liter UrbanHybrid V6
hp @ 4000 rpm
hp per liter
(from Citroen Press
Release) CITRON C5 AIRSCAPE
Object of all desires
Citron is unveiling C5 Airscape at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show.
This exceptional concept car is a new take on the most beautiful of
vehicles, the cabriolet. C5 Airscape features powerful, dynamic
exterior styling and an interior of exclusive design, made for
driving pleasure and the comfort of three passengers. The original
mechanism of the folding roof underlines the overall sophistication
of design. Styled for maximum appeal, C5 Airscape also delivers
maximum performance. New-generation Snow Motion traction control
provides a level of traction close to that of a four-wheel drive.
Other useful features are provided by the UrbanHybrid system. This
unit prevents noise and vibration when the engine stops and boosts
engine torque when needed. At the same time, it shows real respect
for the environment.
An expression of power and elegance
C5 Airscape is a car to turn heads. Its elegant proportions and
sleek bodywork convey a sense of performance with a promise of
power. The innovative folding top is an invitation to climb on board
and take to the road. The interior layout, with its premium
materials, delivers the highest standards of on-board comfort for
the driver and all the passengers
Power and sophistication
A car of elegant lines, C5 Airscape conveys an impression of
strength and sophistication, with its cleanly
drawn body lines and ribbing at the top. The powerful look of the
body is brought out by the raw, intense grey
of the bodywork. This colour, whose intensity varies according to
the light, gives C5 Airscape an elegant and
precious look, consolidating its status as an executive vehicle.
Through its assertive front end, featuring large air intakes and
long incisive headlamps, C5 Airscape makes
a statement of performance. The headlamps positioned on the bonnet
with its two pronounced ribs flank
the large chrome chevrons stating Citron's identity.
The profile of C5 Airscape reflects efforts to achieve optimal
aerodynamic design. The roof line, particularly large windows and
tapering chrome-plated door handles underline the flowing lines of
the body, while the high waistline, clearly marked wheel arches and
19-inch wheels clearly identify C5 Airscape as a vehicle of status.
The powerful design of the front and rear ends highlight the on-road
stance of C5 Airscape. The high-positioned rear lights extend the
waistline and optimise the vehicle's dynamic looks. At the same
time, a double chrome tail pipe underlines the car's luxurious
design as does the concave rear window, which clearly identifies C5
Airscape as belonging to the family of large Citron saloons.
The sophistication of C5 Airscape can also be seen in the original
design of the folding roof, whose glazed upper part lets light flood
into the cabin. Made entirely of carbon, this roof opens and folds
away simply, without detracting from the looks of the concept car.
It folds away automatically, without assistance, and without the
driver having to open the upper part of the roof storage area in the
boot. C5 Airscape reflects the purest traditions in vehicle design
in that the metal-look roof with its textile lining resembles a roof
made of canvas the emblematic signature of executive cabriolets.
Leisure and sophistication
Fully upholstered in dark brown leather, the cabin of C5 Airscape
conveys an appealing impression of sophistication. The particularly
well designed seats suggest luxury and precision. The central
section of the seats brings to mind the links of a watch strap,
while the decorative stitching on the edges of the seats reinforces
the taut, well-muscled look of the whole.To add the finishing touch
to the executive design of the interior, the gear lever knob is set
with leather and chrome. The chrome echoes the metal strip
underlining the air conditioning controls and central console.
The design of the driving position on C5 Airscape was also dictated
by the pursuit of driving pleasure.
Refinement is the key word for the driver's surroundings, as
reflected in the specific design of the
instruments and their layout.
The driving position features a fixed-centred controls steering
wheel that brings the main comfort functions and driving aids
(navigation, radio, cruise control and speed limiter, on-board
computer) within easy reach. Considered as points of contact, the
pushbuttons feature an original covering resembling the texture of
skin. They create a strong, fast-reacting sensory interface between
the vehicle and the driver.
The sophisticated design of the instrument cluster on C5 Airscape
reflects the requirements of optimised ergonomics and ensures that
information is laid out legibly. The three dials feature annular
needles, symbolising an advanced level of technology. The needles
run around rather than across the dial for greater legibility and a
more attractive design. The air vents next to the dials underline
this cabriolet's powerful character, as does the upper part of the
instrument cluster, which takes the form of an air intake as on a
competition car. The overall effect is enhanced by the clean,
sculpted design of the dashboard. Its straight lines symbolise
precision, while the soft curves symbolise dynamic performance.
This configuration contributes to full driver control and
Driving sensations and improved respect for the environment
Styled for maximum appeal, C5 Airscape also delivers maximum
performance. This concept vehicle is equipped with a V6 HDi engine
associated with a particulate filter and able to run on biodiesel,
along with an innovative Snow Motion traction control system for a
performance close to that of a four-wheel drive, and UrbanHybrid
technology for low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. As a result,
C5 Airscape boasts remarkable levels of performance that show real
respect for the environment.
Technology serving the environment
Through its powerful engine, particulate filter and UrbanHybrid
system, C5 Airscape illustrates Citron's ability to reconcile
vehicle performance with respect for the environment.
With its reversible alternator-starter and super-capacitors able to
temporarily store large amounts of energy, the UrbanHybrid system
delivers real benefits in terms of environmental protection, driving
pleasure, acoustic comfort and vibration control.
In Drive mode, when this concept vehicle is travelling at under 6
kph and the driver's foot is on the brake pedal, the engine cuts
out. For maximum driveability, it starts again instantly and
automatically as soon as the driver releases the brake pedal. When
the car is at a standstill, fuel consumption is zero and CO2
emissions are around 24 g over a combined cycle. Further, the
onboard network (air conditioning, radio etc.) is powered by energy
recovered during the deceleration and braking phases. This brings
savings in fuel consumption and eliminates additional pollutant
emissions. Engine torque can be temporarily boosted, when overtaking
for example, for a high-speed take-off.
When the car is at a standstill, the UrbanHybrid system prevents
noise and vibration in the cabin, for the comfort of both passengers
Driveability and performance in all circumstances
The executive positioning of C5 Airscape is reflected by the
presence of the 208 bhp 2.7 V6 HDi engine and
Combining power and fuel economy, this engine develops 150 kW EEC
(208 bhp DIN) at 4,000 rpm for torque of 440 Nm at 1,900 rpm. Right
from the lowest speeds, it delivers smooth, gradual power with
exceptional operating comfort. Driveability is further increased by
a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
To deliver a high level of performance and improve active safety, C5
Airscape features Snow Motion, an innovative traction control system
with extended functions. This system offers remarkable performance
in terms of vehicle traction and "take-off" on surfaces with low
grip, such as snow for example. The benefits, already significant
with conventional tyres, are further increased when the concept car
is shod with winter tyres. In this configuration, the performance of
C5 Airscape is close to that of a four-wheel drive.
Taking the wheel of C5 Airscape is a total and continuous
experience in driving pleasure. This is a car that brings leisure
within easy reach.