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2005 - to 2012


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CitroŽn C6: A car to stir the emotions…

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


Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the C6 is an executive saloon that adds the crowning touch to the range. The C6 has been inspired by the great CitroŽns of the past, models that have helped the Marque to establish a strong heritage in large cars.

The C6 takes the essential values of executive saloons – elegance, sophistication and on-the-road presence – and combines them with the Marque's own key values. Derived from classic CitroŽns and continuously updated, these values are expressed through the use of cutting-edge technology, innovative styling and the pursuit of comfort.

With an emphasis on sophistication and appeal, the C6 sets new standards for design, comfort, refinement and the use of the latest technology.

Together with flowing, elegant body lines, the C6 boasts an interior of original ergonomic design. The clean, pure lines of the architecture, give the occupants an immediate impression of exceptional comfort. This outstanding comfort is associated with the understated and intuitive design of the driving position. Although the environment is completely new, the driver immediately feels at ease.

The CitroŽn C6 features the latest technical advances in terms of its instrumentation,  engines and running gear.
This complete and innovative range of high-tech features includes a head-up display, lane departure warning system, Xenon directional headlamps, suspension with electronically controlled springing and damping, and a new 208 bhp V6 HDi engine.

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


CitroŽn C6: original, emotive styling

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

The C6 features a long front overhang and short rear overhang which, along with the design lines and general approach, bring powerful coupťs to mind, while the impressive list of features is fitting of a prestige saloon.

At the front, the CitroŽn C6 features a wide grille, with chrome-plated chevrons, that spans the nose to the vertical headlamps, which extend up onto the wings.

A long wheelbase and flowing, aerodynamic profile give the CitroŽn C6 real presence, while suggesting space, stability and power.

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.

At the rear, the design is particularly eye-catching. The concave window extends down to the boot lid and lights, thus adding the finishing touch to the body style. An air deflector is deployed automatically at speed, illustrating the attention paid to another key CitroŽn value: aerodynamics.

The interior of the 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.   

Looking beyond styling, the CitroŽn C6 offers a radical approach to automotive design, based on cutting-edge technology, dynamics and comfort.


CitroŽn C6: advanced technology for comfort and driving pleasure

The CitroŽn C6 reinforces one of CitroŽn's key values: innovation.
The innovative driving position incorporates an easy-to-read driver's instrument panel, a large central screen and a head-up display. This display unit projects essential information – on speed and navigation for example – onto the windscreen, thus contributing to active safety.

A first in the CitroŽn range, the C6 is equipped with an electric parking brake. This new feature is offered alongside numerous intelligent driving aids pioneered by CitroŽn and already present on the C4 and C5, such as the lane departure warning system, front and rear parking assistance, Xenon directional headlamps, cruise control and a speed limiter.

Top-of-the-range positioning of the CitroŽn C6 is reflected by its engine line-up: two V6 engines, one diesel and one petrol, placing the emphasis on driving pleasure and refinement. A new HDi 2.7 litre engine develops 208 bhp DIN (150 kW) and is equipped with a particulate filter, while the 3-litre petrol engine develops 215 bhp DIN (155 kW). Both engines are mated to 6-speed automatic gearboxes

The running gear uses multi-link suspension at front and rear, while the suspension system features electronically controlled springing and damping. As a result, the C6 sets new standards in comfort, road-holding and driving pleasure.  

Thanks to its exceptional driving qualities and its exclusive approach to the art of life on-board, the C6 is perfectly placed to continue in the footsteps of other great CitroŽns.


CitroŽn C6: executive standards of comfort and relaxation

Each feature of the cabin contributes to the overall comfort: multi-adjustable seats, soundproofing, thermal comfort and a specially designed driving position.

The original design of the driving position and ergonomic dashboard allows drivers to keep their eyes on the road at all times. The laminated side windows of the C6 filter out external noise, helping to create a relaxed atmosphere on-board whilst also enhancing driver concentration.

Occupants enjoy generous amounts of space in the user-friendly interior. Passengers in the back can adjust the electrically-controlled sliding rear seats to obtain the ideal relaxed seating position.

The stowage compartments in the doors are inspired by the latest trends in home furniture design, thus reinforcing the concept of the car as a 'lounge on wheels'.

CitroŽn is continuously working to improve passenger well-being, and the air-conditioning on the C6 includes a soft diffusion system, designed to create a uniform blanket of air around the passengers, and to enhance thermal comfort. 
 
The C6 also sets out to be a class leader in safety, in terms of both vehicle control and passenger protection.
High-level active and passive safety are provided by a range of features, including ESP, a stiff body structure, a knee airbag and active headrests.

