1919 Citroën 10 hp Type A Open Tourer

The 10 hp Type An Open Tourer is a rear wheel drive convertible/cabriolet motor car with a front located engine, sold by Citroën. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 1.3 litre capacity. This powerplant features side valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 18 bhp (18.3 PS/13.4 kW) of power at 2100 rpm. A 3 speed manual 'box transmits the power to the driven wheels. Its claimed kerb weight is 810 kg. Its maximum speed quoted is 65 km/h or 40 mph.


Key facts

1919 Citroën 10 hp Type A Open Tourer information summary

What body style?
3 door convertible/cabriolet with 4 seats
How long?
3680 mm
How heavy?
810 kg
What size engine?
1.3 litre, 1327 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
18.3 PS / 18 bhp / 13.4 kW @ 2100 rpm
How much torque?
How fast?
65 km/h, 40 mph
1919 Citroën 10 hp Type A Open Tourer data
Body type4 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors3
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2896 mm 114 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 3680 mm 144.9 inches
Width 1410 mm 55.5 inches
Height 1750 mm 68.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.27
Kerb weight 810 kg 1786 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Citroën
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.3 litre
1327 cc
(80.979 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 65 × 100 mm
2.56 × 3.94 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.65
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 18.3 PS (18 bhp) (13.4 kW)
at 2100 rpm
Specific output 13.6 bhp/litre
0.22 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM 2400 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 331.75 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 65 km/h (40 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 22.53 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
16.57 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
22.22 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.01 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 60.35 kg/kW
100.8 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 rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension LA.QE.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 710 x 90
Tyres rear 710 x 90
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.45
Carfolio.com ID91421
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 10.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1919 Citroën 10 hp Type A Open Tourer added 2002-01-21.
Last modified 2013-02-28.