This is the same, as the C4 Exclusive 150 hp which the test is visible on it except that it has a less powerful engine of 110 hp and an automatic transmission . Forgiveness of a manual gearbox with six reports (BMP6).
The version tested. Citroën C4 e-HDi 110 Exclusive BMP6 Airdream costs € 26,400.
Its look. Aside e-HDi logo and Michelin Energy Saver tires mounted on 16 “wheels, the C4 is identical to the version with a manual gearbox whose description is visible on testing the Citroen C4 HDi 150 bhp .
Again, little change. Finishing and care with materials reflect this desire to approach the German standard and Volkswagen Golf in particular. The big difference is to the right of the driver, or there is a small switch on the gearbox which is more like a joystick than a frail big, tough and reassuring lever. This reduced size has at least the advantage of free storage space, very deep. This ideally located, has a USB port and a jack for connecting an MP3 player and a hatch diffuse refrigerated air to keep cool drinks.
Past few years, automatic transmissions have made real progress, more currently being ultra undoubtedly be the ultimate DSG Volkswagen . The team that BMP6 C4 accuses it a real delay. If you see the occupants of a C4 make movements back and forth with their body, you’re not facing a group of individuals who all have the same OCD, or even to a sectarian group worshiping a deity cosmo- interplanetary only new compact Citroen.
Much less to a course taught Asian bowing to leaders wishing to establish themselves in China SMEs. It’s just a sign of a shift report this box BMP6. Slow and unresponsive, she, in fact, this annoying habit of causing jolts that spread in the human body as a shock wave.
How this EGS6 known for this phenomenon could she receive the imprimatur of the direction of the brand to the rafters to find in this new C4? Great mystery. Even adopting a cushy driving or using the paddle shifters, this phenomenon decreases only slightly. And when the accelerator is strongly supported fully, that nasty feeling is tenfold. In addition, braking, sometimes difficult to dose, lack of progressivity so that, again, the slightest touch of the pedal on the left, may surprise and send the occupants towards the windshield. Too bad, because the 1.6-liter block shows discrete and efficient.
However, the Stop & Start system, switchable at the touch of a button, is very effective. Works even when the engine is cold, it cuts quickly and instantly restarts when the brake pedal is released. More fun, trip computer displays the total time during which the engine stopped during a ride. At the same time, it allows to measure more or less time spent in traffic.
Budget and ecological balance. More expensive € 1000 that the version of 110 hp with a manual gearbox, the C4 e-HDi has a bonus of € 400 for emissions of 109g of CO2 which significantly reduces the gap. Consumption are, in turn, reasonable, with an average of 6.9 liters.
This C4, surprised by its comfort and finishes conclusion. Citroën In the tradition. Equipped with a highly efficient start-stop and a quiet yet powerful block system, the e-HDi version spoils all its services by the manual gearbox really unpleasant.