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THE CITRO╦N C4 NEW RANGE: WHAT’S NEW IN 2015

9th December 2014

Launched in 2010, with over 450,000 vehicles produced at the Mulhouse plant in France, the second generation CITRO╦N C4 is being updated in 2015 with a new light signature, more useful technologies and latest-generation engines. Setting the standard for comfort in its segment, it is cementing its status as a compact hatchback delivering a superb ride and driving experience. Its elegant design, all-around comfort, and outstanding driveability are proof of CITRO╦N’s capacity to use creativity and technology to provide anoverall sense of well-being.



The New CITRO╦N C4 Range features:

  • a new light signature that makes the front end more expressive with LED running lights and adds a more dynamic touch to the rear end with 3D-effect tail lights. It also gains new upholstery materials and a simpler dashboard featuring a new centrally located 7” touchscreen tablet;

  • comfort is as exceptional as ever owing to a performance that filters out the road with no trade-off in driving pleasure. Onboard comfort is increased with standard-setting acoustic features, comfortable seats, massaging front seat, and a panoramic glass roof equipped with an electric blind. The CITRO╦N C4 is also spacious thanks to its 2.61 m wheelbase, split foldback rear seats, and a boot volume of 408 litres, setting the standard in this segment;

  • useful technologies, with the introduction of the hands-free Access and Start-up system, a new 7-inch touchscreen tablet grouping all the media and navigation functions. Also featured are technologies designed to simplify driving, such as Hill Start Assist, Intelligent Traction Control and the Blind Spot Monitoring system. Plus everything needed for a connected motoring experience with the CITRO╦N Connect Box (including the emergency call and assistance system, a virtual servicing manual and an Eco-Driving service, all accessible over the Internet*);

  • latest-generation engines that enhance driveability and reduce fuel consumption. The 3-cylinder PureTech petrol engines and BlueHDi Diesels all meet Euro 6 standards. Combined with the Stop & Start technology and ultra low rolling resistance tyres, they deliver excellent fuel economy: 3.3 l/100 km and 86 g of CO2 for the BlueHDi 100 S&S manual unit and 4.8 l/100 km and 110 g of CO2 for the PureTech 130 S&S EAT6. The new EAT6 automatic gearbox contributes to this remarkable performance.

The New CITRO╦N C4 Range ships with a host of features for easy, worry-free driving.

*Depending on the country

DESIGN

Well balanced exterior styling with a new light signature

The robust strength and quality of the CITRO╦N C4 are visible at first glance. The proportions are balanced and its body rests close to the wheels. The chrome chevrons connecting the headlights and the ribbed bonnet curving into the sides make its front end immediately recognisable.

The new headlights also give the New CITRO╦N C4 Range a different look. LEDs add expression to the slender lights stretching out to the wings to create a unique light signature. The delicate design of the headlights with two 3D chrome-finish modules on a gloss black background heightens the perceived quality of these high-tech parts.

The new rear 3D-effect lights showcase the technology and highlight the sleek, wide tailgate, enhancing the premium appearance of this compact hatchback. Precise gap and flush reinforces this perception, as do the touches of chrome (front and rear bumpers, weather strips, etc.) and the new 17” Miami alloy wheels.

A choice of nine colours is available, of which two new (Stone Gray and Platinum Grey) as well as large diameter wheels of up to 18 inches.

Rich-looking interior

Inside, the New CITRO╦N C4 Range features a modern, uncluttered dashboard with a new 7” touchscreen tablet.

The seats offer firm support for a comfortable ride. There are two new upholstery choices in low-key, elegant colours like the Rayados Mistral knit and the Liberia Grey fabric.

The interior of the CITRO╦N C4 is rich-looking, with the finest materials in the segment found throughout: soft leather on the dashboard, jersey on the roof, and touches of chrome on the steering wheel controls, air vents and gear lever.

COMFORT

The New CITRO╦N C4 Range is designed to offer driver and passengers comfort, peace of mind, and a unique motoring experience.

