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2006 Citroen C3 vs. 2005 Volkswagen Bora

To start off, 2006 Citroen C3 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Volkswagen Bora. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Volkswagen Bora would be higher. At 1,896 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Volkswagen Bora is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Volkswagen Bora (113 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 5 more horse power than 2006 Citroen C3. (108 HP @ 5750 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Volkswagen Bora should accelerate faster than 2006 Citroen C3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Volkswagen Bora weights approximately 191 kg more than 2006 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, 2005 Volkswagen Bora (170 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 23 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Citroen C3. (147 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 Volkswagen Bora will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Citroen C3.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Citroen C3 2005 Volkswagen Bora
Make Citroen Volkswagen
Model C3 Bora
Year Released 2006 2005
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1587 cc 1896 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 113 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 147 Nm 170 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 78.5 mm 82.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 92.8 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Acceleration 0-100mph 12.9 seconds 11.4 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1140 kg 1331 kg
Vehicle Length 3860 mm 4420 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.2 L/100km 8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 55 L


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