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CITROEN C3 HATCHBACK

1.2 PureTech Saint James 5dr

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Key Info

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Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Emissions
Emissions124.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed105mph

Driver Convenience

  • Citroen connect radio with DAB radio, 6 speakers, 7" capacitive touchscreen, mirror screen includes apple carplay/android auto and bluetooth
  • Coffee Break Alert
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Exterior temperature display
  • Instrument cluster with white LCD and analogue gauges
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Reversing camera
  • Variable assistance power steering

Entertainment

  • USB connection

Exterior Features

  • 3D rear light signature
  • Automatic activation of hazard warning lights
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Chrome decoration on front face, under chevrons and around daytime running lights
  • Dark tinted tailgate and rear side windows
  • Electric folding and heated door mirrors
  • Fog lights integrated into front bumper
  • Front sequential electric windows with one-touch open/close and anti-pinch system
  • LED Headlights
  • Matt black finish B pillar
  • New citroen illuminated signature in LED headlights and LED daytime running lights
  • Rear sequential electric windows with one-touch open/close and anti-pinch system
  • Rear windscreen wiper with intermittent mode linked to vehicle speed and automatic activation when reverse gear selected
  • Roof colour rear view mirror caps
  • Standard day night switchable interior rear view mirror

Interior Features

  • 1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seat
  • 12V socket
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Boot light
  • Driver and passenger's sun visor with courtesy mirror
  • Driver's central armrest
  • Driver's seat height adjustment
  • Exclusive Saint James interior ambience with advanced comfort seats, driver's central armrest, soft touch dashboard insert and custom carpet mats
  • Exterior Saint James customisation and badges, with Saint James roof decal
  • Front lighting panel with map reading lights
  • Front seats adjustable with forward back slide and adjustable backrest
  • Height adjustable front head restraints
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • ISOFIX mounting on outer rear seats with top tether and labels indicating fixing points
  • Leather steering wheel with gloss black + satin chrome elements and audio/telephone controls
  • Mica cloth upholstery
  • Parcel shelf
  • Seatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert for front and rear seats
  • Soft touch gear lever with leather effect gaiter and overstitching
  • Storage space under touchscreen with rubber mat
  • Three rear seats with head restraints
  • Upholstered armrest in front and rear doors

Packs

  • Opal white colour pack - C3
  • Safety pack 1 - C3
  • Visibility pack with automatic lights - C3

Passive Safety

  • ABS with Electronic brakeforce distribution and Emergency braking assistance
  • Driver and front passenger seatbelts with pyrotechnic pretensioners and force limiters
  • Driver's airbag
  • Electric child locks
  • ESP with anti skid system
  • Front passenger airbag
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Front side airbags + front/rear curtain airbags
  • Hill start assist
  • Manual parking brake with chrome finish button
  • Mono-tone horn
  • Outer rear seats with pretensioners and force limiters
  • Three rear 3-point seatbelts
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Anti theft alarm
  • Automatic door and boot locking with automatic unlocking in case of impact
  • Central locking with locked indicator and interior one touch lock button
  • Immobiliser
  • Remote control central locking with two plip keys

Wheels

  • 16" Hellix bi tone diamond cut alloy wheels
  • Tyre puncture repair kit

Exterior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Trim

Wheels

Emissions - ICE

  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    124
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    132
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    123

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1199
  • Compression Ratio
    11:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    75
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    90.5
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    5 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    5.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
    6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
    5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
    5.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
    4.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
    5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
    5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
    4.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    48.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    54.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
    43.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
    49.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max
    54.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min
    61.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
    46.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
    49.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
    51.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
    57.5

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.2
  • Badge Power
    83
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Pure Tech
  • Coin Series
    Saint James
  • Generation Mark
    3
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    15E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    16000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    12.5
  • Engine Power - BHP
    83
  • Engine Power - KW
    61
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5750
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    87
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    12
  • Engine Torque - NM
    118
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    2750
  • Top Speed
    105

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    205/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear
    205/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    HELLIX
  • Wheel Type
    16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1474
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    3996
  • Wheelbase
    2539
  • Width
    1829
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2007

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    45
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1540
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    992
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    300
  • Max. Loading Weight
    560
  • Max. Roof Load
    70
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    450
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    450
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    980
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.9

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.

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