precisely, the system is activated during manoeuvres in forward or
reverse gear at speeds of less than 10 kph. If an obstacle is present
in the detection area, the sensors warn the driver by means of a signal
emitted through the loudspeakers located at the front or rear, left
and/or right. At the same time, the silhouette of the vehicle is
displayed on the multifunction screen, with blocks corresponding to the
areas in which an obstacle has been detected.
Six different detection areas can be displayed on the screen.
the car approaches an obstacle, the signal indicates the obstacle’s
position through the oudspeakers located front left or right or rear
left or ight in order to enable the driver to locate it by ear.
closer the car comes to the obstacle, the faster he bleeps. On the
multifunction screen, the blocks ove closer to the front or rear
bumpers of the vehicle, and a warning triangle indicating ę CAUTION Ľ
is displayed. At the same time, the sound signal becomes continuous.
front and rear parking assistance is activated when the driver puts the
car into reverse, a short bleep is emitted as a warning. The silhouette
of the vehicle is displayed on screen.
If front parking
assistance alone is activated in forward gear, and if vehicle speed is
non-zero or less than around 10 kph, in neutral or with a gear
selected, the silhouette of the vehicle is displayed on screen as soon
as an obstacle is detected at a distance of less than 50 cm.
assistance can be deactivated using a button on the central console.
The status of the function is memorised when the vehicle stops.
Cruise control and a speed limiter for relaxed driving
a view to making driving easier for customers looking for comfort,
safety and well-being, the CitroŽn C5 is now available with cruise
control and a speed limiter.
Cruise control maintains the
car at a programmed speed whatever the slope and relief of the road
(within the limits of the engine brake and engine power) without the
driver using the accelerator pedal.
The driver can modify
the programmed speed, if required, using the control function behind
the steering wheel to accelerate or slow down. The driver can also call
up the last speed registered since the function was activated,
interrupt it temporarily or deactivate it altogether.
general availability of cruise control is accompanied by the
introduction of a speed limiter: the driver chooses a maximum speed to
be respected at all times, whatever the position of his foot on the
accelerator (within the limits of the engine brake and engine power).
The speed limiter can be activated from 40 kph for use in the city.
exceed this speed, in order to overtake for example, the driver can
accelerate by pushing the pedal down hard to the floor, and thus
override the hard spot marking the pedal end-of-travel point.
The speed limiter is activated and programmed in the same way as cruise control.
The instrument cluster shows the current speed setting (cruise control / limiter) and system status (active / inactive).
A concentrate of technology and innovation, the CitroŽn C5 supplies the power necessary for all types of driving.
a choice of six petrol and diesel engines, the CitroŽn C5 covers a full
range of market requirements to strike an ideal balance between
performance, reduced fuel consumption, reliability and environmental
∑ 1.8i 16V 117 bhp DIN at entry level
entry-level powerplant on the CitroŽn C5 is the 1.8 litre 16 valve
engine developing maximum power of 85 kW EEC (117 bhp DIN) with torque
of 160 Nm at 4,000 rpm.
Responsive from the lowest engine
speeds, it is coupled with a five-speed manual BE type gearbox.
Depending on the country, this powertrain may meet with Euro III or
Euro IV emission standards.
∑ 2.0i 16V 143 bhp DIN and variable valve timing (VVT)
the petrol engines available with the CitroŽn C5, a new 2-litre
16-valve model (the EW10A) is launched in the middle of the range.
2-litre 16-valve engine develops 103 kW EEC (143 bhp DIN) and torque of
200 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The top end of the engine features variable valve
Making its debut on the CitroŽn C5, this
engine is coupled with the five-speed manual BE gearbox, or the
four-speed auto-active sequentially controlled AL4 type gearbox. This
powertrain meets the Euro IV emission standard.
∑ 3.0i V6 engine and 6-speed automatic gearbox: smooth and consistent performance
top of the range is covered by the 3.0i engine (ES9A). Featuring a V6
layout with 24 valves, this engine is based on the 3.0i V6, which is
also fitted on the C8.
It develops 152 kW CEE (210 bhp DIN) for maximum torque of 285 Nm at 3,750 rpm.
exceptionally driveable revised engine offers the smooth power specific
to a 6-cylinder powerplant. An engine of consistent performance and
power, it can cope with all situations. These qualities are largely due
to the new variable timing of the intake camshafts.
continuously variable valve timing (VVT) optimises filling of the
combustion chambers at all engine speeds, to bring enhanced response
and driveability: two qualities that are absolutely essential in a true
top-of-the range engine.
