1939 Citroën 15 cv Cabriolet

The Citroën 15 cv Cabriolet is a convertible/cabriolet with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits its power to the front wheels. The 2.9 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 6 cylinder that has an output of 74 bhp (75 PS/55 kW) of power at 3800 rpm, and maximum torque of 191 N·m (141 lb·ft/19.5 kgm) at 1500 rpm. A 3 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the driven wheels. The Citroën 15 cv Cabriolet is claimed to achieve a maxiumum speed of 135 km/h (84 mph).

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Citroën 15 CV Cabriolet -
Citroën 15 CV Cabriolet
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Key facts

1939 Citroën 15 cv Cabriolet information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 3 seats
How long?
4760 mm
What size engine?
2.9 litre, 2867 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
75 PS / 74 bhp / 55 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
191 Nm / 141 ft.lb / 19.5 kgm @ 1500 rpm
How fast?
135 km/h, 84 mph

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1939 Citroën 15 cv Cabriolet data
bodywork
Body type3 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3087 mm 121.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1487 mm 58.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1487 mm 58.5 inches
Length 4760 mm 187.4 inches
Width 1790 mm 70.5 inches
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.54
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Citroën
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.9 litre
2867 cc
(174.955 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 78 × 100 mm
3.07 × 3.94 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.78
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 75 PS (74 bhp) (55 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output 25.8 bhp/litre
0.42 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 191 Nm (141 ft·lb) (19.5 kgm)
at 1500 rpm
Specific torque 66.62 Nm/litre
0.81 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio
Fuel system 1 So 30 FFIAP carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 837.2 kPa (121.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 477.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 135 km/h (84 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 185 x 400
Tyres rear 185 x 400
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID150898
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1939 Citroën 15 cv Cabriolet added 2006-12-07.
Last modified 2013-02-28.