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Citroen's new big sedan

2007-10-22 14:00
New C5 follows the design qualities prominent in the latest range of Citroen products.

The flagship sedan is larger than before with a 2.8 metre wheelbase contributing to an overall length of close to 5 metres.

Its prominent front end with large headlamps grant the car its imposing presence, while its swooping profile, wide track and signature concave rear end give it a purposeful appearance.

As before, the engine line-up will comprise a range of petrol and turbodiesel engines, including V6 powerplants.

Depending on specification and trim, a selection of manual and automatic gearboxes is also available.

New C5 rides on new metallic and Hydractive 3 Plus suspensions first seen on the C6 with a double wishbone and linked hub carrier at the front, and multi-link arrangement at the rear.

The car is also said to be equipped with a host of equipment and driver aids for more relaxed and safer driving.

Adaptive front lighting is offered, along with Citroen's new generation NaviDrive GPS navigation system that incorporates a seven-inch screen and audio system with a 10 Gb storage facility.

The car comes standard with cruise control and speed limiter, electric parking brake with hill-start assist, front and rear park assist with a parking gap sensor to determine whether a parking space is big enough, and a lane departure warning system.

Passive safety has been beefed up too, with the C5 offering up to nine airbags, depending on the level of trim. The cabin itself has also been stiffened to reduce buckling or intrusion of the safety cell in the event of a collision.


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