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    In a world first at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2005, CitroŽn is presenting a new interpretation of the grand touring car, in phase with new trends in automotive pleasure. The new C-SportLounge concept car, which stands out with its evocative name and distinctive body style, features powerful, aerodynamic exterior lines and a cockpit-inspired interior designed for the pleasure of the driver and the well-being of the three passengers. The C-SportLounge combines dynamic character with high levels of onboard quality.

    The wide tracks and curved flanks of the C-SportLounge convey a sense of power, while the flowing lines and elongated roof optimise aerodynamics, a CitroŽn speciality. Special care was taken with the air flow, resulting in a drag coefficient of just 0.26. The determined look of the front end is emphasised by the broadened air intake and elongated, clearcut headlamps. The large windscreen placed well to the front rises high and melds into the sunroof in a single unbroken line, offering a broad glass surface, enhancing visibility and letting in maximum light.

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    The luxurious interior of the C-SportLounge, designed to seat four adults comfortably, expresses the grand touring spirit of this concept car. The on-board ambience is a harmonious mix of noble, dense, worked materials and more mechanical styling for the driving position. With reverse-opening doors at the rear, the C-SportLounge offers unexpected accessibility for a vehicle of this type. Long-distance journeys can be approached serenely thanks to more than generous boot space.

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    The driving position was inspired by aviation design and dictated by driving pleasure. Driver and passengers alike will feel like they are in an aeroplane cockpit. This impression is heightened by the special treatment and location of the analogue instruments. The semi-raised driving position boosts driving sensations while enhancing comfort and safety. The driver's seat and central console are all of one piece, so that the automatic gearbox and climate controls remain within reach, regardless of the driver's chosen seat length adjustment. The interior has been designed to let the driver concentrate on the road: the steering wheel has fixed central controls and gear-changing paddles.
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    I can seriously see the C2 being traded in for one of these...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nil Time
    I can seriously see the C2 being traded in for one of these...
    Not if they're going to put the same measly 2.0L engine as in my car... SOMETHING MORE POWERFUL PLEASE!!!!
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    Is it rear wheel drive by any chance? *crosses fingers*

    I doubt it though. It's probably the same old Citroens of late; Get a stoned art student to design it. Throw in a few supposedly fantastic new features that are actually completely useless and then have overpriced options ($1500 for bluetooth? Someone is on drugs) Then stick in some boring, borrowed engine and some underdeveloped electrics. Don't worry about developing some nice suspension because everyone just assumes Citroens ride and handle well. Bingo! The next new Citroen that is going to save the world!

    Bring back the GS

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    Maybe they'll suprise us and stick the HDi 2.7 V6 in there, VW type pre-selector gearbox, Activa suspension and daravi steering with two turns lock to lock.... And of course proper Citroen brakes

    Yeah, I don't believe it either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uga Boga
    Not if they're going to put the same measly 2.0L engine as in my car... SOMETHING MORE POWERFUL PLEASE!!!!
    How about something a bit stranger, like a W10 or something....

    But seriously, they'd want to put a rear-view camera in the dash, because that thing would have ABSOLUTELY NO rear visibility. Having said that, if this is the future of automotive design, strap me in and drive me forward. Conceptually, it reminds me somewhat (and not just because of the colour) of the Lamborghini Gallardo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uga Boga
    Not if they're going to put the same measly 2.0L engine as in my car... SOMETHING MORE POWERFUL PLEASE!!!!
    Your thinking like an Aussie (or American).....

    In france and the UK .... 2litres IS a big motor, it's probably the equivelant of a 5litre V8 out here (lots of cars having 1.1 - 1.6 litre motors over there).

    If you think there going to squeeze a high capacity motor in there just for the Aussie market, when it'd be near unsalable where 99.99999999% of there cars get sold ............................................

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    Twin-turbo 2.0...?
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    Well at least a turbo'ed 2L engine.... You can't have a "Sportlounge", with a measly 101kw.
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    Looks brilliant though! I agree though, with ~160kw getting typical for a hot hatch and 200kw for a hyper hot hatch, I'd like to see PSA start to up the ante.

    Looks great, but appears Citroen love building concept cars that are actually concept cars recently, where Peugeot build concept cars that are actual production cars!

    What ever happened to the Airdream? I heard rumours they were going to build it... no? Heard wrong?

    So, is this a hint at the C5 replacement?
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    What ever happened to the Airdream?

    What about the airlounge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsydney
    What about the airlounge?
    And the Osmose.....

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    Im happy to leave that concept car alone. It looks like something from Camp delta cuba?

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    I'd love to know who's coming up with these model names...

    Airdream... Airlounge... Sportlounge... was something lost in translation somewhere along the line...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ash
    I'd love to know who's coming up with these model names...

    Airdream... Airlounge... Sportlounge... was something lost in translation somewhere along the line...?
    Lying down on the lounge and dreaming is a favourite French past time...
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    I would cut the rear bench and doors off, make it a strict 2 seater, mid-rear mounted engine, keep the whole thing to 900Kg and 101Kw 2lt would do fine.
    Oh.... hangon tah would just be an Elise with a roof.

    The look reminds me of The new Ford GT40, and the Cayane from the rear. - Chris
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    Yeah its weird as the suspension has nothing to do with air its fluid.

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    lots of new pix here - love the amber gauges!

    http://www.planete-citroen.com/forum...ad.php?t=26429

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    People, you've got the wrong end of the stick. That's a 21st-century GS, is that. Does it have proper suspension?

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    I want to know why they're playing golf in the desert dressed like Lost in Space extras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Smith
    I want to know why they're playing golf in the desert dressed like Lost in Space extras.

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    It's the latest version of the Lane Departure Warning system -- instead of vibrating under your bum, the car will shriek "Danger, Will Robinson!" as you hurtle towards a road train

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    Yeah i just looked at that link. I love the pictures the quality on that car is amazing.
    I love the guy with the golf stick on the rear of the car.

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