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Citroen C2 Engine Speed

C2 GT

Exterior Modification Revolutions

2003 - 2004

1.6i 16V 5750 rpm

C2 Hatchback

Exterior Modification Revolutions

2003 - 2009

1.4 HDi VTS 4000 rpm
1.4i VTS 5400 rpm
1.6 HDi 16V VTS 4000 rpm
1.6i 16V VTS 6500 rpm
1.6i 16V 6500 rpm
1.6i HDi 16V 4000 rpm

C2 VTS

Exterior Modification Revolutions

2004 - 2009

1.4 HDi VTS 4000 rpm
1.4i VTS 5400 rpm
1.6 HDi 16V VTS 4000 rpm
1.6i 16V VTS 6500 rpm
1.6i 16V 6500 rpm
1.6i HDi 16V 4000 rpm

It’s about fuel economy for C2 and acceleration. The Citroen outlines that optimum revolution rate for C2 is at 4000 rpm. Your 1.6i 16V will go most effectively if you keep recommended RPM. You still can rotate the Citroen’s engine of 1.6i 16V VTS faster but with less output. The figure is especially useful for C2gearbox control.

  • Only powerful Citroen’s motors possess recommended rotations figure at 6500 rpm.

  • Note that driving 1.4i VTS under recommended RPM can cause high fuel use.

  • The important plus of 5750 rpm level is universal attitude to driving Citroen.

  • In sport mode you’ll constantly keep revolutions of 1.6i 16V motor near optimum.

  • The output is high in C2 at every level including top RPM.

  • Put into any gear you want in C2 and don’t bring harm to the motor.

The Citroen C2 was thoroughly tested with its characteristics of RPM. Though you can find good and bad sides in number of 6500 rpm. Better keep up with Citroen’s information on 1.6i 16V and use best sides of your car.

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