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67 Citroën C3 Picasso1.6 BlueHDi Platinum 5dr

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£899 deposit
£199 per month
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Cruise control + speed limiterExterior temperature gauge
Multi function trip computerRear parking sensor
Rev counterService interval indicator
Variable PAS 


Auxiliary input socketRDS stereo radio/MP3/CD player with steering mounted controls

Exterior Features

Automatic activation of hazard warning lightsBlack bumper inserts
Black side rubbing strips with chrome insertBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrorsChrome fog light surround
Chrome insert to door handlesCornering light
Dark tinted rear glassElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinchFront fog lights
Kerbside illuminationLED daytime running lights
Panoramic sunroofPanoramic windscreen
Rear wiperRoof bars

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats12V Accessory socket
12V socket in rear of vehicle3 retractable rear head restraints
Carpet matsChild observation mirror
Chrome gear lever surroundDriver's armrest
Front reading lightsHeight adjustable driver's seat
Height adjustable front headrestsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Open dashoard storage compartment for driver/front passengerPassenger underseat drawer
Pollen filterRear parcel shelf
Scented air freshenerSeatbelt pretensioners and force limiters
Sliding rear seatsSpace Box Storage system
Two rear outer seat isofix location pointsZamac gear knob


Automatic pack - C3 Picasso 


5 three point inertia reel seatbeltsABS + EBD + EBA
Child lock indicatorCurtain airbags
Driver/front passenger airbagESP
Front lateral airbagsSeatbelt warning
Tyre pressure monitor 


Auto door lock when drivingAutomatic boot locking
Lockable fuel capRemote central locking + deadlocks


Diesel particulate filter 


Chrome air vent surroundChrome door inserts


17" Black clover 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


CO2 (g/km)101Standard 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)72.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)80.7EC Urban (mpg)60.1


Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power100
Coin DescriptionBlueHDiCoin SeriesPlatinum
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0716EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %81
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %76NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %43NCAP Safety Assist %40
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage12500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)13.3Engine Power - BHP100
Engine Power - KW73Engine Power - RPM3750
Engine Torque - LBS.FT187Engine Torque - MKG25.9
Engine Torque - NM254Engine Torque - RPM1750
Top Speed111 


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear205/45 R17Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVER
Wheel StyleCLOVERWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1631Height (including roof rails)1670
Width1766Width (including mirrors)2050

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1800
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1506Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)500
Max. Loading Weight380Max. Roof Load60
Max. Towing Weight - Braked900Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked620
Minimum Kerbweight1420No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.6
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 Picasso

For many these days, a small car can no longer be, well, just a small car. If growing families are to consider modern miniature transport, it must be a good deal more versatile. A good deal like Citroen's C3 Picasso in fact. This model's now more efficient. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The Citroen C3 Picasso wowed us when it first appeared in 2009 and it's still the funkiest of the supermini MPVs. Not a lot really needed doing to it and the changes to this improved model largly lie in the more efficient engines now installed beneath the bonnet. It's still the go-to choice if you want a non-nerdy small MPV.


If you want an MPV, talk to Citroen. At least, that would be a good place to start, for the French brand has a bewildering array of the things. The options offered range from utilitarian van-based models like the second generation Berlingo Multispace, built to withstand the attentions of the most destructive brood, to big, plush seven seaters like the C4 Grand Picasso, with interiors that contort into more positions than a Romanian gymnast. Some family buyers though, need flexible space in a more compact form. For them, the marque offers this C3 Picasso supermini-MPV model, a design recently upgraded with far more efficient engines. A 'supermini-MPV'? You'd be forgiven for not knowing that such things exist, or if you did, wondering how such a concept might be possible within the restricted dimensions of such a small package. The answer is that such cars might not be able to carry any more people than a conventional Fiesta-sized supermini but they can seat five people far more comfortably and offer them considerably greater levels of versatility. Cars like Nissan's Note and Ford's B-MAX have been doing pretty well in this growing sector in recent years, selling significantly below the kind of money you'd need to pay for a Focus family hatchback-sized small MPV like Citroen's 5-seat C4 Picasso. The C3 Picasso has long neatly plugged that gap in the French maker's line-up.

