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Citroën GS

(1971 model)

Brief specs of 1971 Citroën GS

5-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, 1015 cm3 / 61.9 cu in / 61.9 cu in, 41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 72.0 N·m / 53.1 lb·ft / 53.1 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CitroënIssued from1971
ModelGSIssued until
SerieGSNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCitroënCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3150 l / 111.24 cu ft / 111.24 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4130 mm / 162.6 in / 162.6 inTotal (curb) weight890 kg / 1962 lb / 1962 lb
Width1620 mm / 63.8 in / 63.8 inDry weight
Height1360 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2560 mm / 100.8 in / 100.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity43 l / 9.5 UK gal / 11.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.61  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.87 m2 / 20.2 sq ft / 20.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.75 m2 / 8.1 sq ft / 8.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)18.6 kW / 25.0 hp / 25.0 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) (Boxer, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore74.0 mm / 2.91 in / 2.91 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke59.0 mm / 2.32 in / 2.32 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1015 cm3 / 61.9 cu in / 61.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity253.75 cm3/cylinder / 15.485 cu in/cylinder / 15.485 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque72.0 N·m / 53.1 lb·ft / 53.1 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)16.4 kW / 22.0 hp / 22.0 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output40.4 kW/l / 0.888 bhp/cu in / 0.888 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque70.9 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 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 ratio62.9 kW/ton / 47.7 bhp/ton / 47.7 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 front145/80-R15Z-Tyres rear145/80-R15Z-
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Citroën GS

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