Citroen C5 gets lower emissions

Citroen C5 now with lower emissions

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.