Citroën C4
aka C4 Picasso
Citroën C-Triomphe
Citroën C-Quatre
Production 2004 - present
Class Large family/compact
Body Style 5-door, 5-seat Hatchback
Length 170.47 in
Width 70.47 in
Height 58.66 in
Weight 1292 kg (HDi)
Transmission 5 speed Manual
4 speed Automatic, FWD
Engine 1.6L 4 cylinder Petrol
1.6L HDi
2.0L 4 cylinder Petrol
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar Peugeot 307
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Ford Focus
Opel Astra
Toyota Auris
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Citroën C4 went on sale in the UK in late 2004 with a fairly comprehensive range of 3 and 5 door hatchbacks. Engines were 1.4, 1.6, and 2.0 petrols (including a 180 bhp one in the 3dr VTS). Diesels engines were 1.6 HDI (92 & 110 BHP) and 2.0 HDI (138 BHP). Trim levels were LX, SX, VTR+, Exclusive and VTS I think. Automatic gearboxes are available with the 1.6 and 2.0 petrol engines in the 5 door, and more recently a semi-automatic 'box was introduced as an option with the 1.6 HDI (110) diesel engine. I have driven one of these, and it seems to work very well.

Generally, this is a very good car. It handles well, and the ride is particularly smooth for a car of this size and price. It has some interesting standard features such as the steering wheel with the fixed hub, which also has stereo controls and cruise control/speed limiter on it. The car has an digital centre speedometer, and personal experience tells me that the lower powered 1.6 HDI diesel is particularly economical.

On the down side, this is a typical Citroen. In other words it doesn't feel wonderfully well put together, and if you don't like rattles it certainly isn't a car worth considering. The reliability of the electrical items isn't what it might be either.

The MPVs based on the C4 have now launched in the UK - 5 and 7 seater C4 Picasso. I believe that there is a 4 door saloon version that is either on sale, or will be going on sale before too long, in selected European markets. I don't believe there are any plans for an estate, though I may be wrong on this point.

See Autopedia's comprehensive Citroën C4 Review.

Recent Changes[edit | edit source]

  • As early as June 01, 2010, Citroen has released images and information of the second generation Citroen C4 on the internet, well ahead of its 2010 Paris Motor Show debut. Based on the DS High Rider concept, the new car is longer (4330 mm), wider (1790 mm) and higher (1490 mm) with a cargo capacity of 408 litres (up 82 litres). It will also be the first car to feature Peugeot-Citroen's e-HDi diesel-electric hybrid system, among a mix of diesel and naturally aspirated / turbocharged petrol units found on the current C4. Inside, styling is also heavily borrowed from the DS High Rider; gone are the previous car's fixed steering wheel hub and centrally mounted LCD instrument panel. It will only be available in 5-door hatch configuration as the High Rider will replace the C4 Coupe as the DS4. [1]
  • For the 2009 model year, the C4 recieves it's first mid-cycle facelift. Besides the design tweaks, the updated C4 will host a list of upgrades inside and out. Among which are a new velour or leather upholstery, repositioned rev-counter, the inclusion of Citroen's new “MyWay” sat-nav replete with a hi-res 7 inch color screen, Bluetooth® and USB connectivity and new audio system with a 10GB hard drive built-in. Changes can be found underhood as well. The new C4 drops the 1.6i 16V and 2.0i 16V units in favor of two new engines co-developed with BMW. Both the petrol engines have a displacement of 1.6 litres, the first is a normally aspirated unit 120hp Vti with Variable valve lift and Timing Injection while the 150hp THP (Turbo High Pressure) mill churns out 150hp. [2]
  • On June 7, 2007, Citroën released the sedan version of it's C4 line to follow up its successful hatchback coupe.

  • On the 17th of August 2007, Citroen unveiled the C4 BioFlex.

