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Citroën at the Frankfurt Motor Show - C5 Break by Carlsson

Citroën has linked up with renowned German tuning and modification specialists, Carlsson, to produce a luxurious, high performance version of the C5 Estate, already one of the most comfortable and practical estate cars around. The Citroën 'C5 by Carlsson' shows how the car can be transformed into a high-powered, executive express capable of competing with the very best the sports estate sector has to offer.
Making its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the one-off 'C5 by Carlsson' is powered by a 3.0 litre V6 petrol engine that has been re-engineered to offer substantially enhanced performance. Coupled to an auto-adaptive automatic gearbox with sequential control, the upgraded engine delivers almost 15% more power (235 hp) and torque
(240 lb ft) than the standard model.
Special 18-inch wheels, coupled with adapted suspension settings and Citroën's class-leading Hydractive 3 suspension, combine to ensure that there is no trade-off in comfort or road-holding for occupants of the 'C5 by Carlsson'.
In addition to the new alloy wheels, a number of other exterior styling changes help to underline the dynamic character of the 'C5 by Carlsson'.  These include aerodynamic front and rear spoilers and side mouldings, while black door mirrors and twin exhausts complete the new look.
Providing a luxurious interior finish to satisfy even the most demanding customer, a combination of 'Cognac' leather and 'Cognac' and Dark Grey Amaretta® has been used across the seats, dashboard, door panels and roof trim.

The Citroën C5 by Carlsson features large wheels (225/40 x 18) with alloy wheels of a new design.  The different suspension settings - damping, springing, roll control - have been chosen to ensure there is no trade off between the comfort of the original vehicle and the dynamic needs of the more powerful engine.



Number of cylinders V6
Cubic capacity 2 946 cm3
Max. power 173 kW (235 bhp DIN) @ 6 000 rpm
Max. torque 320 Nm @ 3750 rpm


Auto-adaptive 4 speed automatic with sequential control


225/40 R 18


Speed-related variable assistance


Hydractive 3 with auto-adaptive funtion and ESP
Front Pseudo MacPherson struts
Rear Trailing arm


ABS with EBD and emergency braking assistance


Length 4 756 mm
Width 1 770 mm
Height 1 516 mm
Wheelbase 2 750 mm
Boot volume min/max 563 l / 1 658 l

Fuel Tank

66 l


Top speed 245 kph
0 - 100 kph 8,5 seconds