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CitroŽn UK pre-launch internal document describing the new C6


CONFIDENTIAL NEW PRODUCT INFORMATION BULLETIN

Date: 27 June 2005

Introduction to the New CitroŽn C6

On sale/effective date: December (TBC)

Notification to dealer network: 27/06/05

This document gives advance information on the New CitroŽn C6.

Details contained within this document should NOT be passed to any third—party companies/agencies without the prior authorisation of the Managing Director or the Marketing Director.

Please ensure that all New C6 literature is submitted to Product & Pricing for approval

Please note that this information is issued to you in advance of the Dealer network and as such remains confidential until it is published onto CitroŽnet by the Product and Pricing Department.


I.     INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW C6

II     THE MARKET

   1. H segment
    2. C6 competitors
    3. H segment customer profiles
    4. C6 target customers


III     OVERVIEW OF STYLING, FEATURES AND BENEFITS

    1. Emotive Styling

        (a) Exclusive exterior styling
        (b) Refined interior styling

    2. Executive comfort

        (a) Acoustic Comfort
        (b) Thermal Comfort
        (c) Optimised suspension

    3. Innovative Equipment

        (a) Speed—sensitive rear spoiler
        (b) Head-up Display
        (c) An electric parking brake
        (d) Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
        (e) Xenon Dual-function Directional headlamps
        (f) Electrochrome door and rear—view mirrors
        (g) Front and rear parking assistance
        (h) Butterfly windscreen wipers
        (i) Rain sensors
        (j) The black panel function
        (k) High—tech communication equipment

    4. Uncompromising safety and security

        (a) An advanced braking system
        (b) The body structure
        (c) Active bonnet
        (d) Nine airbags
        (e) Indicators and seatbelts’ sound warning
        (f) Active head restraints
        (g) EuroNcap rating
        (h) Tyre pressure warning

    5. Guarantee

IV.    RANGE AND SPECIFICATION

   1. Range
    2. Codes

        (a) LCDV Codes
        (b) MVRIS Codes
        (c) ABI Insurance group ratings

    3. New CitroŽn C6 Equipment Specification

    4. Key dimensions

    5. Performance, Economy and weights

        (a) Petrol engine: 215hp 3.0 V6
        (b) Diesel engine: 208hp 2.7 V6 HDi
        (c) Engine Technical Specification
        (d) Company Car Benefit-In—Kind Taxation Charges

    6. Body colour/interior

V.     MRR PRICING

   1. MRR prices
    2. MRR option prices


I. INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW C6

We are pleased to announce the arrival of the New CitroŽn C6. The latest addition to an historic line of great CitroŽns, with a stunning look in keeping with CitroŽn's reputation for style, the New CitroŽn C6 takes the grand tourer concept and incorporates the latest cutting-edge technology. New CitroŽn C6 is truly a car to stir the emotions.

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, New CitroŽn C6 is an executive saloon that adds the crowning touch to a totally new range, one that is rich and coherent. New CitroŽn C6 has been inspired by the great CitroŽns of the past, models that have helped CitroŽn to establish a strong heritage in large cars. With New C6, CitroŽn adds a missing piece to the model line-up and introduces a superb flagship to promote all the range in the market. Indeed, C6 is expected to exert its influence on the rest of the range and demonstrate with panache all the product values of the CitroŽn brand.

New CitroŽn C6 takes the essential values of executive saloons - elegance, sophistication and on—the—road presence — and combines them with cutting-edge technology, innovative styling and exceptional comfort.

New CitroŽn C6 places the emphasis on sophistication and appeal, and sets new standards for design, comfort, refinement and the use of the latest technology. New CitroŽn C6 features the latest technical advances in terms of its instrumentation, engines and running gear. The complete and innovative range of high—tech features includes a head-up display, Lane Departure Warning System, Xenon dual—function directional headlamps, suspension with electronically controlled springing and damping, speed—sensitive rear spoiler and a new 208 hp V6 HDi engine.

From any angle, the New CitroŽn C6 has all the qualities necessary to ensure maximum appeal.

II . THE MARKET

1. H segment

The H segment contains saloon, estate, all road and even convertible and  sports coupť cars. The segment overall represented approximately 14% of the total car market in 2004, with 357,000 sales.



For the last ten years, the H segment percentage share of the total car market has remained stable, increasing slightly from 12% in 1994 to 13.9% in 2004.


2. C6 competitors

The H segment is dominated by the three German brands: Mercedes, BMW and Audi, taking 48% of the total H segment sales in the UK.

The New CitroŽn C6 will compete in the 4 door saloon sub-segment which totalled 158,000 registrations in 2004 i.e. 44% of the total H segment. Within the 4 door saloon sub-segment C6 has 7 major competitors:

  • BMW 5 Series

  • Mercedes E Class

  • Jaguar S-Type

  • Audi A6

  • Volvo S80

  • Saab 9-5

  • Peugeot 607

The German brands dominate taking more than 70% of sales among C6’s major competitors in 2004.


3. H segment customer profiles

Customers buying H segment cars tend to be older on average than all other car segments and are more likely to be male.

