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Citroën 15 CV Cabriolet

(1939 model)

Brief specs of 1939 Citroën 15 CV Cabriolet

2-door 3-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2867 cm3 / 175.0 cu in / 175.0 cu in, 55.2 kW / 74.0 hp / 74.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 191.0 N·m / 140.9 lb·ft / 140.9 lb·ft @ 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 135 km/h / 84 mph / 84 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CitroënIssued from1939
Model15 CV CabrioletIssued until
Serie15CVNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCitroënCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats3
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4760 mm / 187.4 in / 187.4 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3087 mm / 121.5 in / 121.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1487 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1487 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.54  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerCitroënValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore78.0 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.78
Fuel supply1 So 30 FFIAP carbEngine displacement2867 cm3 / 175.0 cu in / 175.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity477.83 cm3/cylinder / 29.159 cu in/cylinder / 29.159 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power55.2 kW / 74.0 hp / 74.0 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque191.0 N·m / 140.9 lb·ft / 140.9 lb·ft at 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)22.1 kW / 29.6 hp / 29.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output19.2 kW/l / 0.423 bhp/cu in / 0.423 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque66.6 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed135 km/h / 84 mph / 84 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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 locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front185 x 400Tyres rear185 x 400
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Citroën 15 CV Cabriolet

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