Citroen C5 (2008–2016)

Model History

October 2007

Citroen C5 previewed in concept form

Second generation C5 first shown as Airlounge concept and Airplay cabrio concept at Frankfurt Show September 2007. Very good looking.

August 2008

Second generation Citroen C5 launched in the UK

4,780mm long x 1,860mm wide x 1,450mm high. Tourer (4,875mm long). Petrol engines include 127bhp 1.8i 16V and 143bhp 2.0i 16V units,while there are four HDi diesel engines – HDi 110, HDi 138, HDi 173 and HDi V6 208 units – each fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter System that virtually eliminates particle emissions. Manual or automatic transmissions.

Second-generation fixed-centred controls steering wheel (as C4), with membrane-covered controls, providing easy access to key functions such as the cruise control, radio or telephone. Can also be specified with Citroën’s new-generation NaviDrive system, featuring a 7-inch central display screen and voice activation of the built-in GSM telephone, audio system and satellite navigation.

Metallic suspension features double wishbone layout at the front and multilink set-up at the rear. Citroën’s acclaimed Hydractive 3 Plus self-levelling suspension features springing and damping that adjusts instantaneously to offer a cosseting ride, whatever the road conditions. A soft mode provides optimum comfort while a firmer mode delivers greater body control. A “Sport” mode can also be selected for an even more dynamic ride.

Certain versions can be specified with a driver’s seat back massage function. The front seats are fully adjustable, with either manual or electric controls, while rear passengers benefit from generous amounts of legroom - the absence of a central tunnel ensures a flat floor throughout the rear.

Cruise control and a speed limiter are fitted as standard, while Hydractive 3 Plus versions are equipped with an automatic electric parking-brake and hill-start assist. For ease of parking, the C5 is also available with front and rear parking sensors, as well as a parking gap assistance system that determines the size of any available space and informs the driver.

Citroën safety technology, including up to nine airbags, providing the occupants with reassuring levels of protection in the event of an accident. The stiffened body and cabin structure incorporates upper and lower absorbers at the front end to soak up the energy released in the event of impact. Collapsible pedal assembly.

Static AFS (Adaptive Front Lighting System) function incorporates an additional light source that improves visibility and safety on corners and at junctions. A dynamic AFS option is available on models equipped with Xenon dual-function directional headlamps, further improving visibility to 105˚ at low speeds.

Isofix anchor points on up to three seats, four one-touch electric windows with an anti-pinch function and an electric child-safety lock for the rear doors and windows, all fitted as standard.

All C5 models have a full size spare wheel. Handsome 'Tourer' station wagon on sale in UK from 17-6-2008. Load space 505-litres with split folding rear seats that can be laid completely flat to create a capacity of nearly 1500 litres. Large tailgate, which allows bulky items to be loaded or unloaded with ease. And rear suspension can be lowered for loading or hitching a caravan at the touch of a button in the laod area. prices from £16,695 for 1.8.

June 2009

Citroen released first details of the 3.0 HDi V6

240hp engine to be introduced to the C5 and C6 ranges in summer 2009. The new engine improves fuel economy by 13-17% and reduces CO2 by 12-15%, compared to the current 2.7HDi V6 208hp unit.

Fuel saving features include a piloted alternator that recovers energy during deceleration and braking. The engine also fully complies with future Euro V standards. Mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox, the powerful and efficient unit means drivers can now benefit from up to 38mpg on the combined cycle.

It comes with a Diesel Particulate Filter System (DPFS) for an ultra-clean exhaust, but CO2 emissions are also reduced to 195g/km.

July 2009

The VTR+ model, now appropriately re-named VTR+ NAV

Features Citroën’s fully integrated MyWay navigation system with its easy to read 7-inch colour screen, European mapping, voice guidance, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and live traffic information with route recalculation. The traffic information service - from Trafficmaster PLC - is provided free-of-charge and without subscription. MyWay also provides the driver with auxiliary connectors in the glove box to allow portable media players to be plugged into the car’s audio system.

List prices from £18,795 on the road.

November 2009

Citroen range C5 updated

With new, greener engines including a new BMW co-developed chain cam 1.6i 16V THP 155hp petrol engine which replaced the 2.0i 16V 143hp. Euro V engine with 6-speed manual gearbox and available in VTR+ NAV Saloon.

