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66 Citroen C3 1.6 BlueHDi 75 Edition 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth with USB BoxCruise control + speed limiter
Maintenance indicatorMulti function trip computer
Outside temperature displayRear parking sensor
Variable PAS 

Entertainment

4 speakersAuxiliary input socket
RDS stereo radio + CD player/mp3 facilitySteering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

Automatic activation of hazard warning lightsBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors
Electric door mirrorsElectric front windows + one touch + anti-pinch
Laminated windscreenLED daytime running lights
Rear wiper 

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats12V Accessory socket
Front door pocketsFront reading lights
Front seatback pocketsHeight adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable front seatsIsofix system on outer rear seats
Lashing eyelets in bootLeather steering wheel
Liberia cloth upholsteryReach + rake adjustable steering column
Satin chrome interior door handlesThree adjustable rear head restraints

Safety

3 point inertia reel seatbelts on all 5 seatsABS + EBD + EBA
Child lock indicatorCurtain airbags
Driver and passenger airbagsElectric child locks
ESPFront lateral airbags
Front passenger's airbag cut off deviceFront seat belts warning
Pyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbeltsTyre pressure monitor

Security

Automatic boot lockingAutomatic door locking
ImmobiliserRemote central locking + deadlocks

Technical

Diesel particulate filter 

Trim

Tungsten lower dashboard 

Wheels

16" Valonga alloy wheelsSpace saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)90Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1560Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves8TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)80.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)94.2EC Urban (mpg)67.3

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power75
Coin DescriptionBlueHDi 75Coin SeriesEdition
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0716EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage16000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11.3Engine Power - BHP75
Engine Power - KW55Engine Power - RPM3750
Engine Torque - LBS.FT170Engine Torque - MKG23.5
Engine Torque - NM233Engine Torque - RPM1750
Top Speed106 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front185/65 R16Tyre Size Rear185/65 R16
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleVALONGA
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1538Length3941
Wheelbase2451Width1728
Width (including mirrors)1994 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1645
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1121Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)300
Max. Loading Weight565Max. Roof Load70
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1150Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked570
Minimum Kerbweight1080No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.2
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Citroen C3

Citroen's third generation C3 supermini is a crucial car for the French brand and must be more interesting and likeable than its sensible predecessor. Can it deliver? Jonathan Crouch checks it out

Ten Second Review

Citroen's C3 supermini has always focused on comfort and value. But then so does every other supermini. To survive in the tightly fought small car segment, it must offer more in MK3 model guise and do so with a dash of Gallic flair. There were signs that Citroen could still offer that with its C4 Cactus Crossover model of 2014 and that impetus seems to have been continued here.

Background

What should a modern Citroen be? Not like the second generation C3 supermini, that's for sure. Today to survive, the brand must offer more than just sensible efficiency: the PSA Group has its Peugeot brand to deliver that. And its DS nameplate to offer a fashion-conscious premium option for those prepared to pay a little more. Which leaves Citroen needing to go back to being the kind of manufacturer it once was, fun, innovative and different. Which, at first glance at least, appears to be what's served up here. The look is unique, can be embellished by a two-tone paint option and incorporates the unusual 'Airbump' side panels we first saw on the brand's C4 Cactus crossover model. Plus there's some interesting technology that you won't have seen before on this class of car.

Driving Experience

Though much has changed about this third generation C3, few of the differences can be found beneath the bonnet. Which means that power comes from much the same engine range used by final versions of its predecessor. To be fair, there wasn't a lot wrong with that car's powertrain line-up by the very end. The PureTech three cylinder 1.2-litre unit is frugal and willing, while the 1.6-litre BlueHDi diesels are amongst the cleanest and most frugal engines of their kind in the industry. First up at the bottom of the range is a 1.0-litre 68bhp unit that needs to be revved quite hard if you're to get anywhere near the quoted performance figures. Much better is the 1.2-litre version of this unit which offers either 82 or 110bhp and delivers the same distinctive three cylinder thrum but accompanies it with pokier performance. It also gives you the option of the brand's ETG semi-automatic gearbox. As for the BlueHDi diesel options, well there are two main ones. Most potential buyers will be looking at the 75bhp variant but a 100bhp version of this frugal unit is also offered.

