1978 Citroën Visa Club

This vehicle has a 5 door hatchback body style with a front mounted engine that delivers power to the front wheels. Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 0.7 litre naturally aspirated 2 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 35 bhp (35.5 PS/26.1 kW) at 5250 rpm and 51 N·m (38 lb·ft/5.2 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively. The engine transmits power to the wheels compliments of a 4 speed manual transmission. Stated kerb weight is 735 kg. Its maximum speed claimed is 124 km/h, which is 77 mph.

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1978 Citroën Visa Club information summary

What body style?
5 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3691 mm
How heavy?
735 kg
What size engine?
0.7 litre, 652 cm3
How many cylinders?
2, Flat
How much power?
35.5 PS / 35 bhp / 26.1 kW @ 5250 rpm
How much torque?
51 Nm / 38 ft.lb / 5.2 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How fast?
124 km/h, 77 mph

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1978 Citroën Visa Club 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) 1240 mm 48.8 inches
Length 3691 mm 145.3 inches
Width 1511 mm 59.5 inches
Height 1410 mm 55.5 inches
Ground clearance 131 mm 5.2 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.52
Kerb weight 735 kg 1620 lb
Weight distribution 59 % 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 Citroën
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 2
Capacity 0.7 litre
652 cc
(39.787 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 77 × 70 mm
3.03 × 2.76 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.1
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
4 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
35.5 PS (35 bhp) (26.1 kW)
at 5250 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
53.7 bhp/litre
0.88 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
51 Nm (38 ft·lb) (5.2 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
78.22 Nm/litre
0.95 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 983 kPa (142.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 326 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 21.9 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 124 km/h (77 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 48.28 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
35.51 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
47.62 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 28.16 kg/kW
47.04 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 unknown
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 9.80 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 1.15
Final drive ratio 4.13
general
Carfolio.com ID73194
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 7.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Citroën Visa Club added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.