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Citroen Metropolis Heading Into Production As DS9

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Finally! Citroen officials realized that the Metropolis is too good to remain just a concept car, so they’ve decided to put it into production and introduce the new DS9 class. The car was first introduced at Shanghai Motor Show in crunch time and to be honest no one expected Citroen to commit into making it. But now that the economy is running peachy, it’s time for it to shine!

Traditionally, the concept cars that make it into the produciton will loose a large part of their charm and appeal along the way. But we’re talking about Citroen here, a company famed for their craziness! So don’t be surprised if the DS9 looked exactly like these pictures. It seems a bit too busy, granted, but just compare it to the boring German executive saloons… it’s fantastic!

And as for the powertrain, even though it’s not confirmed yet becasue they’ve not decided when to make the car in the first place, the word is that the magnificent hybrid system of Metropolis concept will be used in the production model as well. It consists of a 2.0 liter V6 petrol engine with 272 bhp plus a 95 bhp electric motor, delivering a combined 460bhp (345kW) and 430Nm of torque via a 7-speed, dual-clutch electronic gearbox to all of the four wheels. This system only emits 70 grams of Co2 in every kilometer.

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