Styles and Major Options[edit | edit source]

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Pricing[edit | edit source]

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Engine and Transmission[edit | edit source]

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Performance[edit | edit source]


0-60 km/h: 5.0 seconds

0-80 km/h: 8.2 seconds

0-100 km/h: 11.8 seconds


25.3 metres from 80 km/h

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Safety[edit | edit source]

Euro NCAP results

Adult= Rating= 5/5 score= Front: 15 Side: 16

Small child= Rating=4/5 Score 42

Pedestrian= Rating =4/5 Score 22

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Interior[edit | edit source]


The C4 continues Citroën's creative interpretations so this lead to widely spread digital displays, readouts and switches that require familiarisation for normal people. The space-age cabin is carried through as part of the creative interpretations.

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Generations[edit | edit source]

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Current Generation: (2011-present)[edit | edit source]


The second generation Citroën C4 made its debut at the 2010 Paris Salonbefore it was launched in September. The new model was slightly bigger than the last, and was only available with five doors. A three-door version was omitted by the French company because of the low sales of the previous generation three-door, and to avoid the risk of "cannibalizing" the DS3 sales.

Design[edit | edit source]

Compared to the outgoing model, the average new design of the French line is less eccentric. In general, the lines are less rounded, the front is characterized by large clusters with aggressive design "cut" on the top and a "step" on the underside. Clearly visible in the front grille is the Citroën, formed by extensions of the central logo. The engine hood is made more aggressive by two longitudinal ribs, while the bumper, which is also aggressive, has a rather large mouth, flanked by two air intakes and two slots for the fog lights. The side view shows two longitudinal ribs, one just above the line of door handles and the other at the bottom. The tail is characterized by clusters that penetrate partially into the side and partly in the boot lid. The large bumper appears massive from the rear view but. at the same time, it raises the threshold for overload. The dashboard of the second C4 series is characterized by blue-lit instrumentation in different shades, combining analog and digital technology. The dashboard, with the now ever-present display, is also modern in styling, and has some ribs, especially at the top, which complement the external lines of the bodywork. The steering wheel doesn't have the fixed hub like the first generation. The seats have a sporty design, with padded side panels, but offer little lateral support. The sofa is divisible according to the now familiar pattern 60-40, but it is not tilting. The luggage compartment offers up to 408 liters for the standard, expandable up to 1,183, by lowering the rear seat backrest.

Sedan version[edit | edit source]

At the end of 2012, Citroën unveiled the sedan version called "C4 L". The sedan version was designed by the new PSA Style Centre in Shanghai. It was produced for the Chinese market in the Wuhan plant, and for the Russian market in the Kaluga plant. The platform is the same as the C4 hatchback, with the wheelbase increased to 2,71 m. The engine range was composed of the 1.6 VTI Prince THP from 155 to 170 HP, and the new 1.8 VTI with 135 HP only for the Chinese market. All models are equipped with stop-start system. The C4 sedan is manufactured in El Palomar, Argentina, and was planned for launch in the Latin American market in late 2013.

The Citroën C4 Aircross is a compact SUV based on the Mitsubishi ASX and the Peugeot 4008. It was featured at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. A four-wheel drive version of the Aircross is also available

C4 Cactus[edit | edit source]

See also: Citroën C4 Cactus

The Citroën C4 Cactus is a compact SUV produced by French automaker Citroën in PSA’s Villaverde factory in Madrid, Spain since spring 2014. Sales commenced in France in June 2014. Although branded as the C4 Cactus it is based on the smaller PF1 platform that underpins the Citroën C3 and DS 3.

Engines[edit | edit source]

The second set of C4 is provided with specific tires with low rolling resistance, and of the 200 kg of polymer used in each sample, about 30 are environmentally friendly. The structure of the Mk2 C4, and C4-II, is derived from that of the first series: even the pace was unchanged, but there are some new features in this case. To make the car more comfortable, the geometry of the suspension was slightly modified, while maintaining the original patterns of the previous C4, revised in some points to make life more comfortable on board. In addition, new bushings use improved and more useful rubber. The brakes are disc and the front ones are ventilated, with ABS and ESP standard across the range. The rack and pinion steering with electro-hydraulic actuator is copied from the previous C4. The engine range includes three petrol and four diesel engines:

