2011 Citroen C5: Updates and PricesMon, 25 Oct 2010
The 2011 Citroen C5 get a few updates and Euro 5 oily bits
The Citroen C5 is not the first car the UK car buyer has in mind when they think of a mid range executive saloon. But it really does deserve some serious consideration, not just as a posh rep mobile but also as family fodder.
You see, the C5 is the antidote to Germanic harshness. In a world dominated by – and obsessed with – chucking cars round bends in a frenzy and expecting them not to dip or dive or wallow (guilty as charged, M’Lud), the Citroen seems like a boat. But it’s not. It’s just a different take on the puzzle.
What the Citroen offers is some decent performance, particularly in the 3.0 litre oil burner which is the same lump Land Rover use in the Disco & RRS (and basically the same as in the Jaguar XJ), which does offer squirt and drive abilities. It just doesn’t like to be chucked round bends too harshly.
But is that so bad when it instead transports you on a feather pillow from one place to another? If ‘Johnny Rep’ or ‘Rupert Middle Manager’ could get over their car snobbery they’d find themselves far more relaxed at the end of their day than in their German snob mobile.
And if they changed to driving Catherine Deneuve instead of Katerina Witt they’d get some new headlights – with daytime LEDs – and a new set of tail lights for 2011. The engines on offer, a 1.6 litre petrol and a 1.6, 2.0 and the aforementioned 3.0 litre diesel, are all now Euro 5 compliant. Throw in Citroën’s new eTouch Emergency & Assistance System which can automatically make emergency calls in the event of an accident or if the car is immobilised, and you have the updates for 2011.
Prices start at £19,195 for the C5 1.6HDi 110hp VTR and go on up to £29,595.00 for the C5 3.0HDi V6 240hp Auto Exclusive Tourer. Both the 2011 C5 Saloon and C5 Tourer go on sale in November.
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