Monday, 16 April 2012


Citroen has revealed the Numero 9 Concept car head of its official public unveiling at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. Because of its sheer size and luxury, Numero 9 is thought to preview an upcoming D-segment car to compete with the likes of Porsche Panamera and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. Should it go into production, it might be called the DS9.

The car measures 4.9 metres long, 1.9m wide and is a lowly 1.27m tall, with a rather lengthy wheelbase of 3m. All in all it weighs in at about 1500kg.

Power is via a hybrid system that’s founded by the popular 1.6-litre THP turbo petrol engine with 165kW and 275Nm of torque. Its related electric motor is pushed by lithium-ion batteries (same as the ones in your smart phone) and gives out an extra 51kW and 200Nm. Performance figures are 5.4 seconds for the 0 – 100km/h run and top speed is said to be 244km/h. 

Citroen claims Numero 9 can travel for up to 50km using just the battery. Amazingly it can return 1.7 litres per 100km on average, matched with paltry C02 emissions of only 39 g/km.

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