The XM might have been decidedly more sensible than Citroen cars that came before it, but compare it to Citroens of today and it’s full of the sort of madness that made the brand so unique.
These roomy Bertone-styled wedges were a wildcard choice when compared to more predictable options from executive marques.
The XM is famed for a brilliant blend of handling and comfort characteristics thanks to its computer controlled ‘Hydractive’ hydropneumatic suspension. As a development of the Citroen’s oleo-pneumatic suspension system of the ‘50s, the system could sense how an owner was driving and would adjust its suspension to suit.
As the private number plate suggests, this particular XM uses the range-topping 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine, which Honest John claims is ‘outstanding’.
V6 XMS was first registered in the year 2000, making it one of the last cars produced. It looks remarkably good for a car that’s covered in excess of 212,000 miles. It also looks like the owner has fitted an aftermarket exhaust to further enjoy the sound of that V6.
I’m sure it’s no coincidence that parked on the other side of the same road was another V6 XM, this time a silver car that was also registered on the millennium and has covered in excess of 220,000 miles!
|Registration Number:||V6 XMS|
|First registered (UK):||30 June 2000|