2012 Citroen C5 On Sale In Australia: New Turbo Engine, Massive Price Drop

Mike Stevens | Feb 17, 2012

Citroen has added a new turbocharged petrol option to its Australian C5 line-up for 2012, while cutting a massive $11,000 from the price of entry.

Previewed in a report last year, the C5 can now be had with the 1.6 litre turbo petrol engine developed in partnership with BMW.

As with its other incarnations in the Citroen and Peugeot family, the 1.6 litre-powered C5 produces 115kW and 240Nm of torque.

Combined with a six-speed automatic transmission, fuel consumption for the 1.6 litre engine is listed at 7.1 l/100km on the combined cycle. The 0-100km/h run is listed at 9.5 seconds, and top speed is 210km/h.

The thrifty 1.6 replaces the existing 2.0 litre petrol engine, which delivered 103kW and 200Nm, while returning 8.9 l/100km on the combined cycle.

The turbo-charged diesel engine options remain unchanged, featuring a 120kW/340Nm 2.0 litre four (6.8 l/100km) and a 177kW/450Nm 3.0 litre six.

Citroen has also added its familiar Attraction trim grade to the entry-level end of the family (pictured here), drawing the C5's starting price down from the previous $46,990 to $35,990.

The new pricing continues across the range, with most models now under $50,000, and the up-spec Exclusive grade topping out at $58,990.

The only people who might be unhappy with this are those few who were prepared to pay the former higher prices and now have a depreciated asset in their garage. They might be thinking it's time Ateco took a good hard look at its pricing strategies.

Standard safety features across the C5 range include drive, front passenger, side front, curtain and driver's knee airbags, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Emergency Braking Assistance, ABS and electronic stability program.


2012 Citroen C5 Sedan

  • C5 Attraction 1.6 petrol (a) $35,990
  • C5 Attraction 2.0 HDi (a) $37,990
  • C5 Seduction 1.6 petrol (a) $39,490
  • C5 Exclusive 1.6 petrol (a) $44,990
  • C5 Seduction 2.0 HDi (a) $41,490
  • C5 Exclusive 2.0 HDi (a) $46,990 (reduced $11,000)
  • C5 Exclusive 3.0 V6 HDi (a) $56,990 (reduced $13,000)

2012 Citroen C5 Tourer (wagon)

  • C5 Attraction 2.0 HDi (a) $39,990
  • C5 Seduction 2.0 HDi (a) $43,490
  • C5 Exclusive 2.0 HDi (a) $48,990 (reduced $12,000)
  • C5 Exclusive 30. V6 HDi (a) $58,990 (reduced $14,000)

Note: all prices are Manufacturer’s List Price and do not include dealer delivery or on-road costs.

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  • crabapple says,
    4 years ago
    rolleyes So if you wait long enough it will eventually be free?

  • super matthew
    Super Mattthew says,
    4 years ago
    Far out... I'm no marketing genius, but even I know the best way to lose customers is to introduce a car at a pathetically high price (as in, you're the only one in the world that reckons it's priced right), and then cut $10,000 off the damn thing a year later.

    Idiots. Someone get Citroen Aus on the phone and ask them to explain how they ARENT idiots.
    • super matthew
      Super Mattthew says,
      4 years ago
      Oh wait, it's ateco not citroen...

      someone get citroen on the phone and tell em their cars are being distrbitued in australia by utter morons
  • Jan says,
    3 years ago
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    I Think its a very comfortable car. I had driven a C5 2002, 2.0 16 V, This car was very comfortable and had enough power to pull a caravan. Now Citroen uses the 1.6 16 V turbocharged engine, as in the DS3, DS4 and DS5. The DS5 I find at this moment it the most beautiful car of the world.

    See the successes in the World Rally Championschip: Xsara WRC, C4 WRC and at this moment The DS3 WRC.

    Hear the sound of the Citroen C4 WRC on you tube: Test C4 WRC Finland 2007 and the video of The Citroen C2 WRC: Test C2 WRC Chris Meeke (It was in Germany I though).

    Yes I'm a Citroenfan at this moment I drive a C4 Coupe 1.6 VTR.

    My wishes for you: VW, Skoda, Seat, Opel fans, drive one day in a Citroen C5 or DS5 and I think you will like the drive.
  • Glidagida says,
    3 years ago
    VW did it to me on the Golf GTi 2 series ago.
    Honda did it to me on the current model.
    What is so surprising when importers into Aus find the landscape is changing after the GFC.
    People simply don't have the dosh anymore.
    Currently have a Honda and a C2 VTR and the C2 is amazingly good for a small car, super chuckable fun drive.
    I agree the C5 is a gorgeous looker and I am looking forward to testing one. At least at these prices I know I will not be dudded again.
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