In terms of environmental
protection, the V6 engine complies with the Euro IV emission standard.
It is coupled with the new sequential, automatic six-speed AM6-type
Developed with AISIN A.W, this gearbox combines a six-speed transmission with a high-torque engine placed crosswise.
Basically, this gearbox uses the gear ratio combinations of two epicyclic gear trains, one single and one double.
The system is controlled by just five friction components, managed by a compact integrated control unit.
As a result, it is lighter and more compact than any other six-speed gearbox to date.
the weight and dimensions are comparable to those of a four-speed
automatic gearbox, and better than those of five-speed transverse
automatic transmissions with the same torque capacity.
weight of the AM6 gearbox has thus been kept down to 92 kg, a value
comparable, for example, with that of the previous four-speed
The first ratio is shortened in order
to provide a high speed take-off. All six gear ratios are designed to
make maximum use of the engine, with only a slight fall in engine revs
at each gear change. This design optimises the car’s acceleration
The sixth gear ratio gearbox has been choosen to lower fuel consumption and also noise which is already low.
AM6 gearbox offers a choice of two management modes for enhanced
driving pleasure: automatic auto-adaptive mode for stress-free driving,
and a more active sequential control mode.
The instrument cluster displays the programme selected (auto-adaptive, sport or snow) or the gear used (sequential mode).
increased safety, the gearbox features a ę shift lock Ľ function to
prevent the driver shifting from the Parking (P) position without also
applying the brakes. At the same time, a buzzer sounds when the driver
opens the door without first placing the gearlever in the Parking
The new 3.0i V6 engine and new automatic gearbox combine high-level performance with pure driving pleasure.
Dynamic and economical, the HDI engines – all fitted with common-rail technology – offer astonishing levels of performance.
new-generation common-rail injection system is extremely precise for
improved efficiency. The recognised qualities of these diesel engines
set them apart: reliability, response, torque reserve from the lowest
engine speeds, acoustic comfort, low fuel consumption and reduced
Clearly, the CitroŽn C5 had to
provide a rich choice of diesel engine with, in all cases, outstanding
torque for continuous driving pleasure on all types of road.
∑ HDi 110 engine: compact design, performance and technology
entry-level model of the CitroŽn C5 features the HDi 110 engine with
the diesel particulate filter system (DPFS). With a capacity of 1,560
cm3 and a 16-valve cylinder head, this engine is coupled with a 5-speed
manual BE-type gearbox.
It develops 80 kW EEC (110 bhp
DIN) for torque of 240 Nm from 1,750 rpm. Maximum torque can be
increased to 260 Nm through the overboost function, which increases
turbo pressure for a short period.
Naturally, this engine also satisfies the Euro IV emission standard.
combustion system of the HDi 110 engine features the latest
technologies, with a second generation common-rail injection system
offering maximum pressure of 1,600 bars.
This system is
coupled with multiple injection technology. The main characteristic of
this system is that it can potentially manage six successive injections:
∑ two pre-injections to control combustion noise,
∑ two main
injections to obtain couple and torque, and establish a good
noise/emissions/fuel consumption balance,
∑ if required, two post-injections to regenerate the DPFS.
in common-rail technology has brought lower fuel consumption, greater
driving pleasure, enhanced acoustic performance and fewer vibrations,
as well as ensuring a further reduction in pollutant emissions.
extend its offering and meet the requirements of diesel engines
customers, CitroŽn has decided to make the C5 available with two other
engines coupled with two distinct gearboxes. Covering most market
requirements, these two engines make up the heart of the range.
∑ HDi 138 engine and 6-speed manual gearbox
2-litre HDi 138 16 valve engine develops 100 kW CEE (138 bhp DIN ) for
maximum torque of 320 Nm at 2,000 rpm. The overboost function increases
maximum torque to 340 Nm at 2,000 rpm at full engine load.
engine is available with or without the Diesel Particulate Filter
System (DPFS), depending on the country. The DPFS version meets the
Euro IV emission standard.
The new-generation common-rail
direct injection system on the new HDi 138 is supplied by Siemens. Like
the HDi 110, it is designed to manage up to six different injections.
