1974 Citroën GS Pallas

This car has a saloon (sedan) body style styled by Robert Opron with a front mounted engine delivering power to the front wheels. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 1.2 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 58 bhp (59 PS/43 kW) of power at 5750 rpm, and maximum torque of 87 N·m (64 lb·ft/8.9 kgm) at 3250 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Stated kerb weight is 874 kg. It is said to be able to achieve a maxiumum speed of 153 km/h or 95 mph.

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Key facts

1974 Citroën GS Pallas information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3815 mm
How heavy?
874 kg
What size engine?
1.2 litre, 1222 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Flat
How much power?
59 PS / 58 bhp / 43 kW @ 5750 rpm
How much torque?
87 Nm / 64 ft.lb / 8.9 kgm @ 3250 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 14.8 s
How fast?
153 km/h, 95 mph

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1974 Citroën GS Pallas 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) 1353 mm 53.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1326 mm 52.2 inches
Length 3815 mm 150.2 inches
Width 1608 mm 63.3 inches
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.5
Kerb weight 874 kg 1927 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Citroën
Engine code G12
Cylinders Flat 4
Capacity 1.2 litre
1222 cc
(74.571 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 77 × 65.6 mm
3.03 × 2.58 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.17
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
59 PS (58 bhp) (43 kW)
at 5750 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
47.5 bhp/litre
0.78 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
87 Nm (64 ft·lb) (8.9 kgm)
at 3250 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
71.19 Nm/litre
0.86 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.2:1
Fuel system 1 Solex 28 CIC 2 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 894.7 kPa (129.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 305.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 10.4 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 14.8 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 20 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 153 km/h (95 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 67.28 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
49.49 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
66.36 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 20.21 kg/kW
33.75 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
Turning circle
Front suspension I.HPS.W.
Rear suspension I.HPS.TA.
Wheel size front 4½J x 15
Wheel size rear 4½J x 15
Tyres front Michelin ZX 145 SR 15
Tyres rear Michelin ZX 145 SR 15
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter 270 mm
Rear brake diameter 178 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.12
Final drive ratio 4.13
general
Carfolio.com ID73150
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1974 Citroën GS Pallas added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.