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Citroën 2CV 400

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Citroën 2CV 400

2-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, 423 cm3 / 25.8 cu in / 25.8 cu in, 9.0 kW / 12.1 hp / 12.1 hp @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, 25.0 N·m / 18.4 lb·ft / 18.4 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CitroënIssued from1959
Model2CV 400Issued until
Serie2CVNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCitroënCountryFR

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length3790 mm / 149.2 in / 149.2 inTotal (curb) weight495 kg / 1091 lb / 1091 lb
Width1490 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inDry weight
Height1610 mm / 63.4 in / 63.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2380 mm / 93.7 in / 93.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance200 mm / 7.9 in / 7.9 inFuel capacity19 l / 4.2 UK gal / 5.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.59  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.04 m2 / 21.9 sq ft / 21.9 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 valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
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 supplyCarburettorEngine displacement423 cm3 / 25.8 cu in / 25.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity212.11 cm3/cylinder / 12.944 cu in/cylinder / 12.944 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power9.0 kW / 12.1 hp / 12.1 hp at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque25.0 N·m / 18.4 lb·ft / 18.4 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)3.6 kW / 4.8 hp / 4.8 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output21.3 kW/l / 0.468 bhp/cu in / 0.468 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque59.1 N·m/l / 0.52 lb·ft/cu in / 0.52 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio24.2 kW/ton / 18.3 bhp/ton / 18.3 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-lockTurning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Citroën 2CV 400

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