1956 Citroën DS 19 Safari

This automobile has a 5 door estate/station wagon body style designed by Flaminio Bertoni with a front located engine supplying power to the front wheels. The Citroën DS 19 Safari's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.9 litre, overhead valve 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it has an output of 66 bhp (67 PS/49 kW) of power at 4500 rpm, and maximum torque of 133 N·m (98 lb·ft/13.6 kgm) at 2500 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission.

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1956 Citroën DS 19 Safari information summary

What body style?
5 door estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4978 mm
What size engine?
1.9 litre, 1911 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
67 PS / 66 bhp / 49 kW @ 4500 rpm
How much torque?
133 Nm / 98 ft.lb / 13.6 kgm @ 2500 rpm

Citroën DS models

4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 2175 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW 1300 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 4M 2175 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW 1384 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1985 cm3 85 PS 84 bhp 63 kW 1275 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1911 cm3 84 PS 83 bhp 62 kW 1194 kg
Citroen DS 23 -
sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2347 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW 1317 kg
sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2347 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW 1337 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 2347 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW 1432 kg
1956 Citroën DS 19 Safari data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors5
DesignerFlaminio Bertoni
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3124 mm 123 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4978 mm 196 inches
Width 1778 mm 70 inches
Height 1521 mm 59.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.59
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Citroën
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.9 litre
1911 cc
(116.616 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
8 valves in total
maximum power output 67 PS (66 bhp) (49 kW)
at 4500 rpm
Specific output 34.5 bhp/litre
0.57 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 133 Nm (98 ft·lb) (13.6 kgm)
at 2500 rpm
Specific torque 69.6 Nm/litre
0.84 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 7.5:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 874.6 kPa (126.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 477.75 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
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
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 I.HPS.
Rear suspension I.HPS.
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 0.85
Final drive ratio 3.89
general
Carfolio.com ID35706
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1956 Citroën DS 19 Safari added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.