However, there are two clear sub-groups: purchasers of German cars (BMW, Mercedes and Audi) and purchasers of non—German cars (Jaguar, Volvo, Saab etc) on the other.
The buyers of German cars (Group 1) tend to be middle-aged and slightly younger than the buyers in Group 2. As a consequence, 80% of them are in employment (as opposed to being in retirement) and when buying a car, they mainly" focus on style and. performance. Purchasers of non—German cars, are older on average and 30% of them are retired. They have no children at home and have more time for themselves, more time to simply enjoy life. They are looking for a car providing an outstanding level of comfort as well as an excellent general durability. Criteria such as style and. performance come lower down on their list of priorities.

The New C6, with its exclusive styling, has all the required qualities to appeal to both types of customers. It reflects in a subtle way the best of the luxury car market. It has a style and shape that evokes the two principal designs of the segment: saloon and coupť.

All H~segment customers share core values such as the willingness to stand out from the crowd, and the desire to initiate new trends rather than imitate. They are connoisseurs and want a car to reflect their social position and make them feel special. For buyers in both groups, loyalty is the most significant parameter to take into account when buying an H segment car.

4. C6 target customers

The target customer can be divided into three different categories:

First, middle-aged men (40-45) and women to a lesser extent, in work, having no more than 2 children at home. They consider the car as a reflection of their social position. They will use the car intensively both for professional and personal use. They are equally retail or business users and will buy C6 since it is truly different from competitors, especially in terms of exterior design and enables them to set themselves apart from other drivers.

Next, mature men between 45 and 60, employed, having either 1 child or none at home. They buy C6 for business and the car is part and parcel of their remuneration. They also buy C6 since it is a beautiful flagship for their company, conveying certain values and with all the features of a true H segment car i.e. state-of—the—art and innovative equipment as well as powerful engines.

Finally, older men, over 60 who will be mostly retired with no children at home. They are obligation free and less price—sensitive. They still lead an active life and want to treat themselves with this very special car. They buy C6 since they want to fulfil new dreams in a new step of their life, therefore  it is important to focus on the outstanding level of equipment and beautiful original design of New CitroŽn C6.

III. OVERVIEW OF STYLING, FEATURES AND BENEFITS

1. Emotive Styling

(a) Exclusive exterior styling

The original design of New CitroŽn C6 combines CitroŽn's styling cues with those of an executive car. The proportions and profile immediately identify it as a member of the CitroŽn family.


New CitroŽn C6 features a long front overhang and short rear overhang which along with the design lines, brings powerful coupťs to mind while the impressive list of features is fitting of a prestige saloon. The design and shape of New CitroŽn C6 reflect the emotional appeal of an elegant, dynamic coupť with the proportions and features of an executive limousine. The attractive, imposing profile of New CitroŽn C6 is showcased by its generous dimensions — 1.86 m wide, 1.46 m high and 4.91 m long, with a 2.90 m wheelbase.

Length and height comparison




At the front, New CitroŽn C6 features a wide grille, with chrome—plated chevrons and a wide ribbed bonnet. The chevrons span across the nose to the vertical headlamps, which extend. up onto the wings. A long wheelbase and flowing, aerodynamic profile give New CitroŽn C6 real presence, while suggesting space, stability and power.

The cabin size is highlighted by the long front and rear doors and by the large glazed area, which lets the light flood in. The windows hug the curve of the roof arch, which in turn blends smoothly into the rear pillars, in a subtle nod to coupť styling — an effect that is taken one step further by the frameless doors. These doors contribute to the fluidity of the side view of the C6. When the door is opened, the windows move down by 4 mm in order to make it easier to open the doors, moving the upper part of the windows away from the seal. When closing the door, the reverse upward movement of the window brings the windows completely flush with the seal.

The rear quarter light is partially integrated into the rear door, thus extending the line of the body, and adding a further touch to the car's natural elegance. With a wheelbase of 2,90 m — the longest in its category — New CitroŽn C6 is exceptionally roomy. The flat floor pan at the back increases the impression of space and freedom, and considerably improves the room available in the rear.

At the rear, the design is particularly eye—catching. In keeping with the spirit of large CitroŽn cars of the past, CitroŽn C6 has a concave rear window which extends down to the boot lid and lights, thus adding the finishing touch to the body style. Besides its originality, the concave shape provides excellent visibility and highlights the generous size of the boot. The New CitroŽn C6 boot offers above—average accessibility and an upper depth of 653 mm. A golf bag fits effortlessly widthways in the boot. A chrome strip separates the tailgate and the rear bumper, highlighting the width of the body. The rear bumper also incorporates a chrome twin exhaust pipe.The spearhead-shaped, coloured rear lights are positioned atop the rear wings where, slightly offset, they meet the roof arch.

Another key characteristic of the determined and powerful—looking rear end is the design of the rear pillars, which help to protect the tailgate and partially conceal the boot.

(b) Refined interior styling

The interior of New CitroŽn C6 creates an immediate impression of space and comfort. The pure lines of the dashboard, high—quality materials and comfortable, sculpted seats are an invitation to step on board and enjoy a relaxing ride. The clean, sculpted design of the dashboard consists of straight, parallel lines, symbolising precision, and curved lines, symbolising dynamics. The styling is both fluid and simple. The upper section features a multifunction screen, which is almost a natural extension of the console.

A user friendly lay out

A user-friendly approach to comfort is expressed by the presentation of the spacious cabin, in which the various functions are clearly laid out.
On—board instrumentation provides explicit, directly understandable information at the most relevant moment. To simplify access to information, the instrumentation has therefore been divided up into three zones:

  • The console, in front of the driver, is the preferential medium for “driving” information
  • The head-up display, also in line with the driver, is ideal for presentation of information and warning relating to safety (fitted from Lignage)
  • The central screen, (centre of dashboard) features navigation information, the on—board computer, the telematics, audio, air-conditioning, and configuration of the vehicle systems.


