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2008 (08) Citroen C51.6 HDI 16V VTR+ 4dr

Stafford Motorstore

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Black-panel' function/night driveAudible lights on warning
Cruise control + speed limiterMaintenance indicator
Multi function trip computerOil level indicator
Variable power steering 


Speed sensitive stereo volume 

Exterior Features

Acoustic windscreenAutomatic activation of hazard warning lights
Automatic headlights + automatic windscreen wipersBody colour bumper skirts
Body colour door handlesBody colour electric heated/adjust/fold mirrors
Chrome effect side rubbing strips and headlight insertsElectric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinch
Electrochrome rear view mirrorFollow me home headlights
Front fog lights 

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats12V power point front/rear
Adjustable front armrestAir conditioned glovebox
Air vents to rear seatsDriver's lumbar support
Driver's storage boxDriver/front passenger seat height adjustment
Dual zone automatic air conditioningFront and rear head restraints
Front cupholderFront door pockets
Front seatback pocketsFront sports seats
Front/rear reading lightsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated gloveboxLeather steering wheel
Multi function steering wheelPollen filter
Rear centre armrest/ski flapRear door pockets
Scented air freshener 


3 Isofix location points5 three point inertia reel seatbelts
ABS + EBD + EBAChild lock indicator
Driver and passenger airbagsDrivers knee airbag
ESP + traction controlFront curtain airbags
Front lateral airbagsFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limitersFuel cut off safety device
Height adjustable front seatbeltsOuter rear seatbelt force limiters


DeadlocksKey left in ignition audible warning
Multi-functional plip remote control+folding ignition keyPerimetric and volumetric anti theft alarm
Remote central lockingTransponder immobiliser


Steel spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification


CO2 (g/km)149Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1560Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Cylinders - Bore (mm)75
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)88.3Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)50.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)60.1EC Urban (mpg)38.7


Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power110
Coin DescriptionHDI 16VCoin SeriesVTR+
Insurance Group 18Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0719E
Insurance Group 2EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9Service Interval Mileage12500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months120Timing Belt Interval Mileage150000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)13.4Engine Power - BHP110
Engine Power - KW82Engine Power - RPM4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT177Engine Torque - MKG24
Engine Torque - NM240Engine Torque - RPM1750
Top Speed119 


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/55 R17Tyre Size Spare225/55 R17
Wheel StylePERSIANWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions


Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)71Gross Vehicle Weight2040
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)439Max. Loading Weight537
Max. Roof Load80Max. Towing Weight - Braked1370
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1503
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.7
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Citroen C5

Unmistakably German: that, believe it or not, was the advertising strap line devised for the big promotional push of the 2008 Citroen C5. In the TV ad a blonde businessman drives the car through a German landscape backed by a Wagner soundtrack. Boris pauses only to eat some Bratwurst in a bier keller before parking up at Berlin's Brandenburg gate. The Citroen C5, a heavily accented voiceover tells us, is "unmistakably German - made in France". The intention was to underline the supposed Germanic quality of the C5, positioning it as an alternative to the increasingly popular saloons from BMW and Audi. The effect was to undermine a century of Citroen heritage, diverting attention from the reasons that people might actually buy a C5. The car is big, comfortable, well equipped and not German. It's also distinctly affordable on the used market.


There was a time when car buyers with families trooped down to dealerships in their droves and bought medium range family cars. Sales levels for this category of vehicle were then swelled further by company car user choosers and fleet managers who selected this kind of vehicle with blinkered diligence. Times were good for big four-door cars with mainstream badges but it wasn't to last. The choice available to family buyers exploded with the advent of compact 4x4s, MPVs and the growing fondness for German compact executive models amongst the fleet fraternity. Earlier Citroen C5s had been around for the boom times but the 2008 model, despite being a vast improvement on those, was going to have to work far harder for every unit sold. The C5 launched early in 2008, arriving with 1.8 and 2.0-litre petrol engines plus a wider line-up of HDi diesels of 1.6, 2.0, 2.2 and 2.7-litre capacities. Trim levels were SX, VTR+ and Exclusive. The handsome Tourer estate model came a few months later and the 2.7-litre V6 diesel was replaced with a 3.0-litre diesel unit a while after that. The diesel engines sold far more strongly than the petrols and were upgraded at various intervals to improve the economy and emissions which were so important to the fleet and business customers that the C5 relied upon.

