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Citroen C3 2016-2022 Owners Manual / Driving / Gear efficiency indicator

(Depending on engine.)

This system helps reduce fuel consumption by recommending the most appropriate gear.

Operation

Depending on the driving situation and the vehicle's equipment, the system may advise to skip one or more gears.

Gear shift recommendations should not be considered compulsory. In fact, the road layout, the traffic density and safety remain the deciding factors when choosing the best gear. The driver therefore remains responsible for deciding whether or not to follow the indications issued by the system.

This function cannot be deactivated.

Citroen C3. Gear efficiency indicator On certain BlueHDi Diesel versions with manual gearbox, the system may suggest changing into neutral (N is displayed in the instrument panel) so that the engine can go into standby (STOP mode of Stop & Start), in certain driving conditions.

Citroen C3. Gear efficiency indicator With an automatic gearbox, the system is only active in manual operation.

Citroen C3. Gear efficiency indicator The information appears in the instrument panel, in the form of an arrow and the recommended gear.

Citroen C3. Gear efficiency indicator The system adapts its gear shift recommendation according to the driving conditions (slope, load, etc.) and the driver’s requirements (power, acceleration, braking, etc.).

The system never suggests:

  • engaging first gear;
  • engaging reverse.

    Malfunction

    In the event of a malfunction, this warning lamp comes on and a message is displayed, when the ignition is switched on. In this case, the gearbox goes into back-up mode and is locked in 3rd gear...

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