1956 Citroën DS 19

The Citroën DS 19 is a saloon designed by Flaminio Bertoni with 4 doors and a front mounted engine which delivers the power to the front wheels. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 1.9 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 83 bhp (84 PS/62 kW) of power at 4500 rpm, and maximum torque of 143 N·m (105 lb·ft/14.6 kgm) at 3500 rpm. A 4 speed manual transmission delivers the power to the wheels. Having a stated kerb weight of 1194 kg, the Citroën DS 19 can dispense with the 0-60 mph yardstick in 21.2 seconds and the quarter mile from rest in 22.3 seconds. Its maximum speed claimed is 158 km/h, which is 98 mph.

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1956 Citroën DS 19 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4800 mm
How heavy?
1194 kg
What size engine?
1.9 litre, 1911 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
84 PS / 83 bhp / 62 kW @ 4500 rpm
How much torque?
143 Nm / 105 ft.lb / 14.6 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 21.2 s
How fast?
158 km/h, 98 mph

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
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 4M 1911 cm3 67 PS 66 bhp 49 kW
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

Similar models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2309 cm3 86 PS 85 bhp 63 kW 1360 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2195 cm3 85 PS 84 bhp 63 kW 1280 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4OD 2230 cm3 81 PS 80 bhp 60 kW 1484 kg
1956 Citroën DS 19 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerFlaminio Bertoni
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3124 mm 123 inches
Track/tread (front) 1500 mm 59.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1314 mm 51.7 inches
Length 4800 mm 189 inches
Width 1790 mm 70.5 inches
Height 1520 mm 59.8 inches
Ground clearance 159 mm 6.3 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.54
Kerb weight 1194 kg 2632 lb
Weight distribution
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 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
(Gross)
84 PS (83 bhp) (62 kW)
at 4500 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
43.4 bhp/litre
0.71 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
143 Nm (105 ft·lb) (14.6 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
74.83 Nm/litre
0.9 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 We 24.32 DDC carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 940.3 kPa (136.4 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 21.2 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 22.3 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 158 km/h (98 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 70.48 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
51.84 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
69.51 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 19.29 kg/kW
32.22 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 longitudinal
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.900
Turning circle
Front suspension I.HPS.
Rear suspension I.HPS.
Wheel size front 4.50 x 16
Wheel size rear 4.50 x 16
Tyres front 165-400
Tyres rear 165-400
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter 294 mm
Rear brake diameter 254 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.18
Final drive ratio 3.90
general
Carfolio.com ID35794
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1956 Citroën DS 19 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.