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66 Citroen C3 1.6 BlueHDi 75 Platinum 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
Chrome bumper insertsChrome door handles
Chrome side window trimChrome trim on tailgate
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrorsElectric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinch
Front fog lightsLaminated windscreen
LED daytime running lightsRear wiper
Tinted rear windowsZenith panoramic windscreen

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats12V Accessory socket
Automatic digital air conditioningChrome gear lever surround
Front + rear carpet matsFront centre armrest with storage box
Front door pocketsFront reading lights
Front seatback pocketsHeight adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable front seatsInterior mood lighting
Isofix system on outer rear seatsLashing eyelets in boot
Leather gear knobLeather steering wheel
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnScented air freshener
Three 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

Anti theft alarmAutomatic boot locking
Automatic door lockingImmobiliser
Remote central locking + deadlocks 

Technical

Diesel particulate filter 

Trim

Gloss black lower dashboard 

Wheels

Space 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 SeriesPlatinum
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 Front195/55 R17Tyre Size Rear195/55 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleCLOVER
Wheel Type17" 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 strikes a chord with June Neary

Will It Suit Me?

Citroen's supermini, the C3, is a mass of appealing contradictions. It's compact, yet practical and roomy. It's affordable, yet feels of high quality. It's refined on longer journeys, yet well-suited to the town. Other small cars may be more engaging to drive but in its latest more characterful MK3 model form, you could well find this one to be more engaging to own.

Practicalities

Every modern car ought to have a unique selling point but sadly so few of them do. This one looks and feels different, with features like what Citroen calls '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. These are supposed to shield the side of the car from supermarket trolley scrapes. It looks good at the front, where 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. 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. I'm not sure about that. My home looks nothing like his. Still, 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

Behind the Wheel

Small French cars used to ride beautifully, grip tenaciously and flow from corner to corner with relaxed, unflustered motion. As this one does. It may come as news to some motoring journalists but most supermini buyers don't routinely want to throw their cars about as if they were on stage from the RAC Rally. What most of them would prefer is a car that rolls the red carpet over the average appallingly surfaced British road. As this one does. The trick, which Citroen hasn't always mastered, is to offer this without inducing the kind of bodyroll and handling woollyness that removes any element of enjoyment from the driving experience altogether. In this respect, this impressively refined C3 is a step forward from its predecessor: a Fiesta rolls less and will still offer more fun, but this is the car I'd prefer to live with day-in, day-out, though on longer trips, the seats could do with a little more support. On the open road, you might also wish the power steering had a bit more feel, but it comes into its own around town, where you appreciate the light gearbox and clutch as much as the tight turning circle that will help owners out of many a tight spot, as will a good field of vision around the car helped by the low window line. And on the engine front? 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.

Value For Money

List pricing suggests that you'll be paying in the £11,000 to £17,000 bracket for your C3. That's par for the course amongst superminis, but of course Citroen dealers are well renowned for their readiness to sharpen their pencils. There's a choice of three trim levels - 'Touch', 'Feel' and 'Flair'. 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, my favourite is the '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. I 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.

Could I Live With One?

As superminis go, the C3 isn't an orthodox one. In time honoured Citroen fashion, it's just that little bit different, with smart, slightly quirky looks and those curious 'air bump' side panels. Instead of adopting the 'little big car' approach favoured by many rivals and ending up feeling like a scaled down family hatchback, the C3 manages the same thing in a cleverer, more compact package by simply making better use of the space it has to offer. Citroen's MPV expertise doubtless helps here. What it lacks in driving dynamism, it makes up for in quality, refinement and a cosseting ride. Indeed, I can think of few sensibly-sized small cars better suited to urban motoring than this one. Overall then, the C3 is an often-overlooked but 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£185
Deposit£185
Term (months)47
Fixed interest rate3.57%
Cash price£10,998
Credit amount£10,813
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£4162
Total amount payable£13,043
Contract mileage23500
Excess mileage charge12.0p per mile
APRFixed 6.9% APR representative

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