• Feb 21, 2005

Citroen C6

Those wacky designers at Citroen are at it again with a sedan that will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The C6 is powered by either a 205 hp 2.7-liter Hdi diesel engine or a 213hp 3.0-liter gasoline powerplant. Both engines are mated to an Aisin AW 6-speed automatic. Citroen is focusing on technology within the C6, offering an electric parking brake, lane departure system, rear parking sensors, directional Xenon headlamps and an air deflector that deploys automatically at speed. Inside the C6 style is best defined as "trendy home furniture design" and offers a heads-up display and an air conditioning system that has separate left/right and front/rear controls. With the pictures at the link, there is no way to mistake this car as anything but a Citroen. They just need to offer optional rear tire skirts.

Citroen C6

Citroen C6



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      • 9 Years Ago
      I don't see why that wouldn't compete favorably versus, say, Toyota Avalon. Or is this thing in Phaeton territory? Harkens back to old Citroen design, as you point out. Good for them.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wow, very odd, but different. It could grow on me.
      • 9 Years Ago
      i have to say, i really like most of the line- especially the extensive greenhouse space. however, i agree. It DOES need wheel skirts. ANd how how, indeed, that the diesel engine has a higher horsepower/litre number than the gasoline one... 213bhp is pretty pathetic out of a 3.0L V6 these days, and what are they doing putting such a pathetic engine in such a majestic sedan?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Id like to see this on American roads, Citroen design is cool again.
      • 9 Years Ago
      it looks like a CX. to look more like one it should have those skirts. but why do the designers of all makes of cars persist in making them look inflated? bring back the sharp lines.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Citroen's are very distinct in design. I love this design. Its "torpedo" styling somewhat resembles the legendary Citroen DS (they pronounced it 'De-ssee', 'godess' in French), which was a truly remarkable car in the 60's...
      • 9 Years Ago
      As a long time Citroen enthusiast I wrote in length about my opinion in my blog, just click the link and read.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I recall that, some 50 years ago, French cars like the Citroen and the Panhard were small cars of the day but they had big cushy comfortable seats -- I can only hope that the new C6 continues this tradition. I currently drive an Audi A6 Quattro which also has comfortable seats but not even close to the seats in the above-mentioned French cars of the fifties. I would love to see the C6 in North America, especially if the price can be kept reasonable. My only complaint about the new C6 is that it has ugly wheels. C'mon Citroen, you can do better in the area of wheel design.
      • 9 Years Ago
      This car is spectacular! I agree about the wheels, but the rest makes up for it. The back seats, by the way, are power reclining and very comfortable, i've sat in them. Hopefully, this wont be a flop like the XM. It definetely has the potential to be the next DS. It would be great to see Citro뮠in America again. It would be a good idea if they only sell the C4 and up in America to market Citro뮠as a Luxury car. They'd have to make a 7-series/S-class car too though for that(and an SUV, but that's on the way).