1976 Citroën LN

The Citroën LN is a 3 door hatchback style road car with a front mounted engine driving through the front wheels. Its 0.6 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 2 cylinder that develops 32 bhp (32.4 PS/23.9 kW) of power at 5750 rpm, and maximum torque of 41 N·m (30.2 lb·ft/4.2 kgm) at 3500 rpm. A 4 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the wheels. The Citroën LN weighs a quoted 706 kg at the kerb. Maximum speed quoted is 120 km/h or 75 mph.

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Citroën LN
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Citroën LN
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Key facts

1976 Citroën LN information summary

What body style?
3 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3380 mm
How heavy?
706 kg
What size engine?
0.6 litre, 602 cm3
How many cylinders?
2, Flat
How much power?
32.4 PS / 32 bhp / 23.9 kW @ 5750 rpm
How much torque?
41 Nm / 30.2 ft.lb / 4.2 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How fast?
120 km/h, 75 mph
1976 Citroën LN data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2230 mm 87.8 inches
Track/tread (front) 1290 mm 50.8 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1240 mm 48.8 inches
Length 3380 mm 133.1 inches
Width 1520 mm 59.8 inches
Height 1370 mm 53.9 inches
Ground clearance 120 mm 4.7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.52
Kerb weight 706 kg 1556 lb
Weight distribution
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 R 06/627
Cylinders Flat 2
Capacity 0.6 litre
602 cc
(36.736 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 74 × 70 mm
2.91 × 2.76 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.06
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
4 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
32.4 PS (32 bhp) (23.9 kW)
at 5750 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
53.2 bhp/litre
0.87 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
41 Nm (30.2 ft·lb) (4.2 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
68.11 Nm/litre
0.82 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 855.8 kPa (124.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 2
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 301 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 23.2 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 120 km/h (75 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 45.96 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
33.8 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
45.33 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 29.59 kg/kW
49.42 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 3.300
Turning circle 9.40 m
Front suspension I.LA.
Rear suspension I.SwLoTA.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 4.38
general
Carfolio.com ID73205
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 6.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1976 Citroën LN added 1995-12-08.
Last modified 2013-02-28.