1954 Citroën 2cv

The Citroën 2cv is a 2 door saloon (sedan)-bodied road car styled by Flaminio Bertoni with a front positioned engine powering the front wheels. The Citroën 2cv's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 0.4 litre, overhead valve 2 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit produces 14 bhp (14.2 PS/10.4 kW) of power at 3500 rpm, and maximum torque of 24 N·m (17.7 lb·ft/2.4 kgm) at 2500 rpm. The power is delivered to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. It weighs a claimed 508 kg at the kerb.

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1954 Citroën 2cv information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3778 mm
How heavy?
508 kg
What size engine?
0.4 litre, 424 cm3
How many cylinders?
2, Flat
How much power?
14.2 PS / 14 bhp / 10.4 kW @ 3500 rpm
How much torque?
24 Nm / 17.7 ft.lb / 2.4 kgm @ 2500 rpm

Citroën 2cv models

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1954 Citroën 2cv data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
DesignerFlaminio Bertoni
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2370 mm 93.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1254 mm 49.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1254 mm 49.4 inches
Length 3778 mm 148.7 inches
Width 1480 mm 58.3 inches
Height 1600 mm 63 inches
Ground clearance 191 mm 7.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.59
Kerb weight 508 kg 1120 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 19.9 litres 4.4 UK Gal 5.3 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Citroën
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 2
Capacity 0.4 litre
424 cc
(25.874 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 66 × 62 mm
2.6 × 2.44 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.06
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
4 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
14.2 PS (14 bhp) (10.4 kW)
at 3500 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
33 bhp/litre
0.54 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
24 Nm (17.7 ft·lb) (2.4 kgm)
at 2500 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
56.6 Nm/litre
0.68 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 7:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 711.3 kPa (103.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 212 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
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 27.94 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
20.55 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
27.56 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.01 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 48.66 kg/kW
81.28 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
turns lock-to-lock 2.300
Turning circle 9.90 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension I.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.47
Final drive ratio 3.87
general
Carfolio.com ID73513
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 5.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1954 Citroën 2cv added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.