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Citroën DS

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Citroën DS

4-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1983 cm3 / 121.0 cu in / 121.0 cu in, 73.0 kW / 97.9 hp / 97.9 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 151.0 N·m / 111.4 lb·ft / 111.4 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CitroënIssued from1968
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) weight1210 kg / 2668 lb / 2668 lb
Width1800 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1480 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3130 mm / 123.2 in / 123.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.54  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.26 m2 / 24.4 sq ft / 24.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.91 m2 / 9.7 sq ft / 9.7 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)22.5 kW / 30.2 hp / 30.2 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.5 mm / 3.37 in / 3.37 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.01
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1983 cm3 / 121.0 cu in / 121.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity496.65 cm3/cylinder / 30.307 cu in/cylinder / 30.307 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power73.0 kW / 97.9 hp / 97.9 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque151.0 N·m / 111.4 lb·ft / 111.4 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)29.2 kW / 39.2 hp / 39.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output36.8 kW/l / 0.809 bhp/cu in / 0.809 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque76.1 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio81.8 kW/ton / 62.0 bhp/ton / 62.0 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 alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 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 DS

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