The system also delivers maximum injection pressure of 1,600 bars.
engine is coupled with the new six-speed manual ML6C gearbox, which is
designed to provide driving pleasure at all times. Intermediate gear
ratios are optimised and the sixth gear offers remarkable endurance on
∑ The HDi 136 DPFS coupled with an automatic gearbox : low noise and high performance
CitroŽn C5 is also available with the 2.2 litre HDi 136 16- valve
engine: a model of recognised qualities. An engine of greater capacity
than the HDi 138 and of equally modern architecture, the HDi 136 offers
high-level power and torque: 98 kW EEC (136 bhp DIN) and 314 Nm at
As a result, the C5 HDi 136 offers exceptional
performance and driving pleasure. These qualities can also be
attributed to an array of advanced technologies, including a variable
geometry turbo, an air-intake distributor with a throttle valve for
variable swirl, two balancing shafts to limit engine vibrations.
engine is associated with the four-speed sequential automatic
4HP20-type gearbox. This combination gives the CitroŽn C5 an
outstanding level of driving comfort. This gearbox ensures that gear
shifts always fit the type of driving and the road conditions.
Systematically fitted with the Diesel Particulate Filter System, the HDi 136 satisfies the Euro III emission standard.
∑ The Particulate Filter (DPFS)
second-generation particulate filter traps the particulates and burns
them as part of a process exclusive to the common-rail system, using
the additive Eolys II. This innovative filter is based on an advanced
strategy that reduces the frequency of filter regeneration.
the HDi 138 and HDi 136 engines, the particulate filters are now
replaced every 180,000 km, compared with 120,000 km previously.
A high level of active and passive safety
is more than a priority for CitroŽn, which has endowed the C5 with a
generous range of equipment intended to assist the driver and protect
give the CitroŽn C5 impeccable road manners and ensure the safety of
the occupants in all circumstances, all versions of this new vehicle
are fitted as standard with new-generation ESP offering increased
In difficult situations, a full range of electronic driving aids take immediate action.
and electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) are completed by emergency
braking assistance to further reduce the stopping distance. In the
event of a loss of grip, ESP automatically puts the car back on course
and limits skidding of the wheels by means of the ASR traction-control
The ESP (electronic stability programme) function
relies on a steering wheel sensor and a yaw sensor to detect the first
signs of understeering or oversteering. The new, more powerful control
unit sends out a command to correct the understeering or oversteering,
applying adequate brake power on one or more wheels, in individually.
In this way, the vehicle’s course is corrected with greater precision
The new ESP also includes a new function to
control partial braking when taking corners, and a ę brake pad drying Ľ
function to optimise brake response in rainy weather. Activation of
this system is linked to the wiper function and has no impact on brake
In terms of passive safety, the CitroŽn C5 features
efficient restraint systems for all the occupant, together with a
structure designed to resist the most violent impacts.
Seven airbags including a new ę knee Ľ airbag
CitroŽn C5 is fitted as standard with two front airbags (driver and
passenger), two front chest airbags and two front/rear curtain airbags.
The two front airbags are adaptive: the deployment pressure and volume
depend on the severity of impact. The passenger airbag can be
deactivated using the ignition key, in order to install a child seat at
the front. An indicator on the instrument cluster informs the driver
that the airbag has been deactivated.
Drivers of the
CitroŽn C5 can also rely on a new steering column airbag, a feature
that is fairly rare at present, even in segments further up the market.
In the event of impact, this airbag protects the driver’s knees and shins from the steering column.
A range of equipment provides the driver and passengers with close protection adapted to the severity of possible impact.
the CitroŽn C5, the front seatbelts are equipped with pyrotechnic
pretensioners and force limiters, with two pyrotechnic pretensioners
for the passenger seatbelt. This feature holds the occupant more firmly
in the seat and thus absorbs sudden deceleration more effectively. At
the rear, the side seatbelts are fitted with force limiters.
the belts are fitted with a warning sensor, very useful when carrying
children, for example, and a presence detection system for the front
passenger seat. To alert the driver and passengers, the three seatbelt
warning lights are positioned in the centre of the dashboard in order
to make the readout more visible. Moreover, if seatbelts are not
attached, a buzzer sounds as soon as the vehicle reaches a speed of 15
Seats: making safety and comfort indissociable
studies conducted on seat design played a key role in optimising
comfort and safety. In addition to offering excellent support, the
seats of the CitroŽn C5 provide close protection. The passenger seat
frame is reinforced to limit the impact of submarining in the event of
impact. At the rear, the two side seats are equipped with Isofix anchor
Comfort worthy of a high-spec vehicle
The concept of interior space takes on new proportions
beyond the high standards set by the CitroŽn C5 in terms of styling and
innovative equipment to enhance safety and driving pleasure, the car
also features a level of interior comfort worthy of the next segment
up, particularly in terms of acoustics.
comfort is also reflected in the spacious passenger compartment and
generous boot volume – particularly in the estate version – thus
placing the C5 one step ahead of the competition.
