1976 Citroën CX Prestige Injection

The CX Prestige Injection is a front wheel drive Robert Opron designed saloon (sedan) car with a front mounted engine, from Citroën. The 4 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 2.3 litres. In this application it produces power and torque figures of 126 bhp (128 PS/94 kW) at 4800 rpm and 197 Nm (145 lbft/20.1 kgm) at 3600 rpm respectively. The power is supplied to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox. Quoted kerb weight is 1475 kg. Maximum claimed speed is 190 km/h (118 mph).

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Citroën CX Prestige
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Key facts

1976 Citroën CX Prestige Injection information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4920 mm
How heavy?
1475 kg
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2347 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
128 PS / 126 bhp / 94 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
197 Nm / 145 ft.lb / 20.1 kgm @ 3600 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 11.1 s
How fast?
190 km/h, 118 mph

Citroën CX models

5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 2165 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1330 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2500 cm3 168 PS 166 bhp 124 kW 1450 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2500 cm3 138 PS 136 bhp 101 kW 1450 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 3A 2500 cm3 138 PS 136 bhp 101 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 2500 cm3 138 PS 136 bhp 101 kW 1465 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 3A 2500 cm3 138 PS 136 bhp 101 kW
estate/​station wagon FF 4M 1995 cm3 107 PS 106 bhp 79 kW 1390 kg
estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1995 cm3 107 PS 106 bhp 79 kW 1400 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 3A 2347 cm3 128 PS 126 bhp 94 kW 1490 kg
estate/​station wagon FF 5M 2165 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW 1390 kg
estate/​station wagon FF 4M 2500 cm3 76 PS 75 bhp 56 kW 1500 kg
4 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 2500 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1520 kg

Similar models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2525 cm3 129 PS 127 bhp 95 kW 1360 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2525 cm3 129 PS 127 bhp 95 kW
Mercedes-Benz 123 Series LWB (V 123) -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2525 cm3 129 PS 127 bhp 95 kW 1540 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2664 cm3 138 PS 136 bhp 101 kW 1455 kg
Rover 2300 -
5 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2350 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW 1315 kg
5 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2350 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW 1321 kg
5 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2350 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW 1321 kg
5 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2597 cm3 138 PS 136 bhp 101 kW 1351 kg
5 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2597 cm3 138 PS 136 bhp 101 kW 1348 kg
1976 Citroën CX Prestige Injection data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerRobert Opron
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3099 mm 122 inches
Track/tread (front) 1473 mm 58 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1392 mm 54.8 inches
Length 4920 mm 193.7 inches
Width 1727 mm 68 inches
Height 1359 mm 53.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.59
Kerb weight 1475 kg 3252 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 68.2 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Citroën
Engine code M 23/622
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.3 litre
2347 cc
(143.223 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93.5 × 85.5 mm
3.68 × 3.37 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.09
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
128 PS (126 bhp) (94 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
53.7 bhp/litre
0.88 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
197 Nm (145 ft·lb) (20.1 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
83.94 Nm/litre
1.01 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1054.8 kPa (153 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 586.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 11.1 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 32.7 s
Maximum speed 190 km/h (118 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 86.61 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
63.7 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
85.42 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.7 kg/kW
26.22 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 transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.HPS.
Rear suspension I.TA.HPS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 185 HR 14
Tyres rear 185 HR 14
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.73
Final drive ratio 4.36
general
Carfolio.com ID24299
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 21.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1976 Citroën CX Prestige Injection added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.