Worry-free driving

The CITRO╦N C4 features the superb road handling and precision steering typical of the brand to ensure worry-free driving. These qualities translate into exceptional safety – always the number-one priority – genuine driving pleasure and first-class comfort.

Proven technologies like McPherson-type front suspension, flexible transverse beam, and electro-hydraulic steering reflect CITRO╦N’s know-how and contribute to high standards in comfort and driveability.

The CITRO╦N C4 also delivers excellent body roll control, and responds well in evasive or emergency manoeuvres, giving the driver a sense of sure and easy control.

Technologies to aid the driver such as Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Emergency Braking Assistance and intelligent traction control coupled with ESP contribute to its well-balanced road handling.

Comfort in the cabin

The CITRO╦N C4 promises an enjoyable and stimulating driving experience. Contributing features include:

  • extremely comfortable seats, including a massaging seat with electric lumbar adjustment for the driver;

  • large glazed areas for greater visibility and luminosity (a windscreen with an angle of visibility of 27░ at the top);

  • a large panoramic glazed roof measuring 1.3 m▓, with an electric blind, giving everyone in the car plenty of light;

  • excellent acoustics; the CITRO╦N C4 sets the standard here, with noises absorbed close to their source.

Techniques include soundproofing film in the windscreen, absorbers in the engine compartment, and sealing barriers on the bodyshell and doors;

  • a high-performance audio system using sound spatialisation technology and the DENON hi-fi system with digital amplifier, rear tweeters and subwoofers;

  • equipment designed for optimal driver and passenger comfort: a driving position with all controls within
    easy reach, a 230V socket and a flashlight in the boot.


Space and versatility

Space, versatility and convenience: the CITRO╦N C4 boasts all three.

First, it provides plenty of space, with a 2.61-m wheelbase and rear seat with ample elbowroom of 1.45 m.

The compact dimensions /space ratio is a key criterion in the compact hatchback segment. CITRO╦N C4’s dimensions are unchanged, with a length of 4.33 m, width of 1.79m, and height of 1.49m. Its boot volume of 408 litres, the largest in its category, still sets the standard in the market. All that space isuseable, too, thanks to the car’s cubic shape, low, narrow loading threshold, and interior fittings.

The CITRO╦N C4 offers generous storage, with a huge glove box, door panels in front large enough for a 1.5-litre bottle, drawers under the front seats, storage space on the dashboard and under the front armrest.

It is also as versatile as ever, with split foldback seats (2/3–1/3), and a ski trap to carry long, cumbersome objects.


TECHNOLOGIES

The New CITRO╦N C4 Range makes daily life simpler and more delightful with an array of useful technologies.

Intuitive technologies

The New CITRO╦N C4 Range is equipped with the latest technologies for greater ease and convenience while driving. One example is the new 7” touchscreen tablet. Besides streamlining the dashboard visually, this new screen groups:

  • a new touchscreen navigation system that shows maps in perspective, displays speed limits, takes account of traffic conditions, and suggests the most fuel-efficient route;

  • media (including radio, audio streaming, and portable-device connectivity);

  • telephone (hands-free function via Bluetooth, directory access, and double-call management);

  • settings for the vehicle.


Technologies for easy, trouble-free driving

The New CITRO╦N C4 Range features smart technologies that make driving easier and trouble-free. They include:

  • Hands-free Access and Start-up System allows the vehicle to be unlocked and started while the electronic key remains in the driver’s pocket.

  • Intelligent Traction Control (ITC) provides a better grip on slippery surfaces (snow, ice, mud, etc.). It detects conditions that make it difficult to start up and move forward. In these situations, the ITC replaces the anti slip regulation (ASR) and transfers the drive force to the wheel with the best grip to maximize traction and keep the car moving in the right direction.

  • Hill start assist and an electric parking brake that automatically holds the vehicle steady for two seconds to allow an easy start on gradients of over 3%.

