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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Compact
Production years: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

The third generation of the Citroen C3 was shown in June 2016. While it wasn't a class-leader for the small-size segment, it was stylish and had some tempting equipment.

The French brand had made a name of itself for building small cars in big numbers. The Citroen styling has been always different from the rest of the car industry. Sometimes it was ahead of its competitors and sometimes it lacked inspiration. For the 2016 C3 though, it featured some interesting ideas for a daily driver into a crowded city.

The front fascia was the most intriguing, with its "eyebrows" of LED, daytime running lights, over the headlights. The headlights were sculptured deep inside the front bumper to protect them for small bumps in the parking lot and the fog-lights had colored rims around. From the side, the black plastic, protections against shopping carts, and door scratches may have been looked odd, but they did their job. After all, it was cheaper to fix the plastic than to replace the door. The rear, highly mounted, taillights were LED and well protected against small accidents.

Inside, the C3 had an airy appearance, with a low and flat dashboard. The infotainment unit featured a 7" touch-screen display, compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The car offered enough room for up to five passengers and a small trunk. While it won't' offer too much comfort for long journeys, it was enough for city trips. An interesting feature of the vehicle was a screen-mounted dashcam that could record the traffic ahead and share it on social media.

Under the hood, there were few engines and gearboxes available, including an automatic for selected engines.

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CITROEN C3 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  4 gasoline engines
  • 1.2L PureTech 5MT (110 HP)
  • 1.2L PureTech 5MT (68 HP)
  • 1.2L PureTech 5MT (82 HP)
  • 1.2L PureTech eco 5MT (82 HP)
  3 diesel engines
  • 1.6L BlueHDI 5MT (100 HP)
  • 1.6L BlueHDI 5MT (75 HP)
  • 1.6L BlueHDI eco 5MT (75 HP)
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CITROEN C3 1.2L PureTech 5MT (110 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.2L PureTech 5MT (110 HP)
Cylinders
L3
Displacement
1199 cm3
Power
80.9 KW @ 5750 RPM
110 HP @ 5750 RPM
108 BHP @ 5750 RPM
Torque
205 lb-ft @ 1500 RPM
278 Nm @ 1500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
111 gallons (420.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
117 mph (188 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.9 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
157.3 in (3995 mm)
Width
72 in (1829 mm)
Height
58 in (1473 mm)
Front/rear Track
58/57.8 in (1,473/1,468 mm)
Wheelbase
100 in (2540 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.6 cuFT (300 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2315 lbs (1050 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3527 lbs (1600 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
42.8 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
Highway
58.8 mpg US (4 L/100Km)
Combined
51.1 mpg US (4.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
103 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.2L PureTech 5MT (68 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.2L PureTech 5MT (68 HP)
Cylinders
L3
Displacement
1199 cm3
Power
50 KW @ 6000 RPM
68 HP @ 6000 RPM
67 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
70 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
95 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
11.1 gallons (42.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
103 mph (166 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
16.3 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
157.3 in (3995 mm)
Width
72 in (1829 mm)
Height
58 in (1473 mm)
Front/rear Track
58/57.8 in (1,473/1,468 mm)
Wheelbase
100 in (2540 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.6 cuFT (300 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2161 lbs (980 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3329 lbs (1510 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
41.3 mpg US (5.7 L/100Km)
Highway
57.4 mpg US (4.1 L/100Km)
Combined
50 mpg US (4.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
109 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.2L PureTech 5MT (82 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.2L PureTech 5MT (82 HP)
Cylinders
L3
Displacement
1199 cm3
Power
60.3 KW @ 5750 RPM
82 HP @ 5750 RPM
81 BHP @ 5750 RPM
Torque
87 lb-ft @ 2750 RPM
118 Nm @ 2750 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
11.1 gallons (42.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
104 mph (167 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14.9 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
157.3 in (3995 mm)
Width
72 in (1829 mm)
Height
58 in (1473 mm)
Front/rear Track
58/57.8 in (1,473/1,468 mm)
Wheelbase
100 in (2540 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.6 cuFT (300 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2161 lbs (980 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3417 lbs (1550 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
41.3 mpg US (5.7 L/100Km)
Highway
57.4 mpg US (4.1 L/100Km)
Combined
50 mpg US (4.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
109 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.2L PureTech eco 5MT (82 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.2L PureTech eco 5MT (82 HP)
Cylinders
L3
Displacement
1199 cm3
Power
60.3 KW @ 5750 RPM
82 HP @ 5750 RPM
81 BHP @ 5750 RPM
Torque
87 lb-ft @ 2750 RPM
118 Nm @ 2750 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
11.1 gallons (42.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
110 mph (177 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14.4 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
157.3 in (3995 mm)
Width
72 in (1829 mm)
Height
58 in (1473 mm)
Front/rear Track
58/57.8 in (1,473/1,468 mm)
Wheelbase
100 in (2540 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.6 cuFT (300 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2161 lbs (980 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3329 lbs (1510 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
42 mpg US (5.6 L/100Km)
Highway
58.8 mpg US (4 L/100Km)
Combined
51.1 mpg US (4.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
105 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.6L BlueHDI 5MT (100 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L BlueHDI 5MT (100 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1560 cm3
Power
73.5 KW @ 3750 RPM
100 HP @ 3750 RPM
99 BHP @ 3750 RPM
Torque
187 lb-ft @ 1750 RPM
254 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
11.1 gallons (42.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
115 mph (185 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
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
157.3 in (3995 mm)
Width
72 in (1829 mm)
Height
58 in (1473 mm)
Front/rear Track
58/57.8 in (1,473/1,468 mm)
Wheelbase
100 in (2540 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.6 cuFT (300 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2403 lbs (1090 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3682 lbs (1670 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
53.5 mpg US (4.4 L/100Km)
Highway
73.5 mpg US (3.2 L/100Km)
Combined
63.6 mpg US (3.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
95 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.6L BlueHDI 5MT (75 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L BlueHDI 5MT (75 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1560 cm3
Power
55.2 KW @ 3500 RPM
75 HP @ 3500 RPM
74 BHP @ 3500 RPM
Torque
172 lb-ft @ 1750 RPM
233 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
11.1 gallons (42.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
105 mph (169 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
15.5 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
157.3 in (3995 mm)
Width
72 in (1829 mm)
Height
58 in (1473 mm)
Front/rear Track
58/57.8 in (1,473/1,468 mm)
Wheelbase
100 in (2540 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.6 cuFT (300 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2403 lbs (1090 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3616 lbs (1640 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
54.7 mpg US (4.3 L/100Km)
Highway
73.5 mpg US (3.2 L/100Km)
Combined
65.3 mpg US (3.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
93 g/km

CITROEN C3 1.6L BlueHDI eco 5MT (75 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L BlueHDI eco 5MT (75 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1560 cm3
Power
55.2 KW @ 3500 RPM
75 HP @ 3500 RPM
74 BHP @ 3500 RPM
Torque
172 lb-ft @ 1750 RPM
233 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
11.1 gallons (42.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
108 mph (174 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
15.1 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
157.3 in (3995 mm)
Width
72 in (1829 mm)
Height
58 in (1473 mm)
Front/rear Track
58/57.8 in (1,473/1,468 mm)
Wheelbase
100 in (2540 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.6 cuFT (300 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2403 lbs (1090 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3571 lbs (1620 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
65.3 mpg US (3.6 L/100Km)
Highway
81.1 mpg US (2.9 L/100Km)
Combined
73.5 mpg US (3.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
83 g/km
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