diesel + biodiesel
The Citroen C5 Airscape is an elegant concept cabriolet
which was revealed at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The styling of the C5 Airscape is rather conservative
for a concept, especially for Citroen, but the lines are
sleek and sophisticated. Similar to those found on many
German products like Audi and BMW.
Dominating the front end of the C5 Airscape is the distinctive
chrome Citroen badge set into the bonnet's leading edge,
joining the projector style headlights to each other.
Below these a large prominent centre grill is flanked
by two driving lights set into the lower bumper.
From the side the muscular stance, wide arches and sturdy
form is highlighted by chrome accents positioned on the
apex of the styling lines to reflect the light. The elongated
chrome door handle looks more like a reflection than a
The rear of the C5 Airscape is clean and uncluttered,
the most notable features being the twin chrome tail pipes
positioned either side of the car.
The automatic folding roof of the C5 Airscape is made
of carbon, a glazed upper section allows extra light into
the interior of the concept.
The interior of the Citroen C5 Airscape concept is upholstered
in dark brown leather with chrome accents appearing on
the gear lever and dashboard. The steering wheel has a fixed centre and houses controls for the
navigation, radio, cruise control and onboard computer.
Powering the C5 Airscape is a 208 horsepower V6 HDi engine
which is capable of running on either diesel or biodiesel.
The transmission is handled by a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Like most recent concept cars the C5 Airscape does its
bit for the environment. At speeds under 6 kph and with
the brake pedal applied the engine cuts out, starting
instantly when the brake pedal is released. Furthermore
the air-conditioning, radio etc is powered by electrical
energy recovered and converted during braking.
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