The controls dedicated to the driver are brought together around the steering wheel:

  • The lights, wiper and audio switches are fitted as on C5 and C8- The cruise control and speed limiter controls are mounted on eitherside of the steering wheel.
  • The controls of the head—up display are located to the right of the driver under the side vent.
  • The cruise control and speed limiter controls are mounted on either side of the steering wheel.
  • The controls of the head-up display are located to the right of the driver under the side vent.


Executive seating


The seats accommodate the occupants of New CitroŽn C6 in comfort, providing excellent postural support for long journeys. The central rear seat is available for occasional use. Thus, the vehicle is homologated as a 5-seater In order to respond to the different morphology of the occupants, the seats of the driver and the front passenger feature multiple adjustments:

  • From level one upwards, New CitroŽn C6 offers driver and front passenger's seats with 3 possible electric adjustments: length, height and seat base angle adjustment.
  • On Lignage versions, New CitroŽn C6 adds two additional electric adjustments for the driver (5 in total): a reclining" back plus lumbar adjustment.
  • On Exclusive versions, the electric recline and lumbar adjustments are also provided for the passenger. In addition, the vehicle can memorise driver seat and door mirrors adjustment. Each vehicle has two memories i.e. for two individual drivers. They can be activated by the two memory buttons next to the driver's interior door opening handle. On Exclusive, all passengers can also benefit from heated seats. On the front seats, the heating is distributed across the seat base and the back. It can be set to three positions (low medium and high) and works only with the engine running. On therear seats, the heating is distributed only to the base of the seat with a simple on/off switch.

With the Pack Lounge option available on Exclusive models, New CitroŽn C6 can be fitted with premium comfort individual seats which are electricallycontrolled, allowing the rear passengers to obtain the ideal relaxed seating position. These “TGV” style electric rear seats are a feature which was, up until now, the prerogative only of Limousines.

HOW DO THE “TGV” SEATS WORK?

The rear seats consist of two high—comfort individual armchairs, the position of which slides electronically, offering passengers a position for optimal rest and relaxation. The controls are conveniently laid out near the electric window button.


The rear passenger can also adjust the longitudinal position of the front passenger seat, using the control fitted into the end of the rear centralarmrest. With the front seat fully forward, the rear passenger then has 995 mm legroom.


Note: when the outer seats are in line, the central seat is available for occasional use


Modern design

The Lids of the storage compartments in each of the four doors feature a high quality wood finish and a half—moon design in keeping with the rest of the styling of the dashboard. These large storage compartments, inspired by contemporary furniture design, illustrate the concept of “lounge on wheels”.
By simply pressing the top of the half—moon, the New CitroŽn C6 passenger slides the panel downwards, thus revealing a space that can take an A4 file.
Pressing the top of the half—moon once more closes the panel.


The naturally bright interior creates a real feeling of space and considerably enhances onboard comfort during long journeys. An electric parking brake frees up space in the central console, which also offers a large number of stowage compartments.


2. Executive comfort

Each feature of the cabin contributes to the overall comfort: soundproofing, thermal comfort and a specially designed suspension system.

(a) Acoustic Comfort

Laminated side windows (on all versions) filter out wind noise and exterior noise to provide high~level acoustic comfort. They also contribute to the security of the New CitroŽn. C6, which. has gained. a five—star rating from Thatcham.

The laminated side windows with reinforced acoustic insulation consist of two sheets of glass, with a plastic interlayer, offering excellent acoustic properties. This system absorbs sound vibrations over a wide range of frequencies, offering an excellent level of performance in terms of soundinsulation.

The glass and plastic windows are virtually impenetrable. In the event of accidental breakage or a break—in, the glass sticks to the plastic interlayer and remains in place. This prevents injury in the event of breakage, as well as providing a barrier to stop people or objects from being thrown out of the car in the event of an accident. It also offers efficient protection against vandalism and break—ins.

In addition to the laminated side windows, other features also contribute to the low interior noise levels, such as the soundproofing on the bulkhead, active engine mountings, and the hydroelastic rear cross—member mounts. Outstanding acoustics and vibration control create a peaceful atmosphere in the cabin, for the pleasure and comfort of both driver and passengers.

(b) Thermal Comfort

The pleasure of driving and travelling is enhanced by the exceptional thermal comfort available to all passengers. New CitroŽn C6 features automatic air conditioning with two-zone temperature and distribution control (on all versions). This two—zone system provides individual comfort for occupants at the front. The driver and front passenger can adjust the temperature andintensity of air flow independently.

Air conditioning controls


At the rear, a relay blower lets passengers select the air flow and creates a uniform temperature more rapidly.

Rear relay blower controls


In another innovative move, New CitroŽn C6 is equipped with a soft diffusion system. This system is designed to create a uniform blanket of air around the passengers, providing exceptional thermal comfort with no draughts. This ensures a softer air flow, with the air being diffused through the front air vents and rear relay blower.