Classic and yet thoroughly original, the CitroŽn C6 sets itself apart from the models that currently set the standard in the sector, while meeting all the requirements of an executive car:  elegance, refinement and presence.
On top of all this, the C6 adds CitroŽn’s own unique stamp, combining strong emotional appeal with the application of cutting-edge technology. Once more, CitroŽn is showing itself to be a front runner in design, safety and comfort.


The exceptional styling and exclusive equipment of the C6 will immediately appeal to all those who love cars and driving.
 

An original styling to stir the emotions

A symbol of the Company’s expertise, the C6 joins a select circle of executive saloons from CitroŽn. It has the emotional appeal required by true connoisseurs of exceptional cars.
The design lines and general approach give the C6 the looks of a powerful coupť, whilst its interior space and impressive levels of equipment are indicative of a prestige saloon.

The C6 is a distinctive vehicle of majestic allure, with a front end suggesting power and prestige, a flowing, aerodynamic profile and an original rear end conveying an impression of confidence and stability.  


A front end suggesting power and prestige

The elegant, taut lines and harmonious styling of the C6 have a strong and immediate appeal.

From a front ĺ view, the CitroŽn C6 conveys an impression of power with its low-slung stance and large bumper that features an integrated air intake between the two round fog lamps and daytime running lights.

The wide front end is accentuated by the chrome chevrons that reach out to the slim headlamps, as on other CitroŽn vehicles. The originally shaped headlamps provide a link between the bumper, the wings and the long, smooth curved form of the bonnet. Designed to incorporate the side lights  they extend up onto the wings of the car.
The separation of the headlamps, daytime running lights and fog lamps give the CitroŽn C6 a piercing, determined gaze.

The shape, parallel lines and contours of the front end give the C6 real presence, and remind us that it is a truly unique work of art.

A flowing, aerodynamic profile

The stunning design of the C6 is embodied by its flowing lines, energy, aerodynamics and elegance. The body is characterised by a long front overhang and short rear overhang. The design and shape of the C6 reflect the emotional appeal of an elegant, dynamic coupť with the proportions and features of an executive limousine.

The attractive, imposing  profile of the 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.

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 on the frameless doors – in themselves a nod to prestige coupť design – also contribute to creating a bright and airy interior.
The doors underline the impression of elegance, contributing to the flowing profile of the C6. The quarter window integrates neatly with the rear door, thus extending the line of the body, and adding a further touch to the car's natural elegance.

The harmonious design is also expressed in the high, clearly marked waist line – reinforcing the impression of safety – and in the roof line whose contours run the length of the body, down to the concave window at the rear.

The profile of the C6 alternates taut, radical lines with rounded, more natural shapes. The wings house large-diameter wheels. The proportions and dynamic design of the wheels fill the wheel arches, creating an impression of power and agility allied with strength and endurance.

As a further touch of refinement, the lower body is smartly finished off by a chrome strip that extends to the rear bumper where the original design reflects the attention paid to innovative styling.


Original rear end design, innovative styling

The CitroŽn C6 features a rear end with a unique styling that reflects the Marque's style cues.

In keeping with the spirit of large CitroŽns of the past, the CitroŽn C6 has a concave rear window. Besides its originality, the concave shape highlights the generous size of the boot and provides excellent visibility.

A discreetly integrated air deflector at the top of the tailgate contributes to vehicle stability at speed.

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. The powerful design of the front and rear ends visually stabilise the car.

A chrome strip separates the boot and the rear bumper, which highlights the width of the body and incorporates a chrome twin exhaust pipe.


Refined interior styling

New ergonomics
This user-friendly approach to comfort is expressed by the presentation of the spacious cabin, in which the various functions are clearly laid out.

The front end houses a symmetrical dashboard laid out around a central half-moon console.
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.
In front of the driver, a discreet digital instrument cluster is positioned in such a way as to avoid reflections that could make the information difficult to read.

In addition to the information provided on the central console – for example, relating to the audio system, air conditioning, navigation and other functions etc – a head-up display projects essential driving data onto the windscreen. The cruise control/speed limiter controls are mounted on the steering wheel. The electric seat controls, located on the doors, are easy to use, since their layout reflects that of the seat.

An electric parking brake frees up space in the central console, which offers a number of stowage compartments.


An airy, well designed interior
The space, colours, premium materials and high-quality finish of the cabin ensure a high level of onboard comfort. The use of leather, chrome and wood creates a warm atmosphere.
A horizontal strip made of high quality wood separates the upper and lower parts of the dashboard, while many other features contribute to creating a refined, uncluttered, atmosphere that places the emphasis on comfort and well-being. Passengers feel that they are travelling in a modern ‘lounge on wheels’.

The seats and door panels are covered in high-quality leather that is pleasant to look at and to touch.

The curved contours convey an impression of refinement.
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.
The naturally bright interior creates a real feeling of space and considerably enhances on-board comfort during long journeys.

