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2011 Citroen C3 vs. 2012 Citroen C3

To start off, 2012 Citroen C3 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2011 Citroen C3. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2011 Citroen C3 would be higher. At 1,587 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Citroen C3 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Citroen C3 (108 HP) has 41 more horse power than 2011 Citroen C3. (67 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Citroen C3 should accelerate faster than 2011 Citroen C3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Citroen C3 weights approximately 36 kg more than 2011 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, 2011 Citroen C3 (161 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 14 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Citroen C3. (147 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2011 Citroen C3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Citroen C3.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Citroen C3 2012 Citroen C3
Make Citroen Citroen
Model C3 C3
Year Released 2011 2012
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1398 cc 1587 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 67 HP 108 HP
Torque 161 Nm 147 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 73.7 mm 78.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 82 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 165 km/hour 192 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 13.4 seconds 13.2 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1123 kg 1159 kg
Vehicle Length 3870 mm 3860 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1520 mm 1540 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 4.4 L/100km 6.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 45 L


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