Citroen C6 Best Ever Built
The production version borrowed a lot of exterior elements from the Lignage concept, which the company introduced in 1999.
C6 is built on the PF3 platform. To reduce production costs, about 60% of the vehicle components are borrowed from other PSA models, including the Citroen C5 and Peugeot 607.
All Citroen models are distinguished by an original, unique and memorable appearance, but the C6 is a masterpiece of creative design ideas. The appearance of the novelty turned out to be bold and avant-garde, elegant and graceful, respectable and stylish.
With the release of the C6, the French company returns to the executive class cars. Prior to this, Citroen was introduced to the XM model, which was removed from production in 2000.
Smooth body lines Citroen C6 create a beautiful silhouette and perfectly combined with a carefully thought-out, ergonomic interior.
Just as they create a picture from a mosaic, C6 was created from a variety of stylistic techniques by Citroen. This is confirmed by such brand features of the French brand as body proportions, roofline and rounded wheel arches. A long overhang in the front of the body and a short overhang in the back create a collective image of a powerful coupe and a prestigious hatchback. A wide grille with an enlarged chrome-plated emblem, headlights, as if floating on fenders and a wide ribbed hood, complete the look.
The long wheelbase gives the C6 an impressive look and is the key to a spacious cabin. The rapid profile and good aerodynamic indicators speak about the stability on the road and the excellent dynamics of the car.
The body length of 4.92 meters puts the Citroen C6 along with such giants as the Mercedes-Bens S-class or Audi A6. But the futuristic design of the car out of competition.
The glazing of the car is combined with the convex line of the ceiling, which goes into the rear pillars, which is typical for coupe-type bodies. The similarity of body design is also enhanced by frameless doors.
Especially unusual is the design of the rear part of the C6 with a strongly tilted rear pillar, a large triangular window between the pillar and the rear door, as well as unusual taillights of complex shape. The rear glass of the concave shape comes to the trunk lid, thus completing the silhouette of the body, and also performing the functions of natural interior lighting. Another highlight of the C6 is the rear spoiler that is automatically retractable at high speed. Salon will delight passengers with space, comfort and coziness. The dashboard is made of expensive and sturdy material. Spacious C6 seats have anatomical shape and provide the most comfortable accommodation of passengers.
Innovative technical solutions are present in the C6 quite widely.
The company proposed a new concept for a driver's seat, where an elegant instrument cluster is combined with a large central information display and information display system on the windscreen. Thanks to this, the driver can follow the road and read traffic information: speed, data of the navigation system. Thus, this system makes a significant contribution to the field of active safety.
It is especially worth noting that the C6 is equipped with an electric parking brake, exclusive for the Citroen range of cars.
The line of power units consists of: petrol V6 with a volume of 3 liters and a capacity of 215 liters. with. and diesel engine type HDi 2.7 liters capacity of 208 liters. with. The latter is equipped with a particulate filter. Both engines are equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
In addition, the novelty received air suspension with electronic control of its operation modes, an advanced cruise control system (for front-left and right-left passengers), a road marking tracking system, parking sensors, turning lamps in headlamps and xenon headlights with the function adjustments to the light beam.
However, the French company does not count on high demand and is going to produce this car in small batches. The media has already reported on the plans of the concern Citroen to create in 2006 on the basis of the C6 version with a coupe, which will bear its own name C7.
In conclusion, as a historical fact, it remains to add that the model under the symbol C6 was already produced by Citroen in 1929-1932.