1961 Citroën Ami 6

The Ami 6 is a front wheel drive Flaminio Bertoni designed saloon (sedan) car with a front located engine, manufactured by Citroën. Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 0.6 litre naturally aspirated 2 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 24.2 bhp (24.5 PS/18 kW) at 4750 rpm and 40 N·m (29.5 lb·ft/4.1 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission. The stated weight at the kerb is 660 kg. Top quoted speed is 113 km/h (70 mph).

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Citroën Ami 6
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Key facts

1961 Citroën Ami 6 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3960 mm
How heavy?
660 kg
What size engine?
0.6 litre, 602 cm3
How many cylinders?
2, Flat
How much power?
24.5 PS / 24.2 bhp / 18 kW @ 4750 rpm
How much torque?
40 Nm / 29.5 ft.lb / 4.1 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How fast?
113 km/h, 70 mph

Citroën Ami models

5 door estate/​station wagon FF 4M 602 cm3 31.9 PS 31.5 bhp 23.5 kW 725 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 602 cm3 31.9 PS 31.5 bhp 23.5 kW 725 kg
Citroën Ami 6 Break -
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 4M 602 cm3 24.5 PS 24.2 bhp 18 kW 690 kg
1961 Citroën Ami 6 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerFlaminio Bertoni
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2400 mm 94.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1257 mm 49.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1219 mm 48 inches
Length 3960 mm 155.9 inches
Width 1520 mm 59.8 inches
Height 1485 mm 58.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.65
Kerb weight 660 kg 1455 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 25 litres 5.5 UK Gal 6.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Citroën
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 2
Capacity 0.6 litre
602 cc
(36.736 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 74 × 70 mm
2.91 × 2.76 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.06
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
4 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
24.5 PS (24.2 bhp) (18 kW)
at 4750 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
40.2 bhp/litre
0.66 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
40 Nm (29.5 ft·lb) (4.1 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
66.45 Nm/litre
0.8 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 7.75:1
Fuel system 1 Solex 40 PICS carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 835 kPa (121.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 301 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) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 113 km/h (70 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 37.18 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
27.34 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
36.67 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 36.57 kg/kW
61.09 lb/bhp
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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.40 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension I.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 125 x 380 X
Tyres rear 125 x 380 X
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 547 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.31
Final drive ratio 3.63
general
Carfolio.com ID15906
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 6.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1961 Citroën Ami 6 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.