Strict control of consumption and emissions
engine also features a new ECCS combustion chamber (Extreme
Conventional Combustion System) which optimises the air/fuel mix, and a
third generation common rail whose pressure has been pushed up to 1,800
bars to ensure a finer fuel spray. This combination cuts emissions by
around 30% compared with the previous generation 2.2-litre HDi while at
the same time enhancing performance levels.
The new engine, which
is systematically fitted with a particulate filter (DPFS), thus
delivers combined-cycle consumption of 7.2 litres per 100 km and CO2
emissions of 191 g/km.
Upgraded running gear
The C8's running gear has been adapted to match the more dynamic powertrain performance.
Fitted in all versions with pseudo-MacPherson strut suspension at the
front and a torsion beam axle at the rear, the C8 has excellent
directional stability and steering precision.
In its HDi 173 DPFS version, the C8 is also equipped with special rear
shock absorbers and a special anti-roll bar, while the stiffness of the
front struts has been stepped up. The overall result of these
enhancements is the best possible trade-off between roadholding and
comfort for active safety and top-level driving pleasure.
adapt the braking components to the C8's enhanced performance levels,
they have been resized: the ventilated 310 x 32 mm discs at the front
have been enlarged, and are linked to dual-piston calipers. This
configuration provides the C8 with precise, fade-free and easy-to-gauge
Concentrated technology for exemplary well-being and safety
Intelligent driving assistance
inclusion of the HDi 173 DPFS engine in the C8 range is accompanied by
the arrival of complementary equipment to ensure the highest possible
level of well-being.
The largest CitroŽn MPV is now equipped, in its Exclusive version, with front and rear parking aid systems.
Sensors in the front and rear bumpers detect obstacles near the
vehicle. Audio signals played through the various loudspeakers, and a
representation of the parking manoeuvre on the multi-function dashboard
screen, show the precise location of any obstacles in the detection
The C8 is equipped as standard on the Exclusive version with the new
NaviDrive telematics system. Complete with a large colour screen, this
system combines, together with the features of an integrated GSM phone,
audio functions (radio, MP3-compatible CD player, hard disk storage up
to 30 gigabytes, 10 of which are available in the Jukebox) and GPS
navigation. The NaviDrive system has also been designed to offer
complementary features: CitroŽn Emergency, CitroŽn Assistance, and
CitroŽn On Line. Combined with the GPS and telephone functions, CitroŽn
Emergency enables, depending on the country concerned, the
determination of the vehicle's location in the event of accident or
driver incapacity, and access to call centre services.
The C8 can also be fitted with a Bluetooth hands-free kit, depending on
the trim level, enabling the driver to easily use a cell phone while
focusing complete attention on the driving situation.
Comprehensive safety equipment
provide the driver with all the information and assistance needed for
peace of mind, the C8 is equipped with a speed limiter, combined with
the standard equipment cruise control depending on the country, and a
low-tyre pressure detection system (available in some equipment packs)
which identifies the wheel concerned.
Furthermore, to ensure
maximum safety for occupants, all C8 models are equipped with a series
of active safety systems, such as ABS, ASR, ESP, EBA and automatic
warning light activation. And to ensure exemplary protection for all
passengers, 6 airbags are available as standard equipment.
The effectiveness of all this equipment, combined with the car's
outstanding structural resistance, is reflected in the 5-star rating
awarded to the C8 in the EuroNCAP test.
By seamlessly matching the C8's features with the most powerful
four-cylinder HDi engine in the CitroŽn range, the C8 HDi 173 DPFS
offers outstanding motoring comfort, unique styling, remarkable
spaciousness and equipment that make it one of the best in its class.