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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Small
Production years: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Following its tradition to have supermini vehicles in its lineup, the French carmaker prepared a successor for the five-door Saxo, overlapping it for a couple of years.

Citroen introduced the first generation of the C3 at the 2001 Frankfurt Motorshow, but its presence was shadowed by the 9/11 terrorist attack that happened during the press days of the motoring event. The car benefited from the second launch in December 2001 at the Bologna motor show and received more attention.

Its rounded shapes evoked the glorious past of the Citroen 2CV. The short front overhang and hood and the arched greenhouse were all part of the same theme. The carmaker chose not to make a three-door version for it, just like the 2 CV. At the front, the angular-shaped headlights and the slatted grille looked different than on its famous predecessor but followed the same rules. Its wrapped-around bumper sported black rubber strips, placed on the corners to avoid trading paint in parking. Citroen used other rubber strips on the doors for the same reason.

Inside, the car was surprisingly roomy for its size. Its arched roof allowed good headroom for all passengers, despite its high-mounted seats. The dashboard was created with curved lines, and the rounded instrument cluster featured a wide tachometer at the top while the speedometer was on a digital display in the middle of the instrument panel. Citroen installed an additional screen for the trip computer on the dashboard above the center stack.

Under the hood, the carmaker installed a wide engine choice, both gasoline, and turbo-diesel. All versions were paired to a five-speed manual, while selected versions were mated to an automated five-speed gearbox.

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CITROEN C3 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
  6 gasoline engines
  • 1.1L 5MT (61 HP)
  • 1.4L 4AT (75 HP)
  • 1.4L 5AT (88 HP)
  • 1.4L 5MT (75 HP)
  • 1.4L 5MT (88 HP)
  • 1.6L 5MT (110 HP)
  2 diesel engines
  • 1.4L HDi 5MT (70 HP)
  • 1.4L HDi 5MT (92 HP)
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CITROEN C3 Brochure

CITROEN C3 1.1L 5MT (61 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.1L 5MT (61 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1124 cm3
Power
44 KW @ 5500 RPM
60 HP @ 5500 RPM
59 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
69 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM
94 Nm @ 3400 RPM
Fuel System
Monopoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
11.9 gallons (45.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
97.6 mph (157 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
15.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/65 R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
151.6 in (3851 mm)
Width
65.7 in (1669 mm)
Height
59.8 in (1519 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.7/56.7 in (1,440/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
96.9 in (2461 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.7 cuFT (303 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2101 lbs (953 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3225 lbs (1463 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
30.9 mpg US (7.6 L/100Km)
Highway
47 mpg US (5 L/100Km)
Combined
39.2 mpg US (6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
143 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.4L 4AT (75 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L 4AT (75 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1360 cm3
Power
54 KW @ 5400 RPM
73 HP @ 5400 RPM
72 BHP @ 5400 RPM
Torque
89 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM
120 Nm @ 3400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
11.9 gallons (45.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
100 mph (161 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
16.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/65 R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
151.6 in (3851 mm)
Width
65.7 in (1669 mm)
Height
59.8 in (1519 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.7/56.7 in (1,440/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
96.9 in (2461 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.7 cuFT (303 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2235 lbs (1014 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3322 lbs (1507 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
24.2 mpg US (9.7 L/100Km)
Highway
42.8 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
Combined
33.1 mpg US (7.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
170 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.4L 5AT (88 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L 5AT (88 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1360 cm3
Power
64.7 KW @ 5250 RPM
88 HP @ 5250 RPM
87 BHP @ 5250 RPM
Torque
98 lb-ft @ 3250 RPM
133 Nm @ 3250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
11.9 gallons (45.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
112 mph (180 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/60 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
151.6 in (3851 mm)
Width
65.7 in (1669 mm)
Height
59.8 in (1519 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.7/56.7 in (1,440/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
96.9 in (2461 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.7 cuFT (303 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2302 lbs (1044 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3344 lbs (1517 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
30.9 mpg US (7.6 L/100Km)
Highway
47 mpg US (5 L/100Km)
Combined
39.2 mpg US (6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
143 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.4L 5MT (75 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L 5MT (75 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1360 cm3
Power
54 KW @ 5400 RPM
75 HP @ 5400 RPM
72 BHP @ 5400 RPM
Torque
89 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM
120 Nm @ 3400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
105 mph (169 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
13.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/65 R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
151.6 in (3851 mm)
Width
65.7 in (1669 mm)
Height
59.8 in (1519 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.7/56.7 in (1,440/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
96.9 in (2461 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.7 cuFT (303 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2161 lbs (980 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3241 lbs (1470 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
28.7 mpg US (8.2 L/100Km)
Highway
48 mpg US (4.9 L/100Km)
Combined
38.6 mpg US (6.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
148 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.4L 5MT (88 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L 5MT (88 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1360 cm3
Power
64.7 KW @ 5250 RPM
88 HP @ 5250 RPM
87 BHP @ 5250 RPM
Torque
98 lb-ft @ 3250 RPM
133 Nm @ 3250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
11.9 gallons (45.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
112 mph (180 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
13 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/60 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
151.6 in (3851 mm)
Width
65.7 in (1669 mm)
Height
59.8 in (1519 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.7/56.7 in (1,440/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
96.9 in (2461 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.7 cuFT (303 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2304 lbs (1045 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3340 lbs (1515 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
30.9 mpg US (7.6 L/100Km)
Highway
47 mpg US (5 L/100Km)
Combined
39.2 mpg US (6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
143 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.6L 5MT (110 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 5MT (110 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1587 cm3
Power
80.9 KW @ 5800 RPM
110 HP @ 5800 RPM
108 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
108 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
147 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
11.9 gallons (45.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
119.3 mph (192 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/50R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
151.6 in (3851 mm)
Width
65.7 in (1669 mm)
Height
59.8 in (1519 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.7/56.7 in (1,440/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
96.9 in (2461 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.7 cuFT (303 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2277 lbs (1033 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3362 lbs (1525 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
27.3 mpg US (8.6 L/100Km)
Highway
45.2 mpg US (5.2 L/100Km)
Combined
36.2 mpg US (6.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
155 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.4L HDi 5MT (70 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L HDi 5MT (70 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1398 cm3
Power
50 KW @ 4000 RPM
68 HP @ 4000 RPM
67 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
118 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
160 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
11.9 gallons (45.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
102.5 mph (165 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/65 R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
151.6 in (3851 mm)
Width
65.7 in (1669 mm)
Height
59.8 in (1519 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.7/56.7 in (1,440/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
96.9 in (2461 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.7 cuFT (303 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2198 lbs (997 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3309.1 lbs (1501 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
44.4 mpg US (5.3 L/100Km)
Highway
61.9 mpg US (3.8 L/100Km)
Combined
53.5 mpg US (4.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
115 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.4L HDi 5MT (92 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L HDi 5MT (92 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1398 cm3
Power
67.6 KW @ 4000 RPM
92 HP @ 4000 RPM
91 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
148 lb-ft @ 1750 RPM
200 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
11.9 gallons (45.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
114 mph (183 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/65 R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
151.6 in (3851 mm)
Width
65.7 in (1669 mm)
Height
59.8 in (1519 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.7/56.7 in (1,440/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
96.9 in (2461 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.7 cuFT (303 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2308 lbs (1047 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3393 lbs (1539 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
44.4 mpg US (5.3 L/100Km)
Highway
63.6 mpg US (3.7 L/100Km)
Combined
54.7 mpg US (4.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
112 g/km
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