A new 2.0HDi 16V 160hp diesel replaced 2.0HDi 16V 140hp and 2.2HDi 16V 173hp engines. Euro V rated with choice of a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic and is available on both Saloon and Tourer models, in VTR+ NAV and Exclusive trim. SX trim level is renamed VTR (specification remains unchanged). The integration of a new Bluetooth system with USB box as standard equipment on Exclusive models.

New 1.6i 16V THP 155hp petrol delivers 240Nm of torque at 1400rpm and an 8% increase in power, combined with an 18.5% increase in combined-cycle fuel economy and a 16% reduction in CO2 emissions - down from 198g/km to 167g/km.

The new 2.0HDi 16V 160hp diesel provides 340Nm of torque at 2000rpm and - in comparison to the out-going 140hp manual C5 Saloon - a 14% increase in power, a 3% increase in fuel economy (combined cycle) and reduced CO2 emissions - down from 153g/km to 147g/km. For the automatic versions, CO2 emissions are 179g/km on both Saloon and Tourer - reduced from 189g/km and 191g/km respectively. In both cases VED is reduced by £40, from £215 to £175.

  • 1.6HDi 16V 110hp VTR 140g/km £18,195.00
  • 1.6i 16V THP 155hp VTR+ NAV 167g/km £19,795.00
  • 1.6HDi 16V 110hp VTR+ NAV 140g/km £19,795.00
  • 2.0HDi 16V 160hp VTR+ NAV 147g/km £21,195.00
  • 2.0HDi 16V 160hp Auto VTR+ NAV 179g/km £22,695.00
  • 2.0HDi 16V 160hp Exclusive 147g/km £22,095.00
  • 2.0HDi 16V 160hp Auto Exclusive 179g/km £23,595.00
  • 3.0HDi V6 240hp Auto Exclusive 195g/km £27,295.00

TOURER

  • 1.6HDi 16V 110hp VTR 140g/km £19,295.00
  • 1.6HDi 16V 110hp VTR+ NAV 140g/km £20,895.00
  • 2.0HDi 16V 160hp VTR+ NAV 149g/km £22,295.00
  • 2.0HDi 16V 160hp Auto VTR+ NAV 179g/km £23,795.00
  • 2.0HDi 16V 160hp Exclusive 149g/km £23,195.00
  • 2.0HDi 16V 160hp Auto Exclusive 179g/km £24,695.00
  • 3.0HDi V6 240hp Auto Exclusive 195g/km £28,395.00

October 2010

Upgraded for 2011 Model year

Changes include a distinctive new LED light signature, darker tinted rear light clusters, re-homologated engines and the introduction of the Company’s innovative new eTouch Emergency & Assistance System.

The model upgrades apply to both Saloon and Tourer versions and are available from November 2010.

Standard specification across both the C5 Saloon and Tourer ranges, specially designed LEDs have been neatly integrated into the headlights to give the model a distinctive new visual signature. The rear light clusters also benefit from a new ‘Dark Crystal’ treatment with clear glass in the central section. The headlamps retain all their existing functionality and the models safety-enhancing cornering lights remain standard specification across the range.

The Citroën C5 range now benefits from a full Euro 5 compliant engine line-up with the introduction of the 1.6HDi 110hp Euro 5 to replace the Euro 4 version. The 1.6i THP 155hp petrol engine - available in Saloon form with VTR+ NAV trim - and the 3.0HDi V6 240hp Auto Exclusive (Saloon and Tourer) have been re-homologated and now offer improved fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.

Combined cycle fuel economy increases from 39.8mpg to 42.2mpg and 38.2mpg to 39.2mpg respectively. CO2 emissions are also down 14g/km and 6g/km respectively, resulting in reduced BIK tax rates for both models (down 3 bands for the THP 155 and down 2 bands for the HDi V6). The first year VED for the THP 155 model changes from band H to band G.

Standard specification on all C5 Exclusive models, customers now benefit from the introduction of Citroën’s new eTouch Emergency & Assistance System. This innovative service automatically or manually makesemergency calls and allows manual assistance calls - using a built-in SIM card - for a rapid response in the event of an accident or if the car is immobilised. Citroën’s eTouch system also allows drivers to consult information online at their ‘MyCITROËN’ personal space, which allows them to monitor their vehicle’s maintenance requirements and to receive advice on improving fuel economy. These services are free and available 24-7.

