Sweet Sixteen For Citroen's Acclaimed 1.4hdi Engine

Citroen C3


Offering an exceptional blend of performance and economy, the brand new

1.4HDi 16 valve common rail diesel engine is now available in Citroen’s stylish C3 supermini, the very first car to be equipped with this 2nd generation unit, ahead of models from Peugeot and Ford.

The new Citroen C3 1.4HDi 16V blends the best characteristics of a petrol engine – rapid acceleration and quiet operation – with all the benefits of diesel technology – low fuel consumption, low CO2 emissions and impressive mid-range torque.

Pumping out an additional 22hp and almost 50% more torque than the widely-acclaimed 1.4HDi 8V unit, the C3 1.4HDi 16V nevertheless keeps CO2 emissions down to just 112 g/km, almost identical to the former’s unbeatable figure of 110 g/km.

Ideally suited to the stylish, spacious and technologically advanced Citroen C3, this compact, yet powerful, 2nd generation unit is capable of powering the C3 to a top speed of 110 mph, via a 0-62 mph time of 11.7 seconds. Yet the Citroen C3 1.4HDi 16V can stretch 76.3 miles out of a gallon of fuel on motorway journeys whilst boasting an average fuel consumption figure in excess of 65 mpg in everyday driving.

The new Citroen C3 1.4HDi 16V is available in two specifications – the high value SX and top-of-the range Exclusive – each costing just £330 more than the equivalent 1.4HDi 8V models. Insurance ratings are extremely competitive, with the SX and Exclusive models receiving Group 4 and Group 5 ratings respectively.

Coinciding with the launch of the new engine, Citroen is also introducing a new safety pack, which will add further to the C3’s already exceptionally high levels of safety equipment. Available as a £450 option on all Exclusive models, the safety pack includes both side window airbags and ESP.

Published 20 June 2002 Melanie Carter

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