CITROEN C3 1.6 e-HDi Airdream+ 90hp

  • Used model
  • Diesel, Supermini
  • 1560cc (1.6 litre), Manual, 5 door
99 g/km
74 mpg
NGC Rating
The NGC Rating expresses a vehicle’s environmental impact as a score ranging from 0 for the greenest cars to 100+ for the most polluting.

CITROEN C3 review

NGC verdict 17.04.2012

Citroen's 'micro-hybrid' C3 will save drivers from road tax and the London congestion charge, if applicable, but the lowest CO2 emitting model uses an electronic manual gearbox that is an acquired taste to put it mildly.

Providing you can cope with the engine racket when accelerating it's a sensible town car with a light and airy cabin and a good sized, well shaped boot. Wallowy cornering means won't appeal to more dynamic drivers. General build quality and cabin quality particularly has improved enormously since the last C3. VTR+ trim means going green isn't cheap with a list price of £15,290.

Review by Russell Bray

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Official MPG is combined figure from NEDC test cycle; Real MPG is estimated based on real world driving conditions; Fuel cost is an indicative figure based on Real MPG and diesel price of 106.3p/litre.
Official MPG
74 mpg
3.4 litres / 100km
Real MPG
58 mpg
4.9 litres / 100km
Fuel cost
8.3 p/mile
Fuel price
106 p/litre


Official CO2 emissions from the NEDC test cycle. Euro standard, NOx and PM (particulates) are official air quality measures. Env Ratings are part of the NGC Rating. GHG = Green house gas rating – measures the impact of lifecycle CO2, AQ = air quality and measures the lifecycle impact of air quality emissions including NOx and particulates.
Official CO2
99 g/km
Tailpipe only
Euro std
5 euro
NOx:155 PM:1
Env Ratings
0 = least polluting

CITROEN C3 1.6 e-HDi Airdream+ 90hp key information

  • Practicality
    5 door, 5 seats
  • Engine Size
    1560cc (1.6 litre)
  • Transmission
  • Engine Power
    90 HP / 91 PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
    11.5 seconds
  • Top Speed
    113 mph / 182 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion charge

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