A spacious interior
CitroŽn C5 is aimed at customers who have stringent requirements in
terms of interior space. It seeks to satisfy their requirements through
interior dimensions that are more than generous for a vehicle in this
segment. No compromises were made in the design of the welcoming
passenger compartment, which features generous head room, remarkable
space at the front, and an exceptionally spacious passenger area at the
rear, combined with a flat floor.
Elbow room is the best
in the segment – 1.52 m at the front and 1.54 m at the rear –
contributing to the outstanding interior space.
combination of a raised driving position and a useful length of 1.72 m
also make the CitroŽn C5 one of the most spacious vehicles in its
The C5 combines record interior space with a
wide range of towage options. The dashboard, doors and seats all
feature roomy and convenient stowage units. Two other stowage
compartments are available in the side of the boot.
A boot worthy of a high-volume estate
exceptional interior space goes hand-in-hand with generous stowage for
luggage, and easy access, with the rear window opening independently of
the tailgate. More than 1,170 mm wide, the boot offers a capacity of
471 litres for the saloon version, and 563 litres for the estate. This
makes the CitroŽn C5 one of the best estates in its category, notably
in terms of loading. Moreover, the modular rear seats increase the
volume to 1,658 litres. The available space may be increased still
further by removing the rear seat cushions. The rear seat backs feature
an additional function in the shape of a ski flap. The structure of the
vehicle ensures that all the loading space can be used. The boot is
flat and regular in shape with a wide opening (1,176 mm at the sill).
Maximum head room is 913 mm and 481 mm under the parcel shelf.
make loading easy, the CitroŽn C5 Estate brings customers a unique
function: a rear sill of variable height. This function is available
when the vehicle is stationary and the engine turned off. The minimum
rear sill height is 493 mm, the normal height 568 mm and the maximum
height 653 mm.
The CitroŽn C5 makes travelling a more enjoyable experience
Fully automatic air conditioning
beyond the upgraded materials, the CitroŽn C5 features fully automatic
air conditioning. Fitted as standard across the range, the air
conditioning is available in two versions: single-zone or two-zone,
with separate temperature and air flow controls.
single-zone version offers the comfort of automatic operation: the
temperature of the passenger compartment is regulated automatically on
the basis of the temperature selected. As a result, the temperature
inside the car remains steady, regardless of weather conditions.
second two-zone version satisfies the requirements of front passengers
in terms of individual comfort. The driver and passenger can modulate
the temperature and air flow independently.
the air conditioning, a sun sensor measures the strength of the sun’s
rays at the front of the vehicle, on both the right- and left-hand
The sun sensor allows the air conditioning to
offset the impact of solar radiation by automatically varying the
distribution and temperature of the air flow.
conditioning units are equipped with a moisture sensor to prevent the
passenger compartment from fogging up, and a pollen filter combined
with a layer of activated carbon to further isolate the passenger
compartment from certain exterior pollutant agents.
Along with the automatic air conditioning, the CitroŽn C5 offers a heat-reflecting windscreen on all versions.
JBL acoustics: a high-spec audio system
CitroŽn C5 may be equipped with a radio featuring a mono-tuner/CD drive
4x10W with six loudspeakers. A dual-tuner diversity option with an
MP3-compatible CD-drive, offering better RDS tracking, is also
available on some markets.
The radio systems available on
the CitroŽn C5 may be coupled with a 6-CD stacker located under the
front passenger seat. This stacker can also be controlled by the
The CitroŽn C5 also offers customers a
system designed by a leading hi-fi acoustics specialist: JBL. The sound
surrounds all the occupants, giving the impression of a far larger area
of propagation. The system is in perfect harmony with the passenger
compartment of the CitroŽn C5. With total power of 240 watts, it
comprises eight loudspeakers in eight different locations.
JBL system can be coupled with the MP3 dualtuner RD4 radio or with the
colour NaviDrive system. This last system groups a range of functions
on a single panel: audio system (radio and CD), telephone and
navigation, together with voice synthesis and recognition capabilities.
