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Citroën DS

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Citroën DS

4-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1911 cm3 / 116.6 cu in / 116.6 cu in, 55.0 kW / 73.8 hp / 73.8 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 137.0 N·m / 101.0 lb·ft / 101.0 lb·ft, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CitroënIssued from1959
ModelDSIssued until
SerieDSNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCitroënCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5590 l / 197.41 cu ft / 197.41 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4810 mm / 189.4 in / 189.4 inTotal (curb) weight1128 kg / 2487 lb / 2487 lb
Width1800 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1530 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3130 mm / 123.2 in / 123.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.54  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.34 m2 / 25.2 sq ft / 25.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.94 m2 / 10.1 sq ft / 10.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)23.3 kW / 31.2 hp / 31.2 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore78.0 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.78
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1911 cm3 / 116.6 cu in / 116.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity477.84 cm3/cylinder / 29.160 cu in/cylinder / 29.160 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power55.0 kW / 73.8 hp / 73.8 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque137.0 N·m / 101.0 lb·ft / 101.0 lb·ft at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)22.0 kW / 29.5 hp / 29.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output28.8 kW/l / 0.632 bhp/cu in / 0.632 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque71.7 N·m/l / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in / 0.63 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 ratio66.7 kW/ton / 50.5 bhp/ton / 50.5 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 circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front165/80-400Tyres rear155/80-400
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Citroën DS

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