CITROËN C5: A NEW ALLIANCE IN STYLING, TECHNOLOGY AND COMFORT
a few months after renewing its supermini range and upgrading the Xsara
Picasso people-carrier, Citroën is keeping up the impetus with a new
vehicle presentation on the next segment up. The C5 – saloon and estate
versions – is an intelligent road car that combines style with interior
space and performance.
C5 is a car apart in terms of the promise embodied in its styling, and
the wide array of technologies and innovation provided for exemplary
well-being and safety.
The C5 is
the first Citroën vehicle to feature the latest high-efficiency driving
aids, such as Xenon dual-function directional headlamps, front parking
assistance, a speed limiter and a lane departure warning system.
interior is a haven of comfort. The highly efficient body structure
works with the Hydractive suspension and new-generation ESP to ensure
optimum stability in all circumstances.
The generous interior space is an invitation to travel, and to enjoy the driving – and travelling – sensations to the full.
a range of engines adapted to all types of driving, the Citroën C5
embodies a new alliance in styling, technology and comfort.
CITROËN C5: A CAR WITH GRAND TOURER STYLING
Citroën C5 stands apart first and foremost for the elegance and promise
of its exterior styling and for the remarkable presence expressed by
its taut, clean lines.
end of the Citroën C5 immediately draws the attention of the observer.
The boomerang-shaped light units – set off by the bonnet design and the
badged radiator grille – give the front end a dynamic and determined
The Citroën C5 is a
vehicle of status. Clean balanced lines suggest a taut, flowing profile
– the profile of a grand tourer whose generous dimensions promise
excellent interior space.
end sports dynamic contour lines, with sharply outlined "boomerang"
lights to match the front, and a structured tailgate.
captivating, well-balanced vehicle of status, the Citroën C5 is also
attractive and elegant, with its attractive combination of design lines
and chrome features, as on the lower body panels and the bumpers.
Citroën C5 also boasts chrome- and lacquer-plated features inside the
cabin. A styling strip creates a link between the top and bottom of the
dashboard, for example, and may be extended up to the inner door panels.
dashboard sports modern instruments and a central console with two-zone
automatic air conditioning and separate controls, as well as a hi-fi
system of outstanding quality. All these features blend in harmoniously
with the in-car design, through a sophisticated match of materials and
Looking beyond its elegant
and personal style, the Citroën C5 offers an array of technological
equipment for exemplary driving comfort and safety.
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY SERVING COMFORT AND SAFETY
to its tradition as an innovator, Citroën has equipped the new C5 with
intelligent driving aids bringing peace of mind for both the driver and
Xenon dual-function directional headlamps
Citroën C5 is the first vehicle in the range to feature Xenon
dual-function directional headlamps for improved lighting on cornering.
Front and rear parking assistance
addition to the reversing radar, the Citroën C5 features front parking
assistance with manoeuvres displayed on a multifunction screen. This
function is usually reserved for vehicles in the next segment up.
Cruise control and a speed limiter for relaxed driving
make driving easy for customers in search of comfort, safety and
well-being, Citroën is offering both cruise control and a speed limiter
on the C5. The speed limiter allows the driver to adopt a relaxed
driving style, and to respect the speed limits without constantly
checking the speedometer. A kick-down function allows the driver to
accelerate, in order to overtake for example.
For the first time: the lane departure warning system
in terms of safety, Citroën is making the C5 available with an
exclusive system that can detect an unintentional lane change on a
motorway or fast road, when the indicator is not activated. A vibrating
mechanism mounted in the car seat is triggered on the side
corresponding to the direction of vehicle drift to alert the driver who
may, for example, be distracted.
further extend the protection available to the occupants, the Citroën
C5 also features new generation ESP to provide precise, efficient
correction of the course steered by the car, and seven airbags
including a new steering column airbag to protect the driver's knees
and shins in the event of impact.
seatbelts of the Citroën C5 are equipped with pyrotechnic pretensioners
and force limiters, along with a double pretensioner for the passenger
As well as endowing the
C5 with top-level features in terms of comfort and safety equipment,
Citroën is fitting its new vehicle with petrol and diesel engines of
Citroën C5 is available with three petrol engines: two 4-cylinder
engines of 1.8i 16V and 2.0i 16V developing 117 et 143 bhp DIN, and a
3-litre V6 24-valve engine with continuously variable valve timing,
developing 210 bhp DIN and coupled with a new six-speed automatic
In terms of diesel
powerplants, the Citroën C5 offers a choice of three new-generation HDi
common-rail engines developing between 110 bhp and 138 bhp. This last
engine is coupled with a six-speed manual gearbox. The environmental
strong points of the HDi engines are further reinforced by the diesel
particulate filter system (DPFS).
THE COMFORT OF A HIGH-SPEC VEHICLE
Citroën C5 ensures not only the safety but also the well-being of all
its occupants. The exceptionally roomy interior of the C5, particularly
at the rear, and the low acoustic and vibration levels all help to
create a unique sensation of comfort.
high standards of acoustic comfort and vibration control was a key
objective in the development of this road car. For this reason, the
Citroën C5 features a range of equipment to isolate the passenger
compartment from the noise produced by the wind, engine or running gear.
the new elastic bearings and the many sound-proofing and
gravel-protection features provided for high-level acoustic comfort,
the Citroën C5 may also be fitted with laminated side windows.
renowned for its comfort, the Hydractive 3 suspension offers a further
demonstration of its operating qualities and technological excellence.
This auto-adaptive suspension varies the height of the vehicle
automatically. Some versions offer two settings, comfort or sport,
managed in line with road conditions and the driver's style.
Citroën C5 occupies the highest level in its category for suspension
and damping comfort with its velvety-smooth road manners.
Citroën C5 is a car of meticulous design, exclusive features,
avant-garde technology and grand-tourer comfort. Combining driving
pleasure and safety in an intelligent way, it is sure to enjoy
immediate appeal with automotive enthusiasts everywhere.