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Citroen C6


By Will on September 20, 2006

The space-oddity as the Citroen DS was the last successful executive saloon. Every grand routier since the has been disappointing to various Today, even in Paris, one more German cars French (even the taxis).

So my for the new Citroen C6 were not high; as I’d spent considerable seat in the segment’s gold standard: the A8. Can the French still parlez luxes?

The ‘Troon’s profile is long and ministerial. From the quarter angle, it looks a conventional hatchback (it’s The front and rear aspects are faithfully quirky, requiring major acclimatization.

The C6’s prow is dominated by two chrome strips that medium-sized headlights and bisect the opening. The back window is concave a la CX. The narrow strip ride atop the rear and form slight fins of a ’49 Buick.

Open the front (with frameless glass a Subaru or, come to think of it, a DS) and into the large, firm leather chairs. The C6’s lowers a few millimeters to clear the and then powers back up the door closed, BMW coupe-style. And then things get a bit strange…

The dashboard is a broad, full-width shelf clad in a strange oddly appealing) black cover with a linen-like topped by a smallish navigation/ICE A two inch strip of glossy hardwood#8211; with a striking grain— runs across the sedan’s cockpit. Another digital display lives a hefty leather-clad wheel with two big chrome chevrons. wheel has three spokes, not one the iconic Deesse.) Speed and arrows appear in the lower heads-up display.

The C6’s four door are dominated by large slide-down for generous lower storage, from the same exotic wood as the dash strip. all of the C6’s other moving the panels are dampened to a degree would freak Ferdinand The door handles exchange the satin look of Germany’s rides for shiny chrome. but tasteful chrome strips line the lower dash and the panels.

All in all, the C6’s cabin’s different, in a BCBG kinda

Once underway, the C6 drives the A8. The French car’s structure is granitic; no creaks, rattles, or buzzes. Other than a bit wind rustle and less noise, the boulevardier’s noise match that of Ingolstadt’s cruiser. The ride is also soft but not floaty, with lean in corners.

The power is Japanese-light at parking speed but up nicely above 25 kmph.

I to the C6 in an diesel-powered Audi; one of the least cars I’ve ever (very quiet and very I’d been told beforehand the Citroen tester would either a petrol or diesel V6. driving off, I was sure I was the wheel of the gas-powered C6.

Only the redline was 5000 Once it stopped raining, I over and popped the hood. The engine cover said “V6 Formidable!

  Diesel-starved Americans the engine was developed as a joint with Ford. It’s is available in various Peugeots, and Land Rovers.

I drove the C6 all Holland, on freeways and secondary The overall driving experience was a and a deluxe hoot at that. The car with imperious ease, a GT with Gallic charm. But were a few glitches. The navigational was hard to program and unreliable; it go off course inexplicably, guiding me in or repetitive U-turns.

Whenever I tried to reclose an window at speed the high air pressure prevented the windows sealing properly.

You want science? The C6 lane drift system is both ingenious and in a distinctly French sort of If you leave your lane (i.e. without using the indicators), the driver’s seat vibrates rhythmically as a warning. It your left cheek if you are left, and the right one if right.

The first time it happened I crashed (no one had warned me about the Meanwhile, the C6’s climate system resurrects the VW Phaeton’s diffusion” methodology, indirectly cooled or heated air around the in four zones. I was never of it, so I guess it works pretty

Et voila! Here at last is a luxobarge that European and bureaucrats can enjoy that can with similar cars Germany, England or Japan. different and a worthy successor to the DS.

pis pour les Americains, bub.

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