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Citroën BX

(1982 model)

Brief specs of 1982 Citroën BX

4-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1360 cm3 / 83.0 cu in / 83.0 cu in, 46.2 kW / 62.0 hp / 62.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 109.0 N·m / 80.4 lb·ft / 80.4 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 155 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CitroënIssued from1982
ModelBXIssued until
SerieBXNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCitroënCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4229 mm / 166.5 in / 166.5 inTotal (curb) weight885 kg / 1951 lb / 1951 lb
Width1650 mm / 65.0 in / 65.0 inDry weight
Height1367 mm / 53.8 in / 53.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2654 mm / 104.5 in / 104.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1354 mm / 53.3 in / 53.3 inWeight distribution (front)61.0 % / 61.0 % / 61.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.59  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.33Frontal area (A)1.92 m2 / 20.6 sq ft / 20.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.63 m2 / 6.8 sq ft / 6.8 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.7 kW / 21.1 hp / 21.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerPeugeotValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke77.0 mm / 3.03 in / 3.03 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.97
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1360 cm3 / 83.0 cu in / 83.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity340.00 cm3/cylinder / 20.748 cu in/cylinder / 20.748 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power46.2 kW / 62.0 hp / 62.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque109.0 N·m / 80.4 lb·ft / 80.4 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)18.5 kW / 24.8 hp / 24.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.0 kW/l / 0.747 bhp/cu in / 0.747 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque80.2 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.95
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.87

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed155 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio70.1 kW/ton / 53.1 bhp/ton / 53.1 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm),HPS, Coil springs,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 frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Citroën BX

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