Citroen Australia has launched a limited production model based on their flagship C5 sedan. Featuring a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine developing 150kW and 450Nm, it will be the last time this now-legendary engine will be available in Australia.
The dual-stage, turbo-diesel drivetrain chop almost two seconds off the C5 sedan’s 0-100km/h sprint time to just 8.2 seconds, while using just 5.9 litres^ of fuel per 100kms – less than the 2.0L turbo diesel unit found in the standard C5.
Along with the uprated powertrain the limited run C5 Finale feature 19” Adriatic alloy wheels, dual-chrome exhaust tips, reverse camera, a 350 Watt eight-speaker premium audio system and metallic paint.
The limited edition celebrates the last of the twin-scroll turbocharger-equipped diesel drivetrains to be made available in the C5.
The C5 also features Citroen’s unique hydropneumatic suspension system that offers multiple ride heights for a variety of road conditions. Other standard features include satellite navigation, sunroof, heated front seats, massaging driver’s seat, rear seat side and rear window shades, and Bluetooth and USB inputs for the stereo.
Citroen Australia’s National Sales Manager, Shaun Mackle, said the C5 Finale was devised to celebrate one of the most potent diesels available in C5.
“While C5 will still feature the proven 2.0-litre diesel engines in the future these 30 Finale vehicles are set to become something of a collector’s item for Citroen and automotive enthusiasts,” said Mackle.
“This drivetrain compliments the C5’s ability to cover long distances with ease and in utmost comfort, we are certain that they will not last long.”
The Citroen C5 Finale is available immediately at a drive-away price of $59,990.
The C5 range also includes the C5 Exclusive sedan, currently available for $47,990 drive-away including complimentary reverse camera (saving $3,400).