Citroňn To Reveal New C5 At Paris Motor Show
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    Default Citroňn To Reveal New C5 At Paris Motor Show

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    Citroen will reveal the new Citroen C5 sedan and estate at the Paris Motor
    Show in September prior to the model's launch in Australia in 2005.

    Already one of the most advanced cars on Australian roads, the new C5 will
    gain, as well as distinctive new styling, the technology including Xenon
    dual-function directional headlamps, front parking assistance, a speed
    limiter, knee air bags and a lane departure warning system.

    New styling for the C5 ~ The boomerang influence
    The front end of the CitroŽn C5 immediately draws the attention with the
    boomerang-shaped light units - set off by the bonnet design and the badged
    radiator grille - that give the front end a new dynamic and determined
    appearance.

    The CitroŽn C5 is a vehicle of status. Clean balanced lines suggest a taut,
    flowing profile - the profile of a grand tourer whose generous dimensions
    promise excellent interior space.

    The rear end sports dynamic contour lines, with sharply outlined
    "boomerang" lights to match the front, and a structured tailgate.

    A captivating, well-balanced vehicle of status, the CitroŽn C5 is also
    attractive and elegant, with its attractive combination of design lines and
    chrome features, as on the lower body panels and the bumpers.

    The CitroŽn C5 also boasts chrome and lacquer features inside the cabin. A
    styling strip creates a link between the top and bottom of the dashboard,
    for example, and may be extended up to the inner door panels.

    The dashboard sports modern instruments and a central console with two-zone
    automatic air conditioning and separate controls, as well as a hi-fi system
    of outstanding quality. All these features blend in harmoniously with the
    in-car design, through a sophisticated match of materials and colours.
    Looking beyond its elegant and personal style, the CitroŽn C5 offers an
    array of technological equipment for exemplary driving comfort and safety.


    ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY SERVING COMFORT AND SAFETY
    Faithful to its tradition as an innovator, CitroŽn has equipped the new C5
    with intelligent driving aids bringing peace of mind for both the driver
    and passengers.

    Xenon dual-function directional headlamps
    The CitroŽn C5 is the first vehicle in the range to feature Xenon
    dual-function directional headlamps for improved lighting on cornering.

    Front and rear parking assistance
    In addition to the reversing radar, the CitroŽn C5 features front parking
    assistance with manoeuvres displayed on a multifunction screen. This
    function is usually reserved for vehicles in the next segment up.

    Cruise control and a speed limiter for relaxed driving
    To make driving easy for customers in search of comfort, safety and
    well-being, CitroŽn is offering both cruise control and a speed limiter on
    the C5. The speed limiter allows the driver to adopt a relaxed driving
    style, and to respect the speed limits without constantly checking the
    speedometer. A kick-down function allows the driver to accelerate, in order
    to overtake for example.

    For the first time: the lane departure warning system
    Innovating in terms of safety, CitroŽn is making the C5 available with an
    exclusive system that can detect an unintentional lane change on a motorway
    or fast road, when the indicator is not activated. A vibrating mechanism
    mounted in the car seat is triggered on the side corresponding to the
    direction of vehicle drift to alert the driver who may, for example, be
    distracted.

    To further extend the protection available to the occupants, the CitroŽn C5
    also features new generation ESP to provide precise, efficient correction
    of the course steered by the car, and seven airbags including a new
    steering column airbag to protect the driver's knees and shins in the event
    of impact.

    The seatbelts of the CitroŽn C5 are equipped with pyrotechnic pretensioners
    and force limiters, along with a double pretensioner for the passenger
    seatbelt.

    As well as endowing the C5 with top-level features in terms of comfort and
    safety equipment, CitroŽn is fitting its new vehicle with petrol and diesel
    engines of advanced technology.

    State-of-the-art engines
    The CitroŽn C5 is available with three petrol engines: two 4-cylinder
    engines of 1.8i 16V and 2.0i 16V developing 117 et 143 bhp DIN, and a
    3-litre V6 24-valve engine with continuously variable valve timing,
    developing 210 bhp DIN and coupled with a new six-speed automatic gearbox.

