1939 Citroën Six

This automobile has a saloon (sedan) type body with a front mounted engine supplying power to the front wheels. Its 6 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 2.9 litres. In this application it musters power and torque figures of 76 bhp (77 PS/57 kW) at 3800 rpm and 187 Nm (138 lbft/19.1 kgm) at 2000 rpm respectively. A 3 speed manual gearbox delivers the power to the driven wheels. It weighs a claimed 1555 kg at the kerb. Maximum quoted speed is 129 km/h, which equates to 80 mph.

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1939 Citroën Six information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4851 mm
How heavy?
1555 kg
What size engine?
2.9 litre, 2866 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
77 PS / 76 bhp / 57 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
187 Nm / 138 ft.lb / 19.1 kgm @ 2000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 19.3 s
How fast?
129 km/h, 80 mph

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1939 Citroën Six data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3086 mm 121.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1486 mm 58.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1486 mm 58.5 inches
Length 4851 mm 191 inches
Width 1791 mm 70.5 inches
Height 1562 mm 61.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.57
Kerb weight 1555 kg 3428 lb
Weight distribution 58.7 % front
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area 2.65
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Citroën
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.9 litre
2866 cc
(174.894 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
12 valves in total
maximum power output 77 PS (76 bhp) (57 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output 26.5 bhp/litre
0.43 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 187 Nm (138 ft·lb) (19.1 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque 65.25 Nm/litre
0.79 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 6.2:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 819.9 kPa (118.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 477.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 12.5 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 19.3 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 21.4 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 129 km/h (80 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 49.55 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
36.45 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
48.87 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 27.44 kg/kW
45.83 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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.TB.
Rear suspension LA.TB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R LT/LT-LH
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.87
general
Carfolio.com ID47707
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1939 Citroën Six added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.