Advanced technology plays a large part in the on-board comfort of the CitroŽn C6 and helps to insure that occupants will enjoy a particularly relaxing experience.

 

Useful technology for a more pleasant driving experience

The C6 demonstrates the best of CitroŽn technology, featuring  an array of high-tech equipment, and bringing considerable advances in efficiency, comfort and safety. 


Innovative and practical equipment


A head-up display for ergonomics and safety
The 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 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 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.

The virtual image is produced by a projection unit in the dashboard, which creates a remote display via the windscreen.

The driver can decide which information to display, from a list of possible items, although the vehicle speed is visible continuously when the system is in operation.

Dedicated controls are located on the dashboard, near the steering wheel. The driver can switch the display on or off, adjust image height and brightness and select the information required.

An electric parking brake
The C6 features an electric parking brake, which automatically adjusts the force necessary for correct brake operation. The control for the electric parking brake is located on the central console.
The electric brake works in the same way as a conventional handbrake.

The Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
The C6 is fitted with a LDWS, previously available on the C4 and C5, which is one of the first systems designed to counter the problem of drowsiness at the wheel.
Once activated, the LDWS detects any unintentional lane changes on a motorway or major road at speeds of 80 kph 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.

Xenon dual-function directional headlamps
The 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 110 kph, 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.
 

Intelligent features for everyday use

The CitroŽn C6's advanced technology provides day-to-day assistance for the driver.

Front and rear parking assistance
Front and rear parking assistance is a driving aid that has become essential for urban dwellers, and in particular for vehicles such as the 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.

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

The 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. The flat-blade design of the wipers ensures quiet, efficient operation. 


High-tech communication equipment
To increase on-board comfort, the driver can specify a range of high-tech equipment including:
• a NaviDrive telematics system for stress-free driving,
• a Bluetooth hands-free telephone system to make and receive calls safely,
• a JBL hi-fi system for high-level acoustics.


A high-performance NaviDrive system
The C6 is available with the new-generation NaviDrive telematics system.

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 stacker). 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.
Alongside traffic information, NaviDrive also offers a range of other customer services: CitroŽn Emergency, CitroŽn Assistance and CitroŽn On Line.
Working with the GPS and telephone functions, CitroŽn Emergency makes it possible (depending on the country) to locate the vehicle if the driver has an accident or is ill, for example, and to access the services of a call centre.


Bluetooth, to make and receive telephone calls safely
The C6 can be equipped with a Bluetooth hands-free telephone for which the address book is displayed on the multifunction screen. This hands-free telephone system, using Bluetooth wireless technology, is integrated into the cabin.

Bluetooth is a convenient and safe option for making in-car calls from a mobile phone, since the driver can make and receive calls without taking the phone out of his or her pocket. In this way, he or she keeps both eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel.

A high-level performance with JBL hi-fi
JBL, one of the world's leading audio specialists, has developed a hi-fi system specially for the C6. 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 the C6, allowing the driver and passengers to enjoy excellent sound quality at all times.

Through its use of advanced technology, the CitroŽn C6 clearly states its grand tourer ambitions. Perfectly suited to everyday use, the C6 meets all the fundamental requirements for a vehicle in its category, particularly comfort.



 
An executive vehicle setting high standards for comfort and relaxation


LIFE ON BOARD: AN INVITATION TO TRAVEL


Comfort and freedom

A spacious interior
The CitroŽn C6 is designed to satisfy executive saloon customers looking for outstanding space. With a wheelbase of 2,900 mm – the longest in its category – the CitroŽn C6 is exceptionally roomy.
The interior dimensions of the CitroŽn C6 play a fundamental role in ensuring it sets high standards when it comes to ergonomics, comfort, spaciousness, and even safety.

The flat floor pan at the back increases the impression of space and freedom, and considerably improves the room available in the rear.  

The many perfectly integrated stowage compartments located around the passenger compartment also contribute to the generous space and clearly illustrate the car's functional qualities.


The comfort of a high-spec vehicle
The seats accommodate all the occupants of the C6 in comfort, providing excellent postural support for long journeys.
In order to accommodate passengers of all sizes, the front seats can be adjusted back and forwards, for height and rake, and for lumbar support.
The driver and passenger headrests pivot forward in the event of rear impact.

The high-quality seats also bring benefits for passengers at the rear. The C6 can be fitted with premium comfort individual, heated seats, which are electrically controlled, allowing the rear passengers to obtain the ideal relaxed seating position.


Class-leading acoustic comfort

Laminated side windows for effective soundproofing
Laminated side windows filter out wind noise and exterior noise to provide high-level acoustic comfort. They also contribute to the security of the 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 sound insulation.

In the event of accidental breakage or a break-in, the glass sticks to the plastic interlayer and remains in place. The glass and plastic windows are virtually impenetrable. 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.

