Citroën 2cv Special, 1979 MY

This car has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style designed by Flaminio Bertoni with a front located engine driving through the front wheels. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 0.4 litre, overhead valve 2 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 24 bhp (24.3 PS/17.9 kW) of power at 6750 rpm, and maximum torque of 28 N·m (20.7 lb·ft/2.9 kgm) at 3750 rpm. A 4 speed manual 'box delivers the power to the driven wheels. Stated weight at the kerb is 560 kg. Its maximum speed claimed is 101 km/h (63 mph).

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Key facts

Citroën 2cv Special, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3830 mm
How heavy?
560 kg
What size engine?
0.4 litre, 435 cm3
How many cylinders?
2, Flat
How much power?
24.3 PS / 24 bhp / 17.9 kW @ 6750 rpm
How much torque?
28 Nm / 20.7 ft.lb / 2.9 kgm @ 3750 rpm
How fast?
101 km/h, 63 mph
1979 Citroën 2cv Special 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) 1260 mm 49.6 inches
Length 3830 mm 150.8 inches
Width 1480 mm 58.3 inches
Height 1600 mm 63 inches
Ground clearance 150 mm 5.9 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.6
Kerb weight 560 kg 1235 lb
Weight distribution 58 % front
fuel tank capacity 20 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
435 cc
(26.545 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 68.5 × 59 mm
2.7 × 2.32 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.16
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
4 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
24.3 PS (24 bhp) (17.9 kW)
at 6750 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
55.2 bhp/litre
0.9 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
28 Nm (20.7 ft·lb) (2.9 kgm)
at 3750 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
64.37 Nm/litre
0.78 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 808.9 kPa (117.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 2
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 217.5 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 24.3 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 101 km/h (63 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 43.45 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
31.96 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
42.86 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 31.29 kg/kW
52.27 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 11.20 m
Front suspension I.LA.
Rear suspension I.SwLoTA.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 4.13
general
Carfolio.com ID73535
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 5.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Citroën 2cv Special added 1995-12-08.
Last modified 2013-06-19.