For the first time in public, this model appeared at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2001, becoming one of the brightest representatives of B-class cars. The appearance of this production model was preceded by the Citroen C3 Lumiere model presented to the public 3 years earlier in Paris. This model was distinguished by a very unusual appearance: the central pillar was completely absent in the back of the car, the doors of the car opened in the opposite direction (sides), the rear door was opened in a very original way, it folded in half. The roof of the car was also electrically controlled and was able to fully recline back due to the plates integrated into it..
The optical part of the car was also very original, which is the rear dimensions located on the top of the body racks, almost on the roof of the car. But in connection with the transition to serial production, all these features were lost to a greater extent due to the high cost for production and not practicality. Nevertheless, Citroen C3 still inherited something: the first is the proportional ratio of the car body (its height is 1525 mm with a length of 3848 mm, due to which the designers made such a high landing of the car, thereby providing ample space in the car’s interior. type with the property of reflection and refraction of sunlight protects the interior from overheating, by the way it was also inherited from the exhibition model.In lieu of a hinged roof, the developers made a two-panel type sunroof in the car roof torquay.
As for the engines, for this model there are two turbodiesels and three gasoline units.
Turbodiesel engines have four cylinders and direct fuel injection of the latest generation. The volume of both units is 1.4 liters. but the number of valves and the design of the turbocharging unit in each of the units are different in view of what the power of each of them is different: 70 and 95 horsepower, the fuel consumption of these units is 3.5-6 liters. per 100 km – very impressive.
As for gasoline engines, as mentioned earlier, there are three of them, with a volume of 1.2 with a power of 61 horses, a volume of 1.4 and a power of 75 hp, and a volume of 1.6 with a power of 110 horsepower. All these engines, both diesel type and gasoline, are perfectly combined with two transmissions created by developers specifically for C3. One of them is a mechanical 6-speed type, it was with it that the first cars of this model were originally produced, the second 5-speed automatic. As for the Russian car market, unfortunately, the model only comes with two types of gasoline engines: 1.4 and 1.6; the remaining types are unfortunately not available for our car owners.
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