Initially, there's going to be two engines (both autobox only) and three
3.0 v6 24v or 2.7 HDi v6
C6, C6 Lignage, C6 Exclusive
Prices will start at £29,500 for "base-spec" C6, £31,000 for the Lignage
spec, then upwards to £38,000 for the Exclusive HDi - it sounds like the
diesel will be more expensive than the petrol.
For comparison :-
BMW 530d SE Auto, £33,890
BMW 530d Sport Auto, £36,670
Merc E280CDi Classic Auto, £32,165
Merc E280CDi Elegance Auto, £34,265
Merc E280CDi Sport Auto, £35,720
Audi A6 3.0d Quattro SE Auto, £32,445
Audi A6 3.0d Quattro S-Line Auto, £35,015
Jag S-type 2.7d Auto, £30,245
Jag S-type 2.7d SE Auto, £32,895
Jag S-type 2.7d Sport Auto, £34,345
Land-Rover Discovery 2.7TDv6 Auto, £28,490
Land-Rover Discovery 2.7TDv6 SE Auto, £38,490
Don't forget that the S-type and Disco are already using the "all new"
HDi v6 lump - it's a joint venture between PSA and Ford.
It's interesting that the press-release specifies Hydractive 3+ (as on
top-spec C5s) rather than the Hydractive 4 that was being rumoured.
Good luck, Citroen - you're going to need it to go up against cars like
those in the marketplace. They're aiming high. Very high. Too high?
Citroen Press Release, 18th June :-
THE NEW CITROňN C6 - ELEGANT SOPHISTICATION
The sublime lines of CitroŽn's elegant new flagship C6 model are set to
glide onto the UK's roads early next year, and the company has now
announced indicative prices for the range as well as revealing first
details on the impressive equipment specifications that UK buyers can
expect to enjoy.
The New C6 is designed to build on CitroŽn's long and illustrious
heritage of creating large, stylish, executive cars, as exemplified by
the legendary DS, CX, Light 15 and original 1920's C6. This latest
interpretation of individualism does just that by effortlessly combining
graceful, coupť-like styling with limo-style comfort and sophistication.
At the same time, CitroŽn's newest model looks to the future by
incorporating cutting-edge features and technologies, some of it
unavailable on any other car in Europe, regardless of price. A Head-Up
display, active bonnet, hydropneumatic suspension with electronically-
controlled springing and damping, speed-sensitive air deflector and
laminated side windows are all expected to be standard on most models.
CitroŽn has revealed that there will be three trim levels in the UK -
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 Twin Turbo 2.7
litre V6 HDi diesel unit. Both will be mated to automatic six-speed
Approximately £29,500 should give drivers access to the luxurious New
CitroŽn C6, with prices for the New C6 Lignage, named after the original
concept car, starting at around £31,500. The prestigious, range-topping
New C6 Exclusive is expected to cost up to £38,000 for the impressive
Accentuating the aerodynamic lines, the New C6's stunning silhouette is
formed by a long bonnet, extended front overhang and short rear
overhang, so reminiscent of classic large CitroŽns of the past. The
sizeable glazed area incorporates a large windscreen and frameless
doors, ensuring that the cabin area is extremely bright and airy.
At the front, the large, chrome-plated chevrons are flanked by imposing
clear-lens headlamps, while around the sleek, toned exterior, the
striking alloy wheels, concave rear window and speed-sensitive automatic
air deflector, which is cleverly crafted into a saloon-style boot, all
add to the dramatic and stylish look.
By pushing the wheels 2.9 metres apart and building the car on one of
the longest wheelbases in the sector, CitroŽn's designers have provided
one of the roomiest cabins in the class. And by combining space,
ergonomics, comfort and safety to maximum effect, the New C6 will
certainly set the highest standards for occupant well-being.
To ensure that it offers a glide-like ride, the New C6 range will be
equipped with the latest generation Hydractive 3+ suspension with
electronically-controlled springing and damping. And guaranteeing that
it is as quiet as it is comfortable, the new model will also feature
laminated side windows to help filter out wind and exterior noise.
The New C6 will also showcase CitroŽn's acclaimed safety and security
programme, whilst pioneering new standard features such as an active
bonnet. In the event of a pedestrian impact, the bonnet automatically
'pops' up, to create a cushioning effect between the engine and the
Even by luxury car standards, the New C6 will be exceptionally well-
specified. All models are set to feature nine airbags (driver,
passenger, four lateral, two curtain and a steering column),
electrically-operated front seats, an MP3-compatible audio system with
colour screen, alloy wheels and automatic operation of the headlamps and
Providing exceptional thermal comfort, all New C6 models will come with
dual zone automatic air conditioning, equipped with a unique soft
diffusion system that favours a uniform blanket of temperature-
controlled air over cold blasts. An electric push button parking brake
replaces a conventional handbrake, helping to free up additional space
between the driver and front passenger.
Over and above these levels of equipment, the New C6 Lignage will
feature an innovation first developed within the aviation industry. A
Head-Up display projects key driving information, such as speed and
navigation details, directly onto the windscreen, reducing the need for
drivers to look down and take their eyes off the road ahead.
Helping to keep the bodywork free from bumps and scrapes, New C6 Lignage
models will feature front and rear parking sensors that alert the
driver, both audibly and visually, to the proximity of obstacles. Safety
will be enhanced by the dual-function, directional xenon headlamps,
which make for better night-time visibility around corners.
Buyers of the top-of-the-range C6 Exclusive models will want for
nothing. The use of high quality wood and chrome around the cabin will
complement the heated front and rear leather seats and ensure that
passengers enjoy the highest levels of luxury.
A new generation NaviDrive system, with voice recognition, provides
access to a hands-free telephone, colour satellite navigation and 6 CD
autochanger, while the specially designed JBL hi-fi system, with 10
speakers and an amplifier, ensures excellent sound quality. CitroŽn's
award-winning lane departure warning system, which alerts the driver to
unintentional lane changes, will also be standard on the C6 Exclusive.
Eagerly anticipated, CitroŽn's new flagship C6 model will appeal to
drivers looking to express their individuality and style. Its inspiring
design lines, luxurious interior, and high levels of technology,
combined with CitroŽn's history of producing remarkably beautiful and
comfortable large cars, will deliver something unique and exclusive to
the executive world of motoring.