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Citroën CX 20 Berline

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Citroën CX 20 Berline

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in, 79.0 kW / 105.9 hp / 105.9 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 166.0 N·m / 122.4 lb·ft / 122.4 lb·ft @ 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CitroënIssued from1979
ModelCX 20 BerlineIssued until
SerieCXNumber 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)3550 l / 125.37 cu ft / 125.37 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4670 mm / 183.9 in / 183.9 inTotal (curb) weight1235 kg / 2723 lb / 2723 lb
Width1770 mm / 69.7 in / 69.7 inDry weight
Height1360 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2850 mm / 112.2 in / 112.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1510 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1370 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inWeight distribution (front)66.0 % / 66.0 % / 66.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.05 m2 / 22.0 sq ft / 22.0 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerCitroënValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore87.9 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.07
Fuel supply1 We carbEngine displacement1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity498.75 cm3/cylinder / 30.436 cu in/cylinder / 30.436 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power79.0 kW / 105.9 hp / 105.9 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque166.0 N·m / 122.4 lb·ft / 122.4 lb·ft at 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)31.6 kW / 42.4 hp / 42.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.6 kW/l / 0.870 bhp/cu in / 0.870 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque83.2 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.8
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.54

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio85.8 kW/ton / 65.0 bhp/ton / 65.0 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm),HPS,ALC, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm,HPS,ALC, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Citroën CX 20 Berline

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