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Key facts

1966 Citroën DS 21 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4840 mm
How heavy?
1320 kg
What size engine?
2.2 litre, 2175 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
101 PS / 100 bhp / 75 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
164 Nm / 121 ft.lb / 16.7 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 15.20 s
How fast?
175 km/h, 109 mph

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1966 Citroën DS 21 technical specifications

Introduction

This car has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style designed by Flaminio Bertoni with a front mounted engine delivering power to the front wheels.
Power is produced by an overhead valve, 2.2 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 100 bhp (101 PS/75 kW) at 5500 rpm and 164 N·m (121 lb·ft/16.7 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively.
The engine drives the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox.
The quoted weight at the kerb is 1320 kg.
Maximum stated speed is 175 km/h, which equates to 109 mph.
1966 Citroën DS 21 data
1966 Citroën DS 21 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerFlaminio Bertoni
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3125 123
Track/tread (front) 1500 59.1
Track/tread (rear) 1295 51
Length 4840 190.6
Width 1790 70.5
Height 1470 57.9
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.55
Kerb weight 1320 kg 2910 lb
Weight distribution 65.00 % front
fuel tank capacity 65 litres 14.3 UK Gal 17.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Citroën
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.2 litre
2175 cc
(132.727 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 90 × 85.5 mm
3.54 × 3.37 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.05
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(Net)
101 PS (100 bhp) (75 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
46 bhp/litre
0.75 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
164 Nm (121 ft·lb) (16.7 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
75.4 Nm/litre
0.91 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.75:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 947.5 kPa (137.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 543.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 9.90 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 15.20 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 35.90 s
Maximum speed 175 km/h (109 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 76.81 PS/g
56.49 kW/g
75.76 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.7 kg/kW
29.57 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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 PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.00 m
Front suspension I.HPS.
Rear suspension I.HPS.
Wheel size front 5J x 15
Wheel size rear 5J x 15
Tyres front Michelin XAS 180 x 380
Tyres rear Michelin XAS 180 x 380
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.85
Final drive ratio 4.38
general
Carfolio.com ID35123
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 20.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1966 Citroën DS 21 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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