  • 1.4 VTi: 1397 cc, 95 PS (70 kW);
  • 1.6 VTi: 1598 cc, 120 PS (88 kW);
  • 1.6 THP: 1598 cc, turbo, 155 PS (114 kW);
  • 1.6 HDi: 1560 cc, 90 PS (66 kW);
  • 1.6 HDi 16v: 1560 cc, 110 PS (81 kW);
  • 1.6 e-HDi 16v: 1560 cc, 110 PS (81 kW) with Start&Stop;
  • 2.0 HDi 16v: 1997 cc, 150 PS (110 kW)

The e-HDi engine, which debuted on the C4 (and simultaneously on the C4 Picasso based on the first series), is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox, as well as the 1.6 engine THP. The other engines are available with a manual 5-speed (1.4 VTi, 1.6 VTi and 1.6 HDi 92 hp) or 6-speed (1.6 HDi112 hp and 2.0 HDi). The 1.6 VTi is also available with a 4-speed automatic transmission.

First Generation/Origins (2005–2010)[edit | edit source]

Worldwide[edit | edit source]

  • The C4 sedan is sold in the Chinese market as the Citroën C-Triomphe. In 2010, along with a facelift of the entire China-market C4 range, the name C-Triomphe moniker has been dropped in favor of Citroën C-Quatre.[3]

Design quirks and oddities[edit | edit source]

The speedo is housed in a translucent digital instrument display panel that is as clear as day even in the brightest daylight.

Fixed centred controls steering wheel which stays upright even when the steering wheel is turned. Looks very cool, but is functional as it ensures that the driver’s airbag always deploys at the correct angle, which is a world first. It features a square-shaped driver's airbag.

The Citroën C4 has been named for 2004's Most Beautiful Small-Medium Car in the World.

Awards[edit | edit source]

  • The C4 won the 2006 World Car Design of the Year.
  • The C4 was named the Best Overall Design in the 2005 Wheels Magazine Automotive Design Awards.

See also[edit | edit source]


PSA Peugeot Citroën

Peugeot | Citroën | Gefco | Motaquip

Current (Worldwide): C1 · C3 · C3 Pluriel · C3 Picasso · DS3 · DS3 R3 · C4 · C4 Picasso · C4 Grand Picasso · DS4 · C5 · C6 · C8 · C-Crosser · Berlingo · Jumpy · Jumper · C-Zero EV · AirCross . DS5

Current (China, DPCA): C2 · C-Quatre · C-Elysée · Fukang · Xsara Picasso · Nemo LCV

Historic: Type A · Type C · C2 . 7U · Traction Avant · TUB · TUC · 2CV · Acadiane · Ami 6 / Ami 8 / Ami Super · Axel · AX · BX · CX · C15 · C25 · C35 · Dyane · DS · ID · Evasion · FAF · GS · GSA · H Van · LN · LNA · M35 · Méhari · Saxo · SM · Visa · XM · Xantia · Xsara Picasso · ZX · DS Safari · Bijou · C-Triomphe · Xsara . Berlingo Electrique

Racing: U23 · Belphegor · Xsara WRC · C4 WRC · DS3 WRC

Concept: C-Metisse Concept · G Van Concept · Prototype C Concept · Prototype Y Concept · 2CV Pop Concept · GS Camargue Concept · C44 Concept · Karin Concept · Zabrus Concept · Activa Concept · C6 Lignage Concept · C-Airplay Concept · C-Buggy · C-Airdream · C-Airlounge · C-Sportlounge Concept · Renaissance 2054 Concept · C-Airscape Concept · Cactus-C Concept · NEMO Concept · Hypnos Hybrid Crossover Concept · GTbyCITROËN Concept · C4 WRC HYmotion4 Concept · DS3 Concept · DS Revolte Concept · DS High Rider Concept · Survolt Concept · GQbyCITROËN Concept · Metropolis Hybrid Sedan Concept

One-Off: U55 Cityrama Currus

Iran Khodro · Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën Automobile · Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile · Sevel

André Citroën Corporate website A division of Peugeot-Citroen PSA

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