New CitroŽn C6 is also equipped with a heat-reflecting windscreen. It provides real benefits in terms of thermal comfort:

  • - a reduction in temperature in the front of the cabin when the vehicle is in the sun (up to 8įC reduction at dashboard level)
  • a reduction in the time it takes to achieve a comfortable temperature
  • a substantial reduction in the sensation of heat on skin caused by the sun shining through the windows.

c) Optimised suspension

New CitroŽn C6 is able to offer unrivalled standards of comfort, particularly in terms of suspension and damping, vibration, road noise, and steering.
New CitroŽn C6 boasts impeccable road manners thanks to its original combination of multi—link axles and a suspension system featuring electronically controlled springing and damping. As a result, New CitroŽn C6 steers a precise course in all circumstances, even on uneven, bumpy roads.
This virtually eliminates steering vibrations while optimising cornering precision.

Hydractive 3+ suspension (on all versions)

New CitroŽn C6's hydractive 3+ suspension brings major improvements in comfort and refinement compared with conventional coil spring systems. It is coupled with a damping control system that can be modified instantaneously to place the emphasis on comfort or sport. The suspension maintains the vehicle at a constant height, regardless of the vehicle load and number of passengers. To maintain vehicle attitude, body height is monitored in real time by height sensors on each wheel, which supply data to the electronic control module.

The system can automatically lower clearance by 12 millimetres above 70 mph, thus optimising road—holding at high speed as well as fuel consumption and reducing the effects of side wind. When the road is highly uneven and low speed is necessary, the suspension control unit increases ground clearance by around 12 millimetres above the normal position. The driver can therefore continue with complete peace of mind over difficult ground, without worrying about damaging the car.

This system ensures optimised driving pleasure and truly exceptional comfort.

Variable damping (AMVAR) (on all versions)

The Hydractive 3+ suspension is, for the first time, coupled with variable damping which is controlled by the suspension computer.

The variable damping (AMVAR) system is a system of controlling the dampers of a vehicle that makes it possible to alter the laws of damping in order to promote either comfort or driving dynamics. The damping is controlled via 16 different “modes” by the control computer.

The Hydractive 3+ suspension already' makes it possible to vary suspension rigidity in relation to driving parameters. Variable damping reinforces the performance of the Hydractive 3+ by adjusting the speed of travel of the wheel in relation to the body. Body movements are thus controlled, for perfect road holding even at high speeds on a minor road.

HOW DOES THE VARIABLE DAMPING WORK?

The controlled AMVAR suspension system on the C6 has been specifically developed to meet CitroŽn's exacting standards.

This system calls on technologies that have, up until now, been reserved for the top-of—the—range models of specialist manufacturers. The system is based on 4 variable absorbers controlled electronically, with 16 “modes” of absorption. Each absorber is fitted with a clearance sensor making it possible to control each of the wheels independently.

Moreover, alongside the data from the 4 clearance sensors, the system computer takes into account parameters from the vehicle's other computers. It can thus implement particularly high—performance control strategies under various conditions.

3. Innovative Equipment

Loyal to its innovative tradition , CitroŽn has equipped New CitroŽn C6 with state—of—the—art technology.

(a) Speed-sensitive rear spoiler
(On all versions)

Integrated on New CitroŽn C6, on the top of the boot lid, is a speed—sensitive rear spoiler to improve the air flow and thus make it possible to improve the aerodynamics along with more efficient braking at high speeds.

HOW DOES THE SPEED-SENSITIVE REAR SPOILER WORK?

  • When the vehicle goes over 40 mph, the speed—sensitive rear spoiler moves from position O (fully retracted) to position 1 (intermediary position not affecting visibility to the rear)
  • As soon as the driver goes over 85 mph, it moves into position 2 (fully extended). The drag factor (Scz) is then optimal.
  • For stability of operation, the speed—sensitive rear spoiler goes back into position 1 only when the speed falls back to under 70 mph, and closes completely at 15 mph.

(b) Head-up Display
From Lignage)

New CitroŽn C6 is the first CitroŽn to feature a system that is rarely encountered in the automotive market: a Head—up Display. Key driving information — such as speed and navigation data — is projected onto the windscreen in the driver's direct line of vision.

The Head—up Display reduces the time the driver will spend reading the information on the dashboard, making a marked contribution to active safety.

In actual fact, by superimposing information about driving onto the view of the road, the time it takes to acquire this information is considerably reduced, and the driver does not have to search around for information.

The head-up display has 3 permanent displays:

  • Vehicle speed
  • STOP indicator
  • ESP indicator


In addition, the driver can select to display the following:

  • Low fuel warning system
  • Service indicator
  • Navigation information
  • Main beam indicator

The device can also be deactivated.


Dedicated controls have been arranged on the dashboard, to the right of the steering wheel. These controls allow the driver:

  • to switch on or turn off the display
  • to adjust the height of the image
  • to adjust the brightness of the image
  • to select the information to be displayed (except permanent displays).

HOW DOES THE HEAD-UP DISPLAY WORK?

Data is transmitted to a dynamic display unit (video screen or liquid crystal screen) located on the dashboard. The screen image is then relayed via an optic system made up of a lens and mirrors, which. projects it onto the windscreen, using a window built into the upper section of the dashboard, at driver eye level.

This receives a virtual image, which seems to position itself not on the windscreen but beyond, at the front of the vehicle (green arrow). The driver therefore keeps looking into the distance, instead of having to adjust his vision to the dashboard (red arrow).


The Head—up Display makes a significant contribution to safety with its direct read-out. Drivers assimilate data more quickly and do not have to look away from the road. A total of 0.5 seconds are saved, based on the time normally taken by drivers to look away from the road and refocus on the screen in front of them. At 70mph, this is equivalent to 15 metres of travel or 3 large car lengths.

