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Citroën DS 21 Safari

(1966 model)

Brief specs of 1966 Citroën DS 21 Safari

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2175 cm3 / 132.7 cu in / 132.7 cu in, 74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 164.0 N·m / 121.0 lb·ft / 121.0 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 164 km/h / 102 mph / 102 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CitroënIssued from1966
ModelDS 21 SafariIssued until
SerieDSNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCitroënCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerFlaminio BertoniCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4991 mm / 196.5 in / 196.5 inTotal (curb) weight1384 kg / 3051 lb / 3051 lb
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1537 mm / 60.5 in / 60.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3124 mm / 123.0 in / 123.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1499 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1302 mm / 51.3 in / 51.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.34 m2 / 25.2 sq ft / 25.2 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 ManufacturerCitroënValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.5 mm / 3.37 in / 3.37 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supply1 We carbEngine displacement2175 cm3 / 132.7 cu in / 132.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity543.75 cm3/cylinder / 33.182 cu in/cylinder / 33.182 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque164.0 N·m / 121.0 lb·ft / 121.0 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)29.8 kW / 40.0 hp / 40.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.3 kW/l / 0.754 bhp/cu in / 0.754 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque75.4 N·m/l / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.85
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.37

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed164 km/h / 102 mph / 102 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio72.2 kW/ton / 54.7 bhp/ton / 54.7 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent,HPSSuspension rearIndependent,HPS
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Citroën DS 21 Safari

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