Driving Experience

Citroen has taken a look at the drivetrains of the C3 Picasso and clearly decided that improvement was needed. The previous VTi petrol and e-Hdi diesel units are no more and in their place, buyers are offered a choice of two more frugal and efficient alternatives. If you don't cover many miles, we'd suggest you stick with the 1.2-litre three cylinder turbocharged petrol PureTech 110bhp unit. The stats say it gets to 62mph in 11.8s en route to 116mph, but it feels genuinely quicker than that. Refinement at higher speeds could be a little better, thanks a little wind noise around the windscreen and the lack of a 6-speed gearbox, but most of the time it's fine and certainly far better than the bigger Berlingo Multispace model that Citroen will sell you for similar money. The alternative is the BlueHDi 100 1.6-litre diesel engine. This makes 62mph in 13.3s on the way to 111mph but as usual with diesels, the differences lies in pulling power. You gey 187Nm of torque in the BlueHDi model, as opposed to just 151Nm in the PureTech model: the result is that you get a lot more mid-range acceleration. Apart from perhaps the digital speedometer, the first thing that you'll probably notice behind the wheel is the exceptionally light and airy cabin, courtesy of one of the largest glazed areas in the segment, with up to up to four and a half square metres of glass used around the side and the top of the car if you opt for the panoramic glass roof. Then there's the high-set seating position, with its excellent range of steering and seat-height adjustment, which gives you a commanding view of the road. And the three-part panoramic windscreen with its slim pillars which makes urban driving much easier courtesy of an unusually wide side vision angle of 29.5 - easily best in the segment. Manoeuvrability and a tight turning circle are also a boon around town, while the car's vertical rear end makes parking easy. The soft suspension soaks up poor road surfaces in proper Citroen style too, which can make you feel rather smug as you watch other road users crash from one pothole to another.

Design and Build

The styling hasn't changed much, this remaining a vehicle that makes the most of every millimetre of its bulk and incorporates everything Citroen has learned over the years about MPV versatility. Jump into the back and you'll enjoy the broadest cabin in its class and at 1.66m also one of the longest in the segment, big enough to rival a number of compact 'C-MAX-style' MPVs in the sector above. Which means that with the front seat adjusted for a six-footer to drive, there's still plenty of legroom behind. In addition, to increase either boot volume or rear legroom, the split-folding rear seats individually slide back and forth independently. There's even a quality feeling to the fit and finish, thanks to plenty of soft-touch plastics. There's serious storage capacity too. If the 385-litre boot isn't big enough, just slide the rear seat forward to increase it to 500-litres - which is about what you'd expect from an executive saloon like BMW's 5 Series. If you don't need that and still want more luggage room, the back seat can be folded away with one easy hand movement to give you an entirely flat 1506-litre loading area. You can even further extend your load length to 2.41m by folding the back of the front passenger seat completely down. There's also a removable boot floor which can be positioned at two different levels, at or below the floor line. The amount of cubbies and storage spaces is amazing and you can also specify the car with useful extras like tray tables in the back and a rear view child mirror.

Market and Model

Pricing opens at around £13,500 and stretches up to around £18,000 for the C3 Picasso. That's very competitive in the supermini-MPV segment where this car's closest rival is Ford's B-MAX. This little Pixcasso model offers a choice of 'VT', 'VTR+', 'Selection' and 'Exclusive' trim levels and there's a premium of just over £1,000 to progress from PureTech petrol to BlueHDi diesel power. All variants get the clever panoramic wibndscreen and there's the option of a panoramic sunroof too that fills the cabin with light. Elsewhere in the standard equipment tally, buyers can expect to find nicties ike a scented air freshener, a digital speedometer and a Spacebox Storage System for the boot. More common features include front electric windows, power mirrors, central locking, ABS brakes, ESP stability control and a CD player but unfortunately, you have to graduate up to plusher models for side and curtain airbags. The eMyWay satellite navigation system is included in the option list and can also be specified with a reversing camera and rear parking sensors for easier manoeuvres.

Cost of Ownership

The C3 Picasso has always campaigned on the basis of being very inexpensive to run and thanks it its frugal PureTech and BlueHDi technology, this improved version looks particularly good on the balance sheet. The PureTech 110 petrol version manages 56.5mpg on the combined cycle - and even 44.1mpg on the urban cycle reading. The CO2 retuirn is 115g/km. You'd expect to be able to better that in the BlueHDi 100 diesel variant - and you can. The car will manage 72.4mpg on the combined cycle and 60.1mpg on the urban cycle. The CO2 return is 101g/km. Insurance across the range is very sensibly priced with the ratings opening at Group 13E and topping out at a modest Group 16E. And buyers get the usual three year 60,000 mile warranty. Residual values should be stronger than most more ordinary small Citroen models: you'll certainly do much better than you would have done if you'd bought a conventional C3 supermini.


Citroen may not have been the first to produce a versatile MPV version of a conventional supermini but they were the first to really do the job properly, with an appealing blend of practicality and style. Certainly, many will be attracted by this car's young, bubbly image. More importantly, at a time when families are often looking for excuses to downsize from larger cars, this C3 Picasso stands as a genuinely more sensible alternative to larger 5-seat mini-MPVs in the class above. Especially now that improved PureTech petrol and BlueHDi diesel engines have made it more affordable to own. In summary then, what do we have here? A small MPV for people who normally either wouldn't want or couldn't afford one? That's about the size of it.


* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£199
Term (months)47
Fixed interest rate3.53%
Cash price£11,998
Credit amount£11,099
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£3757
Total amount payable£14,010
Contract mileage23,500
Excess mileage charge12.5p per mile
Representative APR6.8%

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