Citroen will be showcasing at the Paris Motor Show next month the C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L seen here, a concept based on the production C4 Cactus but featuring an array of enhancements to cut CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. It can be visually distinguished by its different front bumper equipped with three air intakes which automatically open to cool down the engine and close to improve the vehicle’s aerodynamics. It also comes with a bigger rear spoiler and rides on 19-inch active shutter wheels wrapped around in ultra-low resistance tires. Compared to the regular model, the concept seen here is 20 percent more aerodynamic.
It’s also 100 kg lighter as the result of making extensive use of lightweight materials like composites, aluminum and high-strength steel. At its heart is a Hybrid Air powertrain encompassing a 3-cylinder PureTech gasoline engine, a hydraulic pump/motor, a compressed air energy storage unit and an automatic gearbox featuring an epicyclic gear train.
The Citroen C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept can be used only with the gasoline engine, air only or a combination of the two. According to the French marque, it consumes just 2 liters / 100 km with very low CO2 emissions.