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Citroen fits new 3.0 V6 HDI to C5 and C6

Mon, 15 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0700

By Tim Pollard

First Official Pictures

15 June 2009 09:50

Citroen has announced its most powerful engine in a production car – the new, expanded 3.0-litre HDI turbodiesel. It's the PSA-Jaguar Land Rover developed engine, previously available as a 2.7.

The new 3.0 HDI will be fitted to the C5 and C6 in late summer 2009, replacing the 2.7. It produces 237bhp, up from 205bhp in the 2.7, yet fuel economy and CO2 both improve by around 15%.

What's new on Citroen's 3.0-litre V6 HDI?

The V6 gets a third generation common-rail injection system, a diesel particulate filter system and an alternator that recovers energy during braking.

Both C5 and C6 3.0 HDI V6 models average 38mpg and emit 195g/km of CO2.

The V6 turbodiesel was jointly developed by Ford (when it owned Jaguar Land Rover) and PSA Peugeot Citroen and is built in the Blue Oval's Dagenham, UK, diesel facility. The new, enlarged 3.0 V6 is also fitted to the new-generation 2010 Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover Sport, as well as the new Jaguar XF Diesel S and forthcoming 2010 XJ.


By Tim Pollard