1922 Citroën 5 cv Type C

This automobile has a 2 door tourer body style with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. The 0.9 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, side valve, 4 cylinder unit that develops 11 bhp (11.2 PS/8.2 kW) of power at 2100 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels compliments of a 3 speed manual transmission. The Citroën 5 cv Type C weighs a stated 590 kg at the kerb. It is claimed to achieve a top speed of 61 km/h, or 38 mph.


Key facts

1922 Citroën 5 cv Type C brief technical data

What body style?2 door tourer with 4 seats
How heavy?590 kg
What size engine?0.9 litre, 855 cm3
How many cylinders?4, Straight
How much power? 11.2 PS / 11 bhp / 8.2 kW @ 2100 rpm
How much torque?Unknown
How fast?61 km/h, 38 mph
1922 Citroën 5 cv Type C data
Body type4 seater tourer
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2248 mm 88.5 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight 590 kg 1301 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Citroën
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 0.9 litre
855 cc
(52.175 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 55 × 90 mm
2.17 × 3.54 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.61
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 11.2 PS (11 bhp) (8.2 kW)
at 2100 rpm
Specific output 12.9 bhp/litre
0.21 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 213.75 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 61 km/h (38 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 18.9 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
13.9 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
18.64 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.01 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 71.93 kg/kW
120.15 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
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 650 x 65
Tyres rear 650 x 65
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.80
Carfolio.com ID98835
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 7.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1922 Citroën 5 cv Type C added 2002-08-16.
Last modified 2013-02-28.