French carmaker Citroen has revealed the new 2011 Citroen C5 at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. This new model boasts of a number styling and technology upgrades. It is bound to at showrooms and dealerships starting in the fourth quarter of 2010.
The 2011 Citroen C5 facelift is offered in both saloon and tourer body styles. Citroen tweaked the headlamps of the new C5 and added LED (light emitting diode) units that active day and night. Along with a light guide, these LED units boost the C5’s lighting signature.
The appearance of the headlamps may have changed but its functions remain the same. The 2011 Citroen C5 facelift still offers xenon dual-function directional lights and corner lights. The rear lights received a new “Dark Crystal” treatment with clear glass in the central section. When it comes to performance, Citroen made two significant powertrain changes.
For the 2011 model year, the new Citroen C5 now features e-HDi micro-hybrid technology. Essentially, Citroen combined second-generation Stop & Start and the electronic gearbox system with the HDi 110 DPFS diesel engine.
Likewise, Citroen also installed steering-wheel paddles and low rolling resistance tires. With these specifications, the new C5 offers comfort in driving as well as a fuel economy rating of 51 miles per gallon (4.6 l/100 km) and a drop in its carbon dioxide emissions level to 120 grams per km.
The 2011 Citroen C5 facelift is also offered with a new-generation 2.2 liter HDi engine that has a max output of 204 bhp as well as a peak torque of 450 Nm. Sending power to the wheels through a 6-speed automatic gearbox, this 2.2 liter HDi engine allows the saloon version of the 2011 C5 to accelerate from zero to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 8.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h). The 2011 C5 saloon has a combined-cycle consumption of 40 mpg (5.9 l/100 km).
On the other hand, the Tourer variety of the 2011 Citroen C5 facelift can go as fast as 140 mph (225 km/h) and is capable of sprinting from zero to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 8.6 seconds. It also returns a combined-cycle consumption of or 38.5 mpg (6.1 l/100km).
The carbon dioxide emissions level for the 2011 Citroen C5 saloon is at 155 grams per km, while for the Tourer, the figure is 159 g/km. What makes this version stand out among the rest is its chrome-finished double tailpipe.