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Citroën Xsara 1.8i 16V SX

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Citroën Xsara 1.8i 16V SX

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1761 cm3 / 107.5 cu in / 107.5 cu in, 81.3 kW / 109.0 hp / 109.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 155.0 N·m / 114.3 lb·ft / 114.3 lb·ft @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 195 km/h / 121 mph / 121 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CitroënIssued from1997
ModelXsara 1.8i 16V SXIssued until
SerieXsaraNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCitroënCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4167 mm / 164.1 in / 164.1 inTotal (curb) weight1186 kg / 2615 lb / 2615 lb
Width1698 mm / 66.9 in / 66.9 inDry weight
Height1405 mm / 55.3 in / 55.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2540 mm / 100.0 in / 100.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1423 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inWeight distribution (front)56.2 % / 56.2 % / 56.2 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity54 l / 11.9 UK gal / 14.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.34Frontal area (A)2.00 m2 / 21.5 sq ft / 21.5 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.68 m2 / 7.3 sq ft / 7.3 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.9 kW / 22.7 hp / 22.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerCitroenValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke81.4 mm / 3.20 in / 3.20 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.02
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement1761 cm3 / 107.5 cu in / 107.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity440.25 cm3/cylinder / 26.866 cu in/cylinder / 26.866 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power81.3 kW / 109.0 hp / 109.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque155.0 N·m / 114.3 lb·ft / 114.3 lb·ft at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)49.9 kW / 66.9 hp / 66.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.2 kW/l / 1.015 bhp/cu in / 1.015 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque88.0 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed195 km/h / 121 mph / 121 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio91.9 kW/ton / 69.6 bhp/ton / 69.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h10.70 s / 10.70 s / 10.70 sFuel 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-lock3.3Turning circle10.7 m / 35.1 ft / 35.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Citroën Xsara 1.8i 16V SX

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