DPF stands for Diesel Particulate Filter, so not relevant vs petrol engines. I have a 1.6 petrol on a 54 plate [100ps]. I usually drive alone, but even with 3/4 adults on board the car pulls well. One just has to drive differently with a smaller engine. With one up I find the car fits my needs just fine. What can I say? It's not the fastest accelerating car in the world, but cruises quietly at 80mph. It is a super smooth engine, great gearbox and is very enjoyable to drive. The only gripe is that one sometimes feels it could do with a 6th gear [3750 revs at 80mph], but what car couldn't do with an extra ratio. I think the 110ps engine probably solves this particular 'problem', if, indeed, it is one Finally, I wasn't looking for a 1.6 either, but tested it because the car was low mileage and very cheap. I was pleasantly suprised, because the engine is very flexible. I haven't regretted my purchase. Check out the very fair review of the 1.6 petrol Cmax at Autocar.com. The 110ps engine is a newish addition, which I think is available on post 2006 cars.
Edited by: romseyraver