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The C5 is now available with the 1.2 PureTech engine, but its performance may not be the best match for this stately car. Instead, consider the 180 hp plug-in hybrid powertrain, which provides the driving ease and comfort you expect from a vehicle of this caliber. Plus, it’s now 80 euros cheaper in the Netherlands than the three-cylinder option and is also allowed to tow a heavier trailer.
In Belgium, the C5 X with the 1.2 PureTech engine is much cheaper, and for an extra 4,000 euros, you can opt for the Plug-in Hybrid 225, which offers 45 hp more than the PHEV 180. However, the C5 X Plug-in Hybrid offers a smooth, economical, and comfortable driving experience.
Compared to the C5 Aircross Hybrid 136, the C5 X has a more luxurious and attractive interior decoration. It also delivers smooth and quiet performance, achieving a top speed of 225 km/h and a maximum speed of 135 km/h when driving purely electric. The WLTP consumption is 1.4 l/100 km, and in practice, you can easily achieve almost 1 in 30.
The C5 X largely fulfills Citroën’s comfort promises, with a chassis that swallows cobblestones and a suspension that struggles on varying road surfaces. The steering is vaguer and less inspiring, however, particularly on winding country roads.
Consider the road tax implications for the C5 X, as the weight discount for plug-in hybrids may eventually be abolished. Citroën may choose to market the top model with the 136 hp mild hybrid drivetrain from the C5 Aircross in the future.