1948 Citroën 2cv

Citroën 2cv is a car that has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style styled by Flaminio Bertoni with a front positioned engine powering the front wheels. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 0.4 litre, overhead valve 2 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 9 bhp (9.1 PS/6.7 kW) of power at 3800 rpm, and maximum torque of 23 N·m (17 lb·ft/2.3 kgm) at 1800 rpm. A 4 speed manual gearbox supplies the power to the driven wheels. The quoted kerb weight is 682 kg. The Citroën 2cv is claimed to manage a maxiumum speed of 63 km/h (39 mph).

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1948 Citroën 2cv information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3778 mm
How heavy?
682 kg
What size engine?
0.4 litre, 375 cm3
How many cylinders?
2, Flat
How much power?
9.1 PS / 9 bhp / 6.7 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
23 Nm / 17 ft.lb / 2.3 kgm @ 1800 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: -1 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: -1 s
How fast?
63 km/h, 39 mph

Citroën 2cv models

2 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 424 cm3 14.2 PS 14 bhp 10.4 kW 508 kg
1948 Citroën 2cv data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerFlaminio Bertoni
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2370 mm 93.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1261 mm 49.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1261 mm 49.6 inches
Length 3778 mm 148.7 inches
Width 1478 mm 58.2 inches
Height 1600 mm 63 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.59
Kerb weight 682 kg 1504 lb
Weight distribution 58.4 % front
fuel tank capacity 20 litres 4.4 UK Gal 5.3 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area 1.66
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Citroën
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 2
Capacity 0.4 litre
375 cc
(22.884 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 62 × 62 mm
2.44 × 2.44 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
4 valves in total
maximum power output 9.1 PS (9 bhp) (6.7 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output 24 bhp/litre
0.39 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 23 Nm (17 ft·lb) (2.3 kgm)
at 1800 rpm
Specific torque 61.33 Nm/litre
0.74 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 6.2:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 770.7 kPa (111.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 187.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) -1 s
Acceleration 0-60mph -1 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h -1 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 37.6 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 63 km/h (39 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 13.38 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
9.84 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
13.2 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.01 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 101.62 kg/kW
169.74 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 2.500
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension I.TA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 125-400
Tyres rear 125-400
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 198 mm
Rear brake diameter 180 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.47
Final drive ratio 3.88
general
Carfolio.com ID73502
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 4.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1948 Citroën 2cv added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.