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Citroen Metropolis Concept Car - Web Exclusive

Citroen revealed the new Metropolis concept car that was created by its international design team.

Apr 19, 2010

CITROEN METROPOLIS CONCEPT CAR

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Citroen revealed the new Metropolis concept car that was created by its international design team based in Shanghai since 2008. The concept will be on show in the French Pavilion at the Shanghai World Fair from May to October, 2010.

The sleek limousine concept incorporates a plug-in hybrid drivetrain and Hydractive suspension. Metropolis produces CO2 emissions of just 70g/km - approximately 20% that of a conventional engine with equivalent performance. The subtle 'Pearl Silk' paint changes under different light conditions, revealing the model's generous curves and ultra-honed detailing.

Metropolis blends taut lines with smooth surfaces, evidenced particularly at the front where the sculpted, incisive fenders and kite-shaped grille merge with the harmonious contours of the hood. At the rear, Metropolis balances width and stability with flowing aerodynamic lines, incorporating an active spoiler and signature Citroen concave rear window. Chrome around the windows visually elongates the cabin, while 'origami' quarter-lights appear to float in the air and house a light source.

Metropolis' powerful hybrid drivetrain utilizes an optimized 2-liter V6 gasoline engine and a 7-speed, dual-clutch electronic gearbox. At low speeds, Metropolis runs in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mode, with its electric motor developing a continuous 55hp, peaking at 95hp. At steady speeds, the gasoline powerplant provides 272hp and 276 lb-ft of torque.

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When additional performance is required, such as during overtaking, the car uses both the electric motor and the combustion engine to deliver a maximum power output of 460hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. There's also a four-wheel drive mode for when extra grip is needed.

Delivering a smooth and cosseting ride, Metropolis is specified with Citroen's renowned Hydractive suspension, which damps even the roughest of road surfaces and improves the aerodynamic performance - further helping to reduce CO2 emissions.

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