Citroën Light 15, 1939 MY

The Light 15 is a front wheel drive saloon (sedan) car with a front placed engine, sold by Citroën. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 1.9 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 42 bhp (42.6 PS/31.3 kW) of power at 3200 rpm. A 3 speed manual transmission transmits the power to the wheels. The stated kerb weight is 1040 kg.

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Citroën Light 15, 1939 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4267 mm
How heavy?
1040 kg
What size engine?
1.9 litre, 1911 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
42.6 PS / 42 bhp / 31.3 kW @ 3200 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown

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1939 Citroën Light 15 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2908 mm 114.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1340 mm 52.8 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1340 mm 52.8 inches
Length 4267 mm 168 inches
Width 1657 mm 65.2 inches
Height
Ground clearance 178 mm 7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.47
Kerb weight 1040 kg 2293 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 40.9 litres 9 UK Gal 10.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
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 42.6 PS (42 bhp) (31.3 kW)
at 3200 rpm
Specific output 22 bhp/litre
0.36 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
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)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 40.95 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
30.11 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
40.38 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 33.21 kg/kW
55.47 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
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.30
general
Carfolio.com ID47762
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1939 Citroën Light 15 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.