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Citroën 2CV

(1948 model)

Brief specs of 1948 Citroën 2CV

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder 4-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 375 cm3 / 22.9 cu in / 22.9 cu in, 6.7 kW / 9.0 hp / 9.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 23.0 N·m / 17.0 lb·ft / 17.0 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 63 km/h / 39 mph / 39 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CitroënIssued from1948
Model2CVIssued until
Serie2CVNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCitroënCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3778 mm / 148.7 in / 148.7 inTotal (curb) weight682 kg / 1504 lb / 1504 lb
Width1478 mm / 58.2 in / 58.2 inDry weight
Height1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2370 mm / 93.3 in / 93.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1261 mm / 49.6 in / 49.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1261 mm / 49.6 in / 49.6 inWeight distribution (front)58.4 % / 58.4 % / 58.4 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity20 l / 4.4 UK gal / 5.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.59  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.66 m2 / 17.9 sq ft / 17.9 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders2
Engine Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) (Boxer, 2 cylinder)Total number of valves4
Engine ManufacturerCitroënValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore62.0 mm / 2.44 in / 2.44 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke62.0 mm / 2.44 in / 2.44 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement375 cm3 / 22.9 cu in / 22.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity187.50 cm3/cylinder / 11.442 cu in/cylinder / 11.442 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio6.2 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power6.7 kW / 9.0 hp / 9.0 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque23.0 N·m / 17.0 lb·ft / 17.0 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)2.7 kW / 3.6 hp / 3.6 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output17.9 kW/l / 0.393 bhp/cu in / 0.393 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque61.3 N·m/l / 0.54 lb·ft/cu in / 0.54 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1.47
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.88

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed63 km/h / 39 mph / 39 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio13.2 kW/ton / 10.0 bhp/ton / 10.0 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 locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.5Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front125-400Tyres rear125-400
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front198 mm / 7.8 in / 7.8 inBrake diameter rear180 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Citroën 2CV

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