1979 Citroën GSA X1 Berline

The GSA X1 Berline is a motor car from Citroën, with front wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a Robert Opron-designed 4 door saloon (sedan) body style. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 1.3 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 65 bhp (66 PS/48 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 94 N·m (69 lb·ft/9.6 kgm) at 3500 rpm. The engine drives the wheels through a 4 speed manual gearbox. The quoted weight at the kerb is 920 kg. Top claimed speed is 161 km/h or 100 mph.

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1979 Citroën GSA X1 Berline information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4190 mm
How heavy?
920 kg
What size engine?
1.3 litre, 1299 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Flat
How much power?
66 PS / 65 bhp / 48 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
94 Nm / 69 ft.lb / 9.6 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How fast?
161 km/h, 100 mph

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1979 Citroën GSA X1 Berline data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerRobert Opron
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2550 mm 100.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1380 mm 54.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1350 mm 53.1 inches
Length 4190 mm 165 inches
Width 1610 mm 63.4 inches
Height 1350 mm 53.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 920 kg 2028 lb
Weight distribution 57 % front
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Citroën
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 4
Capacity 1.3 litre
1299 cc
(79.27 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79.4 × 65.6 mm
3.13 × 2.58 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.21
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 66 PS (65 bhp) (48 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 50 bhp/litre
0.82 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 94 Nm (69 ft·lb) (9.6 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque 72.36 Nm/litre
0.87 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.7:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 909.3 kPa (131.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 324.75 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) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 19.2 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 161 km/h (100 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 71.63 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
52.69 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
70.65 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 18.98 kg/kW
31.7 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
Rear suspension
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 0.91
Final drive ratio 4.13
general
Carfolio.com ID40436
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Citroën GSA X1 Berline added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.