Citroen C3 Owner's, Service Repair Manuals & Workshop Manuals, Parts Catalog, Wiring Diagrams free download PDF

Citroen C3 Owner's, Service Repair Manuals & Workshop Manuals, Parts Catalog, Wiring Diagrams free download PDF
Citroen C3

Citroen C3 Owner's Manuals PDF

Citroen C3 History

Citroën C3 is a compact hatchback manufactured by Citroën concern since 2002 and replaced by Citroën Saxo.

Citroën C3 I (2002—2009)

The car was designed by Donato Coco and Jean-Pierre Ploué, previously known as Renault Twingo.


This is the first car company Citroen, having the multiplex wiring from the start of production (Citroën Xsara received it only during restyling). It is also the first PSA Group car that has benefited from the installation of small HDI diesel engines. Rich for its class of equipment and a large selection of complete sets allowed C3 to achieve significant commercial success.


The C3 was available with petrol engines of 1.1, 1.4 and 1.6 liters, as well as 1.4 and 1.6 liter HDi Common rail diesel engines. All models came standard with a five-speed manual transmission or an optional semi-automatic with pidrulovymy switches except models Stop & Start, which are equipped with sitroenovskoyu Sensodrive - five-speed semi-automatic gearbox with manual and automatic modes. The SX version was the only fully automatic "classic" four-speed gearbox.


The car was fitted with an electric power steering. Also noteworthy was the installation of a panoramic transparent roof as an option.


According to the PSA Group Policy C3 chassis was used for the Peugeot 1007 and Peugeot 207. Many components derived from C3 Peugeot 206.

Citroën C3 II (2009 - Nowadays)

In July 2009, Citroen showed the second generation of C3. The new body design with panoramic windshield was presented, giving a field of view of 108 degrees. A similar panoramic glass is installed on the older C4 Picasso and the Opel Astra Sport hatchback, as well as on an entirely new VT model. Like the previous generation, the new C3 uses a sloping roof shape and other details of the design of its predecessor, as well as design features that overlap with other brand models, while at the same time it has become wider and longer than its predecessor. Headlight headlights, hood, dashboard and other components are common with the DS3 model. The new C3 uses a mixture of analog dials under a torch and a digital display of fuel consumption and on-board computer displays. There is no coolant temperature indicator (unlike the DS3), but there are blue and red warning lights to indicate the cold or superheated state of the motor.



From an engineering point of view the model received the engines of its predecessor, but Citroen has announced a new line of small gasoline engines, which PSA has created in cooperation with BMW. This Prince's line of motors has a sixteen-valve head of a cylinder block with two distribution and VVT, branded systems for direct injection of gasoline and ignition of BMW. Motors are economical, have low CO2 emissions and good performance. Comes in versions 1.4i 95 hp and 1.6i 120 hp, are also available on other PSA and BMW models. All engines, including diesel, have CO2 emissions below 120 g / km, and the Airdream + version up to 99 g / km using a new 1.6 HDI 91 hp diesel engine.


The cost-effectiveness was also enhanced by cruise control and speed limiter, available as standard equipment in the VTR +, Airdream +, and Exclusive gearboxes. All models are equipped with a standard "transmission efficiency" as a standard equipment - the device graphically indicates which gear should be turned on and when it is necessary to change the gear up or down to optimize fuel consumption.



The new C3 was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2009. It was launched in November 2009 as a model for the 2010 model year. In Europe, an advertising company under the motto "The Visiospace" was held - a panoramic windshield with a wider look.