Citroën C5
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 2001 - present
Class mid-size executive
Body Style 4-door, 5-seat sedan
5-door, 5-seat station wagon
Length length - type here
Width Width - type here
Height Height - type here
Wheelbase wheelbase - type here
Weight Weight - you get the point
Transmission transmission + drive
Engine 1.6 litre DV6 HDi diesel I4
1.7 litre EW7 I4
2.0 litre EW10 I4
2.0 litre DW10 HDi diesel I4
2.2 litre DW12 HDi diesel I4
2.9 litre ES9 V6
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar Ford Mondeo
Renault Laguna
Peugeot 407
Volkswagen Passat
Mazda 6
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Citroën C5 is a large family car produced by the French manufacturer Citroën since early 2001. The C5 replaced the Citroën Xantia in the large family car class.

Recent Changes[edit | edit source]

  • For 2011, the C5 gets modest styling changes and technology upgrades. [1]
  • For 2008, the Citroen C5 is all-new. [2]

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Current Generation: (2008–present)[edit | edit source]

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The second generation C5 will debut at the 2008 Brussels Motor Show. It will be offered in sedan and liftback wagon body styles. The range is predicted to include powerful versions of the 2.7-litre V6 HDI Diesel engine.

The style is unveiled through a concept car called C-Airscape, shown at the 2007 Frankfurt car show.

First Generation/Origins (2001–2007)[edit | edit source]

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The first generation C5 is available as a five-door liftback or station wagon. Unlike its predecessors, the C5 is a liftback with a three-box design and a hatch. This form actually disguises the hatch, so Citroën has completely reversed the design philosophy from the fastback sedan era of Robert Opron. Power comes from by 1.8 and 2.0-litre straight-4 and 2.9-litre V6 petrol engines as well as 1.6, 2.0 and 2.2-litre direct injection diesel engines.

The C5 is the last Citroën developed under the chairmanship of Jacques Calvet (1982-1999), a period which saw the marque's historically distinctive design and engineering brand erode markedly.

The C5 had a further development of Citroën's hydropneumatic suspension, now called Hydractive 3. The major change with this system was the use of electronic sensors to replace the mechanical height correctors seen in all previous hydropneumatic cars. This allowed the suspension computer to automatically control ride height: at high speed the suspension is lowered to reduce drag and at low speeds on bumpy roads the ride height is raised. Manual control of ride height was retained, though it was overridden by the computer if the car was driven at an inappropriate speed for the selected height. Certain cars also featured the computer controlled ride stiffness seen on the Xantia and XM.

In a major break with Citroën tradition, the brakes and steering were no longer powered by the same hydraulic system as the suspension. It has been speculated that the primary driver for this was the cost of developing electronic brake force distribution for the system when the PSA Group already had an implementation for conventional brakes. Another factor may be the highly responsive nature of Citroën C5 brakes, which some have found hard to adjust to on other hydropneumatic cars, though it is felt by some to be superior. It can be scary for a C5 driver used to the instant reactions of an older hydropneumatic car to drive another vehicle and find an inch of pedal travel before any significant braking is achieved.

In 2004, the C5 underwent a major facelift (new front and rear ends; same centre section) to bring it into line with the look of the new Citroën C4. The liftback was lengthened from 4618 mm (181.8 in) to 4745 mm (186.8 in) and the station wagon from 4755 mm (187.2 in) to 4840 mm (190.6 in). Also this new version got swivelling directional headlights.

The hydractive suspension improves ride quality and keeps the car leveled and can able the car to drive on three wheels if one wheel is flat. The suspension is derived form the Hydropneumatic suspension used in the 1950’s Citroën DS. Variations in height using the Hydractive suspension range up to 15mm in the front and 11mm in the back.

The turbo power originates form two fixed turbochargers of identical size. Each of these can supply half the air input required to give the engine more power. Fuel mileage is 8.1 litres/100km this was received from city and highway driving. The side window are laminated to reduce noise from passing cars.

