Citroën G Special, 1980 MY

The Citroën G Special is a saloon (sedan) with 4 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits its power through the front wheels. Power is supplied by a single overhead camshaft, 1.1 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 56 bhp (57 PS/42 kW) at 5750 rpm and 80 N·m (59 lb·ft/8.2 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively. This power is delivered to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual gearbox. The quoted kerb weight is 925 kg. Its maximum speed stated is 149 km/h (93 mph).

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Citroën G Special, 1980 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4120 mm
How heavy?
925 kg
What size engine?
1.1 litre, 1129 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Flat
How much power?
57 PS / 56 bhp / 42 kW @ 5750 rpm
How much torque?
80 Nm / 59 ft.lb / 8.2 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How fast?
149 km/h, 93 mph

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1980 Citroën G Special data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2550 mm 100.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1379 mm 54.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1328 mm 52.3 inches
Length 4120 mm 162.2 inches
Width 1608 mm 63.3 inches
Height 1349 mm 53.1 inches
Ground clearance 154 mm 6.1 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.62
Kerb weight 925 kg 2039 lb
Weight distribution 63 % front
fuel tank capacity 43.2 litres 9.5 UK Gal 11.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Citroën
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 4
Capacity 1.1 litre
1129 cc
(68.896 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 74 × 65.6 mm
2.91 × 2.58 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.13
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
57 PS (56 bhp) (42 kW)
at 5750 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
49.6 bhp/litre
0.81 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
80 Nm (59 ft·lb) (8.2 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
70.86 Nm/litre
0.86 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 890.4 kPa (129.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 282.25 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 20.7 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 149 km/h (93 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 61.38 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
45.15 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
60.54 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 22.15 kg/kW
37 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 3.800
Turning circle 10.40 m
Front suspension I.W.HPS.
Rear suspension I.TA.HPS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.03
Final drive ratio 4.13
general
Carfolio.com ID72226
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 13.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1980 Citroën G Special added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.