Citroën GS X3, 1980 MY

This car has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style styled by Robert Opron with a front mounted engine supplying power to the front wheels. Its 1.3 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder unit that develops 65 bhp (66 PS/48 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 98 N·m (72 lb·ft/10 kgm) at 3500 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. It weighs a stated 940 kg at the kerb. Maximum quoted speed is 158 km/h, which equates to 98 mph.

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Citroën GS X3, 1980 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4120 mm
How heavy?
940 kg
What size engine?
1.3 litre, 1299 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Flat
How much power?
66 PS / 65 bhp / 48 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
98 Nm / 72 ft.lb / 10 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 14.1 s
How fast?
158 km/h, 98 mph

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1980 Citroën GS X3 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerRobert Opron
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 940 kg 2072 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 1.3 litre
1299 cc
(79.27 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79.4 × 65.6 mm
3.13 × 2.58 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.21
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
66 PS (65 bhp) (48 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
50 bhp/litre
0.82 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
98 Nm (72 ft·lb) (10 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
75.44 Nm/litre
0.91 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.7:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 948 kPa (137.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 324.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 14.1 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 19.1 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 158 km/h (98 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 70.11 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
51.56 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
69.15 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 19.39 kg/kW
32.39 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 1.1
Final drive ratio 4.13
general
Carfolio.com ID73040
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1980 Citroën GS X3 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.