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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Small
Production years: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

The second generation of the Citroen C3 was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motorshow. It was built on the same PF1 platform, used by the French group since 1998.

With a new design and new features, the second generation of the Citroen C3 appeared as a completely new car. But the reality was that it was a new shape on an old platform, and fitted with the engines from the previous generation of the C3.

From the outside, the curved look of the car looked appealing for most of its target customers. Its headlights were inspired by a boomerang and the grille was moved completely in the bumper and apron. As an option, the car was fitted with the “Zenith” windshield that was extended on the roof. In the back, the taillights featured the same boomerang style but reversed. To protect them from small bumps in parking lots, these were mounted upper.

Inside, the dashboard design continued the flowing-line theme from the outside. There was a choice of chrome and black trim and a choice of upholstery styles, including leather. In the instrument cluster, there were two dials and an LCD between them. Citroen dropped the coolant temperature dial and replaced it with a small lamp, which was blue when the engine was cold and red when it was too hot.

For the engine compartment, the 2009 C3 was fitted with the same “Prince” engine family developed together with BMW and re-named as PSA TU engines. The C3 was available with a choice of manual and automatic gearboxes.

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CITROEN C3 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  6 gasoline engines
  • 1.1L 5MT (60 HP)
  • 1.2L VTi 5MT (82 HP)
  • 1.4L 5MT (73 HP)
  • 1.4L VTi 5MT (95 HP)
  • 1.6L VTi 4AT (120 HP)
  • 1.6L VTi 5MT (120 HP)
  4 diesel engines
  • 1.4L HDi 5AT (70 HP)
  • 1.4L HDi 5MT (70 HP)
  • 1.6L HDi 5MT (90 HP)
  • 1.6L HDi 6MT (110 HP)
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CITROEN C3 1.1L 5MT (60 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.1L 5MT (60 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1124 cm3
Power
44 KW @ 5500 RPM
60 HP @ 5500 RPM
59 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
70 lb-ft @ 3250 RPM
95 Nm @ 3250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
96 mph (154 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
16.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
155.1 in (3940 mm)
Width
68 in (1727 mm)
Height
60 in (1524 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.8/57.9 in (1,468/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
97.1 in (2466 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.4 in (137 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.6 cuFT (300 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2227 lbs (1010 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3366 lbs (1527 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)
Highway
48 mpg US (4.9 L/100Km)
Combined
39.2 mpg US (6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
137 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.2L VTi 5MT (82 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.2L VTi 5MT (82 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1199 cm3
Power
60 KW @ 5750 RPM
82 HP @ 5750 RPM
80 BHP @ 5750 RPM
Torque
86 lb-ft @ 2750 RPM
117 Nm @ 2750 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
107 mph (172 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
155.1 in (3940 mm)
Width
68 in (1727 mm)
Height
60 in (1524 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.8/57.9 in (1,468/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
97.1 in (2466 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.4 in (137 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.6 cuFT (300 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
Turning circle
34.1 ft (10.4 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2315 lbs (1050 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3474 lbs (1576 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
42.8 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
Highway
60.3 mpg US (3.9 L/100Km)
Combined
52.3 mpg US (4.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
102 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.4L 5MT (73 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L 5MT (73 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1361 cm3
Power
54 KW @ 5200 RPM
73 HP @ 5200 RPM
72 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
87 lb-ft @ 3300 RPM
118 Nm @ 3300 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
101 mph (163 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
155.1 in (3940 mm)
Width
68 in (1727 mm)
Height
60 in (1524 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.8/57.9 in (1,468/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
97.1 in (2466 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.4 in (137 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.6 cuFT (300 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
Turning circle
32.8 ft (10.0 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2271 lbs (1030 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3371 lbs (1529 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)
Highway
48 mpg US (4.9 L/100Km)
Combined
39.2 mpg US (6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
140 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.4L VTi 5MT (95 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L VTi 5MT (95 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1397 cm3
Power
70 KW @ 6000 RPM
95 HP @ 6000 RPM
94 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
100 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
136 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
114 mph (183 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
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
155.1 in (3940 mm)
Width
68 in (1727 mm)
Height
60 in (1524 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.8/57.9 in (1,468/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
97.1 in (2466 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.4 in (137 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.6 cuFT (300 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2370 lbs (1075 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3474 lbs (1576 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
30.9 mpg US (7.6 L/100Km)
Highway
49 mpg US (4.8 L/100Km)
Combined
40.5 mpg US (5.8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
136 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.6L VTi 4AT (120 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L VTi 4AT (120 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1598 cm3
Power
88 KW @ 6000 RPM
120 HP @ 6000 RPM
118 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
