On the road: impressive dynamic qualities
Whether cornering or driving on the open roads, the C6 fulfils its promise as a grand tourer.
The refined V6 engines and running gear make for exceptional dynamic qualities.
The top-of-the-range positioning of the CitroŽn C6 is reflected by its
engine line-up. Two V6 engines, one petrol and one diesel, place the
emphasis on driving pleasure and refinement. The 3-litre petrol engine
develops 215 bhp DIN (155 kW), while the new 2.7 litre HDi diesel
engine develops 208 bhp DIN (150 kW) and is equipped with a particulate
filter. Both engines are mated to 6-speed automatic gearboxes.
The C6 is the first car to combine hydraulic suspension with double
wishbones at the front and a multi-link set-up at the rear. Associated
with an active suspension system featuring electronically controlled
springing and damping, the running gear of the C6 effectively soaks up
bumps and dips in the road surface to set new standards in comfort,
roadholding and driving pleasure.
By separating the damping and steering functions, this set-up offers a
response to the eternal conflict between the dynamic capability and the
comfort of the suspension.
Innovative, practical equipment for a relaxed drive
the intelligent driving aids already present on the C4 and the C5 –
such as the lane departure warning system (LDWS), front and rear
parking assistance, xenon dual-function directional headlamps, cruise
control and a speed limiter – the C6 also features a head-up display
and an electric parking brake, a first in the CitroŽn range.
Exceptional on-board comfort
to its exceptional driving qualities and its exclusive approach to the
art of life on-board, the C6 is perfectly placed to continue the line
of other great CitroŽns. Looking beyond the modern, completely revised
driver's position, each and every feature in the cabin is based on
useful technology and contributes to the overall impression of comfort:
multi-adjustable seats, acoustic insulation and thermal comfort.
The innovative driving position incorporates an easy-to-read driver's
instrument panel and a head-up display. Adjustable for height and
brightness, this display unit projects essential information – on speed
and navigation for example – onto the windscreen, thus contributing to
active safety. The driver is thereby able to concentrate fully on the
road. The exceptionally quiet cabin also contributes to maintaining the
The user-friendly interior provides the occupants with generous
individual space. Passengers in the back can adjust the
electrically-controlled sliding rear seats to obtain the ideal relaxed
The stowage compartments in the doors, inspired by the latest trends in
home furniture design, reflect the pure design lines of the dashboard.
Reflecting CitroŽn's efforts to continuously improve passenger
well-being, the air-conditioning on the C6 includes a soft diffusion
system. This feature is designed to create a uniform blanket of air
around the passengers, and to enhance thermal comfort.
Uncompromising on safety
C6 also aims to be a class leader in safety, in terms of both vehicle
control and protection of passengers and pedestrians.
High-level active and passive safety are provided by a range of
features, including ESP, a stiff body structure, a knee airbag and
active headrests. As a further extension to these safety features, an
active bonnet system protects pedestrians in the event of impact.