Over 20 Years Experience
Geniune Impartial Advice
Excellent Customer Service
Finance Options For Buyers

Citroen BERLINGO DIESEL ESTATE 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8

Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
*images for illustrative purposes only.
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8
Citroen BERLINGO 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Feel M 5dr EAT8

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG65.70
  • 0-62mph11 secs
  • Top Speed114 mph
  • C02113 g/km
  • BHP129
  • Torque221 lbs/f
  • P11D26%

Review

Try and picture a van-based compact people carrier. Bet you weren't imagining anything quite as nice as this. The MK3 model version of Citroen's much more civilised third generation Berlingo people carrier has been further distanced from its predecessors' basic commercial roots. With smarter styling, more equipment and efficient PureTech petrol and BlueHDi diesel engines, this value-for-money five or seven-seater is now a vehicle that demands to be taken very seriously indeed. If you're after a budget family carry-all, it's well worth a look.

Read Full Review

Citroen's Berlingo People Carrier has come a long way. Jonathan Crouch checks out the third generation version and wonders if families really need to pay more for pricier mid-sized MPVs.

Background

Some cars aren't too precious about the lives they need. Take Citroen's classic post-war 2CV. You could drive it across a ploughed field, hose it clean, subject it to a fearful leathering, then pass it on like a family heirloom. It was uniquely French, uniquely Citroen and its modernday successor was the first generation of this car, Citroen's Berlingo. The Belingo has been on sale as both a van and a van-based MPV for over two decades now, the MPV version previously badged 'Berlingo Multispace'. This third generation model is to be known simply as 'Berlingo'. Whatever you want to call it, this model line has been a successful one for Citroen (and for Peugeot whose Partner Tepee model was effectively a re-badged version of the same design). So much so that there have only been two iterations of people-carrying Berlingo in 22 years; until now.

Driving Experience

If you've yet to sample one of these third generation models, you'll probably be very pleasantly surprised by how the Berlingo drives. The old bump, thump and reverberations that characterised previous versions have well and truly gone. I know it's a bit of a cliche when discussing this sort of MPV but there is a lot of truth in describing this boxy Citroen as 'car-like'. For what is quite a tall, high vehicle, there's none of the tippy feeling that characterised the previous generation version of this design, helped in no small part by beefier anti roll bars. And a much improved suspension set-up. Which in turn has made possible the kind of ride quality you'd like to expect from a Citroen: in other words absorbent and very well tuned for our terrible roads. It's an important thing to consider, for I reckon that aside from safety and practicality, ride quality needs to be one of your key criteria when making a decision on an MPV-style vehicle. Too firm and you'll never manage to get the kids off to sleep on a long journey at night: too soft and they'll get car sick. The Berlingo strikes a good balance because it's a little softer than you might expect in compression and rebound - in other words, over the bumps - but a little firmer than you'd think in roll - in other words, around the corners. Engine-wise, you get to choose between a 1.2-litre three cylinder Puretech petrol unit (with 110 or 130hp) or a 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesel (with 75, 100 or 130hp). For auto transmission, you'll need one of the 130hp variants.

Design and Build

This third generation Berlingo sits on the PSA Group's latest EMP2 platform and gets the same kind of two-tier light signature frontal treatment we've seen on the company's recent models. There's a more forward-set windscreen and a higher and shorter front end, plus even 'Airbump' plastic panels protecting the flanks from supermarket scrapes. As before, there are two wide sliding side doors and they feature electric windows. There are two body styles - 'M' and 'XL'. And buyers choose between 5 or 7-seat variants. Citroen claims even more interior versatility this time round, with three individual seats in the rear that can be folded down with a simple movement using the 'Magic Flat' controls in the boot. Combined with a folding front passenger seat, this feature provides a perfectly flat floor and a load length of up to 2.70m for the standard 'M' version and 3.05m for the lengthier 'XL' model. There's a class-leading boot volume, increased by 100-litres to 775-litres for the 'M' version. The boot is easily accessible thanks to the opening rear window in the tailgate and two different height positions for the luggage cover. Around the cabin, there are 28 large and ingenious storage spaces such as the new-generation Modutop multi-function roof that also lets more light into the interior. The 'Top Box' glove box is unique to the segment thanks to the 'Airbag in Roof' system.