C5 SALOON

CO 2 Emissions

(g/km)

Combined Cycle

Fuel Economy (mpg)

‘On The Road'
R.R.P
1.6HDi 110hp VTR 129 56.5 £19,195.00
1.6i THP 155hp VTR+ NAV 153 42.2 £20,795.00
1.6HDi 110hp VTR+ NAV 129 56.5 £20,795.00
2.0HDi 160hp VTR+ NAV 139 53.3 £22,195.00
2.0HDi 160hp Auto VTR+ NAV 179 41.5 £23,695.00
2.0HDi 160hp Exclusive 139 53.3 £23,295.00
2.0HDi 160hp Auto Exclusive 179 41.5 £24,795.00
3.0HDi V6 240hp Auto Exclusive 189 39.2 £28,495.00
C5 TOURER

CO 2

Emissions (g/km)

Combined Cycle

Fuel Economy (mpg)

‘On The Road'
R.R.P
1.6HDi 110hp VTR 129 56.5 £20,295.00
1.6HDi 110hp VTR+ NAV 129 56.5 £21,895.00
2.0HDi 160hp VTR+ NAV 139 53.3 £23,295.00
2.0HDi 160hp Auto VTR+ NAV 179 40.9 £24,795.00
2.0HDi 160hp Exclusive 139 53.3 £24,395.00
2.0HDi 160hp Auto Exclusive 179 40.9 £25,895.00
3.0HDi V6 240hp Auto Exclusive 189 39.2 £29,595.00

July 2012

Citroen updates the C5

The Citroën C5 now features the brand’s new chevrons and also gains the option of 17-inch ‘Egée’ alloy wheels on Exclusive models and a new pearlescent body colour - ‘Guaranja Brown’. Citroën C5 Exclusive models are available with a new part-leather upholstery and new interior design components.

It can be specified with a new eMyWay satellite navigation system combined with a Connecting Box - jack socket, USB port and Bluetooth - as part of a new Techno Pack option. On the C5 Tourer, the eMyWay system can be hooked up to a reversing camera to make parking manoeuvres even safer.

The new Techno Packs are introduced across the entire C5 range. Priced at £700, they offer similar equipment across all three trim levels:

VTR Techno Pack VTR+ Techno Pack Exclusive Techno Pack
16“ ‘Iroise’ alloy wheels 17” ‘Ionian’ alloy wheels 18“ ‘Atlantic’ alloy wheels
Rear parking sensors Rear parking sensors Front parking sensors (Rear parking sensors standard on Exclusive)
eMyWay (includes Connecting Box) eMyWay (Connecting Box standard on VTR+) eMyWay (Connecting Box standard on Exclusive)
Chrome window sills Chrome window sills Reversing camera on Tourer models
Front fog lights

C5 SALOON CO 2 (g/km) MRR OTR PRICE
HDi 115 manual VTR 129 £19,895
e-HDi 115 Airdream EGS6 VTR 117 £20,595
HDi 115 manual VTR+ 129 £21,095
e-HDi 115 Airdream EGS6 VTR+ 117 £21,795
HDi 160 6-speed manual VTR+ 129 £22,495
HDi 160 6-speed automatic VTR+ 163 £23,995
HDi 160 6-speed manual Exclusive 129 £24,095
HDi 160 6-speed automatic Exclusive 163 £25,595
HDi 200 6-speed automatic Exclusive 155 £28,495
C5 TOURER CO 2 (g/km) MRR OTR PRICE
HDi 115 manual VTR 129 £20,995
e-HDi 115 Airdream EGS6 VTR 117 £21,695
HDi 115 manual VTR+ 129 £22,195
e-HDi 115 Airdream EGS6 VTR+ 117 £22,895
HDi 160 6-speed manual VTR+ 133 £23,595
HDi 160 6-speed automatic VTR+ 163 £25,095
HDi 160 6-speed manual Exclusive 133 £25,195
HDi 160 6-speed automatic Exclusive 163 £26,695
HDi 200 6-speed automatic Exclusive 159 £29,595

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