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September 1st, 2008
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Exceptionally well equipped, it comes with a long list of features that could add thousands of dollars to, or may not even be available on rivals. These include eight way electric front seats with driver’s seat massager, self-levelling suspension, automatic electric parking brake and directional headlights, whilst every model in the range comes with at least seven airbags, ESP with traction control, leather upholstery, automatic air-conditioning, speed limiter, cruise control, Adaptive Front-lighting System and Citroën’s unique fixed hub steering wheel.

With its long, sleek body, sculpted lines and high waist, the C5’s striking styling gives it a true sense of status.  The front of the car is characterised by large air-intakes and long incisive headlamps that flank the prominent chrome chevrons and assert the C5’s identity. From the rear, the distinctive concave window and two-part boomerang lights give it a purposeful, determined impression.
Internally the C5 offers its occupants an environment of quality, comfort and safety. Utilising the Company’s most advanced vehicle technology, the new C5 offers an involved, reassuring and satisfying driving experience, ideally suited to drivers who spend long hours on the road, or for those seeking secure transportation for their families.

Inside the cabin, the same taut, flowing lines seen on the exterior are replicated in the curvy detailing around the doors and dashboard, echoing the pursuit of quality throughout the car. Mood lighting further enhances this feeling, with ambient light glowing from the car’s doors and dashboard in the Exclusive variants.

The attractive styling is exemplified by the instrument panel design, where aviation-inspired annular needles run around each of the dials, allowing an electronic display unit to be integrated in the centre of each, providing the driver with further visual information. The aircraft theme also continues with the overhead warning lights.

The new C5 is offered in a choice of two trim levels – Comfort and Exclusive and, typically for a Citroën, the C5 is extremely well specified.  Cruise control and a speed limiter are fitted as standard, and all versions are equipped with an automatic electric parking-brake and hill-start assist.  For ease of parking and pedestrian safety, the C5 is also available with rear parking sensors in all versions with front sensors standard on the exclusive model and option on Comfort equipped cars

With the C5 comes the extension of Citroën’s class leading technology, such as the Company’s second generation fixed-hub steering wheel, which puts many of the car’s main functions, including cruise control, audio and telephone, right at the driver’s finger tips. The aesthetic and ergonomic design of the wheel allows for easy access to the tactile, membrane-covered controls, ensuring focus can be maintained on the road ahead, as well as allowing a larger, more effective asymmetric airbag.

The model can also be specified with Citroën’s new-generation NaviDrive system, featuring a 10 cm colour central display screen and voice activation of the built-in telephone, audio system and satellite navigation and it includes a 10 gigabyte hard drive for storing music and podcasts.

Large Citroëns are well known for providing the highest standards of occupant comfort, and the new C5 is no different, with special attention having been paid to the acoustics, suspension and seating.

The C5 features class-leading levels of soundproofing for total onboard comfort. Unlike other cars in the segment, it boasts multiple door seals, an acoustic windscreen for noise reduction and, on the Exclusive variants, laminated side windows, which not only dampen noise, but also make the C5 one of the most secure cars on the market.

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