1935 Citroën Big Fifteen

The Citroën Big Fifteen is a saloon (sedan) style road car with a front positioned engine powering the front wheels. Its 1.9 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 4 cylinder unit that produces 56 bhp (57 PS/42 kW) of power at 4250 rpm, and maximum torque of 123 N·m (91 lb·ft/12.5 kgm) at 2000 rpm. A 4 speed manual gearbox supplies the power to the wheels. Its stated kerb weight is 1143 kg. Maximum quoted speed is 113 km/h (70 mph).

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1935 Citroën Big Fifteen information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4747 mm
How heavy?
1143 kg
What size engine?
1.9 litre, 1911 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
57 PS / 56 bhp / 42 kW @ 4250 rpm
How much torque?
123 Nm / 91 ft.lb / 12.5 kgm @ 2000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 29.1 s
How fast?
113 km/h, 70 mph

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1935 Citroën Big Fifteen 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 4747 mm 186.9 inches
Width 1778 mm 70 inches
Height 1549 mm 61 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.54
Kerb weight 1143 kg 2520 lb
Weight distribution 53.4 % front
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area 1.86
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 57 PS (56 bhp) (42 kW)
at 4250 rpm
Specific output 29.3 bhp/litre
0.48 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 123 Nm (91 ft·lb) (12.5 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque 64.36 Nm/litre
0.78 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 6.5:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 808.8 kPa (117.3 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) 17.9 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 29.1 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 23.3 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 113 km/h (70 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 49.67 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
36.53 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
48.99 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 27.37 kg/kW
45.72 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 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.30
general
Carfolio.com ID47751
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1935 Citroën Big Fifteen added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.