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    Default X7 C5 2.7HDi Tourer

    Hi Gents and ladies,

    Just looking to get some info about the X7 series C5 Tourer.

    I'm looking at an 09 2.7V6 HDi Tourer and was wondering what to look for?

    Also what gearbox does the C5 use?

    I'd like to consider remapping the V6. is this a viable option? I know that the 2.7 can push out some very high torque figures. Can the transmission cope with such torque?

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    As a model, the X7 has been pretty good aside from a few mostly minor problems. All of the HDi's use the 6 speed auto AM6, a rebadged Aisin AW TF80SC as used in a variety of other cars. It's an excellent gearbox. Aside from normal used car checks, you should get a warranty to cover faults that arise in the short term. Assume you'll need a new battery soonish as you are lucky to get 4 years out of them and check when the timing belt is due (on age) and what the dealer will want.

    I've heard of one owner who 'chipped' his 2.7 V6 and was happy, but I know no more. The gearbox wasn't affected, but it was probably more than adequate as it came from the factory. Compared to other uses of this engine, the difference is apparently mostly in the turbocharging and you can do little about that without spending a fair amount of cash. If you want a performance car, there are others that may fit the bill better.

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    Cheers Dave,

    I know the Citroen isn't a performance car and there are other options out there. I'm just looking into the options at the moment. The C5 i a great looking car and i know the platform is also quite good.

    I guess i'm looking for an intermediate. A comfortable GT wagon that will fit kids and their associated junk that is still pokey enough and grippy enough to put a smile on my face.

    Poki

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    If you haven't had a diesel before you'll be happy. I have just the latest model 2L diesel engine in a C5 sedan and it is very zippy.

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    Like Tristesse I have the 2l engine and it gets along fine. The V6 would be of course even better. A fellow frogger has just bought a V6 C5 and when he gets back from his O/S holiday I hope to get a short drive of it - having never driven a V6 diesel C5 before. I have driven the C6 with that same combo and it went very well!

    The handling is quite good in the hydraulic C5s - no comment on steel sprung as I haven't driven one. Best of course - once you load the whole family in the car will still ride level without saggy arse.
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    Cheers gents,

    So the X7 C5 has Hydro or spring suspension?

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    Yes it has both.
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    What Garth meant to say is, it depends on which model specification you purchase. Base models have steel springs these days where as the higher spec (Exclusive) have hydropneumatic suspension and springing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XM Mechanic View Post
    Yes it has both.
    ... but not in the same car!

    I expect the V6 only comes with spheres under it. You want a 2.0 HDi and 1.6 Turbo petrol to get springs. Not sure about the Tourer though, it may ony come with spheres, so ask a dealer.

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