Usually when we hear about a new "L" (Lounge) version of a model, we automatically think that the respective model has been specially designed for the Chinese market. The new C4 L follows that assumption to a "T." The Citroen C4 L will be launched in late 2012 in China and in 2013 in Russia.
The new Citroen C4 L was built on a 2.71 meter wheelbase - 10 cm more than the new Citroen C4 - and measures 4.62 m x 1.78 m x 1.5 m. It will feature the same design language as the new C4, including sculptural lines, a large chrome-finished grille, front and rear light signatures, and a convex rear window inspired by those on the Citroen C5 and C6 .
In terms of power, it will be offered with a choice of two engines: a THP engine, designed with the BMW group, delivering 150 or 170 HP depending on the country, and a 136 HP VTi 135 unit. Depending on the engine, the C4 L will be equipped with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed auto/sequential gearbox.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Citroen C4 L.
Exterior and Interior
The new Citroen C4 L will be distinguished by strong styling and classic Citroen design cues, including sculptural lines, a large chrome-finished grille,front and rear light signatures, and a convex rear window inspired by those on the Citroen C5 and C6. There will also be seamless panel joints, alloy wheels, and pure and well-defined chrome details.
The interior gets supremely comfortable rear seats featuring wraparound bases, 29° tilting seat backs, and, depending on the country, "comfort" head rests for first-class travel in a lounge-like atmosphere. Customers will also enjoy a 440 liters boot capacity.
The list of standard equipment will include an airquality management system, an air conditioning unit with three air-flow settings, and, depending on the country, an air ionizer.
The new C4 L will be offered with a choice of two engines. The first is a THP engine, designed with the BMW group, delivering 150 or 170 HP depending on the country and a peak torque of 177 lbs-ft of torque. This engine will be mated to a 6-speed automatic and sequential gearbox. The second option is a 136 HP VTi 135 unit equipped with a 5-speed manual or 6-speed auto/sequential gearbox.
The new Citroen C4 L will be launched in late 2012 in China and in 2013 in Russia. Prices will be announced at a later date.
There are plenty of sedans out there that can be considered competitors for the new C4 L. For example, Opel has just announced the first details on the new Astra sedan - a model offered with a choice of seven engines: four gasoline units ranging from 100 HP to 180 HP and three diesel engines going from 95 HP to 130 HP.
- Looks pretty good
- More interior room
- Three engine choices
- -Only available in China
- Plenty of competition