This new-generation system was also designed to provide additional
services: CitroŽn Emergency, CitroŽn Local Assistance, and CitroŽn
Looking beyond this equipment, which contributes
to the well-being of both driver and passengers, CitroŽn has made the
CitroŽn C5 a car of exceptional ride comfort, on a par with its
Road manners and ride comfort for demanding customers
One of the objectives set out in the specifications of the CitroŽn C5 was to achieve a high level of acoustic comfort and suspension comfort for a pleasant ride.
Reference acoustic comfort with laminated side windows
reserved for the next market segment up, laminated side windows play a
major part in filtering out wind noise and exterior noise for
high-level acoustic comfort. This security feature could gain the
CitroŽn C5 a five-star rating from Thatcham.
side window with reinforced acoustic insulation is made up of two
sheets of glass, assembled using plastic films of excellent acoustic
properties. This system absorbs sound vibrations over a wide range of
frequencies, offering an excellent level of performance in terms of
In the event of accidental breakage
or a break-in, the glass sticks to the plastic films and remains in
place. The glass and plastic windows are virtually impenetrable. This
prevents injury in the event of breakage, as well as providing a
barrier to stop people or objects from being thrown out of the car in
the event of an accident, and offering efficient protection against
vandalism and break-ins.
Insulation: a key factor in acoustic comfort
with the laminated side windows, other factors also contribute to the
sound-proofing of the passenger compartment against exterior air,
engine and water noise.
At the front, the effective
soundproofing under the bonnet filters out noise rising up from the
engine compartment. The scuttle vent includes a particularly efficient
absorbent material to limit – for example – noise rising up through the
air conditioning system.
The passenger compartment too
includes special insulation materials, particularly the dashboard,
which features a foam whose insulating and absorbent properties filter
out noise out more effectively. The harnesses and, more particularly,
the grommets linking the cabin and engine compartment have been
specially treated for effective insulation.
At the rear,
the use of foam, felt and lining parts, particularly in the wheel
arches, provides additional acoustic comfort on the CitroŽn C5.
C5 offers unequalled overall suspension comfort, notably in terms of
damping comfort and road handling, vibrations and percussion noise.
studies focused on the front suspension. This is based on a hydraulic
MacPherson-type strut comprising a Sub Frame fixed at four points to
the structure by means of elastic couplings. The rear wishbone mounting
shins are specially adapted to ensure ride refirement.
rear suspension comprises a cross-member, cast-iron trailing arms, an
anti-roll bar and four shims whose variable flexibility effectively
filters out the imperfections of the road surface.
all CitroŽn’s high-spec saloons and estates, the CitroŽn C5 features
hydraulic suspension. Fitted with identical cylinders (diameter 40 mm)
on the saloon and the estate, this suspension adapts vehicle height to
speed, driving style and road conditions. Highly reliable, the
suspension requires no maintenance for five years or 200,000 km.
advanced ę hydractive plus Ľ suspension available with the HDi 136 DPFS
and 3.0i V6 engines adopts a new approach to the choice of setting. The
emphasis is placed more on soft mode rather than firm mode, for
increased comfort. The changeover from one setting to the other depends
on five parameters: acceleration setting, engine torque, braking,
angular speed steering wheel, and body movement. These parameters have
been specially adapted to make the CitroŽn C5 a reference in its
segment in terms of ride comfort. A sports mode remains available. This
mode eliminates slight movements of the vehicle body, adding the final
touch to the car’s remarkable dynamic behaviour and stability.
The hydraulic suspension also attenuates steering vibrations on the hydraulic power steering, which is adapted to each engine.
CitroŽn C5 features two types of variable power steering. The first
coupled with an electric pump unit, is available with the 2.0 petrol
and diesel engines. The second is a servotronic system on the 3.0i V6,
managed by an electronic control unit that uses a solenoid valve to
adapt the pressure in a continuous system in line with a control law.
flexible and steadfast in all circumstances, the steering of the
CitroŽn C5 effectively positions the front wheel when cornering, giving
the driver an impression of ease and safety.
The CitroŽn C5 offers strong arguments in the areas of driving pleasure, comfort and well-being.
Sixteen-inch tyres for the whole range !
CitroŽn C5 adopts high-performance tyres as standard across the range,
with the Michelin Primacy, dimensions: 215/55 R16. These tyres make a
significant contribution to vibration control, road manners, steering
comfort and braking distances.
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