on the commercial success of its compact MPV range, recently bolstered
by the C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso, CitroŽn is continuing to
develop models with spacious interiors by combining elegance and
driving pleasure in its top-end C8 MPV.
Depending on the country, from the start of 2008 the C8 will
be restyled inside and out, making its decidedly modern lines even more
dynamic and enhancing the luxury of the cabin.
same time the C8 range will be extended, in some countries, with a new
HDi diesel engine developing 173 bhp DIN (125 kW or 170 bhp EC),
complete with a particulate filter (DPFS) and mated to a 6-speed manual
gearbox. In the course of 2008, the engine will also be available in
some countries with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The new engine
completes a range comprising a 2-litre 143 bhp 16V petrol injection
engine available with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearbox,
and two diesel engines, the HDi 120 and the HDI 138 DPFS, both with a
6-speed manual gearbox.
available on the C5 and C6, the HDi 173 DPFS is the flagship of
CitroŽn’s range of 4-cylinder HDi engines. A number of innovative
features (double parallel sequential turbo and new combustion and
injection systems) provide outstanding driving pleasure by offering
maximum torque of 273 lb/ft at a low 1,500 rpm. To complete the
upgrade, CitroŽn has made changes to the running gear and brakes.
in addition to the new engine launch, new comfort equipment and driving
aids have been added to the already richly equipped C8 range.