  • Front fog lamps with static cornering lighting. These lights shine an additional beam on the inside of corners, thus improving visibility and safety in corners and intersections. They are turned on in two ways: when the turn signal is activated or when the angle of the turning wheel reaches 60░. They light up an angle of up to 75░ on either side of the vehicle.

  • The Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) is a technology for dealing with a loss of alertness by the driver, the cause of many accidents, particularly on motorways. Using infrared sensors in the front bumper, this system “reads” the continuous or broken lines on the road and warns the driver when his vehicle crosses them. The system, which can be deactivated, operates at speeds above 80 kph. When the vehicle crosses a line and the turn signal has not been turned on, the driver is warned by one of two vibrating mechanisms in the seat cushion. The vibrating device activated is on the side of the seat corresponding to the drift of the car.

  • The ultrasonic Blind Spot Monitoring System warns the driver when a vehicle is in a blind spot with an orange diode in the corner of the rear view mirror. Consisting of four sensors in the front and rear bumpers, this system is activated at speeds between 12 and 140 kph. It monitors the area from the front rear view mirror to about 5 m behind the rear bumper and 3.5 m on the side of the vehicle.


Connected travel

The innovative CITRO╦N Connect Box groups the localised emergency call and assistance services (depending on the country) that are free and available 24/7 via an integrated SIM card. They ensure precise localisation and rapid assistance in the event of an incident or accident. Also available online are a

servicing logbook and an Eco Driving service. The first warns of any mechanical or safety problems and indicates the servicing needed, while the second monitors fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

THE NEW ENGINES

The cars in the New CITRO╦N C4 Range feature new Euro 6-compliant engines that combine fuel efficiency with high standards of performance: two PureTech petrol engines and two BlueHDi Diesel engines.


The PureTech 110 manual and PureTech 130 S&S EAT6 petrol engines

Designed and manufactured in France, the PureTech engines (a new family of three-cylinder petrol engines) incorporate innovative, efficient and economical technologies that deliver up to 25% lower fuel consumption.

Following the PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed manual turbocharged unit introduced last March, two new engines have been added to the New CITRO╦N C4 Range: the PureTech 110 manual gearbox and the PureTech 130 S&S EAT6 gearbox. Based on the 3-cylinder architecture of the naturally aspirated engines

in the PureTech family, the turbocharged versions are equipped with an advanced, high-performance turbo compressor (240,000 rpm) and a central high-pressure direct injection system (200 bars). To withstand the additional stress borne by turbocharged engines compared with naturally aspirated engines, some parts have been strengthened.

  • The aluminium cylinder head is reinforced with copper to withstand heavy loads.

  • The aluminium engine block (also used in the naturally aspirated version) is heat-treated, and the sleeves (poured, as for the naturally aspirated version) are coated with aluminium for better heat removal.

  • The crankshaft is steel (replacing the cast iron used for the naturally aspirated versions).

  • The valves are hollow and contain sodium to better cool the valve heads.

  • The connecting rods are ultra-high-performance steel (high-yield strength, high mechanical resistance, high fatigue resistance).

  • The engine is lubricated by a variable flow oil pump, with the pressure regulated by the engine control system to precisely adjust the flow and pressure to requirements.

The PureTech 110 manual gearbox engine delivers maximum power of 81 kW (110 hp EEC) at 5,500 rpm and torque of 205 Nm at 1,750 rpm, making the CITRO╦N C4 responsive and agreeable to drive.

This engine’s mixed-cycle performance is 4.7 l/100 km and 110 g of CO2 per km with ultra low rolling resistance tyres.

The PureTech 130 S&S EAT6 six-speed automatic gearbox engine delivers maximum power of 96 kW (130 hp EEC) at 5,500 rpm and torque of 230 Nm at 1,750 rpm. The EAT6 gearbox is an advanced 6-speed automatic gearbox designed and developed by AISIN AW.

It differs from the preceding transmission in the following ways:

  • Gear changes are 40% faster thanks to Quick Shift, a new technology for synchronised control of engine and gearbox, and a new and more efficient calculator.

