1978 Citroën Visa Super E

The Citroën Visa Super E is a front wheel drive motor car, with the engine located in the front, and a 5 door hatchback bodyshell. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.1 litre, single overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 57 bhp (58 PS/43 kW) of power at 6250 rpm, and maximum torque of 80 N·m (59 lb·ft/8.2 kgm) at 3000 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels through a 4 speed manual gearbox. The quoted kerb weight is 800 kg. Maximum speed claimed is 144 km/h or 89 mph.

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1978 Citroën Visa Super E information summary

What body style?
5 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3691 mm
How heavy?
800 kg
What size engine?
1.1 litre, 1124 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
58 PS / 57 bhp / 43 kW @ 6250 rpm
How much torque?
80 Nm / 59 ft.lb / 8.2 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How fast?
144 km/h, 89 mph

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1978 Citroën Visa Super E data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2431 mm 95.7 inches
Track/tread (front) 1290 mm 50.8 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1227 mm 48.3 inches
Length 3691 mm 145.3 inches
Width 1511 mm 59.5 inches
Height 1410 mm 55.5 inches
Ground clearance 150 mm 5.9 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.52
Kerb weight 800 kg 1764 lb
Weight distribution 62 % front
fuel tank capacity 40 litres 8.8 UK Gal 10.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Peugeot
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.1 litre
1124 cc
(68.591 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 72 × 69 mm
2.83 × 2.72 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
58 PS (57 bhp) (43 kW)
at 6250 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
50.7 bhp/litre
0.83 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
80 Nm (59 ft·lb) (8.2 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
71.17 Nm/litre
0.86 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.2:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 894.4 kPa (129.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 281 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 19.9 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 144 km/h (89 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 72.24 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
53.13 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
71.25 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 18.82 kg/kW
31.44 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 3.300
Turning circle 9.90 m
Front suspension I.MS.CS.
Rear suspension I.TA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.04
Final drive ratio 3.56
general
Carfolio.com ID72644
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Citroën Visa Super E added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.