    In terms of diesel power plants, the CitroŽn C5 offers a choice of three
    new-generation HDi common-rail engines developing between 110 bhp and 138
    bhp. This last engine is coupled with a six-speed manual gearbox. The
    environmental strong points of the HDi engines are further reinforced by
    the diesel particulate filter system (DPFS).

    THE COMFORT OF A HIGH-SPEC VEHICLE

    The CitroŽn C5 ensures not only the safety but also the well-being of all
    its occupants. The exceptionally roomy interior of the C5, particularly at
    the rear, and the low acoustic and vibration levels all help to create a
    unique sensation of comfort.

    Obtaining high standards of acoustic comfort and vibration control was a
    key objective in the development of this road car. For this reason, the
    CitroŽn C5 features a range of equipment to isolate the passenger
    compartment from the noise produced by the wind, engine or running gear.

    Alongside the new elastic bearings and the many sound-proofing and
    gravel-protection features provided for high-level acoustic comfort, the
    CitroŽn C5 may also be fitted with laminated side windows.

    Already renowned for its comfort, the Hydractive 3 suspension offers a
    further demonstration of its operating qualities and technological
    excellence. This auto-adaptive suspension varies the height of the vehicle
    automatically. Some versions offer two settings, comfort or sport, managed
    in line with road conditions and the driver's style.

    The CitroŽn C5 occupies the highest level in its category for suspension
    and damping comfort with its velvety-smooth road manners.

    Advertisement


    The CitroŽn C5 is a car of meticulous design, exclusive features,
    avant-garde technology and grand-tourer comfort. Combining driving pleasure
    and safety in an intelligent way, it is sure to enjoy immediate appeal with
    automotive enthusiasts everywhere.

    Australian specifications and prices for the new CitroŽn C5 will be
    announced when it goes on sale locally in 2005.

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    if I can work it out!...photo size too big..any idea how I can cut down the bytes??

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    You mean these ones? There were some other photos flying around of the wagon but I can't find them right now.






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    I found some more official shots;





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    Quote Originally Posted by dogboy
    if I can work it out!...photo size too big..any idea how I can cut down the bytes??
    There might be better methods, but if you don't have any specialist graphics software, one way is to just open an editor like microsoft photo editor.

    If your picture opens up as a really huge picture on screen, go to Image, pick Resize and change that till it's a nice size on screen.

    Then go to Save as, pick Jpeg but don't save it just yet. There should be a 'More' button near the bottom of the Save as box, and click on that, and muck around with the Jpeg quality slider tab, then save it (make sure it's a different name to the original file). Then open that new file up and check if quality is ok and file size is reduced, if not then open up the original file again (don't make the changes on the new file as quality will be way too reduced) and keep optimising the settings till you get something acceptable. Hope that helps.

    edit: Oh well, nevermind. Mac's done it for you heheh.
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    Irfanview does it perfectly, and it's free.

    Derek

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    Thanks for that!!! it's always frustrated me!!!!
    Cheers

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    the estate wagon looks the best i think.

    i am not totally convinced of the sedan, i think it will grow on me, but the cabin is too similiar, would have been nice to change the roofline changed too.

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    I like the new front end. I think it will sell well. I love the estate more than sedan....

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    I like the new rear on the 'sedan'. Headlights will have to grow on me, but at least they have given the range a 'family' look now.

    I still think the 'sedan' looks a bit dumpy in profile.

    Ah well, just need to watch out for the face lifted Renault Laguna.
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    the front and rear radar is useless in France but should be great for our unskilled drivers.
    Drove in a pug with my brother in law in Paris. They all seem to be parking by ear by the look of other cars - and his.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeKa
    Irfanview does it perfectly, and it's free.

    Derek
    That's a cool looking program, thanks Derek!
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsydney
    I like the new front end. I think it will sell well. I love the estate more than sedan....
    Both face lifts are an improvement on the current C5. The Estate looks more balanced and new rear on the hatch, more aggressive and masculine. Love the grille incorporated with bonnet/bumper. Can't wait for the new C4 !!!

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    V6 with a 6 speed manual yay

    I like the rear end i reckon its kind of alfa like.

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