Citroen updates C5 powertrain

Citroen has continued the engine revamp across the range with the refinement of the 1.6HDi engine in the Citroen C5.

The Citroen C5 saloon and estate models with the 110hp engine have been ‘re-homologated’ to offer lower CO2 emissions and greater fuel economy.

Emissions have been cut from 140 to 130g/km in the C5 range, bringing the models down into VED band D and subsequently offering drivers free first year road tax under the revised rates.

Company car drivers will benefit too, says Citroen, with a one point reduction in BIK taxation rates bringing them down by 18 per cent.

The refined engine has improved fuel economy by six per cent on a combined cycle, Citroen claims, bringing the official figure to 56.5mph from 53.3mpg.

The C5 is not the first Citroen to be given an engine offering lower CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy after the French marque updated the C3 and C4 Picasso ranges early in 2010.