1969 Citroën Ami 8, 1978 MY

This car has a 4 door saloon (sedan) type body styled by Flaminio Bertoni with a front positioned engine supplying power to the front wheels. The 0.6 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 2 cylinder that develops 31.5 bhp (31.9 PS/23.5 kW) of power at 5750 rpm, and maximum torque of 41.2 N·m (30.4 lb·ft/4.2 kgm) at 4000 rpm. This power is delivered to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual gearbox. Stated weight at the kerb is 725 kg. It is claimed to attain a maxiumum speed of 120 km/h, or 75 mph.

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1969 Citroën Ami 8, 1978 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3990 mm
How heavy?
725 kg
What size engine?
0.6 litre, 602 cm3
How many cylinders?
2, Flat
How much power?
31.9 PS / 31.5 bhp / 23.5 kW @ 5750 rpm
How much torque?
41.2 Nm / 30.4 ft.lb / 4.2 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How fast?
120 km/h, 75 mph

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Citroën Ami 6 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 602 cm3 24.5 PS 24.2 bhp 18 kW 660 kg
1969 Citroën Ami 8 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerFlaminio Bertoni
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2400 mm 94.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1260 mm 49.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1220 mm 48 inches
Length 3990 mm 157.1 inches
Width 1520 mm 59.8 inches
Height 1490 mm 58.7 inches
Ground clearance 127 mm 5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.66
Kerb weight 725 kg 1598 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 32 litres 7 UK Gal 8.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Citroën
Engine code M 28
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)
31.9 PS (31.5 bhp) (23.5 kW)
at 5750 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
52.3 bhp/litre
0.86 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
41.2 Nm (30.4 ft·lb) (4.2 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
68.44 Nm/litre
0.83 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 860 kPa (124.7 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
Standing kilometre 43.9 s
Maximum speed 120 km/h (75 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 44.05 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
32.4 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
43.45 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 30.86 kg/kW
51.56 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.LA.CS.
Rear suspension I.TA.CS.
Wheel size front 4J x 15
Wheel size rear 4J x 15
Tyres front 125-15 X
Tyres rear 125-15 X
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter 244 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.35
Final drive ratio 3.88
general
Carfolio.com ID73469
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 6.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1969 Citroën Ami 8 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.