|The new C2.|
Citroën has refreshed its C2 supermini with some design changes and a new diesel engine. From May 2008, depending on the country, the C2 diesel range will be available with the 110 bhp HDi engine and particulate filter. The 1.6 liter 16V HDi 110 engine made its debut on Citroën’s C3 range.
The engine consumes 4.4 L/100 km (53.5 mpg US) for CO2 emissions of 119 g/km. As a result, the C2 HDi 110 DPFS carries the Airdream label which identifies Citroën’s most efficient models.
Like all Citroën HDi diesel vehicles, this version can run on fuel containing up to 30% biodiesel without any adjustments. The new powertrain joins a range that already includes six engines:
Five gasoline engines: 1.1i (61 bhp), 1.4i (75 bhp), 1.4i 16V (90 bhp), 1.6i 16V (110 bhp) and 1.6i 16V (125 bhp); and
One diesel engine: HDi 70.
Delivering 80 kW (110 bhp DIN) at 4,000 rpm and maximum torque of 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) at 1,750 rpm, the HDi 110 DPFS engine delivers a fast response with a linear increase in power and strong acceleration from the lowest engine speeds. For strong bursts of acceleration, the overboost function kicks in, delivering up to 20 Nm of additional torque.
The Stop and Start microhybrid system will still be available on the C2 with the 90 bhp 1.4i 16V engine. With the Stop and Start system, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are around 10% lower over an urban cycle and 15% lower in heavy traffic.
The C2 Stop & Start combines two technologies: the SensoDrive automated gearbox and an electronically controlled reversible alternator. With this system, the engine cuts out just before the vehicle comes to a standstill (traffic lights, traffic jams, etc.). It starts again automatically and instantaneously as soon as the driver takes his or her foot off the brake pedal to move forward again.
Citroën has sold in more than 480,000 units of the C2 across Europe since its launch in 2003.