elegant design lines of the C-Métisse, the latest out-of-this-world
concept car from Citroën, will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show later
this month. Exceptionally stylish and powerful, the C-Métisse proves
that a high performance car can also be green, combining a top
speed of 155mph with the ability to cover around 45 miles per gallon on
the combined cycle.
with hi-tech innovations and neat touches, the C-Métisse explores new
paths in car design and driving pleasure. Breathtakingly good looking,
this model combines coupé styling with 4-door practicality thanks to the
show-stopping gull-wing front and rear doors.
particular, the C-Métisse has been developed to offer outstanding
environmental credentials. It boasts an economical HDi V6 diesel
engine, coupled with an acclaimed Diesel Particulate Filter System, and
two separate electric motors on the rear wheels, capable of developing a
massive 400Nm of additional torque. Around town the new concept car can
even run in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mode.
its unique and powerful style, this 4-seater, 4-door coupé is visually
striking. It is also exceptionally low for a grand-tourer of its size,
at just 1.24 metres high, which contrasts with its length of 4.74 metres
and width of 2 metres. And with its long bonnet and virtually
non-existent rear overhang, its design is classically Citroën.
combination of the diesel hybrid power unit, optimised aerodynamics and
reduced weight ensure that the C-Métisse
offers outstanding levels of performance, fuel economy and a healthy
respect for the environment – the C-Métisse can return around 45 mpg on
the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of just 174g/km.
the front wheels is a 208bhp V6 HDi diesel engine mated to a six-speed
automatic gearbox, whilst a further two electric motors can drive the
rear wheels. Providing an innovative 4-wheel drive capability, each of
these motors can deliver up to 400Nm of torque and 20bhp.