Citroen C3 Engine Oil Finder

The five-door Citroën C3 was launched in 2003 and quickly became a fixture in the small car segment. All petrol and turbo diesel units are robust if you don't forget to change the oil regularly. The small car is now in its third generation. The current model was launched in 2017. The exclusive five-door design is typical of the Citroën C3.

The latest generation of the compact French vehicle is powered by a numeber of different petrol and diesel engines. There are three modern PureTech petrol engines with three cylinders and 68hp, 83hp or 110hp and alternatively two four-cylinder diesel engines with 99hp or 102hp and the title BlueHDI to choose from. For the 'large' PureTech 110 petrol engine, an automatic transmission with six stages is available at extra cost. Otherwise, a manual gearbox with five or six gears is standard. The latter, however, only for the PureTech 110.

You can use Castrol Edge 0W-40 A3/B4 branded oil for changing the oil on all engines in the first generation Citroën C3. The 1.4 16V petrol engine requires the least amount of oil (3.1 litres), the most oil is required for the 1.6 HDI diesel (3.8 litres).

As a small car, the Citroën C3 impresses with its low consumption. The petrol engines consume an average of 4.7L to 5.1L per 100 km, which in turn means CO2 emissions of 109 to 120 g/km. The economical model with a diesel engine achieves consumption of around 3.4L per 100 km and CO2 emissions of 90 g/km. Anyone who pays attention to consumption and maintenance costs will find an interesting option in a Citroën C3 used or new car of the current generation - especially if the vehicle is used in the city and as a second car.

The most powerful petrol engine of the C3 in the second generation even has an impressive 120hp and even the largest diesel beats its successor in terms of engine power.

With as many as 16 engines, the C3 produced between 2009 and 2017 gives you a lot more choice than its successor from current production anyway. Since entering the market, the small car has only been available with front-wheel drive.

Every engine oil will have its viscosity grade labelled on the packaging. This will look something like 0W-20, 5W-30 or 5W-40. This grading is used to measure how thick / fluid the oil is and help ensure you buy the right oil for your car. The lower the viscosity grade of the oil, the more fluid and thinner it will be than those with a high grade (higher numbers) which will be much less running and thick.

So which engine oil should you buy for your Citroen C3? Whether you are topping up your Citroen C3 oil or doing a full change of your Citroen C3's oil it is really important that you use the correct grade of oil.

We have listed all the Citroen C3 models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for an Citroen C3.

Car Make & Model Year Oil Grade
Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech Petrol 2016,
2017,
2018
0W-30
Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech Petrol 2019,
2020
0W-30
Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech Petrol 2021,
2022
0W-30
Citroen C3 1.6 HDi Diesel 2016,
2017,
2018
0W-30
Citroen C3 1.6 HDi Diesel 2019,
2020
0W-30
Citroen C3 1.6 HDi Diesel 2021,
2022
0W-30
Citroen C3 1.6 BlueHDi Diesel 2016,
2017,
2018
0W-30
Citroen C3 1.6 BlueHDi Diesel 2019,
2020
0W-30
Citroen C3 1.6 BlueHDi Diesel 2021,
2022
0W-30
Citroen C3 1.6 VTi Petrol 2016,
2017,
2018
0W-30
Citroen C3 1.6 VTi Petrol 2019,
2020
0W-30
Citroen C3 1.6 VTi Petrol 2021,
2022
0W-30
Citroen C3 Aircross 1.2 PureTech Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
0W-30
Citroen C3 Aircross 1.2 PureTech Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
0W-30
Citroen C3 Aircross 1.6 HDi Diesel 2017,
2018,
2020
0W-30
Citroen C3 Aircross 1.6 HDi Diesel 2020,
2021,
2023
0W-30
Citroen C3 Aircross 1.6 BlueHDi Diesel 2017,
2018,
2020
0W-30
Citroen C3 Aircross 1.6 BlueHDi Diesel 2020,
2021,
2023
0W-30
Citroen C3 Picasso 1.2 PureTech Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
0W-30 or 5W-30
Citroen C3 Picasso 1.2 PureTech Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
0W-30 or 5W-30
Citroen C3 Picasso 1.2 PureTech Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-30 or 5W-30
Citroen C3 Picasso 1.4 VTi Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
0W-30 or 5W-30
Citroen C3 Picasso 1.4 VTi Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
0W-30 or 5W-30
Citroen C3 Picasso 1.4 VTi Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-30 or 5W-30
Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6 HDi Diesel 2009,
2010,
2011
0W-30 or 5W-30
Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6 HDi Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
0W-30 or 5W-30
Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6 HDi Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-30 or 5W-30
Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6 BlueHDi Diesel 2009,
2010,
2011
0W-30 or 5W-30
Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6 BlueHDi Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
0W-30 or 5W-30
Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6 BlueHDi Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-30 or 5W-30
Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6 VTi Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
0W-30 or 5W-30
Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6 VTi Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
0W-30 or 5W-30
Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6 VTi Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-30 or 5W-30


Citroen C3 Oil Grades
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Disclaimer:
While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, no guarantee is given nor responsibility taken for errors or omissions in the database. Please check your vehicle's handbook or directly with the manufacturer to ensure you are using the correct oil.