Engine specifications[edit | edit source]

Engine Displacement Power Top speed 0-60 mph (97 km/h)
1.7 L EW7 I4 1749 cc (106 in³) 115 hp (85 kW) 122 mph (196 km/h) 11.1
1.7 L EW7 I4 with automatic 1749 cc (106 in³) 115 hp (85 kW) 122 mph (196 km/h) 11.3
2.0 L EW10 I4 1997 cc (121 in³) 136 hp (100 kW) 129 mph (208 km/h) 9.8
2.0 L EW10 I4 VVT 1997 cc (121 in³) 140 hp (103 kW) 130 mph (210 km/h) 9.1
2.0 L EW10 I4 HPI 1997 cc (121 in³) 140 hp (103 kW) 130 mph (209 km/h) 9.6
2.9 L ES9 V6 2946 cc (179 in³) 207 hp (152 kW) 144 mph (232 km/h) 9.7
2.9 L ES9 V6 VVT 2946 cc (179 in³) 211 hp (155 kW) 143 mph (230 km/h) 8.6
1.6 L DV6 HDi diesel I4 1560 cc (95 in³) 109 hp (80 kW) 118 mph (190 km/h) 11.3
2.0 L DW10 HDi diesel I4 1997 cc (121 in³) 90 hp (66 kW) 112 mph (180 km/h) 13.1
2.0 L DW10 HDi diesel I4 1997 cc (121 in³) 107 hp (79 kW) 119 mph (192 km/h) 11.3
2.0 L DW10 HDi diesel I4 1997 cc (121 in³) 136 hp (100 kW) 127 mph (204 km/h) 9.8
2.2 L DW12 HDi diesel I4 2179 cc (132 in³) 133 hp (98 kW)
2.2 L DW12 HDi diesel I4 2179 cc (132 in³) 170 hp (125 kW)

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See Also[edit | edit source]


PSA Peugeot Citroën

Peugeot | Citroën | Gefco | Motaquip

Current (Worldwide): C1 · C3 · C3 Pluriel · C3 Picasso · DS3 · DS3 R3 · C4 · C4 Picasso · C4 Grand Picasso · DS4 · C5 · C6 · C8 · C-Crosser · Berlingo · Jumpy · Jumper · C-Zero EV · AirCross . DS5

Current (China, DPCA): C2 · C-Quatre · C-Elysée · Fukang · Xsara Picasso · Nemo LCV

Historic: Type A · Type C · C2 . 7U · Traction Avant · TUB · TUC · 2CV · Acadiane · Ami 6 / Ami 8 / Ami Super · Axel · AX · BX · CX · C15 · C25 · C35 · Dyane · DS · ID · Evasion · FAF · GS · GSA · H Van · LN · LNA · M35 · Méhari · Saxo · SM · Visa · XM · Xantia · Xsara Picasso · ZX · DS Safari · Bijou · C-Triomphe · Xsara . Berlingo Electrique

Racing: U23 · Belphegor · Xsara WRC · C4 WRC · DS3 WRC

Concept: C-Metisse Concept · G Van Concept · Prototype C Concept · Prototype Y Concept · 2CV Pop Concept · GS Camargue Concept · C44 Concept · Karin Concept · Zabrus Concept · Activa Concept · C6 Lignage Concept · C-Airplay Concept · C-Buggy · C-Airdream · C-Airlounge · C-Sportlounge Concept · Renaissance 2054 Concept · C-Airscape Concept · Cactus-C Concept · NEMO Concept · Hypnos Hybrid Crossover Concept · GTbyCITROËN Concept · C4 WRC HYmotion4 Concept · DS3 Concept · DS Revolte Concept · DS High Rider Concept · Survolt Concept · GQbyCITROËN Concept · Metropolis Hybrid Sedan Concept

One-Off: U55 Cityrama Currus

Iran Khodro · Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën Automobile · Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile · Sevel

André Citroën Corporate website A division of Peugeot-Citroen PSA

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