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Citroën updates C5 with a small turbo and an all-new diesel

Citroën's entry in the medium-large car segment is the C5. This sedan, which competes against offerings such as the VW Passat, gets updated with a couple of Euro V-compliant powertrains that reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. First, the C5 gets the 1.6-liter THP turbo gasoline engine, which was co-developed with BMW and can be found in other PSA offerings as well as the Mini. This 163 hp unit replaces the 2-liter 143 hp unit and burns 7.1 l/100 km (33 mpg U.S.). The new d

German car market not so ready for the Euro V antipollution rules

The fifth iteration of Europe's antipollution rules arrives in September. This might be a bit too soon for the automakers, since all new models being sold from that date onwards will be subject to stricter emissions rules (there's a comprehensive table of the limits after the jump). The German car association ADAC has taken the calculator out and has found that, among the 7,875 different model cars Germans can buy today, only 20 percent (1,539 models) are ready for the Euro V standards. Ouch. Lo

New TDI engines spread through VW family

The all-new generation of Volkswagen TDI engines, fitted with common-rail technology instead of pump-injectors, is spreading through the corporate family. Next June, Seat is getting the new 1.6-liter diesel engines under the hoods of the Ibiza. The new 90hp version, which is the detuned version found in the Golf BlueMotion, reduces the Ibiza's fuel consumpting from 4.5 to 4.2 l/100 km (52.3 to 56 mpg

Volvo announces new line of diesel engines "more than" Euro V compliant

Volvo is introducing a new array of engines next year. Volvo claims that these engines, called EEV (Enhanced Environmental friendly Vehicle), exceed the requirements for Euro V antipollution norms by means of reducing emitted particles and smoke. Not only that, but the new set of EEV engines also reduce fuel consumption. The first engine of the series is the D13 (pic

New Volvo trucks will meet 2009's Euro V regulations

Truck manufacturer AB Volvo, which has full control of the Mack Trucks brand in North America and Renault Trucks in Europe, announced it will showcase its environmentally-friendly engines at the IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover that starts on September 21. The new medium-duty and heavyweight long haul trucks (not pictured) will all meet the Euro V requirements that don't officially kick in until 2009. The trucks will emit 80 percent fewer particulates and 50 percent less nitrogen oxide tha