(c) An electric parking brake
(On all versions)

New CitroŽn C6 features an electric parking brake linked to the rear discs

HOW DOES THE ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE WORK?

The electric parking brake applies to the rear wheels and is made up of:

  • a control unit (with two brake cables) fitted under the body
  • a control panel on the central console.

With New CitroŽn C6, putting on and taking off the parking brake is effortless: the driver simply has to activate using the switch provided. In addition to providing ease of use, the electric parking brake also provides emergency braking if the main braking circuit fails, via a simplified ABS,preventing any locking of the rear wheels.

(d) Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
(On Exclusive versions)

New CitroŽn C6 is fitted with a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), available on C4 and C5, which is one of the first systems designed to counterthe problem of drowsiness at the wheel.

Once activated, the LDWS detects any unintentional lane changes on a motorway or major road at speeds of 50 mph and over. A vibrating mechanism mounted in the car seat is activated on the side corresponding to the direction of vehicle drift in order to alert the driver, who can then steer the car back on course.

(e) Xenon Dual-function Directional headlamps
(On all C6 and directional function from Lignage)

New CitroŽn C6 is fitted with electronically controlled Xenon Dual-function Directional headlamps to improve visibility when cornering. These intelligent headlamps incorporate an elliptical bi-Xenon directional module, which works in both the low—beam and high—beam positions to ensure excellent visibility at night or in bad weather. These headlamps improve visibility around bends and help the driver to distinguish other road users and possible obstacles. This is an important advantage in terms of safety since, at a speed of 70 mph, the car covers more than 30 metres every second. CitroŽn first introduced this useful innovation on the DS — another great CitroŽn — although the controls were operated mechanically at the time.

In addition, New CitroŽn C6 benefits from:

  • Daytime running lights
  • “Guide me home” lights


(f) Electrochrome door and rear-view mirrors
(From Lignage)

The rear-view mirror and the door mirrors on the driver and passenger sides are electrochrome automatic mirrors. This function allows automatic shift to night—time mode (the mirror becomes slightly tinted) in order to reduce the glare of following vehicles. For optimum rear visibility, if the mirror is tinted, it clears automatically on engaging reverse.


(g) Front and rear parking assistance
(From Lignage)

Front and rear parking assistance is a driving aid that has become essential for urban dwellers, and in particular for vehicles such as New CitroŽn C6, which have a long wheelbase. Sensors located in the front and rear bumpers detect any obstacles close to the vehicle. The bleeping loudspeaker and the picture on the multifunction screen tell the driver exactly how close he or she is to the obstacle detected.

(h) Butterfly windscreen wipers
(On all versions)

New CitroŽn C6 is also the first vehicle in the range to feature new butterfly windscreen wipers. Two opposed arms controlled by two synchronized electric motors, perform a butterfly type movement, allowing the blades to cover a wide area of the windscreen. In addition, the flatblade design of these wipers improves the quality of wiping and increases the visual field (removal of metal support of wiper and rubber section shortened).

(i) Rain sensors
(On all versions)

Using a rain sensor positioned on the windscreen, this function controls the automatic activation and speed of the wipers. The driver no longer has tooperate the wiping function and can therefore concentrate on the road.

(j) The black panel function
(On all versions)

To facilitate visual comfort when. driving at night, New CitroŽn. C6 has a “Black Panel” function. This function makes it possible to turn off the displays on the dashboard and central screen, with the exception of the speedometer and warning indicators. Each of the displays comes back on when requested, whether by the driver (change of overspeed instruction for example), or by the passenger (for example, adjustment of air conditioning temperature) or by the car's computers (switching on a warning indicator).

(k) High-tech communication equipment

To increase on—board comfort, the driver has a range of high tech equipment to hand.

A high—performance NaviDrive system (on Exclusive version)

New Citroťn C6 offers a new—generation NaviDrive system available as an option on C6 (level 1) and Lignage and as standard on Exclusive.

It offers a number of essential functions: a GPS navigation system, a GSM dual—band hands-free telephone with access to the address book and audio system (radio and 6-CD autochanger). At the same time, passengers can use the screen or voice synthesis function to play back SMS messages received over the phone.

The main functions can be accessed easily using the steering—wheel controls, which can also be used for the voice recognition and synthesis functions. NaviDrive can be controlled by the user's voice, which is very useful for making phone calls, finding your way, or accessing the address book without risk. The system can also be operated directly using the unit built into the dashboard, whilst the functions are displayed on a large 16:9 colour screen.


A high—level performance JBL Hi—Fi (on Exclusive version)

JBL, one of the world's leading audio specialists, has developed a hi-fi system especially for New CitroŽn C6. It will be available as an option on Lignage and fitted as standard on Exclusive. The new system is designed to offer customised acoustics that are worthy of an executive car.

The system consists of ten loudspeakers in six locations, and is controlled by a special amplifier. This unit's acoustic settings are defined and optimised for the cabin of New CitroŽn C6, allowing the driver and passengers to enjoy excellent sound quality at all times.

4. Uncompromising safety and security

CitroŽn's uncompromising approach to safety, and the prevention of accidents, is a key priority.

(a) An advanced braking system
(On all versions)

The New CitroŽn C6's high-performance braking system features four ventilated discs. With the dedicated braking assistance and control functions such as stability control (ESP) and traction control (ASR), the driver is able to maintain control of the car and keep on course even in the most difficultdriving situations.

