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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Compact

Citroen upgraded its C3 range for the 2005 year and brought new technologies for its five-door, small-segment contender.

Starting with 2005, all new cars sold within European Union had to comply with the Euro 4 norms and, since that was the most important market for the French carmaker, it had to adapt. But Citroen wasn't concerned only about the emissions; it took into consideration the design as well.

While the exterior was still trendy among its customers, Citroen considered adding a refresh for the front fascia. Its grille received a new design with narrower gaps between the slats, while the lower bumper lost its two horizontal bars and showed a bigger, trapezoidal-shaped air intake. In the back, the 2009 C3 received new taillights with clear-lenses over the reversing light's area. The small-segment vehicle featured black rubber strips over the bumpers and on the door panels depending on the trim level.

Citroen refreshed the car's interior and installed a new dashboard with a redesigned center stack. Its audio system was improved as well. The French carmaker upgraded the materials for specific trim levels.

Under the hood, Citroen upgraded all its engines to comply with the Euro 4 emission standards and included a new 1.6-liter turbo-diesel engine. For specific versions, the carmaker offered an option for four-speed automatic transmissions, while the five-speed manual was fitted as standard.

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CITROEN C3 2005 - 2009
  7 gasoline engines
  • 1.1L 5MT (60 HP)
  • 1.4L 5AT (75 HP)
  • 1.4L 5AT (90 HP)
  • 1.4L 5MT (75 HP)
  • 1.4L 5MT (90 HP)
  • 1.6L 4AT (110 HP)
  • 1.6L 5AT (110 HP)
  2 diesel engines
  • 1.4L HDi 5MT (70 HP)
  • 1.6L HDiF 5MT (110 HP)
  1 natural gas engine
  • 1.4L Aardgas 5MT (68 HP)

CITROEN C3 1.1L 5MT (60 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.1L 5MT (60 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1124 cm3
Power
44.1 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
12.4 gallons (46.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
98 mph (158 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
56.5/56.7 in (1,435/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
96.9 in (2461 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.8 cuFT (306 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2172 lbs (985 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3269 lbs (1483 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
140 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.4L 5AT (75 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L 5AT (75 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1360 cm3
Power
55.2 KW @ 5400 RPM
75 HP @ 5400 RPM
74 BHP @ 5400 RPM
Torque
89 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM
120 Nm @ 3400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.4 gallons (46.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
104 mph (167 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-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
56.5/56.7 in (1,435/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
96.9 in (2461 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.8 cuFT (306 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2275 lbs (1032 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3329 lbs (1510 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
146 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.4L 5AT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L 5AT (90 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1360 cm3
Power
66.2 KW @ 5250 RPM
90 HP @ 5250 RPM
89 BHP @ 5250 RPM
Torque
98 lb-ft @ 3250 RPM
133 Nm @ 3250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.4 gallons (46.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
110 mph (177 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
13 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-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
56.5/56.7 in (1,435/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
96.9 in (2461 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.8 cuFT (306 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2275 lbs (1032 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3384 lbs (1535 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
55.2 KW @ 5400 RPM
75 HP @ 5400 RPM
74 BHP @ 5400 RPM
Torque
89 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM
120 Nm @ 3400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.4 gallons (46.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
104 mph (167 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.4 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
56.5/56.7 in (1,435/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
96.9 in (2461 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.8 cuFT (306 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2180 lbs (989 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3329 lbs (1510 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
145 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.4L 5MT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L 5MT (90 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1360 cm3
Power
66.2 KW @ 5250 RPM
90 HP @ 5250 RPM
89 BHP @ 5250 RPM
Torque
98 lb-ft @ 3250 RPM
133 Nm @ 3250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.4 gallons (46.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
110 mph (177 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
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/65R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
151.6 in (3851 mm)
Width
65.7 in (1669 mm)
Height
59.8 in (1519 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.5/56.7 in (1,435/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
96.9 in (2461 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.8 cuFT (306 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2275 lbs (1032 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3384 lbs (1535 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 4AT (110 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 4AT (110 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1587 cm3
Power
80.9 KW @ 5750 RPM
110 HP @ 5750 RPM
108 BHP @ 5750 RPM
Torque
108 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
147 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.4 gallons (46.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
115 mph (185 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.8 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
56.5/56.7 in (1,435/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
96.9 in (2461 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.8 cuFT (306 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2443 lbs (1108 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3455 lbs (1567 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)
Highway
43.6 mpg US (5.4 L/100Km)
Combined
33.6 mpg US (7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
172 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.6L 5AT (110 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 5AT (110 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1587 cm3
Power
80.9 KW @ 5750 RPM
110 HP @ 5750 RPM
108 BHP @ 5750 RPM
Torque
108 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
147 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.4 gallons (46.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118 mph (190 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-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
56.5/56.7 in (1,435/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
96.9 in (2461 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.8 cuFT (306 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2344 lbs (1063 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3439 lbs (1560 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)
Highway
46.1 mpg US (5.1 L/100Km)
Combined
37.9 mpg US (6.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
148 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.4L HDi 5MT (70 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L HDi 5MT (70 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1398 cm3
Power
51.5 KW @ 4000 RPM
70 HP @ 4000 RPM
69 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
118 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
160 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
12.4 gallons (46.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
103 mph (166 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
56.5/56.7 in (1,435/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
96.9 in (2461 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.8 cuFT (306 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2198 lbs (997 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3329 lbs (1510 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 1.6L HDiF 5MT (110 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L HDiF 5MT (110 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1560 cm3
Power
80.9 KW @ 4000 RPM
110 HP @ 4000 RPM
108 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 1750 RPM
240 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
12.4 gallons (46.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118 mph (190 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.5 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
56.5/56.7 in (1,435/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
96.9 in (2461 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.8 cuFT (306 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2429 lbs (1102 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3530 lbs (1601 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
41.3 mpg US (5.7 L/100Km)
Highway
61.9 mpg US (3.8 L/100Km)
Combined
52.3 mpg US (4.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
120 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.4L Aardgas 5MT (68 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L Aardgas 5MT (68 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1360 cm3
Power
50 KW @ 5400 RPM
68 HP @ 5400 RPM
67 BHP @ 5400 RPM
Torque
80 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM
108 Nm @ 3400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Natural Gas
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
95 mph (153 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
16 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/65R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
151.6 in (3851 mm)
Width
65.7 in (1669 mm)
Height
59.8 in (1519 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.5/56.7 in (1,435/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase
96.9 in (2461 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.8 cuFT (306 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2332 lbs (1058 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3329 lbs (1510 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
27 mpg US (8.7 L/100Km)
Highway
44.4 mpg US (5.3 L/100Km)
Combined
35.6 mpg US (6.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
119 g/km
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