Blending dramatic sports styling with a light, bright and sophisticated interior, Citroen’s technologically advanced C-Airdream 2+2 coupe concept car is set to be one of the highlights of the 2002 British International Motor Show.
The futuristic design provides C-Airdream with a long, sleek and aerodynamic look, starting with the smooth bonnet, which is framed by slim headlamps and an eye-catching grille. The steeply raked windscreen then blends, unbroken, into the glazed, tapered roofline that falls away dramatically at the rear of the vehicle.
The vast panoramic glazed roof allows natural light to flood into the cabin for a bright and airy feel, whilst a genuinely comfortable and relaxed experience is provided by the mix of leather trim and satin-feel seats, as well as the embedded coloured lighting which makes the dash and door trim glow. Making C-Airdream even more versatile, the two rear seats can be folded to provide additional luggage space.
Technically advanced, the C-Airdream features drive-by-wire design. Gone are the traditional pedals and gear lever, replaced by a fixed central hub and steering wheel-mounted controls for the accelerator, brake and gearchange functions. In addition, the centrally-located navigation and information screen is controlled using a ‘mouse’ at the end of a central armrest.
Variable-ratio electric steering offers the driver pin-sharp handling, while the electronically controlled braking further highlights the use of advanced electronic control systems. A vehicle dynamics controller continually manages the various electrical components affecting the vehicle dynamics.
Powered by a 3.0i V6 engine, capable of developing 210hp which is delivered via a sequential auto-adaptive automatic gearbox, the C-Airdream concept provides a smooth ride for all its occupants thanks to the Company’s acclaimed Hydractive 3 suspension system.Published 4 October 2002