Citroën diesel models and AdBlue®
What is AdBlue® used for in Citroën engines?
The Euro VI standard imposes limits on nitrogen oxide emissions for diesel models sold since September 2015. Diesel Citroën models are also equipped with SCR technology to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions generated by the combustion of fuel by almost 90%. AdBlue® is injected into the engine to convert the harmful emissions produced by diesel vehicles into water and nitrogen.
How often do I need to fill up my Citroën with AdBlue®?
Citroën states that the range is 20,000 km (around 12,000 miles), so the average driver would need to fill up their diesel model once or twice a year. This rate depends on your driving type, the capacity of the tank and other factors. For example, if you drive more on country roads than in town, you may use less AdBlue®. It is highly likely that vehicles will need to be filled up much more regularly in the coming years because emissions limits will become lower.
A first alert will appear on your dashboard to inform you that you need to fill up your Citroën AdBlue® tank because your remaining range is 1440 miles (2400 km). The alert reappears when you reach 1080 miles (1800 km) and then 360 miles (600 km).
You will be able to fill up your tank yourself by buying AdBlue® from a filling station. It is also part of the annual service by your qualified network dealer.