.0-litre petrol engine develops 103kW at 6000rpmand 200Nm at 4000rpm.
The five-speed manual C5 has a top speed of 210km/h and can accelerate from 0-100km/h in a claimed 9.1 seconds.
The auto-only 3.0-litre V6 features variable valve timing and develops 155kW at 6000rpm and 290Nm at 3750rpm.
The V6 has a top speed of 230km/h and will accelerate to 100km/h in a claimed 8.6 seconds.
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