Citroen C6 (2005–2012)
- March 2005: Officially launched
- June 2009: Citroen released first details of 3.0 HDi V6
- September 2009: 240PS 3.0 HDi V6 launched
Big Citroen following the wheels of the DS, CX and XM. Built on stretched C5 platform with Hydractive IV suspension and with the sort of looks a big Citroen should have.
4,910mm (16' 1") long and 1,860mm (6' 1") wide. 2,900mm wheelbase. Hydropneumatic suspension, of course.
3.0 litre V6 petrol engine has 215hp at 6,000 rpm and 290 Nm of torque at 3,752 rpm. Twin-turbo 2.7 V6 HDi diesel engine has new generation particulate filter and offers 208hp at 4,000 rpm and 440 Nm of torque at 1,900 rpm. Both engines meet Euro IV emission standards and are mated to six-speed AW automatic transmissions.
Laminated side windows to filter out exterior noise. Wood and leather inside. Head-up information display projected onto the windscreen. Electric parking brake. Lane Departure Warning System, Xenon dual function directional headlamps. Front and rear parking sensors, daytime running lights and butterfly-type, flat-blade rain sensitive wipers. NaviDrive telematics system, Bluetooth mobile phone technology and high performance JBL hi-fi system, can also be specified. Nine airbags, including one to protect the driver’s knees, as well as active head restraints which help prevent whiplash injuries. ESP and a high-performance braking system that includes ventilated discs at both front and rear. Active pop up bonnet earned it the World's first Four Star NCAP pedestrian safety award. Also Excellent five star NCAP crash safety rating; four stars for child safety.
- 2.7HDI V6 208bhp £31,292
- 2.7HDI V6 208bhp Lignage £33,292
- 2.7HDI V6 208bhp Exclusive £37,592
- 3.0i V6 215bhp £29,297
- 3.0i V6 215bhp Lignage £31,297
- 3.0i V6 215bhp Exclusive £35,597
173PS 2.2 HDI twin turbo 6-speed manual launched October 2006. Offers 0-60 in 9.7, top speed 135mph, 43mpg combined and CO2 of a low Group E 175g/km. Handling much sharper and more sporty than the V6 cars.
Citroen released first details of 3.0 HDi V6
240hp engine to be introduced to the C5 and C6 ranges in summer 2009. It delivers the neat trick of offering more power and improved performance, alongside better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. The new engine improves fuel economy by 13-17% and reduces CO2 by 12-15%, compared to the current 2.7HDi V6 208hp
unit. With advanced new engine technology, the new V6 diesel incorporates the third generation of Citroën’s common-rail direct injection system and offers drivers a refined driving experience with its quiet operation and more efficient performance. Delivering an abundance of torque, the new V6 diesel provides exceptional driving pleasure for every-day motoring.
Fuel saving features in the new engine include a piloted alternator that recovers energy during deceleration and braking. The engine also fully complies with future Euro V standards, ahead of the compulsory introduction to production vehicles in January 2011. Mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox, the powerful and efficient unit means drivers can now benefit from up to 38mpg on the combined cycle. Highlighting Citroën’s continuing commitment to the environment, not only does this engine come with a Diesel Particulate Filter System (DPFS) for an ultra-clean exhaust, but CO2 emissions are also reduced to 195g/km. The improved emissions also put both new C5 and C6 V6 diesel models into the lower Tax band J, creating a saving of £325 on cars registered in the 2010/11 VED period.
240PS 3.0 HDi V6 launched
Fuel economy improved by 13-17% and CO2 emissions reduced 12-15%, compared to the outgoing 2.7HDi unit. The improved emissions put both the C5 and C6 models into a lower Tax band and the engine complies with Euro V standards.