Citroen has unveiled it’s brand new Citroen C5 in both sedan and stationwagon body types. It will go on sale in the UK early 2008 onwards. The C5 is the second largest Citroen after the large D-segment Citroen C6.

Innovative features include a second generation fixed hug steering wheel, a seat back massage function and a choice of suspension setups thanks to the Hydractive 3 Plus suspension system. You can also specify it with Citroen’s new NaviDrive system which features a 7 inch LCD display and lets you control functions like a built in GSM phone, audio system and satellite navigation. There is also an optional automatic electric parking brake and hill-start assist. The Citroen Hydractive 3 Plus self-levelling suspension system features continuously self-adjusting spring and damping rates. Two preset modes are available – Comfort and Sport.

The new Citroen C5 is longer and wider than the model it replaces, with the sedan measuring 4780mm long, 1860mm wide and 1450mm tall. The estate is slightly longer at 4785mm, but other dimensions remain the same.

There are two petrol engines and 4 HDi turbodiesel engines. The petrol choices include a 127hp 1.8 litre engine and a 143hp 2.0 litre engine. The oil burners consist of four units – a 1.6 litre HDi 110, a 2.0 litre HDi 138, a 2.2 litre twin-turbo HDi 173, and a 2.7 litre twin-turbo VGT HDi 208, with the first three being inline-4 units and the largest one being a V6. The numbers indicate power output in horsepower. These HDi units are fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter System.

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