2009 Citroën DS3 VTi 120

The DS3 VTi 120 is a front wheel drive hatchback passenger car with a front mounted engine, sold by Citroën. Power is supplied by a double overhead camshaft, 1.6 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder motor, with 4 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 118 bhp (120 PS/88 kW) at 6000 rpm and 160 N·m (118 lb·ft/16.3 kgm) at 4250 rpm respectively. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual gearbox. Having a claimed weight at the kerb of 1150 kg, the Citroën DS3 VTi 120 can dispense with the 0-100 km/h benchmark in 8.9 seconds and the kilometre from rest in 30.3 seconds. Top stated speed is 190 km/h, or 118 mph, manufacturer claimed fuel consumption figures are 7.9/4.8/5.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 136.0 g/km.

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2009 Citroën DS3 VTi 120 information summary

What body style?
3 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3948 mm
How heavy?
1150 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1598 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
120 PS / 118 bhp / 88 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
160 Nm / 118 ft.lb / 16.3 kgm @ 4250 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 8.9 s
How fast?
190 km/h, 118 mph
How economical?
7.9/4.8/5.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
136.0 CO2 g/km

Citroën DS3 models

3 door hatchback FF 6M 1560 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 118.0 CO2 1165 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1560 cm3 92 PS 91 bhp 68 kW 104.0 CO2 1155 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1560 cm3 92 PS 91 bhp 68 kW 99.0 CO2 1155 kg
3 door hatchback FF 6M 1598 cm3 156 PS 154 bhp 115 kW 155.0 CO2 1240 kg
3 door hatchback FF 6M 1598 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 155.0 CO2 1240 kg
3 door hatchback FF 4A 1598 cm3 120 PS 118 bhp 88 kW 158.0 CO2 1220 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1397 cm3 95 PS 94 bhp 70 kW 134.0 CO2 1150 kg

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2009 Citroën DS3 VTi 120 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2452 mm 96.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1465 mm 57.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1467 mm 57.8 inches
Length 3948 mm 155.4 inches
Width 1715 mm 67.5 inches
Height 1458 mm 57.4 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.61
Kerb weight 1150 kg 2535 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 50 litres 11 UK Gal 13.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.31
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Peugeot
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1598 cc
(97.516 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 77 × 85.8 mm
3.03 × 3.38 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.9
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 120 PS (118 bhp) (88 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 73.8 bhp/litre
1.21 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 160 Nm (118 ft·lb) (16.3 kgm)
at 4250 rpm
Specific torque 100.13 Nm/litre
1.21 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio
Fuel system MPFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1258.2 kPa (182.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 399.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.9 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 30.3 s
Maximum speed 190 km/h (118 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 104.03 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
76.52 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
102.61 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.07 kg/kW
21.83 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 7.9/4.8/5.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km7.9/4.8/5.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km/litre12.7/20.8/16.9 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG35.8/58.9/47.9 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG29.8/49.0/39.9 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 136.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 136.88 g/km
VED band (UK) E
CO2 Effizienz (DE) D
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 3.100
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.
Rear suspension TbAx.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 195/55 R 16
Tyres rear 195/55 R 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID218691
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2009 Citroën DS3 VTi 120 added 2010-07-21.
Last modified 2013-02-28.