Market and Model

Let's face it, cash-strapped families don't want to spend too much on the car that'll move them about. The good news with this Berlingo is that they don't have to. Prices aren't much different to those being charged for the previous Multispace model, which means that they typically range in the £20,000-£28,000 bracket. As before, there's the option of a seven-seater variant if you want it. If you do, you'll want the lengthier 'XL' body style, which demands a £1,700 premium over the five-seat 'Size M' body shape. There are three trim levels - 'Feel', 'Flair' and top 'Flair XTR'. The flagship 'Flair' variants are very generously equipped, including features like an 8.0in central infotainment screen, dual-zone climate control, a head-up instrument display, a 360-degree manoeuvring camera, a top-spec interactive navigation system, sophisticated connectivity on four different levels and a so-called Modutop system consisting of panoramic glass roof panels as well as all manner of shelves, gadget compartments and an ambient lighting show above occupants' heads. Citroen is also including its latest camera-driven safety tech too.

Cost of Ownership

Day-to-day running costs are kept well in check. The 110hp 1.2-litre PureTech petrol variant most will want manages 51.3mpg on the combined cycle and 125g/km of CO2. Of course, you'll have to do your bit as a driver in order to get anywhere near the published fuel figures. To help you, the centre dash infotainment screen's 'Trip Computer' section gives you read-outs for current fuel consumption and remaining range. Plus it will tell you how long the Stop & Start system has been functional for on any given trip - though I'm not really sure why you'd ever want to know that.... Enough on engine efficiency. What about other financial considerations? Well, regular service intervals come round every 16,000 miles or 12 months, depending on which comes sooner. If you engage in what Citroen calls 'Arduous' conditions of use, then you'll need a servicing visit every 10,000 miles or every year. The bottom line is that most owners will need to budget around an annual dealership appointment; there are plenty of Citroen outlets to choose from, so you should never be too far from one. So you can budget ahead, the French maker offers its 'Citroen Maintenance' scheme that lets you pay either a one-off fee or monthly instalments to cover the cost of the routine upkeep of your car for as long as three years and 35,000 miles.

Summary

Older Citroen Berlingo Multispace models tended to be enormously endearing. Like a faithful family hound, your people-carrying Berlingo wouldn't be flashy and could be a little agricultural in its manners but would never let you down. This third generation design though, sets out to add a little pedigree to the breed and in doing so, changes the rules quite significantly, positioning this model as a more desirable family accoutrement. Spend enough on this new generation version and it can be as stylish, safe and high-tech as you could possibly want. Going that route of course dilutes much of the price advantage that so sets more basic variants apart from more conventional - and arguably more car-like - compact MPVs. But it doesn't negate it completely. Which means that you can specify this Berlingo precisely the way you want and still end up with one of the most affordable five or seven-seat people carriers on the market. And a car that's far more spacious and practical than most of its contemporaries into the bargain. Which of course is why Berlingo sales remain so strong - and why you need to try one of these if you're looking for a good value set of family wheels. You can thank me later.

