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Citroen C5 Aircross PureTech 130 now sold with automatic gearbox

Published 02 January 2020

Citroen is now offering an automatic gearbox with the PureTech 130 petrol engine in the C5 Aircross - with prices starting from £28,335.

The three-cylinder 130PS engine is the most popular engine in the C5 Aircross SUV, but buyers wanting a petrol automatic have previously had to opt for the more powerful PureTech 180. This has now been dropped as the manufacturer looks to reduce its average CO2 emissions.

The eight-speed EAT8 torque-converter automatic transmission is available to order now, with production starting in February and deliveries expected from March.

Combined with the PureTech 130 engine, the automatic gearbox is available in Flair and Flair+ trim, costing £28,335 and £30,535 respectively.

As part of the updates, the BlueHDi diesel engines have been rehomologated, resulting in marginally lower CO2 emissions. All BlueHDi 130 manual versions see a 3g/km decrease, from 108g/km to 105g/km, while the BlueHDi 130 EAT8 automatic see a reduction of 5/gkm, down to 100g/km from 105g/km.


hissingsid    on 2 January 2020

Call me old fashioned, but I don't think that a 3 cylinder 1.2 litre engine in a car the size of the C5 Aircross is a recipe for longevity. I prefer a larger normally aspirated engine such as the 2.0 litre in my Mazda CX-3 automatic, which returns an average 43mpg.

stojom    on 5 January 2020

I quite agree Sid . Would stay away from these turbo engines too. HJ’s advice regarding cool down is sound but what about when you buy used and previous owners not au fait with advice. A relative of mine bought 3 yr old Kia ceed. 2 weeks later needed new turbo, luckily done under warranty. Plenty more failures to come! Give me normally aspirated every time.

Lee Power    on 6 January 2020

Having seen a strip down video of a Puretech 130 engine its safe to say PSA Peugeot / Citroen have really designed & engineered this power unit extremely well.

Latest update to this engine design is now 155 bhp & 240 Nm of torque.

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