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Driving

Price (on the road)

£11,560-£18,250

Target Price (cash)

£11,346-£16,676

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What Car?'s option recommendations

  • Connected Cam Citröen (dash-cam)
  • Driver Aid Pack (inc. rear parking sensors, rear-view camera and blind-spot monitoring)

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Contract Hire Leasing Rates

£142.27-£225.67/month

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Engines

1.5 BlueHDi 100
We are yet to try out this variant
1.2 PureTech 110 EAT6
We are yet to try out this variant
1.6 BlueHDi 100
We’ve not tried this engine in the C3, but from experience in other models we’ve tried, it should perform well. We’d stick with the cheaper 1.2 Puretech 110 petrol unless you do mega miles, though, because you’d have to do many miles before the diesel’s slightly better fuel economy outweighed the additional purchase price. It’s also more expensive as a company car, too.,engine_code:
1.2 PureTech 110
Adding a turbocharger to the 1.2-litre petrol engine stokes it with a much more useful 109bhp. This brings it alive, giving it plenty of power for town or motorway driving. It’s also better on CO2 emissions than the lower power versions, and offers cheaper company car tax than the diesels. The five-speed manual gearbox isn’t very slick, though, and there’s no automatic option.,engine_code:
1.2 PureTech 82
Around town this 81bhp three-cylinder petrol feels pokey enough, but get it out onto the motorway and you need to rev it hard to make it go. The good thing is it’s always pretty smooth when you do, although the standard five-speed manual gearbox has a very woolly shift action.
1.2 PureTech
With only 67bhp this is the least powerful petrol engine and comes only with a five-speed manual gearbox. We’ve not driven it, but as the more powerful 81bhp of this engine struggles on faster roads, don’t expect any fireworks from this one.,engine_code:

Miles per gallon

Official fuel economy figure

55.4-76.3 mpg

CO2 Emissions

Official emissions rating

107-96 g/km

VED Tax band

How much will it cost you?

F-F

Boot capacity

How much space is there?

922 litres

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