Design and Build

The idea here is to offer supermini buyers a little more energy and personality and that's broadly what's delivered. At 3.99m in length, this car is slightly smaller than some of its rivals, but it's more interesting to look at. At the front, there's the distinctive two-tier front light signature we first saw on the current C4 Picasso. Double chrome strips extend from the double-chevron badge and go all the way across to slick LED daytime running lights. In profile, the black windscreen pillars and floating roof aim to accentuate the more dynamic shape. There's a deliberately high bonnet line, short overhangs, 3D rear lights and wheelarches fitted with extensions for a crossover-style look. Even more noteworthy are the 'Airbump' side panels - black plastic strips with air-filled bumps that look individual and create a scratch-proof surface to guard the bodywork from minor scratches and dents. Inside, Citroen says that it's drawn inspiration from travel and home interior design to create an interior that aims to feel like an extension of the driver's home. The perception of space is heightened by the horizontal dashboard, which runs across the whole width of the vehicle. The design of the interior trim and the shape of the chrome-finished air vents also combine to enhance the perception of width. Customers get a choice of cabin finishes and you can also have a panoramic sunroof that fills the cabin with natural light. Out back, there's a decently-sized 300-litre boot.

Market and Model

Expect pricing to be typical for the supermini segment, which means that most variants will be sold in the £13,000 to £18,000 bracket. Potential buyers will need to make sure that they leave some budget aside for personalisation. There's a choice of four cabin finishes - Citroen calls them 'moods' - plus there are some really clever optional touches. Of these, our favourite isathe 'ConnectedCAM Citroen' system. Here, you get a forward-facing two-megapixel, GPS-enabled camera mounted in the rear-view mirror. It's there for two reasons; sensibility and fun. The 'sense' bit lies in its capability to record any traffic incidents or accidents, since it activates in an impact and stores the preceding 30 seconds and following 60 seconds. However, there's a fun purpose too, given that the driver can also click a button to safely take exterior photos or videos of the view through the windscreen and then share this content through social networks. We also like the Citroen Connect Nav system that comes with a 7-inch touchscreen and ties into connected services like TomTom traffic. This display also incorporates Mirror Screen technology which enables owners to you Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems to link in their smartphones and use selected apps on the move.

Cost of Ownership

Almost every fashionable type of technology has been thrown at this car to drive its running costs down and, as you'd expect, the best returns can be achieved from the BlueHDi diesel models. Go for the entry-level BlueHDi 75 variant and you can expect over 80mpg on the combined cycle and around 90g/km of CO2. If you're able to stretch to the top BlueHDi 100 model, then the figures are even better - nearly 85mpg being possible if you're careful. Don't automatically sign on the dotted line for a diesel though, particularly if, like many supermini owners, you don't cover a huge number of annual miles. In the Pure Tech petrol range, the entry-level 68bhp 1.0-litre unit delivers around 65mpg on the combined cycle and under 100g/km of CO2, while even the far pokier 1.2-litre VTi 82bhp unit manages over 60mpg in regular use.

Summary

This third generation C3 supermini is a far more buyable prospect. True, as superminis go, this isn't an orthodox choice, but then that's part of its appeal. In time honoured Citroen fashion, a C3 is just that little bit different, with smart, slightly quirky looks and some fun aesthetic options if you want them. The interior's different too and we like the extra media connectivity and the clever ConnectedCAM system. Overall then, the C3 is at last a strong contender in the supermini marketplace. Best of all perhaps, it's a car that's distinctively Citroen.

Performance
60%
Handling
70%
Comfort
90%
Space
90%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
90%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
80%

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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£215
Deposit£215
Term (months)47
Cash price£11,888
Credit amount£11,673
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£3494
Total amount payable£13,815
Contract mileage24000
Excess mileage charge6.0p per mile
APRFixed 6.4% APR representative

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