1997 Citroën Xsara 2.0i 16V VTS

This automobile has a 5 door hatchback body style with a front mounted engine delivering power to the front wheels. Power is supplied by a double overhead camshaft, 2 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder motor, with 4 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 161 bhp (163 PS/120 kW) at 6500 rpm and 193 N·m (142 lb·ft/19.7 kgm) at 5500 rpm respectively. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox. The claimed kerb weight is 1190 kg. Maximum quoted speed is 220 km/h (137 mph).

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Key facts

1997 Citroën Xsara 2.0i 16V VTS information summary

What body style?
5 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4167 mm
How heavy?
1190 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1998 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
163 PS / 161 bhp / 120 kW @ 6500 rpm
How much torque?
193 Nm / 142 ft.lb / 19.7 kgm @ 5500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 8.7 s
How fast?
220 km/h, 137 mph

Citroën Xsara models

2 door fixed-head coupé FF 4A 1997 cm3 110 PS 108 bhp 81 kW 154.0 CO2 1246 kg
Citroen Xsara Coupe VTS HDi -
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 5M 1997 cm3 110 PS 108 bhp 81 kW 138.0 CO2 1216 kg
Citroen Xsara Estate HDi -
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1997 cm3 110 PS 108 bhp 81 kW 141.0 CO2 1265 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 4A 1997 cm3 110 PS 108 bhp 81 kW 156.0 CO2 1296 kg
Citroen Xsara HDi -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1997 cm3 110 PS 108 bhp 81 kW 138.0 CO2 1216 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 1997 cm3 110 PS 108 bhp 81 kW 154.0 CO2 1247 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1587 cm3 108 PS 107 bhp 80 kW 1141 kg
5 door hatchback FF 4A 1587 cm3 108 PS 107 bhp 80 kW 1172 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 5M 1587 cm3 108 PS 107 bhp 80 kW 1134 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 4A 1587 cm3 108 PS 107 bhp 80 kW 1165 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 5M 1587 cm3 108 PS 107 bhp 80 kW 1166 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 4A 1587 cm3 108 PS 107 bhp 80 kW 1197 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1360 cm3 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 1020 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1761 cm3 111 PS 109 bhp 81 kW 1186 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1761 cm3 111 PS 109 bhp 81 kW 1102 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1761 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW 1071 kg
3 door hatchback FF 4A 1761 cm3 100 PS 99 bhp 74 kW 1099 kg

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1997 Citroën Xsara 2.0i 16V VTS data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2540 mm 100 inches
Track/tread (front) 1433 mm 56.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1442 mm 56.8 inches
Length 4167 mm 164.1 inches
Width 1698 mm 66.9 inches
Height 1391 mm 54.8 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1190 kg 2624 lb
Weight distribution 62 % front
fuel tank capacity 54 litres 11.9 UK Gal 14.3 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.31
Frontal area 1.99
CdA 0.62
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Citroën
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1998 cc
(121.925 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86 × 86 mm
3.39 × 3.39 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(EEC)
163 PS (161 bhp) (120 kW)
at 6500 rpm
Specific output
(EEC)
80.6 bhp/litre
1.32 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(EEC)
193 Nm (142 ft·lb) (19.7 kgm)
at 5500 rpm
Specific torque
(EEC)
96.6 Nm/litre
1.17 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.8:1
Fuel system EFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1213.9 kPa (176.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 499.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.7 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 16.3 s
Standing kilometre 29.8 s
Maximum speed 220 km/h (137 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 137.17 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
100.89 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
135.29 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.91 kg/kW
16.56 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 transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 2.400
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID86031
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 18.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1997 Citroën Xsara 2.0i 16V VTS added 2001-08-20.
Last modified 2013-02-28.