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2012 Citroen C5 receives $3000 price cut

The 2012 Citroen C5 has been launched, with the entry-level C5 Attraction receiving a $3000 price cut. It’s available for a limited time from just $32,990 driveaway.

The C5 is regarded for its high levels of comfort and luxury, in a market made up of mostly sports-type sedans. It’s available in a range of variants, including the base Attraction, up to the twin-turbo diesel V6 Exclusive, in wagon and sedan form.

In standard trim, the 2012 Citroen C5 Attraction features 17-inch alloy wheels, auto headlights, auto wipers, and a 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine under its bonnet. The engine produces 115kW of power and 240Nm of torque. Acceleration from 0-100km/h can be taken care of in 9.5 seconds.

The Attraction is available for a limited time from $32,990 driveaway, undercutting the usual price of $35,990. PerformanceDrive contacted the official importer of Citroen vehicles in Australia, Ateco Automotive, about the limited time deal. Public relations manager Edward Rowe said the deal will be on offer until the end of May, however, it may be extended in the future.

Next up in the range, sitting in the middle, is the 2012 Citroen C5 Seduction. It’s available with either the 1.6 petrol, or a revised 2.0-litre HDi turbo-diesel. The latest diesel unit produces 120kW (up from 100kW from the old model) and 340Nm (up from 320Nm).

Acceleration from 0-100km/h is managed in 10.0 seconds (down from 12.8), while fuel consumption is rated at 6.8L/100km on the combined cycle.

Topping out the range is the 2012 Citroen C5 Exclusive. It features a 3.0-litre HDi twin-turbo diesel V6 engine producing a healthy 177kW of power and 450Nm of torque. Sprinting from 0-100km/h can be taken care of in 7.9 seconds, while combined fuel economy is rated at 7.4L/100km.

Pricing for the complete 2012 range is as follows:

C5 Sedan Attraction 1.6 Turbo Petrol – $32,990 driveaway
C5 Sedan Attraction 2.0 HDi Turbo Petrol – $37,990
C5 Tourer Attraction 2.0 Turbo Diesel – $39,990

C5 Sedan Seduction 1.6 Turbo Petrol – $39,490
C5 Sedan Seduction 2.0 Turbo Diesel – $41,490
C5 Tourer Seduction 2.0 Turbo Diesel – $43,490

C5 Sedan Exclusive 1.6 Turbo Petrol – $44,990
C5 Sedan Exclusive 2.0 Turbo Diesel – $46,990
C5 Sedan Exclusive 3.0 V6 Turbo Diesel – $56,990
C5 Tourer Exclusive 2.0 Turbo Diesel – $48,990
C5 Tourer Exclusive 2.0 Turbo Diesel – $58,990

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.