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Citroen Reveals Diesel-Hybrid C-Metisse Concept Car

C-Metisse concept coupe powered by diesel and electric wheel motors, resulting in combined fuel consumption of 6.5l/100km (36.1mpg).

Published: 08-Sep-2006

Citroën is unveiling C-Métisse at the 2006 Paris Motor Show. Through this concept car, inspired by passion and reason, the Marque is exploring new paths dedicated to automotive pleasure. C-Métisse is a coupé of character, boasting a high level of on-board comfort and performance, while also respecting the environment.

With its elegant proportions, flamboyant bodywork, spectacular door design and extensive chrome, this elegant 4-seater 4-door coupe revives a passion for the most prestigious Grand Touring vehicles.

C-Métisse is not only a car to stir the soul of the onlooker. It also boasts real driving sensations with a driving position featuring the latest technologies, and a specially designed high-performance diesel hybrid drivetrain.

C-Métisse is based on the same future-oriented solution as the C4 HDi hybrid demonstration vehicle presented by Citroën at the start of the year apart from one key difference:  the electric motors are installed in the rear wheels. This configuration is coherent with vehicle performance and optimises traction. Perfectly suited to the character of C-Métisse, the design reflects Citroën's expertise in the various hybrid architectures, as well as demonstrating its commitment to cutting fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

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• Dimensions
Length: 4,740 mm
Width: 2,000 mm
Height: 1,240 mm
Wheelbase: 3,000 mm
 Gross vehicle weight (GVW): 1,400 kg (batteries included)

• Performance and fuel consumption
0 to 400 m: 14.2 seconds
0 to 1,000 m: 25.4 seconds
0 - 100 kph: 6.2 seconds
30 - 60 kph: 1.9 seconds
80 - 120 kph: 4.2 seconds
Top speed: 250 kph
Combined consumption: 6.5 l/100 km                                   
CO2 emissions: 174 g/km

• Diesel hybrid drivetrain
V6 HDi diesel engine developing 150 kW (208 bhp) with a DPFS and 6-speed automatic transmission
Two electric motors in the rear wheels:
- each with torque of 400 Nm
- and developing 15 kW (20 bhp)
ZEV mode (range of 3 km at 30 kph)

• Aerodynamic features
Flat underside
Enlarged air intakes at the front
Two retractable rear airfoils
Rear fixed-fin spoiler
Cd: 0.30
CdA: 0.6 m²
Cl: – 0.1

• Running gear
Hydraulic suspension
Double wishbone suspension on all four wheels
Special Michelin tyres: 255/40/R20

• Main equipment
Fixed-centred controls steering wheel
6-speed gearbox, manual mode controlled by steering-wheel paddles, or fully automatic mode controlled by a selection lever on the central column
Directional headlamps
Electrically adjustable steering wheel and pedal assembly
Aluminium wheels with a central nut

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