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Citroen Berlingo 1996–present

Citroën Berlingo
Peugeot Partner
Citroën Berlingo II front.JPG
Manufacturer Citroën
Production 1996–present
Assembly Villa Bosch, Argentina (Sevel)
Poissy, France (PSA Poissy Plant)
Casablanca, Morocco
Mangualde, Portugal
Vigo, Spain (Vigo PSA Factory)
Akçalar, Turkey (Karsan)
Barra de Carrasco, Uruguay (Oferol, Grand Berlingo)
Body and chassis
Class Leisure activity vehicle
Panel van
Pickup truck (Partner II)
Body style Panel van
Leisure activity vehicle
Pickup truck (Partner II)
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Predecessor Citroën C15

The Citroën Berlingo and Peugeot Partner are almost identical panel van and leisure activity vehicles produced by the PSA Peugeot Citroën alliance since 1996.

They were based on the Citroën ZX/Peugeot 306 estate floorpan and mechanicals With their rectangular, box like cargo space and aerodynamic front, conceptually they can be considered the descendants of the Citroën 2CV panel van (AK400)

Both the Berlingo and Partner have been produced in CNG and electric versions and with four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.

The panel vans are named the Berlingo and Partner, while the leisure activity vehicles are known as the Berlingo Multispace and Partner Combi for the Citroën and Peugeot version respectively. In Italy, the first generation of the Partner was known as the Peugeot Ranch.

Berlingo I / Partner I (1996–2012)

First generation
1999 Citroën Berlingo (M59) van (2015-07-03).jpg
Also called Doninvest Orion M
Peugeot Grand Raid (Mexico)
Peugeot Ranch (Italy)
Production 1996–2012
2008–present (Peugeot Partner origin, and Citroën Berlingo first)
Model years 1997–2012
Body and chassis
Body style 4/5-door panel van
5-door LAV
Transmission 5-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,695 mm (106.1 in)
Length 4,135 mm (162.8 in)
Width 1,820 mm (72 in)
Height 1,725 mm (67.9 in)

The Berlingo was officially launched in July 1996.

When the Berlingo was first shown at the Mondial de l'Automobile (Paris Motor Show) in 1996, a set of three concept cars was also presented:

  • Berlingo Coupé de Plage
  • Berlingo Berline Bulle
  • Berlingo Grand Large

The Berline Bulle concept was a roomy small car, that could be considered as a precursor for the C3. Only one of these concepts was actually developed, the Grand Large version, which was developed into the Multispace and Combi people carriers/leisure vans.


A revised version, featuring a redesigned interior and front end, was released in December 2002 (Berlingo I / Partner I).

During 2004, there was a minor facelift, including changes to the grille and light clusters


The vans were designed to be powered by petrol, diesel, electric, or CNG.

Capacity Engine Power Torque
1.4 L (1360 cc) TU3 I4 55 kW (74 hp/75 PS) 121 Nm (89 lb·ft)
1.4 L GNV (1360 cc) TU3 I4 55 kW (75 PS; 74 hp) 121 N·m (89 lb·ft) CNG/Gasoline
1.6 L (1560 cc) DV6 HDi I4 55 kW (75 PS; 74 hp)– 68 kW (92 PS; 91 hp) 169 N·m (125 lb·ft)–216 N·m (159 lb·ft)
1.6 L (1587 cc) TU5 I4 80 kW (109 PS; 107 hp) 147 N·m (108 lb·ft)
1.8 L (1761 cc) PSA XU engine petrol injection I4 66 kW (90 PS; 89 hp) 147 N·m (108 lb·ft)
1.9 L (1905 cc) XUD IDI diesel I4 52 kW (71 PS; 70 hp) 120 N·m (89 lb·ft)
1.9 L (1868 cc) DW8 Diesel I4 52 kW (71 PS; 70 hp) 127 N·m (94 lb·ft)
2.0 L (1997 cc) PSA EW/DW engine DW10 HDi I4 66 kW (90 PS; 89 hp) 205 N·m (151 lb·ft)
N/A Electrique 28 kW (38 PS; 38 hp) 180 N·m (133 lb·ft)

Electric version

An electric version (Citroën Berlingo Electrique) was available from 1998 to 2005.

Berlingo II / Partner II (2008–present)

Second generation
Citroen Berlingo II (2008) front.jpg
Also called Peugeot Partner
Production 2008–present
Model years 2009–present
Body and chassis
Class Leisure activity vehicle (M)
Body style 4/5-door panel van
5-door LAV
2-door pickup truck (Partner)
Platform PSA PF2 platform
Engine 1.6 L I4 16v
1.6 L I4 HDi
Transmission 5-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,728–2,730 mm (107.4–107.5 in)
Length 4,237–4,628 mm (166.8–182.2 in)
Width 1,810–2,112 mm (71.3–83.1 in)
Height 1,805 mm (71.1 in)-1,840 mm (72 in)
Peugeot Partner

Two different models replaced the first generation of the Berlingo in 2008. The smaller, known as the Citroën Nemo, was developed in cooperation with Fiat and Tofaş. Based on the Fiat Grande Punto platform, it is built in Turkey and is also marketed as the Peugeot Bipper and Fiat Fiorino. The Peugeot and Citroën are almost identical; the Fiorino also has a different, Fiat made, diesel engine. The Nemo is intended to be cheaper and smaller than the original Berlingo.

The Berlingo II, styled by Gilles Vidal, is based on PSA's Platform 2 (like the Citroën C4) and therefore is slightly larger, and considerably more expensive than its predecessor.[citation needed] The engine range is similar to other current models of the PSA group.

The Berlingo and Partner were officially unveiled in January 2008, with the Berlingo launched first, in the European market, in April 2008, followed by the Partner in May 2008. Mexico still sells this generation alongside the original Partner, as do a few other countries, as the Grand Raid and Partner Origin.[citation needed]

Rear view

An electric version has been available since 2013. In March 2017 an 5 seater Citroen E-Berlingo Multispace was announced.


Petrol engine
Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Note CO2 emission (g/km)
1.6i 16V I4 1587 cc 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) @5800 rpm 132 N·m (97 lb·ft) @2500 rpm   195
Diesel engine
Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Note CO2 emission (g/km)
1.6HDi 16V I4 1560 cc 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) @4000 rpm 185 N·m (136 lb·ft) @1750 rpm   149
1.6HDi 16V I4 1560 cc 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) @4000 rpm 215 N·m (159 lb·ft) @1750 rpm   149
1.6HDi 16V I4 1560 cc 110 PS (81 kW; 108 hp) @4000 rpm 240 N·m (177 lb·ft) @1750 rpm   140
Electric engine
Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Note CO2 emission (g/km)
Berlingo Electric     49 kW (66 hp) 200 N·m (148 lb·ft)   0

Worldwide sales and production

Year Worldwide production Worldwide sales Notes
Berlingo Partner Berlingo Partner
2008 TBA TBA TBA 147,600  
2009 TBA 120,500 TBA 133,300  
2010 TBA 164,600 TBA 160,200  
2011 164,162 167,368 165,807 165,240 Total Berlingo production reached 2,448,214 units.
Total Partner production reached 1,964,054 units.
2012 136,800 142,300 139,800 149,800 Total Berlingo production reached 2,585,000 units.
Total Partner production reached 2,106,300 units.


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