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Citroen will Unveil its Full-Size Saloon Metropolis for Chinese Market at the Beijing Auto Show

Posted on April 21, 2010 in Green News | Write a review


The entire automotive industry is talking about the Beijing Auto Show where many fave automakers will be making their concept cars and new production debut. Among the many famous and well-liked auto-companies is the Citron. Citron, a French auto manufacturer and well-recognized outside the USA, is bringing a new concept to the Beijing’s Shanghai Expo event. In China, many people prefer driving long wheelbase sedans, and Citroen has just created very stunning 17.4 feet long – Metropolis Concept.

Next month this big elegant and luxurious Metropolis car will be formally unveiled for the Chinese Market in its World largest Auto Show. To give a clear picture of its looks, it’s bigger than S-class long wheelbase A8 L by 5.3m long and width is as equal to a Maybach 62, by 2meters.

As the China is the second largest market world wide for many car manufacturers’ for big extravagance saloons. With Citroen, introducing its car concept, BMW will be also unveiling its 5-series long-wheelbase for the Chinese market. Whereas, VW has also disclosed its full-seize saloon Phaeton.

First car, developed and styled by the Shanghai design studio of PSA Group is the Metropolis. The themes are based on the Hypnos Concept, the full width Citroen’s grille have double chevron, one at the front wheels and even at the close to identical door mirrors. The turbine style wheels are of 21 inches. The Metropolis share the same PSA group’s platform 3 as the Peugeot 407 and Citroen C6.

Under the hood of the Metropolis hybrid is 2.0 liter petrol engine of V6 and an electric motor which pumps the energy to 55 horsepower and accelerated to the fullest it reaches to 95 horsepower.  The engine propels 272 horsepower and torque to 277 lb-ft, and together you will get 460 horsepower and 317 lb-ft. it’s a four wheel drive, with seven speed transmission and dual clutch gearbox.

Citroen aver that the Metropolis’ performance meets by a 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine and emissions of CO2 is just 70g/km.



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