2009 Citroën C5 Tourer – Car Review | CarShowroom.com.au

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2009 Citroën C5 Tourer Car Review

What You Get

The new generation C5 is sold in Australia only diesel engines, in a choice of or Tourer (wagon) and in two levels of Comfort and Exclusive. All models are with the marque’s unique suspension. This latest C5 is at once more elegant and equipped than its predecessor and is to compete with the BMW 3 Series.

The Hood

Engine choice is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel delivers a modest 100 kW of power and 320 Nm of or a twin turbo 2.7-litre V6 makes 150 kW and 440 Nm of torque. Neither what could be described as performance with even the V6 taking almost 10 seconds to 100 km/h and the four-cylinder Exclusive as tested requiring a long seconds.

Fuel economy is slightly by modern diesel standard and reflects the considerable weight of the C5. The wagon weighed considerably than 1700 kilograms. It difficult to bring consumption 7.0 litres per 100 kilometres in mixed with a bias to the open suggesting the official figure of 7.2 is right.

What is impressive is the pulling power from low rpm which suggests even the wagon should tote a load effortlessly. The bonnet is supported on a cheap stay than gas struts which are the in this price class.

The Interior

Larger Citroëns long been famed for comfortable and spacious cabins and the new C5 this tradition. Beautifully leather seats, lots of legroom and a superbly finished area are highlights. Good and that interesting fixed hub wheel (like some cars of the 1950s albeit far attractive and loaded with are highlights.

Exclusive models get a wheel which mixes with brushed aluminium chrome for a stylish and tactile The overwhelming message is: Citroën.

Exterior Styling

The previous C5 was a looking car without the grace of such as the XM and the famous DS. But this new one is and distinctive, with nice and smart alloy wheels 18 X 8s on the (with tyre pressure 17 X 7 on the Comfort. The C5 is significantly larger most cars it is intended to with, such as the Audi A4 and BMW 3 (It is closer to a BMW 5 Series than a 3 This difference counts in the favour when it comes to the which will carry more than its German

On The Road

In all previous Citroën thus equipped, the hydropneumatic meant a magic carpet But the new car has lost that because the have tuned it for maximum Frankly, the ride is quite at lower speeds and no better on the road than a good system.

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If you expect this to that the C5 handles like a again there is disappointment. ability is good but not cutting And the steering feel is somewhat especially in comparison with a


The new C5 is more mainstream its predecessor and drives accordingly. As a it will not delight Citroën even if it should exert appeal to buyers looking for looks, a plush cabin and a list of standard features.

In terms of sheer value, the C5 is ahead of the German models which it is intended to compete. the loss of much of the Citroën won’t worry many of the customers, it might deter marque aficionados.

The Competition

Priced at some $63K on-road costs, the C5 Exclusive looks quite dear with its stablemate, the Peugeot 407 SV HDi which costs only more but adds the 2.7-litre turbo V6 engine. But the Citroën is stylish. On price it is similar to the A4 Avant in 2.0-litre petrol the Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI Classic but undercuts the BMW 323i Touring by $4000.

It has more room for and luggage than any of these and a list of useful standard

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