1982 Citroën BX

The BX is a front wheel drive hatchback road car with a front positioned engine, manufactured by Citroën. Powering the Citroën BX is a single overhead camshaft, 1.4 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 62 bhp (63 PS/46 kW) at 5500 rpm and 109 N·m (80 lb·ft/11.1 kgm) at 2500 rpm respectively. A 4 speed manual gearbox delivers the power to the driven wheels. Its claimed weight at the kerb is 885 kg. Maximum stated speed is 155 km/h, which equates to 96 mph.

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1982 Citroën BX information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4229 mm
How heavy?
885 kg
What size engine?
1.4 litre, 1360 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
63 PS / 62 bhp / 46 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
109 Nm / 80 ft.lb / 11.1 kgm @ 2500 rpm
How fast?
155 km/h, 96 mph

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1982 Citroën BX 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 1650 mm 65 inches
Height 1367 mm 53.8 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.59
Kerb weight 885 kg 1951 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 63 PS (62 bhp) (46 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 45.6 bhp/litre
0.75 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 109 Nm (80 ft·lb) (11.1 kgm)
at 2500 rpm
Specific torque 80.15 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.3:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1007.2 kPa (146.1 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)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 19.5 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 155 km/h (96 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 71.03 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
52.24 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
70.06 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 19.14 kg/kW
31.97 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 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.95
Final drive ratio 3.87
general
Carfolio.com ID41668
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1982 Citroën BX added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.