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Citroën G Special

(1980 model)

Brief specs of 1980 Citroën G Special

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1129 cm3 / 68.9 cu in / 68.9 cu in, 41.8 kW / 56.1 hp / 56.1 hp @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, 80.0 N·m / 59.0 lb·ft / 59.0 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 149 km/h / 93 mph / 93 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CitroënIssued from1980
ModelG SpecialIssued until
SerieGNumber 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

Length4120 mm / 162.2 in / 162.2 inTotal (curb) weight925 kg / 2039 lb / 2039 lb
Width1608 mm / 63.3 in / 63.3 inDry weight
Height1349 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2550 mm / 100.4 in / 100.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1379 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1328 mm / 52.3 in / 52.3 inWeight distribution (front)63.0 % / 63.0 % / 63.0 %
Ground clearance154 mm / 6.1 in / 6.1 inFuel capacity43 l / 9.5 UK gal / 11.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.62  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.84 m2 / 19.8 sq ft / 19.8 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 Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerCitroënValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore74.0 mm / 2.91 in / 2.91 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke65.6 mm / 2.58 in / 2.58 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1129 cm3 / 68.9 cu in / 68.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings3Unitary capacity282.25 cm3/cylinder / 17.224 cu in/cylinder / 17.224 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power41.8 kW / 56.1 hp / 56.1 hp at 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque80.0 N·m / 59.0 lb·ft / 59.0 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)16.7 kW / 22.4 hp / 22.4 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output37.0 kW/l / 0.814 bhp/cu in / 0.814 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque70.9 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1.03
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.13

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed149 km/h / 93 mph / 93 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio60.5 kW/ton / 45.9 bhp/ton / 45.9 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 alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.8Turning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm),HPSSuspension rearIndependent, Trailing arm,HPS
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Citroën G Special

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