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Citroën 2CV

(1954 model)

Brief specs of 1954 Citroën 2CV

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder 4-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 424 cm3 / 25.9 cu in / 25.9 cu in, 10.4 kW / 13.9 hp / 13.9 hp @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, 24.0 N·m / 17.7 lb·ft / 17.7 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CitroënIssued from1954
Model2CVIssued until
Serie2CVNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCitroënCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3550 l / 125.37 cu ft / 125.37 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3778 mm / 148.7 in / 148.7 inTotal (curb) weight508 kg / 1120 lb / 1120 lb
Width1480 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inDry weight
Height1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2370 mm / 93.3 in / 93.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1254 mm / 49.4 in / 49.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1254 mm / 49.4 in / 49.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance191 mm / 7.5 in / 7.5 inFuel capacity20 l / 4.4 UK gal / 5.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.59  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.01 m2 / 21.7 sq ft / 21.7 sq ft (est.)
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 constructionBore66.0 mm / 2.60 in / 2.60 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke62.0 mm / 2.44 in / 2.44 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.06
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement424 cm3 / 25.9 cu in / 25.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity212.00 cm3/cylinder / 12.937 cu in/cylinder / 12.937 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power10.4 kW / 13.9 hp / 13.9 hp at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque24.0 N·m / 17.7 lb·ft / 17.7 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)4.2 kW / 5.6 hp / 5.6 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output24.5 kW/l / 0.539 bhp/cu in / 0.539 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque56.6 N·m/l / 0.50 lb·ft/cu in / 0.50 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1.47
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.87

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio27.6 kW/ton / 20.9 bhp/ton / 20.9 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.3Turning circle9.9 m / 32.5 ft / 32.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front125/80-400Tyres rear125/80-400
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Citroën 2CV

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