What You Get

The C5 definitely has a more classically handsome look about it than its bulky predecessor. It follows the broad conventions of the medium range car market but uses some expertly conceived detailing to mark out its own personality. In Tourer estate form, it's even more of a stunner but the saloon bodystyle still has the capacity to draw admiring glances. The large Citroen double chevron badge that extends right across the nose suggests a car proud of its parentage, while the heavily contoured flanks draw the eye along to the neat rear end with its small boot lid spoiler. In the cabin, claims to Germanic standards of fit, finish and materials quality do fall a little flat but if by German, you mean BMW, Audi and Mercedes, that's hardly surprising. Cars from these marques that match the Citroen C5 in size operate in the compact executive sector and are substantially more expensive: The fact is that the C5 is competitive with its family car contemporaries if you're evaluating the way the cabin looks and feels. There are too many small buttons clustered together on the steering wheel and the centre console to make the control interfaces easy to grasp but the lines are clean and that hint of quirky Citroen design is in evidence. Would a German manufacturer fit a fixed-hub steering wheel? Of course it wouldn't and Citroen's one works very well. The centre section of the wheel remains stationary so it's easier to locate all those buttons and, importantly, so there's a stable platform for the driver's airbag to deploy from. The big comfy seats in the C5 don't feel very German either. They might lack a little support if you're going to fling the C5 round a corner but they're a superb place to sit out a motorway marathon. Space for rear seat passengers is helped by the flat floor. Go for the Tourer estate and the 439 litres of boot space offered by the saloon rises to 505 litres with all the seats in place and nearly 1500 litres with the seats flat folded.

What to Look For

Insist on a service history for the C5. The complex suspension system fitted to certain models is pretty reliable, but make sure that it's been checked out because replacement parts for it are pricey. Electrical glitches are not unknown so make sure that all the minor controls work properly.

Replacement Parts

(Approx - based on a C5 2.0 HDI - ex Vat) Clutch assemblies are about £250, brake pads around £45 and an alternator around £200. You'll pay around £300 for a radiator and around £150 (exchange) for a starter motor.

On the Road

Higher spec models have the Hydractive 3 Plus self levelling suspension that adapts to the road surface in order to deliver a smooth, magic carpet ride. This system lets the driver select from three modes that offer progressively firmer suspension settings for a sportier driving experience or a more comfortable one as required. Lesser models lack this feature but are still set up for long distance comfort rather than B-road blasting. When you think how the majority of C5s are used, it's hard to dispute that this was the right way to go. The C5 isn't a sharp driver's tool like Ford's Mondeo and is some way behind the German compact executive elite in terms of handling dynamics but it can match all comers in terms of comfort and beat most of them with Hydractive 3 Plus installed. The HDi diesel engines are very impressive. The range kicks off with the 1.6-litre unit that's used extensively across the Citroen range. It's a 110bhp engine that takes a lengthy 13.4s to get the C5 up to 60mph but it feels faster than that thanks to torque of 240Nm from 1,750rpm. Although the 1.6 HDi doesn't feel overwhelmed, the 2.0HDi is a more rounded proposition. In later cars it was upgraded to 160bhp and 340Nm. The 3.0 HDi is probably the best engine fitted to the C5, a 240bhp affair with 450Nm that can ease its way through 60mph in 8.0s. It's very well suited to the relaxed character of the car.


Citroen wanted to make a step up in quality with this C5 and that's presumably what led to its German themed launch promotion. The fact is, however, that it is a very different proposition from and Audi A4 or BMW 3-Series of similar age. The C5 has its emphasis on comfort and it's a very good car for eating up big mileages. There's a good amount of space, lots of equipment and build quality is reasonable. There are better driver's cars in the medium range sector but the C5's blend of qualities and its steep depreciation make it a fine used choice if your needs tally with its abilities.


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