In terms of passive safety, New CitroŽn C6 features efficient restraint systems for all the occupants, together with a structure designed to resistthe most violent impacts.

(b) The body structure

New CitroŽn C6 incorporates the passive safety features of the Group's platform 3 vehicles. Introduced with the C5, this platform base sets the highest standards of driver and passenger protection, as illustrated by the C5's exceptional results in EuroNCAP tests.

(c) Active bonnet
(On all versions)

During an accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian, the amount of space between the bonnet and the engine plays a major role in “protecting” the pedestrian from serious injury. On New CitroŽn C6, the active bonnet system makes it possible to overcome the lack of free space between the engine and the bonnet, thanks to a device that automatically lifts the bonnet up in the event of an impact, thus providing “protection” for the pedestrian.


This device is specifically designed to absorb the energy of the distortion.
Raising the bonnet upwards makes it possible to release more space for the distortion of the bonnet and to thus absorb more energy, limiting the impactof a pedestrian's head.

(d) Nine airbags
(On all versions)

The deployment pressure and volume of the two front airbags depend on the severity of impact. A 20-litre steering column airbag provides improved protection for the driver's knees, shins and tibia by limiting any impact with the steering column, which also “collapses” by 80 mm. On the outside edge of the seats (excl. middle rear), lateral airbags protect the thorax and abdomen of the passengers in the event of a side impact. For head protection, New CitroŽn C6 has curtain airbags that also protect front as well as rear passengers. A cut—off device makes it possible to neutralise the front passenger airbag operation using a switch key, so that a child seat can be fitted in the front, whilst an indicator on the dashboard lets the driver know whether it is in activated mode or not.

The four passenger seats can take a child seat, and the two rear side seats have a 3-point Isofix fixing device.

(e) Indicators and seatbelts’ sound warning
(On all versions)

New CitroŽn C6 is fitted with an indicator advising that belts are not being worn on all 5 seats.

(f) Active head restraints
(On all versions)

Active head restraints prevent whiplash injuries in the event of a rear impact. The force generated by the passengers‘ upper bodies pressing against the seat backs activates a lever system that moves the head restraints forward to cradle the occupant's head, and thus avoid strain on the neck.

(g) EuroNcap rating

EuroNCAP rating is still to be confirmed but is expected to be highly competitive versus key competitors.


(h) Tyre pressure warning
(On all versions)

To ensure maximum safety at all time, New CitroŽn C6 is equipped with tyre pressure warning as standard.

5. Guarantee

New CitroŽn C6 has the following vehicle warranties:

  • 3 years’ warranty — 2 years’ manufacturer's warranty, plus a no fee customer option of 1 year's dealer provided warranty limited to 60,000 miles
  • A comprehensive Roadside Assistance Package is also provided for a period of 3 years in line with the 3 year guarantee
  • Anti-corrosion warranty for 12 years
  • 3 years paint warranty

IV. RANGE AND SPECIFICATION


1. Range

In order to satisfy the most demanding retail and fleet customers alike, the New CitroŽn C6 range is as follows:

Engine/Trim

C6

C6 Lignage

C6 Exclusive

Petrol




3.0 V6 Auto 215hp

YES

YES

YES

Diesel




2.7HDi Auto 208hp

YES

YES

YES

Please note that only Exclusive versions will be opened in Dialog to order in 2005.

2. Codes


(a) LCDV Codes

LCDV Codes are confirmed as:

MODEL

LCDV CODE

3.0i V6 Auto 215hp

1 CX6 A4 N 3M M 70 A0 50

3.0i V6 Auto 215hp Lignage

1 CX6 A4 S 3M M 70 A0 50

3.0i V6 Auto 215hp Exclusive

1 CX6 A4 V 3M M 70 A0 50

2.7 HDi Auto 208hp

1 CX6 A4  N N1 M 70 A0 50

2.7 HDi Auto 208hp Lignage

1 CX6 A4  S N1 M 70 A0 50

2.7 HDi Auto 208hp Exclusive

1 CX6 A4  V N1 M 70 A0 50


(b) MVRIS Codes

MVRIS/DVLA codes will be confirmed nearer to launch.

(c) ABI Insurance group ratings

ABI ratings have been applied for and will be communicated nearer to launch.

3 New CitroŽn C6 Equipment Specifications

Equipment

C6

C6 Lignage

C6 Exclusive

Speed Sensitive Power Assisted Steering

YES

YES

YES

Height and reach adjustable steering

YES

YES

YES

ABS with EBD and EBA

YES

YES

YES

Cruise control with speed limited

YES

YES

YES

Stabilty control (ESP) with traction control (ASR)

YES

YES

YES

Driver's and front passenger's airbags

YES

YES

YES

Steering column airbag

YES

YES

YES

Lateral (front and rear) and curtain (front and rear) airbags

YES

YES

YES

Height adjustable front and rear seatbelts

YES

YES

YES

Active bonnet

YES

YES

YES

Speed sensitive rear spoiler

YES

YES

YES

Dual-Xenon headlamps with washers

YES

YES

YES

Front and rear fog lights

YES

YES

YES

Tyre pressure monitor

YES

YES

YES

Automatic headlamps

YES

YES

YES

Rain sensitive windscreen wipers

YES

YES

YES

Heat reflecting windscreen + side windows

YES

YES

YES

Remote central door locking + Plip

YES

YES

YES

Alarm

YES

YES

YES

Laminated side windows

YES

YES

YES

Electric, heated and folding door mirrors

YES

YES

YES

Split folding rear seat 1/3 - 2/3 (not compatible with Pack Lounge)

