1987 Citroën BX19 GTi 16v

The Citroën BX19 GTi 16v is a 5 door hatchback style car with a front positioned engine powering the front wheels. Its 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 4 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 1.9 litres. This unit provides power and torque figures of 160 bhp (162 PS/119 kW) at 6500 rpm and 180 Nm (133 lbft/18.4 kgm) at 5000 rpm respectively. The engine transmits power to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual set of gears. It weighs a quoted 1073 kg at the kerb. It is claimed to manage a top speed of 217 km/h which is 135 mph.

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Citroën BX19 GTi 16v
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Key facts

1987 Citroën BX19 GTi 16v brief technical data

What body style?5 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?4230 mm
How heavy?1073 kg
What size engine?1.9 litre, 1905 cm3
How many cylinders?4, Straight
How much power? 162 PS / 160 bhp / 119 kW @ 6500 rpm
How much torque? 180 Nm / 133 ft.lb / 18.4 kgm @ 5000 rpm
How quick?0-60 mph: 8.4 s
How fast?217 km/h, 135 mph

Citroën BX19 models

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5 door hatchback FA 5M 1905 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW 1135 kg
hatchback FF 5M 1905 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW 1025 kg
hatchback FF 5M 1905 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW 995 kg
hatchback FF 5M 1905 cm3 66 PS 65 bhp 48 kW 990 kg
hatchback FF 5M 1905 cm3 72 PS 71 bhp 53 kW 986 kg

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1987 Citroën BX19 GTi 16v data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2655 mm 104.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1420 mm 55.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1354 mm 53.3 inches
Length 4230 mm 166.5 inches
Width 1660 mm 65.4 inches
Height 1361 mm 53.6 inches
Ground clearance 163 mm 6.4 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.59
Kerb weight 1073 kg 2366 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 66 litres 14.5 UK Gal 17.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.325
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Peugeot
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.9 litre
1905 cc
(116.25 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 83 × 88 mm
3.27 × 3.46 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.94
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 162 PS (160 bhp) (119 kW)
at 6500 rpm
Specific output 84 bhp/litre
1.38 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 180 Nm (133 ft·lb) (18.4 kgm)
at 5000 rpm
Specific torque 94.49 Nm/litre
1.14 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.4:1
Fuel system Bo Mot-ML4 fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1187.4 kPa (172.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 476.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 6.3 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 8.4 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 16.4 s
Standing kilometre 30.2 s
Maximum speed 217 km/h (135 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 151.19 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
111.19 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
149.11 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.99 kg/kW
15.02 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 power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.800
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 195/60 VR 14
Tyres rear 195/60 VR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID6314
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 17.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1987 Citroën BX19 GTi 16v added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.