CitroŽn C6 has arrived. The latest addition to an historic line of
great CitroŽns, with a stunning look in keeping with the Marque's
reputation for style, the C6 takes the grand tourer concept and
incorporates the latest cutting-edge technology. The CitroŽn C6 truly
is a car to stir the emotions.
An executive saloon that represents
the latest stage in the creative renewal of the brand, the C6 has been
inspired by the large CitroŽns of the past, models that have helped the
Marque to establish a strong heritage in large cars.
The CitroŽn C6 takes the essential values of executive saloons –
elegance, sophistication and on-the-road presence – and combines them
with the Marque's own key values.
Derived from classic CitroŽns, and continuously updated, these values
are clearly expressed by the unique styling and the use of cutting-edge
CitroŽn's new C6 combines clean, flowing lines with high levels of
on-board comfort and the latest, advanced technology. The complete and
innovative range of high-tech features includes a head-up display, the
first application in a CitroŽn of the new 208 bhp V6 HDi diesel engine,
active suspension with variable damping, the Company's lane departure
warning system and directional Xenon headlamps.
Bold, emotive styling
design of the C6 both enthralls and captivates, with its shape, profile
and curves immediately identifying it as a member of the CitroŽn family.
Clean, fluid lines and balanced proportions, with a long front overhang
and short rear overhang, give the C6 the presence of a limousine and
the elegance of a coupť.
The new CitroŽn C6's original design combines the Marque's own styling cues with those of an executive car.
At the front end, the wide grille and bold, chrome chevrons make a
strong statement of identity, while the headlamps extend up onto the
wings and the wide, ribbed bonnet.
A long wheelbase, flowing, aerodynamic profile and low-slung stance
give the CitroŽn C6 real presence, whilst also suggesting space,
stability and power.
The windows hug the curve of the roof arch, which in turn blends
smoothly into the rear pillars, in a subtle nod to coupť styling – an
effect that is taken one step further by the frameless doors.
At the rear the design is particularly eye-catching, and neatly rounds
off the C6's stunning looks. The rear window features a distinctive
concave design, whilst the lines of the boot lid add the finishing
touch to the body profile. An air deflector is deployed automatically
at speed, illustrating the attention paid to another key CitroŽn value:
Curved lights extend from the rear wings to the top of the bumper,
which is smartly finished off with a chrome strip that then continues
along the lower section of the body.
Inside the CitroŽn C6 there is a definite impression of space and
comfort, highlighted by the pure lines of the dashboard, high levels of
interior refinement, use of high quality materials and comfortable,
Looking beyond styling, the CitroŽn C6 offers a radical and innovative
approach to automotive design, based on cutting-edge technology,
dynamics and comfort.
Advanced technology for enhanced comfort and safety
CitroŽn C6 is a perfect example of the creative and innovative approach
of the brand when it comes to the use of advanced technology to deliver
outstanding comfort and safety.
It features a carefully designed
driving position, incorporating an easy-to-read driver's instrument
panel, a large central screen and a head-up display. Making an
important contribution to active safety, this display unit projects
essential information – on speed and navigation for example – onto the
A first for the CitroŽn range, the C6 is equipped with an electric
parking brake. This new feature is offered alongside numerous
intelligent driving aids pioneered by CitroŽn, such as a lane departure
warning system, front and rear parking sensors, directional Xenon
headlamps, cruise control and a speed limiter.
The top-of-the-range positioning of the CitroŽn C6 is reflected by its
engine line-up: two V6 engines, one diesel and one petrol, place the
emphasis on driving pleasure and refinement. A new 2.7 litre HDi diesel
engine develops 208 bhp DIN (150 kW) and is equipped with a particulate
filter, while the 3-litre petrol engine develops 215 bhp DIN (155 kW).
Both engines are mated to 6-speed automatic gearboxes.
Traditionally, large CitroŽn cars have featured an advanced suspension,
and the new C6 is no different. The new active suspension with variable
damping allows it to set new standards in terms of comfort,
road-holding and power.
Thanks to its exceptional driving qualities and its exclusive approach
to the art of life on-board, the C6 is perfectly placed to continue in
the footsteps of other great CitroŽns.
All the comfort of a limousine
feature of the cabin has been designed to provide exceptional on-board
comfort: multi-adjustable seats, excellent sound-proofing, thermal
comfort and a specially designed driving position.
design of both the driving position and the ergonomic dashboard allow
drivers to keep their eyes on the road at all times, whilst laminated
side windows also help to improve driver concentration by filtering out
Occupants benefit from generous amounts of interior space, while
passengers in the back can adjust the electrically-controlled sliding
rear seats to obtain the ideal, relaxed seating position.
The stowage compartments in the doors are inspired by the latest trends
in home furniture design, thus reinforcing the concept of the car as a
“lounge on wheels”.
CitroŽn is continually working to improve passenger well-being, and the
C6 introduces an air conditioning system with separate left/right and
front/rear controls. It includes a soft diffusion system, designed to
create a uniform blanket of air around the front passengers and to
enhance thermal comfort.
Both classic and yet thoroughly original at the same time, the CitroŽn
C6 sets itself apart from the models that currently set the standard in
the sector while meeting all the requirements of an executive car:
elegance, refinement and presence.
On top of all this, the C6 adds CitroŽn's own unique stamp: combining a
strong emotional appeal with the application of cutting-edge technology.
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