118 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM
160 Nm @ 4200 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118 mph (190 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
155.1 in (3940 mm)
Width
68 in (1727 mm)
Height
60 in (1524 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.8/57.9 in (1,468/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
97.1 in (2466 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.4 in (137 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.6 cuFT (300 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
Turning circle
34.1 ft (10.4 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2566 lbs (1164 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3554 lbs (1612 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)
Highway
47 mpg US (5 L/100Km)
Combined
35.6 mpg US (6.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
150 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.6L VTi 5MT (120 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L VTi 5MT (120 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1598 cm3
Power
88 KW @ 6000 RPM
120 HP @ 6000 RPM
118 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
118 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM
160 Nm @ 4200 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118 mph (190 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
155.1 in (3940 mm)
Width
68 in (1727 mm)
Height
60 in (1524 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.8/57.9 in (1,468/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
97.1 in (2466 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.4 in (137 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.6 cuFT (300 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
Turning circle
34.1 ft (10.4 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2370 lbs (1075 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3481 lbs (1579 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
29.7 mpg US (7.9 L/100Km)
Highway
49 mpg US (4.8 L/100Km)
Combined
39.8 mpg US (5.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
136 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.4L HDi 5AT (70 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L HDi 5AT (70 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1398 cm3
Power
51 KW @ 4000 RPM
69 HP @ 4000 RPM
68 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
118 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
160 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
103 mph (166 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
16.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
155.1 in (3940 mm)
Width
68 in (1727 mm)
Height
60 in (1524 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.8/57.9 in (1,468/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
97.1 in (2466 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.4 in (137 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.6 cuFT (300 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
Turning circle
34.1 ft (10.4 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2326 lbs (1055 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3549 lbs (1610 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
65.3 mpg US (3.6 L/100Km)
Highway
73.5 mpg US (3.2 L/100Km)
Combined
69.2 mpg US (3.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
87 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 KW @ 4000 RPM
69 HP @ 4000 RPM
68 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
118 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
160 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
101 mph (163 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
13.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
155.1 in (3940 mm)
Width
68 in (1727 mm)
Height
60 in (1524 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.8/57.9 in (1,468/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
97.1 in (2466 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.4 in (137 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.6 cuFT (300 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
Turning circle
34.1 ft (10.4 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2348 lbs (1065 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3448 lbs (1564 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
44.4 mpg US (5.3 L/100Km)
Highway
61.9 mpg US (3.8 L/100Km)
Combined
54.7 mpg US (4.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
113 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.6L HDi 5MT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L HDi 5MT (90 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1560 cm3
Power
66 KW @ 4000 RPM
90 HP @ 4000 RPM
89 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
158 lb-ft @ 1750 RPM
214 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
112 mph (180 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
155.1 in (3940 mm)
Width
68 in (1727 mm)
Height
60 in (1524 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.8/57.9 in (1,468/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
97.1 in (2466 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.4 in (137 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.6 cuFT (300 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
Turning circle
32.8 ft (10.0 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2381 lbs (1080 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3543 lbs (1607 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
44.4 mpg US (5.3 L/100Km)
Highway
63.5 mpg US (3.7 L/100Km)
Combined
54.7 mpg US (4.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
110 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.6L HDi 6MT (110 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L HDi 6MT (110 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1560 cm3
Power
81 KW @ 4000 RPM
110 HP @ 4000 RPM
109 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
199 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
270 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118 mph (190 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
155.1 in (3940 mm)
Width
68 in (1727 mm)
Height
60 in (1524 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.8/57.9 in (1,468/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
97.1 in (2466 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.4 in (137 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.6 cuFT (300 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
Turning circle
34.1 ft (10.4 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2403 lbs (1090 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3598 lbs (1632 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
42.7 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
Highway
61.9 mpg US (3.8 L/100Km)
Combined
53.4 mpg US (4.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
115 g/km
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