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The new Citroën C3 e-HDi 70 Airdream EGS VTR+ has become the company’s lowest emission conventionally-engined model, with 87 g/km CO 2
and combined cycle economy of 83.1 mpg .

First displayed at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the e-HDi 70 Airdream EGS VTR+ is available to order from this month for £15,290, and comes with the C3’s panoramic Zenith windscreen.

The new model uses Citroën’s e-HDi micro-hybrid Stop & Start technology, combined with a 68 hp HDi diesel engine, to potentially deliver fuel economy of up to 88.3 mpg in extra urban driving.

The C3 e-HDi 70 Airdream EGS VTR+ has a BIK rate of 13%, free VED and is exempt from the London Congestion Charge.

Fifty per cent of Citroën cars sold this year emit under 130 g/km CO 2
, and there has been a five-gram decrease in average CO 2
emissions for the European range as a whole.

The emissions figures are even more amazing considering that the badge saying “Citroën C3 e-HDi 70 Airdream EGS VTR+” must weigh a substantial amount.

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