May 1989. At the top of the Citroën range, the CX finds...
A car at the top for people at the top
May 1989. At the top of the Citroën range, the CX finds its successor. With its majestic body, signed Bertone, the XM follows the Citroën tradition with taut refined lines. Among the many innovations, like Hydractive suspension, the most transparent stands out: the "13th window" which separates the cabin from the trunk.
The 4 and 6-cylinder engines, Petrol and soon Diesel, culminate with the 3-litre V6, rapidly available in 24V 200hp version.
Voted Car of The Year in 1990, it evolves into Station-wagon in 1991, and is restyled in 1994. A new sedan for the Elysée, the XM drives two Presidents of the French Republic: François Mitterrand and Jacques Chirac. It retires in 2000, partially replaced by the C5 then the C6.