YES

YES

YES

Automatic dual zone air conditioning with rear relay blower

YES

YES

YES

Leather steering wheel

YES

YES

YES

Electric parking brake

YES

YES

YES

Deadlocks

YES

YES

YES

Hydractive 3+ suspension with electronically controlled springing and damping

YES

YES

YES

Isofix child seat anchorage points on the two outer rear seats

YES

YES

YES

On-board Trip Computer

YES

YES

YES

Visibility Pack:

  • Front & Rear parking sensors
  • Dual-Function Xenon Directional headlamps
  • Head-up display
  • Electrochrome door mirros
  • Electrochrome rear view mirror

NO

YES

YES

Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)

NO

NO

YES

Comfort Pack:

  • Electric driver's and front passenger's seat with 3 adjustments
  • Trim: Arťa velour

YES

NO

NO

Lignage Comfort Pack:

  • Electric driver's seat with 5 adjustments
  • Electric front passenger's seat with 3 adjustments
  • Trim: Alcantara, Arťa velour

N/A

YES

NO

Exclusive Comfort Pack:

  • Electric driver's and front passenger's seats with 5 adjustments
  • Driver's seat memory (2 memories/3 adjustments)
  • Door Mirrors memory
  • Heated front (backrest & seat base) and rear (seat base) seats
  • Mukonto wood finish
  • Trim: Vitelli leather (with either "Wadibis" or "Mistral" harmony)

N/A

NO

YES

17" Alloy "Rivazza" wheels (225/55 R17 tyres)        

YES (3.0i)

NO

NO

18" Alloy "Roccastrada" wheels (245/45 R18 tyres)

YES (2.7 HDi)

YES

YES

17" steel spare wheel

YES

YES

YES

RDS radio MP3 CD player RD4 with audio console

YES

YES

NO

Navidrive+Hi Fi Pack:

  • RT3 Nav Colour
  • CD Autochanger
  • JBL Hi Fi
  • GSM hands free system

NO

OPTION

YES

Options

C6

C6 Lignage

C6 Exclusive

Metallic/Pearlescent paint

OPTION

OPTION

OPTION

Navidrive Pack:

  • RT3 Colour Nav (Electrochrome rear view mirror fitted as standard with this option)
  • CD Autochanger

OPTION

NO

NO

Audio Pack:

  • JBL Hi Fi
  • Blue Tooth
  • CD Autochanger

NO

YES

NO

Navidrive+Hi Fi Pack:

  • RT3 Nav Colour
  • CD Autochanger
  • JBL Hi Fi
  • GSM hands free system

NO

OPTION

YES

Sunroof

NO

OPTION

OPTION

Lounge Pack:

  • Electrically controlled rear seats (TGV type)

NO

NO

OPTION


Wheels and tyres

New CitroŽn C6 is fitted with 17” Rivazza alloy wheels (225/55 tyres) on level 1 petrol V6 and Roccastrada 18” alloy wheels (245/45 tyres) on all the other versions.

The spare wheel is 17” steel wheel for both 17” and 18” fitting.

17” Rivazza alloy wheels 225/55 R17

Roccastrada 18” alloy wheels 245/45 R18




4. Key dimensions

External dimensions (in mm)


Overall length

4908

Overall width

1860

Overall height

1464

Front overhang

1124

Rear overhang

884

Wheelbase

2900

Front track

1580 (18")
1586 (17")

Rear track

1553 (18")
1558 (17")

Turning circle between kerbs

12.1

Boot Capacity (litres VDA) tbc


Volume below parcel shelf

407

5. Performance, Economy and weights

The top—of—the—range positioning of the New CitroŽn C6 is reflected by its engine line—up: two V6 engines, one petrol and one diesel, placing the emphasis on driving pleasure and refinement. A new HDi 2.7 litre engine develops 208hp and is equipped with a particulate filter, while the 3-litre petrol engine develops 215hp. Both engines are mated to 6—speed automatic gearboxes and are Euro IV compliant.

(a) Petrol engine: 215hp 3.0 V6

This engine delivers 215hp at 6,000 rpm and 214 lb.ft of torque at 3,750 rpm. It is fitted with a new exhaust line and dual—mode active silencer, which improves both performance and engine noise. By redirecting the exhaust gases in the silencer, this system reduces engine noise and improves performance under load.

(b) Diesel engine: 208hp 2.7 V6 HDi

This new V6 diesel engine combines power and fuel economy, and was developed as part of the cooperation between the PSA Group and Ford Motor Company and is currently fitted to the Jaguar S—Type. Delivering a responsive performance from the lowest engine speeds, it develops 208hp at 4,000 rpm and torque of 325 lb.ft DIN at 1,900 rpm. It combines smooth, gradual power with exceptional operating comfort. Developed specially for luxury cars, this V6 engine uses advanced technologies, including electronically controlled variable geometry twin turbochargers to achieve high levels of performance and operating comfort.

This V6 engine satisfies the Euro IV emission standard and is equipped with a new-generation particulate filter, which only requires maintenance every 125,000 miles.

