Citroën to Show New Rear-Wheel Motor Diesel-Electric Hybrid Concept at Paris Show
6 September 2006
|The sleek C-Métisse diesel hybrid.|
Citroën will unveil a new concept at the upcoming Paris Motor Show—the C-Métisse—with a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain based on that of the C4 HDi hybrid demonstration vehicle shown in January. (Earlier post.)
The performance-oriented C-Métisse combines a 150 kW (201 hp) V-6 diesel engine with two 15 kW motors in the rear wheels. Each motor develops 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque.
The C-Métisse accelerates from 0-100 kph in 6.2 seconds and has a top speed of 250 kph (155 mph). Combined fuel consumption is 6.5 l/100km (36 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 174 g/km.
The concept uses a diesel particulate filter and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The C-Métisse supports an all-electric range of 3 km at 30 kph (1.9 miles at 19 mph).
A car features a flat underside, enlarged air intakes at the front, two retractable rear airfoils and a rear fixed-fin spoiler, contributing to a Cd of 0.30. With a carbon body and carbon trellis supporting the powertrain and front axle, the C-Métisse weighs just 1,400 kg (3,086 pounds), batteries included.
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