  • It functions more smoothly owing to the use of a compact torque converter with improved filtration to reduce engine speeds and to higher gear ratios to maintain start-up performance and decrease the engine speed at high vehicle speeds;

  • Consumption is lowered by reducing internal friction in the automatic gearbox (optimisation of clutch disks, oil pump flow controlled according to the engine load, and a smaller oil pump owing to a newly designed hydraulic distributor).


Combined with the Stop & Start technology thanks to the addition of an internal electric pump, the PureTech 130 S&S EAT6 reduces the consumption of the New CITRO╦N C4 Range to just 4.8l/100 km and CO2 emissions by 49 g, compared with the VTi 120 BVA4 four-speed manual gearbox it replaces, to 110 g of CO2 per km with ultra low rolling resistance tyres.

BlueHDi 100 Diesel with a manual gearbox, the BlueHDi 100 S&S with a manual gearbox, and the BlueHDi 120 S&S with a 6-speed manual gearbox


Since the end of 2013, CITRO╦N has rolled out a new generation of Diesel engines called BlueHDi. They drastically reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and also lower CO2 emissions by up to 4%, thus providing the Brand with technology to comply with the more stringent Euro 6 regulations.

These diesel engines in the New CITRO╦N C4 Range are able to combine top-level performance with very low consumption and CO2 emissions because of their innovative exhaust line.

While based on the 1.6l HDi Euro 5, these engines feature two major improvements: higher internal engine efficiency and reduced mechanical losses (special combustion chamber, new segmentation, a new “Diamond Like Carbon” coating, very low viscosity oil).

The BlueHDi 100 manual gearbox, BlueHDi 100 S&S manual gearbox and the BlueHDi 120 S&S sixspeed manual gearbox, with a capacity of 1,560 cm3 deliver maximum power of, respectively, 73 kW (99 hp EEC) at 3,750 rpm and 88 kW (120 hp EEC) at 3,500 rpm. The torque at 1,750 rpm (higher than

the preceding generation’s) is 254 Nm for the BlueHDi 100 manual unit and 300 Nm for the BlueHDi 120 S&S 6-speed manual unit. The Stop & Start technology with an upgraded starter used with these two engines offers numerous advantages, including no noise when the car is stopped, lower fuel consumption and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The engine cuts out at a speed of 0 kph when the gearbox is in neutral and the clutch pedal is released. When the clutch pedal is pressed down again, the engine restarts within about 500 ms, or less than the time needed to shift into gear. The system’s operation is totally transparent for the driver, both when the engine stops and when it starts again.

The most efficient version of the BlueHDi 100 S&S manual gearbox on the New CITRO╦N C4 Range delivers combined-cycle consumption of 3.3 l/100 km with ultra low rolling resistance tyres and CO2 emissions of 86 g/km.

The BlueHDi 120 S&S with a six-speed manual gearbox delivers combined -cycle consumption of 3.6l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 93g/km with ultra low rolling resistance tyres.

CITRO╦N’s BlueHDi engines already meet the future Euro 6 standard thanks to an innovative exhaust line featuring:

  • an oxidation catalyser located at the engine exhaust manifold to eliminate the hydrocarbons (HC) and carbon monoxide (CO) coming from the fuel combustion;

  • a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) module located upstream of the particulate filter to transform up to 90% of nitrogen oxide (NOx) into water vapour (H2O) and nitrogen (N2), both non-toxic, through the injection of Adblue«* (a mixture of water and urea);

  • the additive particulate filter invented by PSA Peugeot CitroŰn, which made its world debut in 2000. It eliminates the number of particulates by up to 99.9%.

An innovatively structured exhaust line with a unique set of technologies: the SCR catalyser positioned upstream of the additive particulate filter is the only post-process system capable of reducing NOx emissions by up to 90% while decreasing CO2 emissions by up to 4%.

*The Adblue« is stored in a 17-litre tank in the rear of the vehicle. This quantity is sufficient for a range of 20,000 km. The tank can be easily refilled through the tank opening located in the trunk.



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