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CG 1200 S Convertible

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 CG 1200 S Convertible

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1204 cm3 / 73.5 cu in / 73.5 cu in, 63.4 kW / 85.0 hp / 85.0 hp @ 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm, 106.0 N·m / 78.2 lb·ft / 78.2 lb·ft @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 188 km/h / 117 mph / 117 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CGIssued from1972
Model1200 S ConvertibleIssued until
Serie1200Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCGCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4020 mm / 158.3 in / 158.3 inTotal (curb) weight660 kg / 1455 lb / 1455 lb
Width1540 mm / 60.6 in / 60.6 inDry weight
Height1180 mm / 46.5 in / 46.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2220 mm / 87.4 in / 87.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1250 mm / 49.2 in / 49.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1234 mm / 48.6 in / 48.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance125 mm / 4.9 in / 4.9 inFuel capacity53 l / 11.7 UK gal / 14.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.54 m2 / 16.6 sq ft / 16.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block; light alloy headBore74.0 mm / 2.91 in / 2.91 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke70.0 mm / 2.76 in / 2.76 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.06
Fuel supply2 So 35 PHH 5 carbsEngine displacement1204 cm3 / 73.5 cu in / 73.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity301.00 cm3/cylinder / 18.368 cu in/cylinder / 18.368 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.4 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power63.4 kW / 85.0 hp / 85.0 hp at 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque106.0 N·m / 78.2 lb·ft / 78.2 lb·ft at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)25.4 kW / 34.0 hp / 34.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.7 kW/l / 1.157 bhp/cu in / 1.157 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque88.0 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.96
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.89

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed188 km/h / 117 mph / 117 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio128.8 kW/ton / 97.6 bhp/ton / 97.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationrearEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.25Turning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Transverse leaf spring, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front4.5Wheels rear4.5
Tyres front145 x 13Tyres rear155 x 13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front221 mm / 8.7 in / 8.7 inBrake diameter rear221 mm / 8.7 in / 8.7 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of CG 1200 S Convertible

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