Soundproofing: a key factor in acoustic comfort
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 hydro-elastic 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.


Excellent thermal comfort

High-performance air conditioning
The pleasure of driving and travelling is enhanced by the exceptional thermal comfort available to all passengers. The CitroŽn C6 features automatic air conditioning with two-zone temperature and distribution control.
This two-zone system provides individual comfort for occupants at the front. The driver and front passenger can adjust the temperature and intensity of air flow independently.
At the rear, a relay blower lets passengers select the air flow temperature and create a uniform temperature more rapidly.

Soft diffusion
In another innovative move by CitroŽn, the 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 blower.


This array of advanced driving aids makes an active contribution to onboard comfort, and functions alongside the many other features that considerably enhance the CitroŽn C6's dynamic qualities.



ON THE ROAD: IMPECCABLE ROAD MANNERS

The 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.

In this way, the C6 is able to offer unrivalled standards of comfort, particularly in terms of suspension and damping, vibration, road noise, and steering.


Front and rear suspension

Double wishbone front suspension with a linked hub carrier
The double wishbone and linked hub carrier system separates vertical suspension travel and deflection.

As a result, the CitroŽn C6 steers a precise course in all circumstances, even on uneven, bumpy roads. This virtually eliminates steering vibrations while optimising cornering precision.

Multi-link integral rear suspension
The rear suspension features a longitudinal arm linked to the hub carrier to ensure longitudinal control and to minimise vibrations.

The suspension is assembled on a light alloy cross-member to provide good geometrical precision and rigorous dynamic control of each wheel, for optimum driving dynamics.


Suspension with electronically controlled springing and damping: placing the emphasis on efficiency

The C6's new hydro-pneumatic 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. Sixteen different control laws are available.   

This 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.

In specified conditions, this system can automatically lower clearance by 12 millimetres from 110 kph, thus optimising road-holding at high speed as well as fuel consumption.

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 safely over difficult ground, without damaging the car.

This system ensures optimised driving pleasure and truly exceptional comfort.

The suspension requires no maintenance for five years or 200,000 km. It is designed to smooth away imperfections while ensuring an excellent ride, thus contributing to the well-being of all the passengers. The technologically advanced engines also contribute to this impression through their driveability.


Technologically advanced engines

The C6 is available with two V6 engines, each mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Both engines offer a smooth build-up in power with remarkably quiet running.
 
Petrol engine: 215 bhp DIN 3.0 V6
This engine features similar technology to the 3.0 V6 fitted on the C5, with 2% more power (+ 3 kW) and torque (+ 5 Nm). It delivers 155 kW EEC (215 bhp DIN) at 6,000 rpm and 290 Nm of torque EEC at 3,752 rpm.

This engine 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 improves engine noise in normal conditions of use and improves performance under load.

In terms of environmental protection, the V6 engine meets the Euro IV emission standard.


Diesel engine: 208 bhp DIN 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. Delivering a responsive performance from the lowest engine speeds, it develops 150 kW EEC (208 bhp DIN) at 4,000 rpm and torque of 440 Nm EEC at 1,900 rpm. It combines smooth, gradual power with exceptional operating comfort.

Developed specially for luxury cars, this V6 engine uses advanced technologies to achieve high levels of performance and operating comfort.

Through its avant-garde design, this V6 engine satisfies the Euro IV emission standard and is equipped with a new-generation particulate filter, which only requires maintenance every 200,000 km.

Driving pleasure is enhanced not only by these two engines but also by a new 6-speed automatic gearbox as well as variable hydraulic power steering. Smooth gear changing ensures a level of driveability that is commensurate with the C6's ambitions.

 

Safety and protection

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

An advanced braking system
The C6's high-performance braking system features four ventilated discs, measuring 330 mm in diameter at the front, and 302 mm at the rear.
 
With the dedicated braking assistance and control functions as well as ESP, the driver is able to maintain control of the car and keep it on course even in the most difficult driving situations.

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

The body structure
The 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.

Nine airbags including one for the knees
The deployment pressure and volume of the two front airbags depend on the severity of impact.

A knee airbag provides improved protection for the driver's knees and shins by limiting any impact with the steering column, which retracts by 80 mm.

Two side airbags integrated into the front seats protect the chest and abdomen of the driver and passengers in the event of a side impact. The C6 is also fitted with curtain airbags designed to protect passengers in the rear.


Active head restraints
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. 


Through its many qualities, the CitroŽn C6 represents a new approach to luxury vehicle design. Its technical qualities clearly set it apart from the competition. The Marque's new flagship model, the CitroŽn C6, is a car to truly stir the emotions. 
Innovative, cutting-edge technologies make the C6 an exceptional car and underline CitroŽn's pioneering approach to design, safety and comfort.