The amount of C5 sedans sold around the world by the end of 2010 counts more than 200 thousand. This was the reason Citroen management decided to show their new C5 generation on the annual Paris International Motor Show that took place in 2011. The new car hasnâ€™t changed because of the relatively new and modern look of its predecessor produced in 2008. Thatâ€™s why the engineers limited the exterior look changes with only new LED elements and slightly changed the back lights design.
Inside modifications also are minimal, the salon design stayed the same as well as the control panel. So what did change in the new C5 and why did Citroen even make this car? Among the new features of the car is the eTouch satellite system that allows you to communicate with local service center and makes emergency calls itself in case of accidents.
The main changes though took place under the C5â€™s hood. The car now has the innovative 2.0 liter 110 hp diesel engine combined with HDic turbocharger based on micro-hybrid technology, which includes a "stop-start" system generating energy from the braking process. New turbo engine is started with the help of robotic gearbox EGS6. And bearing in mind the fact that the new C5 model has the original high resistant tires installed, this Citroen carâ€™s e-HDi can run more than hundred miles with fuel consumption of about only 4.6 liters, and the amount of harmful emissions produced of only 120 g / km.
The new C5 also has a four-cylinder engine with the capacity of 204 2.2 HDi (instead of 173 in the previous model) installed that has an upgraded fuel injection system Common Rail. The time needed to accelerate up to 100 km/h is almost 8.3 seconds. The maximum speed this one could show is 230 km/h. The fuel consumption is 5.9 l/100 km - for the sedan, and 6.1 l/100 km - for the SUV. A legacy of 1.8-liter 127-horsepower gasoline engine was replaced by an economical 1.6-liter 120-hp power unit, working with a 6-speed robotized gearbox. According to an official Citroen press release, the fuel consumption of the new motor does not exceed 6,2 l/100 km.