1979 Citroën CX 20 Berline

The Citroën CX 20 Berline is a saloon style car designed by Robert Opron with a front located engine supplying power to the front wheels. The 4 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 2 litres. This unit provides power and torque figures of 106 bhp (107 PS/79 kW) at 5500 rpm and 166 Nm (122 lbft/16.9 kgm) at 3250 rpm respectively. The power is transferred to the wheels through a 4 speed manual gearbox. It weighs a quoted 1235 kg at the kerb. Its maximum speed quoted is 175 km/h (109 mph).

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Key facts

1979 Citroën CX 20 Berline information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4670 mm
How heavy?
1235 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1995 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
107 PS / 106 bhp / 79 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
166 Nm / 122 ft.lb / 16.9 kgm @ 3250 rpm
How fast?
175 km/h, 109 mph

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1979 Citroën CX 20 Berline data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
DesignerRobert Opron
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2850 mm 112.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1510 mm 59.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1370 mm 53.9 inches
Length 4670 mm 183.9 inches
Width 1770 mm 69.7 inches
Height 1360 mm 53.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1235 kg 2723 lb
Weight distribution 66 % front
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Citroën
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1995 cc
(121.742 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 87.9 × 82.04 mm
3.46 × 3.23 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.07
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 107 PS (106 bhp) (79 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 53.1 bhp/litre
0.87 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 166 Nm (122 ft·lb) (16.9 kgm)
at 3250 rpm
Specific torque 83.21 Nm/litre
1.01 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.2:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1045.6 kPa (151.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 498.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 17.9 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 175 km/h (109 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 87.02 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
64 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
85.83 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.62 kg/kW
26.1 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 unknown
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.HPS.ALC.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.HPS.ALC.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.8
Final drive ratio 4.54
general
Carfolio.com ID30404
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 19.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Citroën CX 20 Berline added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.