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Citroën DS 19

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Citroën DS 19

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1911 cm3 / 116.6 cu in / 116.6 cu in, 61.9 kW / 83.0 hp / 83.0 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 143.0 N·m / 105.5 lb·ft / 105.5 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 158 km/h / 98 mph / 98 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CitroënIssued from1956
ModelDS 19Issued until
SerieDSNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCitroënCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerFlaminio BertoniCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4800 mm / 189.0 in / 189.0 inTotal (curb) weight1194 kg / 2632 lb / 2632 lb
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1520 mm / 59.8 in / 59.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3124 mm / 123.0 in / 123.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1314 mm / 51.7 in / 51.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance159 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.54  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.31 m2 / 24.9 sq ft / 24.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerCitroënValves 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 supply1 We 24.32 DDC carbEngine displacement1911 cm3 / 116.6 cu in / 116.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity477.75 cm3/cylinder / 29.154 cu in/cylinder / 29.154 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power61.9 kW / 83.0 hp / 83.0 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque143.0 N·m / 105.5 lb·ft / 105.5 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)16.8 kW / 22.5 hp / 22.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output32.4 kW/l / 0.712 bhp/cu in / 0.712 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque74.8 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1.18
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.9

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed158 km/h / 98 mph / 98 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)21.20 s / 21.20 s / 21.20 sPower-to-weight ratio69.5 kW/ton / 52.7 bhp/ton / 52.7 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
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.9Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent,HPSSuspension rearIndependent,HPS
Wheels front4.50 x 16Wheels rear4.50 x 16
Tyres front165-400Tyres rear165-400
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front294 mm / 11.6 in / 11.6 inBrake diameter rear254 mm / 10.0 in / 10.0 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Citroën DS 19

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