1983 Citroën BX14 RE

The BX14 RE is a car from Citroën, with front wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a hatchback body style. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 1.4 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 72 bhp (73 PS/54 kW) of power at 5750 rpm, and maximum torque of 108 N·m (80 lb·ft/11 kgm) at 3000 rpm. The engine drives the wheels through a 5 speed manual transmission. It weighs a claimed 899 kg at the kerb. Its maximum speed claimed is 161 km/h, which is 100 mph.

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1983 Citroën BX14 RE information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4229 mm
How heavy?
899 kg
What size engine?
1.4 litre, 1360 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
73 PS / 72 bhp / 54 kW @ 5750 rpm
How much torque?
108 Nm / 80 ft.lb / 11 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 13.5 s
How fast?
161 km/h, 100 mph

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1983 Citroën BX14 RE data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2654 mm 104.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1410 mm 55.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1354 mm 53.3 inches
Length 4229 mm 166.5 inches
Width 1659 mm 65.3 inches
Height 1367 mm 53.8 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.59
Kerb weight 899 kg 1982 lb
Weight distribution 61 % front
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.33
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Peugeot
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.4 litre
1360 cc
(82.992 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 75 × 77 mm
2.95 × 3.03 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.97
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 73 PS (72 bhp) (54 kW)
at 5750 rpm
Specific output 52.9 bhp/litre
0.87 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 108 Nm (80 ft·lb) (11 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque 79.41 Nm/litre
0.96 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.3:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 997.9 kPa (144.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 340 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 9.4 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 13.5 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 18.7 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 161 km/h (100 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 81.2 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
59.72 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
80.09 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.74 kg/kW
27.97 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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.HPS.CS.ALC.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.HPS.ALC.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.9
Final drive ratio 3.87
general
Carfolio.com ID40073
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1983 Citroën BX14 RE added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.