Citroën links up with triple world rally champion, Sebastien Loeb, to create the ‘By Loeb’ Special Edition
To honour the world’s most successful rally driver and reigning World Rally Champion, Sébastien Loeb, Citroën is now launching two special edition models. On sale this January, and marking Citroën’s official return to the World Rally Championship in the brand new C4 WRC rally car at this month’s Monte Carlo Rally, the special edition C4 and C2 by LOEB models feature distinctive interior and exterior looks.
Citroën’s C4 by LOEB combines power and prowess with eye-catching looks, and is available in either Citroën Sport Red or Black. The sleek coupé styling, flared wheel arches and rear spoiler are complemented by 17” white or grey alloys and subtle ‘by LOEB’ badging, together with the vehicle’s individual serial number – there will be 400 C4 by LOEB special edition models available in the UK.
On the inside, the seats are dressed in a smart red and black leather/cloth trim, with the famous Citroën chevrons embroidered in the leather front head restraints. The sporty feel is further enhanced by the use of chrome on the gear knob and centre console trim, leather on the steering wheel and central armrest, and the fitting of aluminium drilled pedals.
The C4 by LOEB is available with the range-topping 180hp 2.0i 16V engine, capable of hitting 141mph and accelerating from 0 to 62mph in just over 8 seconds, for a winning recommended retail price of £14,995. In addition, the C4 by LOEB line-up also offers 110hp 1.6 litre petrol and diesel versions, with RRPs starting from £12,795.
Citroën’s Junior World Rally Championship contender, the C2, also benefits from the
‘by LOEB’ treatment. With 310 models available to UK buyers, and with a very competitive RRP of £9,995, the 125hp 1.6i 16V C2 by LOEB can reach a top speed of 126mph, is equipped with 16” alloys, and comes in either Sport Red or Black. Inside, it
features a red and black cloth seating trim with embroidered chevrons on the front head restraints, a leather steering wheel and the use of chrome trim.
Unlike Sébastien Loeb’s C4 WRC, the ‘by LOEB’ special editions are equipped to make life as comfortable as possible for those on-board. All models come with the likes of air conditioning, a CD player, front electric windows and at least four airbags as standard, while the 180hp 2.0i 16V C4 by LOEB adds laminated side windows, an alarm, rear parking sensors and a 5 CD autochanger.