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2008 Paris Special: Citroen Hypnos Concept

Beside the breathtaking Citroen GT Concept, the French carmaker also brought another interesting concept at the Paris Motor Show, the Citroen Hypnos Concept. If we take a look at Citroen’s description of the car, we could think that this might just be the perfect car out there: “an elegant and distinctive cross-over vehicle, Hypnos explores new avenues in the design of luxury ecological vehicles. Its creative technologies deliver outstanding performance and environmental efficiency, combined with subtle but powerful motoring sensations.” Is it like that? Who knows, but one thing’s for sure, the concept definitely looks good.

According to Citroen, the concept is powered by a 2-litre HDi DPFS diesel engine that delivers 200 hp (147 kW) and 420 Nm of torque, plus an electric motor located on the rear axle developing 50 hp and 200 Nm of torque. The car’s range in all-electric mode is absolutely hilarious, 3 km (1.8 miles) at 50 km/h (31 mph), but this is porbably very good for those time when you’re stuck in traffic and move with the speed of a snale. The hybrid powertrain makes the car achieve a combined cycle fuel consumption of 4.5 l/100 km and 120 g/km of CO2 emissions.

You can read more details about the technology behind the Citroen Hypnos in the official press release. And also check out the photos we took at the Paris show. Enjoy!

Photo Gallery: Citroen Hypnos Concept at the Paris Motor Show



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