1924 Citroën B2 Normande

The B2 Normande is a front wheel drive van passenger car with a front located engine, sold by Citroën. The 1.5 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, side valve, 4 cylinder unit that produces 20 bhp (20.3 PS/14.9 kW) of power at 2000 rpm. It weighs a claimed 850 kg at the kerb. Maximum claimed speed is 70 km/h or 43 mph.


Citroen B2 Normande -
Citroen B2 Normande
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Key facts

1924 Citroën B2 Normande information summary

What body style?
1 door van with 2 seats
How long?
3950 mm
How heavy?
850 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1452 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
20.3 PS / 20 bhp / 14.9 kW @ 2000 rpm
How much torque?
How fast?
70 km/h, 43 mph
1924 Citroën B2 Normande data
Body type2 seater van
Number of doors1
dimensions & weights
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 3950 mm 155.5 inches
Width 1550 mm 61 inches
Height 1950 mm 76.8 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight 850 kg 1874 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Citroën
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.5 litre
1452 cc
(88.606 cu in)
Bore × Stroke
Bore/stroke ratio
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 20.3 PS (20 bhp) (14.9 kW)
at 2000 rpm
Specific output 13.8 bhp/litre
0.23 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 363 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 70 km/h (43 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 23.86 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
17.55 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
23.53 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.01 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 56.99 kg/kW
95.2 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
Carfolio.com ID91267
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1924 Citroën B2 Normande added 2002-01-21.
Last modified 2013-02-28.