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1976 Citroen CX vs. 2008 Citroen C3

To start off, 2008 Citroen C3 is newer by 32 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, 1976 Citroen CX (106 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 47 more horse power than 2008 Citroen C3. (59 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1976 Citroen CX should accelerate faster than 2008 Citroen C3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Citroen CX weights approximately 180 kg more than 2008 Citroen C3. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 67 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Citroen C3. (94 Nm @ 3300 RPM). This means 1976 Citroen CX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Citroen C3.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Citroen CX 2008 Citroen C3
Make Citroen Citroen
Model CX C3
Year Released 1976 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1985 cc 1124 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 106 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 161 Nm 94 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3300 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.3:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1265 kg 1085 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 3860 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1540 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 45 L


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