Driving pleasure is enhanced not only by these two engines but also by a new 6—speed automatic gearbox. The 6 speed autoadaptative gearbox has 4 management modes for increased driving pleasure: a standard auto adaptative mode which recognises driving situations (braking, cornering, over—run, inclines, etc), a sport mode for dynamic driving, a snow mode and a sequential change mode.

(c) Engine Technical specification

Engines

3.0i V6

2.7HDi V6

Transmission

6 speed automatic

6 speed automatic

Capacity (cc)

2946

2720

Number of cylinders

6 in VEE

6 in VEE

Max Power DIN hp/rpm

215/6000

208/4000

Max Torque DIN (lb.ft/rpm)

214/3750

325/1900

Performances



Max speed (mph)

143

143

0-62 mph (sec)

9.4

8.9

0-1000m (sec)

30.2

30.0

Economy Litres/100km (mpg)



Urban

16.3 (17.3)

12.0 (23.5)

Extra Urban

8.2 (34.4)

6.8 (41.5)

Combined

11.2 (25.2)

8.7 (32.5)

CO2 Emissions g/km

226

230


(d) Company Car Benefit-In-Kind Taxation Charges


Total RRP

P11D

% of the car's
price to be taxed

annual BIK tax (40%)

monthly BIK tax

C6 3.0i V6 215hp

£28,752.00

£29,297.00

35.00%

£4,101.58

£341.80

C6 3.0i V6 215hp Lignage

£30,752.00

£31,297.00

35.00%

£4,381.58

£365.13

C6 3.0i V6 215hp Exclusive

£35,052.00

£35,597.00

35.00%

£4,983.58

£415.30

C6 2.7HDi V6 208hp

£30,747.00

£31,292.00

33.00%

£4,130.54

£344.21

C6 2.7HDi V6 208hp Lignage

£32,747.00

£33,292.00

33.00%

£4,394.54

£366.21

C6 2.7HDi V6 208hp Exclusive

£37,047.00

£37,592.00

33.00%

£4,962.14

£413.51


6. Body colour/interior

BODY COLOURS


TRIM

C6

C6 Lignage

C6 Exclusive

Admiral Blue (Flat) *

Arťa Velour

Alcantara/Arťa Velour

Vitelli leather/Wadibis or Mistral harmony

Mauritius Blue (Peatlescent)

Arťa Velour

Alcantara/Arťa Velour

Vitelli leather/Wadibis or Mistral harmony

Storm Grey (Metallic)

Arťa Velour

Alcantara/Arťa Velour

Vitelli leather/Wadibis or Mistral harmony

Arctic Steel (Metallic)

Arťa Velour

Alcantara/Arťa Velour

Vitelli leather/Wadibis or Mistral harmony

Iron Grey (Pearlescent)

Arťa Velour

Alcantara/Arťa Velour

Vitelli leather/Wadibis or Mistral harmony

Black (Pearlescent)

Arťa Velour

Alcantara/Arťa Velour

Vitelli leather/Wadibis or Mistral harmony

Sable Gold (Pearlescent) *

Arťa Velour

Alcantara/Arťa Velour

Vitelli leather/Wadibis or Mistral harmony

Deep Red (Pearlescent) *

Arťa Velour

Alcantara/Arťa Velour

Vitelli leather/Wadibis or Mistral harmony

Nova green (Pearlescent) *

Arťa Velour

Alcantara/Arťa Velour

Vitelli leather/Wadibis or Mistral harmony

Ganache (Pearlescent) *

Arťa Velour

Alcantara/Arťa Velour

Vitelli leather/Wadibis or Mistral harmony


* Date of availability tbc

V. MRR PRICING


1. MRR prices


Dealer Price

Basic RRP

VAT

Total RRP

OTR MRRP

3.0i V6 Auto 215hp

£23,980.39

£24,469.79

£4,282.21

£28,752.00

£29,500.00

3.0i V6 Auto 215hp Lignage

£25,648.48

£26,171.91

£4,580.09

£30,752.00

£31,500.00

3.0i V6 Auto 215hp Exclusive

£29,234.86

£29,831.49

£5,220.51

£35,052.00

£35,800.00

2.7HDi V6 Auto 208hp

£25,644.31

£26,167.66

£4,579.34

£30,747.00

£31,500.00

2.7HDi V6 Auto 208hp Lignage

£27,312.39

£27,869.79

£4,877.21

£32,747.00

£33,500.00

2.7HDi V6 Auto 208hp Exclusive

£30,898.77

£31,529.36

£5,517.64

£37,047.00

£37,800.00


2. MRR option prices

Option availability


Codes

C6

C6 Lignage

C6 Exclusive

RR Price

Sunroof

TC07

-

OPTION

OPTION

£800.00

Metallic/Pearlescent paint

OMMO

OPTION

OPTION

OPTION

£550.00

Navidrive Pack:

  • RT3 Colour Nav (Electrochrome rear view mirror fitted as standard with this option
  • CD Autochanger

WL77

OPTION

-

-

£1,900.00

Audio Pack:

  • JBL Hi Fi
  • Blue Tooth
  • CD Autochanger

G04Q

-

OPTION

-

£1,200.00

NaviDrive+HiFi Pack:

  • RT3 Nav Colour
  • JBL Hi-Fi
  • CD Autochanger
  • GSM Handsfree

WL79

-

OPTION

STANDARD

£2,500.00

Lounge Pack:

  • Electrically controlled rear seats (TGV type)

ZB13

-

-

OPTION

£1,000.00



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