Citroen has just revealed the first pictures of their new Metropolis concept is as they say pays homage to China’s “avant-garde status, grandeur and vitality”. As you expect, this four-door sedan looks very conceptish, very sleek, curvy and unrealistic. And of course it is a hybrid, but it’s quite powerful at 460 hp.
Set to be unveiled at the Shanghai World Fair from 1st May to 31st October, the Metropolis is 5.3m long, 2m wide & 1.4m high, and Pearl Silk body colour which changes under different light conditions. There’s also a lot of chrome parts, but they are used in a very dignified way and boost its prestige.
The plug-in hybrid powertrain of the Metropolis consists of a 2-litre V6 petrol engine and a 7-speed, dual-clutch electronic gearbox, which delivers 272bhp (200kW) and 375Nm of torque, with an electric motor developing a continuous 55bhp (40kW), peaking at 95bhp (70kW). So this system has a maximum power output of 460bhp (345kW) and 430Nm of torque which is transferred to the wheels via a four-wheel-drive system for extra grunt.
Metropolis’ hybrid system is significantly powerful, but where it really shines is in terms of CO2 emissions. It emits just 70 grams of CO2 per every Km. And because it’s Citroen it features Hydractive suspension.
So it’s perfect in every way, but they are not going to produce it!