Citroën has lowered the emissions of some of its cars including petrol and diesel versions of the C5, together with the diesel C3 Picasso.
A new 1.6i 16V THP 155hp petrol engine, co-developed with BMW, has replaced the outgoing 2.0i 16V 143hp unit. This Euro V engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and is available in the VTR+ NAV Saloon.
The new engine delivers an 8% increase in power, combined with an 18.5% increase in combined-cycle fuel economy and a 16% reduction in CO2 emissions – down from 198g/km to 167g/km. Thanks to the lower emissions, VED is reduced from £215 to £175.
A new 2.0HDi 16V 160hp diesel has replaced the 2.0HDi 16V 140hp and the 2.2HDi 16V 173hp engines. Also Euro V rated, this new unit offers the choice of a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox and is available on both Saloon and Tourer models, in VTR+ NAV and Exclusive trim.
In comparison to the outgoing 140hp manual C5 Saloon this new diesel unit delivers a 14% increase in power, a 3% increase in fuel economy (combined cycle) and reduced CO2 emissions – down 4% from 153g/km to 147g/km. The lower emissions means VED is reduced from £150 to £125, including the Tourer manual.
For the automatic versions, CO2 emissions for both the Saloon and Tourer are reduced from 189g/km and 191g/km respectively to 179g/km. In both cases VED is reduced by £40, from £215 to £175.
For company car drivers, BIK taxation charges also reduce with the launch of these new engines.
Meanwhile the Citroën C3 Picasso in VTR+ and Exclusive trim now comes with a revised 1.6HDi 16V 90hp diesel engine which has emissions reduced from 125 to 119g/km, meaning an improvement to 62.8mpg. This moves these models into VED band C – meaning an annual road tax reduction from £120 to just £35.