The latter is due largely to the pioneering fitment of an Active Bonnet system. A first for any car in Europe, and standard on all C6 models, this innovative system automatically ‘pops’ the bonnet up in the event of a pedestrian impact, to create a cushioning effect between the engine and the bonnet.
ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Braking Assistance (EBA), ESP with traction control, a tyre pressure warning and active head restraints are all standard fitment, as are nine airbags. Citroen’s award-winning Lane Departure Warning System, which alerts the driver to unintentional lane changes, is also available.
Citroen has worked equally hard to ensure that its most coveted car remains with its rightful owner - the C6 is one of just a handful of cars in the country with a double maximum 5-star rating from Thatcham’s security experts.
Laminated side windows are fitted as standard, helping C6 owners to relax in the knowledge that this will thwart most ‘smash and grab’ opportunists. In addition, all models benefit from remote control central locking with deadlocks, an anti-theft alarm and automatic locking when the car is in motion.
Discerning buyers will be able to choose between three trim levels - C6, C6 Lignage and C6 Exclusive - available with a choice of two Euro IV engines: a 215hp 3.0 litre V6 petrol powerplant or a new 208hp Twin Turbo 2.7 litre V6 HDi diesel unit. Both engines are mated to six-speed sequential automatic gearboxes.
So, for those executive drivers who appreciate style, individuality and cruising comfort above ‘performance engineering’, and who are looking to challenge convention, the C6 offers a truly enticing proposition.
Xavier Duchemin, managing director at Citroen UK, said: “We are extremely proud to launch the C6 as the new flagship of the rejuvenated Citroen range.
“It not only perfectly showcases our fundamental values of style, innovation, technology and safety, but it is also a superb demonstration of just how Citroen can bring head-turning looks, individuality and grace to the executive sector.
“And with limited numbers planned for the UK,C6 owners will be assured of exclusivity, further enhancing its appeal to those who want to stand out from the crowd.”
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