There’s nothing on the road that compares with the French designed Citroen C6. Beautiful from every angle, the low slung Citroen C6 has an elegant presence that expresses a grace and roominess that few cars can match. The car has attractive touches of chrome on its exterior, and the sleek headlights impose an intimidating nose that is very handsome and powerful. These stunning looks are in keeping with Citroen’s reputation for style.
Slipping inside the C6 is no great hardship. This is a car that I would love to have parked up my driveway. Citroen has made the C6 cruiser their flagship grand tourer, and the Citroen-C6 incorporates the latest in automotive technology. The C6 is magnificently roomy and is a leader in comfort and ride prowess. The wide stance and big tyres aid Citroen’s chassis expertise, and it is very evident that this is a car for the long haul. The C6 is incredibly comfortable over rough and undulating roads. Few cars can match the cars ability to soak up the bumps, and the grip levels are outstanding. Even when pushed hard through the corners, the big C6 hangs on in a superbly balanced and confidence-enhancing manner. Held to the tarmac, the long and low Citroen has the unique ‘Hydractive’ suspension that offers a completely different driving experience from anything with the very ordinary four spring coil set-up.
Underneath the low-slung bonnet lines, lies a choice of two engines. Both are V6. One is a 3.0i V6 petrol engine that pumps out 155 kW at 6000 rpm and 290 Nm of torque at 3750 rpm. The other option is the impressively powerful Twin-turbo 2.7 litre HDI diesel motor that boasts 150 kW of power and a whopping 440 Nm of torque that kicks in at just 1900 rpm. Translating these figures to the real world of motoring, and you’ll discover that the 3.0 litre injected V6 petrol version performs the 0-100 km/h sprint in 9.1 seconds while being able to lope up to a top speed of 230 km/h. The engine has a combined fuel consumption of 25.2mpg and CO2 emissions read 266g/km. The 2.7 litre V6 diesel shoves 100 clicks aside in just 8.6 seconds, and it too is capable of a very fine 230 km/h. The efficient engine makes for a combined consumption of only 32.5mpg, and the CO2 emissions of 230g/km are better than the petrol alternative by a marked amount. Both engines, in true touring fashion, are very responsive and very quiet. Under the pump, they are whisper quiet in operation, and when linked to the six-speed sequential automatic gearbox the drive is a very inspiring one.
What about safety? Well let’s start with the fact that the car has the best pedestrian protection of any car in the world. Run someone over, and the bonnet pops up to collect them and cushion the blow. As well as four NCAP stars for pedestrian protection, it also scored the full five-stars for occupant protection. There are nine airbags, active head restraints and ESP with traction control, ABS with EBD and EBA, dual-function Xenon headlamps – with washers, and a tyre pressure monitor. This is one premium machine!
The gorgeous Citroën C6 has a number of interesting features. The directional xenon headlights can help see around corners. An optional extra is the awesomely comfortable electric semi-reclining rear seats. There is a lane departure warning system, and automatic hazard warning lights that if you brake hard they come on to warn vehicles travelling closely behind. Of course, there is the self-raising, and lowering, Hydractive suspension for the lucky owner to crow about, and you’ll love the darkened laminated side-windows. There is a voice control system that is easy to use. The massive storage compartments throughout the cabin will keep the interior tidy and free of all those bits and pieces that inevitably find their way into a car. The automatic wipers and automatic self-levelling headlamps make the car so effortless, and relaxing to drive – especially when you add cruise-control and a speed limiter into the mix. An electric parking brake and active anti-whiplash front head restraints are also part of the impressive long list of standard items.
Luxed up to the max, the Citroen C-6 charms its occupants like no other car can. An alarm, a trip computer, a speed limiter with cruise control, speed sensitive power steering, an electric parking brake, steering-wheel mounted stereo controls, electrically-operated multi-adjustable front seats and a premium JBL Hi-Fi sound system make the car a dream to travel in on super long journeys. But that’s not all, a “Heads-Up” display, front and rear parking sensors with visual and audible warnings, electro-chrome doors and rear view mirrors, a five-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, part leather – part fabric upholstery, an optional sunroof and optional full leather seats. You can also grace your C6 with an optional NaviDrive pack that boasts colour satellite navigation, an integrated hands-free telephone, a 6-CD auto-changer and voice activation for the key functions, an amplifier, subwoofer and multiple loudspeakers, both driver’s and front passenger’s seats that have five separate electric adjustments, and a driving position has two pre-set memories for the seat/door mirror/Head-Up Display, while the front and outer rear seats can all be heated. ‘Mukonto’ wood trim, a full leather trim that is available in a choice of three colours (cream, tan or black) and the optional “Lounge Pack” – with its electrically controlled, tilting ‘TGV style’ rear seats give you the idea of just how nice the Citroen C 6 is for travel.
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