Test drive Citroen C4 (Citroen C4) sedan in Moscow

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Common gasoline race – liters per hundred

For an correct measurement of consumption, I reset the readings of the on-board pc and the primary day I went about my enterprise across the metropolis, the Moscow Ring Highway and my beloved Borovlyany. He moved as if he had been driving his automotive, that’s, he didn’t strive to economize, however he didn’t play like a teen who was given “one other’s automotive, which isn’t a pity.” My common gasoline consumption was 6.8 liters per 100 km. This is a bit more than the producer guarantees (6.6 liters per hundred), however noticeably lower than the typical consumption of my Polo Sedan 1.4 TSI with DSG (7.9 liters per hundred).

In calm climate, with out ups and downs, at a pace of 90 km / h, the C4 Sedan engine runs at 1500 rpm. At a pace of 100 km / h – at 1800 rpm. Makes an attempt to carry “route” 4.9 liters per hundred had been unsuccessful. When you “vomit” on the freeway 85-90 km / h, you will get 5-5.2 liters per 100 km. “Watering” 120 km / h, get able to empty the tank at a pace of at the very least 5.5 liters. Making your method from dwelling to work via the streets of the capital throughout peak hours, you will get 9 liters. A automotive most likely received’t be capable of drink greater than 10 liters per hundred, even if you happen to strive.

Consolation, extra consolation

When tuning the chassis of the Citroen C4, the designers clearly thought solely about smoothness. In case you have ever pushed a Citroen Xantia or XM, then right here it’s, the reincarnation of hydropneumatic Citroen within the type of a sedan with a traditional suspension. After all, the automotive doesn’t attain the “airiness” of the well-known French suspension, however among the many classmates of the C4, the sedan stands out by fully ignoring small and medium bumps. Until the sharp joints of the asphalt make the physique shudder barely.

On asphalt waves, there’s a slight buildup, however physique vibrations don’t attain an uncomfortable degree. The steering shouldn’t be notably sharp, however pleases with an informative effort. In consequence, after a when you start to be imbued with the correctness of the thought “Whoever understands life is in no hurry.”

The six-band “automated” together with a 116-horsepower gasoline engine additionally persuades you to not rush. After all, the brand new automated transmission made driving extra fulfilling. The “field” switches easily, imperceptibly, with out jerks and jerks. Nonetheless, 115 forces for a C-class sedan shouldn’t be excellent energy. Subsequently, miracles from the dynamics shouldn’t be anticipated. In a relaxed city rhythm, no complaints. You may spur the “automated” with a sports activities mode, however on this case it solely begins to carry the gear longer, this doesn’t have an effect on the dynamics of acceleration.

If you wish to drive actively, select a 150-horsepower turbo engine. With it, the C4 accelerates to “lots of” in 8.1 seconds. “Atmospheric” shouldn’t be able to such feats. However he has a clean traction, a reasonable urge for food and a design confirmed through the years.

We didn’t have any complaints about soundproofing. Until, when accelerating with the fuel pedal within the ground, the sound of the engine already persistently climbs into the ears, however doesn’t irritate. Wind whistle begins to seem at a pace of 120-130 km / h. Cut back to authorized on most roads 90 km / h – and return to the realm of peace and tranquility.

The earlier era Citroen C4 sedan didn’t break the market, though there was robust demand for the automotive. The automotive returned to the Russian market a yr in the past, however in Belarus it started to be bought fairly lately. C4 continues to be assembled on the plant in Kaluga, and the extent of localization has already reached 35%. This made it potential to revise the costs for the up to date automotive. This doesn’t assure a triumphant return, however demand will whip up.