2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
Citroen has revived old traditions with the innovative C6. However, the luxury sedan keeps pace with times believed to be bygone not only in terms of strengths.
By Thomas Flehmer
history does not repeat itself, it is popularly said. And yet there can be similarities. The car manufacturer Citroen has so far survived all times. The French are considered innovative, but also a little chaotic - at least in Germany. Special tools used to be necessary, for example, to free the alternator from a duck or to fix electrical faults.
Boss steers too
With the C6, Citroen has revived a piece of history. The appearance of the independent shape of the luxury sedan is reminiscent of the CX 2400 Prestige, which was on the road at the beginning of the eighties of the last century. The rear with the small flap looks less beautiful. But at Citroen, innovative doesn't always mean beautiful.
The interior has all the more feel-good character. The sofa seats of earlier decades have disappeared, but the four individual seats - in white leather - invite you to lounge around. With a wheelbase of 2.90 meters, the rear passengers are not excluded. The high-quality materials on the interior doors and consoles are also very exquisite. The Haribo bags lying in the storage compartments are skilfully hidden by British precious wood.
A head-up display, which not only projects the speed but also the instructions from the navigation system on the panorama-like windscreen, provides additional luxury. In contrast, the lane change assistant, which vibrates the seat to warn the driver of unintentional actions, is already out of date. Competitors intervene in their steering behavior immediately instead of massaging their buttocks first.
Otherwise, you glide comfortably over the streets in the French tradition. The hydropneumatics simply iron out any irregularities that the respective asphalt offers. If you want to experience the 205 PS of the biturbo in a more sporty way, switch to manual mode and then experience the sprint at high speed. Otherwise, the six-speed automatic looks a bit sluggish - even for a six-cylinder.
Battery behind left taillight
The C6, full of electronics, also reached historical dimensions in a negative way. After just a few more than 400 kilometers, the system asked to stop and gave the Yellow Angel from Königslutter a late evening. The alternator was not charged correctly. After a short battery reset, however, it could go on again.
But the French are once again proving their penchant for innovation with the battery. The good piece sits behind the left rear headlight. If you ever manage to attach the jump leads to the well-hidden poles, the safety precautions of bank vaults shouldn't pose any problems. So history seems to repeat itself somehow.