1970 Citroën GS

The GS is a front wheel drive Robert Opron designed saloon (sedan) road car with a front placed engine, produced by Citroën. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 1 litre capacity. This powerplant features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 55 bhp (56 PS/41 kW) of power at 6500 rpm, and maximum torque of 70 N·m (52 lb·ft/7.1 kgm) at 3500 rpm. The engine drives the wheels compliments of a 4 speed manual transmission. Stated weight at the kerb is 880 kg. Maximum speed claimed is 148 km/h or 92 mph.

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Key facts

1970 Citroën GS information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4121 mm
How heavy?
880 kg
What size engine?
1 litre, 1015 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Flat
How much power?
56 PS / 55 bhp / 41 kW @ 6500 rpm
How much torque?
70 Nm / 52 ft.lb / 7.1 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How fast?
148 km/h, 92 mph

Citroën GS models

Citroën GS Club Berline -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1222 cm3 59 PS 58 bhp 43 kW 930 kg
Citroën GS Club -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 3A 1222 cm3 59 PS 58 bhp 43 kW 942 kg
Citroën GS Club Break -
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 4M 1222 cm3 59 PS 58 bhp 43 kW 940 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1129 cm3 56 PS 55 bhp 41 kW 935 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1299 cm3 66 PS 65 bhp 48 kW 940 kg
Citroën GS Pallas -
sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1222 cm3 59 PS 58 bhp 43 kW 874 kg

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4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1116 cm3 56 PS 55 bhp 41 kW 815 kg
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1970 Citroën GS data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
DesignerRobert Opron
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2550 mm 100.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1378 mm 54.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1327 mm 52.2 inches
Length 4121 mm 162.2 inches
Width 1607 mm 63.3 inches
Height 1346 mm 53 inches
Ground clearance 152 mm 6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.62
Kerb weight 880 kg 1940 lb
Weight distribution 62.5 % 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 litre
1015 cc
(61.939 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 74 × 59 mm
2.91 × 2.32 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(Net)
56 PS (55 bhp) (41 kW)
at 6500 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
54.2 bhp/litre
0.89 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
70 Nm (52 ft·lb) (7.1 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
68.97 Nm/litre
0.83 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 866.6 kPa (125.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 253.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 11.7 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 20.7 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 148 km/h (92 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 63.37 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
46.61 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
62.5 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 21.46 kg/kW
35.84 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
Turning circle
Front suspension I.HPS.
Rear suspension I.HPS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.12
Final drive ratio 4.37
general
Carfolio.com ID73139
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 13.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1970 Citroën GS added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.