1975 Citroën CX 22 Safari

The Citroën CX 22 Safari is a front wheel drive vehicle, with its engine mounted in the front, and an estate/station wagon body designed by Robert Opron. Power is supplied by a single overhead camshaft, 2.2 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 115 bhp (117 PS/86 kW) at 5600 rpm and 178 N·m (131 lb·ft/18.2 kgm) at 3250 rpm respectively. The engine powers the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox. Stated weight at the kerb is 1390 kg. Top quoted speed is 166 km/h, which equates to 103 mph.

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Key facts

1975 Citroën CX 22 Safari information summary

What body style?
estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4960 mm
How heavy?
1390 kg
What size engine?
2.2 litre, 2165 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
117 PS / 115 bhp / 86 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
178 Nm / 131 ft.lb / 18.2 kgm @ 3250 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 14.2 s
How fast?
166 km/h, 103 mph

Citroën CX models

5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 2165 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1330 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2500 cm3 168 PS 166 bhp 124 kW 1450 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2500 cm3 138 PS 136 bhp 101 kW 1450 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 3A 2500 cm3 138 PS 136 bhp 101 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 2500 cm3 138 PS 136 bhp 101 kW 1465 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 3A 2500 cm3 138 PS 136 bhp 101 kW
estate/​station wagon FF 4M 1995 cm3 107 PS 106 bhp 79 kW 1390 kg
estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1995 cm3 107 PS 106 bhp 79 kW 1400 kg
Citroën CX Prestige -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2347 cm3 128 PS 126 bhp 94 kW 1475 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 3A 2347 cm3 128 PS 126 bhp 94 kW 1490 kg
estate/​station wagon FF 4M 2500 cm3 76 PS 75 bhp 56 kW 1500 kg
4 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 2500 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1520 kg
1975 Citroën CX 22 Safari data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors
DesignerRobert Opron
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3095 mm 121.9 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4960 mm 195.3 inches
Width 1770 mm 69.7 inches
Height 1465 mm 57.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.6
Kerb weight 1390 kg 3064 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Citroën
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.2 litre
2165 cc
(132.116 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88 × 89 mm
3.46 × 3.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.99
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 117 PS (115 bhp) (86 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output 53.1 bhp/litre
0.87 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 178 Nm (131 ft·lb) (18.2 kgm)
at 3250 rpm
Specific torque 82.22 Nm/litre
0.99 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1033.2 kPa (149.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 541.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 14.2 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 166 km/h (103 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 83.88 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
61.69 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
82.73 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.21 kg/kW
27.07 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 unknown
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.HPS.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 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID6138
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 19.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1975 Citroën CX 22 Safari added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.