Hide Full Review
Exterior Features
Solid paint
Airbump
Automatic triggered rear windscreen wiper in reverse gear
Body colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors
Body coloured front bumper
Chrome chevrons front grille
Daytime running lights
Electric front windows
Electric heated door mirrors
Front fog lights with cornering function
Front windscreen wiper with multi speed setting
Halogen headlights
Headlights left on audible warning
Heated rear windscreen
Pop out opening rear side windows
Twin sliding side doors
Two tier light signature
White fog light surrounds and airbump coloured surround on first capsule
Driver Convenience
8" touch screen
Bluetooth telephone facility
Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and andriod auto
Multi function trip computer
Programmable cruise control and speed limiter
Start/stop system
Entertainment
6 speakers radio with mp3 compatible
DAB Digital radio
USB socket
Interior Features
1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
12V socket
2 height parcel shelf
Air conditioning
Driver and passenger dashboard mounted cup holders
Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
Fixing rings 4 in load compartment
Front interior light with 2 reading spotlights and rear interior light with timer
Full width front overhead storage shelf
Gear shift indicator
Height adjustable driver's seat
Leather steering wheel
Mica cloth upholstery
Nemo grained interior ambiance
Top box glove compartment
Packs
Safety pack - Berlingo
Visibility pack - Berlingo
Safety
3x Front optimised safety headrests and rear retractable headrests with height adjustable
3x Isofix child seat fittings in the second row
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation function
Anti-locking braking system with electronic braking distribution and emergency braking assistance
Child locks on rear doors
Driver and front passenger side airbag
Electronic stability program with hill launch assist
Front and rear curtain airbags
Front and rear seats seatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert
Front three point retractable seatbelts with force limiters
Front/rear disc brakes
Tyre pressure sensor
Security
Automatic door locking when moving off
Automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake application
Deadlocks
Electronic code immobiliser
Remote central locking
Technical
Diesel particulate filter
Wheels
16" Steel wheels with twirl wheel trim
Steel spare wheel
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.086
CO2 (g/km) 107
HC+NOx 0.06
Noise Level dB(A) 69
NOx 0.039
Particles 0.0007
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 146
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 163
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 146
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 181
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 152
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 143
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 121
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 176
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 165
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 155
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 134
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1499
Compression Ratio 16.4:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 75
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 84.8
Engine Code DV5RC
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 65.7
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 68.9
EC Urban (mpg) 61.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 4.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 5.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 45.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 52.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 41
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 48.6
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 51.9
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 61.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 42
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 44.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 47.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 55.1
General
AdBlue Yes
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.5
Badge Power 130
Coin Description BlueHDi 130
Coin Series Feel
Generation Mark 3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 14E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 91
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 81
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 4
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 58
NCAP Safety Assist % 68
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 11
Engine Power - BHP 129
Engine Power - KW 96
Engine Power - RPM 3750
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 221
Engine Torque - MKG 30.6
Engine Torque - NM 300
Engine Torque - RPM 1750
Top Speed 114
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
RDE Certification Level RDE 2
Tyres
Alloys? No
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 215/65 R16
Tyre Size Rear 215/65 R16
Tyre Size Spare FULL SIZE
Wheel Type 16" STEEL
Vehicle Dimensions
Height (including roof rails) 1844
Length 4403
Wheelbase 2785
Width 1848
Width (including mirrors) 2107
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 50
Gross Vehicle Weight 2105
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 3000
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 775
Max. Loading Weight 675
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1300
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1430
No. of Seats 5

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance

Please call us or fill in our quote form for a price on this vehicle.

* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
+VAT
Lease Type
Contract Length
Initial Rental
Annual Mileage
Include Maintenance

An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Rear parking sensor £200.00
Exterior Features
Additional special solid paint £545.00
Detachable towbar with 13 pin + Trailer Sway Mitigation £500.00
Metallic paint £545.00
Special solid paint £275.00
Interior Features
Rear restraining net £100.00
Packs
Family pack with child rear view mirror and blinds on rear side windows - Berlingo £100.00
Paintwork
Additional special solid - Onyx black £545.00
Metallic - Cumulus grey £545.00
Metallic - Deep blue £545.00
Metallic - Platinum grey £545.00
Metallic - Soft sand £545.00
Solid - Polar white FOC
Special solid - Aqua Green £275.00
Security
Thatcham category 1 alarm £200.00
Trim
Mica cloth - Green FOC
* option prices shown are estimated