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1976 Citroen CX vs. 2007 Citroen C3

To start off, 2007 Citroen C3 is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Citroen CX. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Citroen CX would be higher. At 1,985 cc (4 cylinders), 1976 Citroen CX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Citroen C3 (108 HP @ 5750 RPM) has 2 more horse power than 1976 Citroen CX. (106 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Citroen C3 should accelerate faster than 1976 Citroen CX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Citroen CX weights approximately 207 kg more than 2007 Citroen C3.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1976 Citroen CX (161 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 14 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Citroen C3. (147 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1976 Citroen CX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Citroen C3.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Citroen CX 2007 Citroen C3
Make Citroen Citroen
Model CX C3
Year Released 1976 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1985 cc 1587 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 106 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5750 RPM
Torque 161 Nm 147 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 78.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.3:1 11.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1265 kg 1058 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 3940 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1570 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 45 L


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