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  CitroŽn BX

CitroŽn BX
EngineIn-line four-cylinder
Displacement, (bore * stroke)
Mixture preparation
Drive trainFront drive, transversal
Front suspensionSpring struts, wishbone, hydractive spring system
Rear suspensionLongitudinal arm, hydractive spring system
BrakesDiscs, front ventilated, ABS (option)
SteeringServo, speed dependent (option)
Wheels195/65 SR 15 up to 205765 SR 15
Wheelbase2.654 mm
Length4.229 mm
Width1.650 mm
Height1.367 mm
Drag coefficient0,33
Tank capacity44/66 litres
Trunk volume min/max512/1803 litres (Break)
Kerb weight885 kg + driver
Top speed
Purchase price
Year of manufactureFrom 1982 - 1994

CitroŽn had to prove itself as a newly added part of the HPA Group that it will not be a forever to subsidise appendage. This was managed with the BX, the was particularly successful in the diesel version. It will not have been easy to shape this successor of the really well done GSA for Marcello Gandini (Bertone). Something cheerless it looked in the unadorned entry-level version.

By the way, the body, whose development you can see in two videos (German language) below, was the only variable. There were the in-line engines from the HPA stack, which replaced the Citroen own boxer engine of the GS and should bring the BX to new heights, in between even with a four-wheel drive variant.

However, the hydro-pneumatic could be taken from the predecessor. In the picture the adjusting lever (arrow), with which the vehicle height could be varied. Oh yes, there was still the large tailgate with the through-loading facility up to the front seats, the GS/GSA could offer only as an estate car (Break). The was still further produced until the appearance of the BX Break 1986.

Anyhow, Citroen demonstrated a lot of courage in the highly competitive lower middle class.The hood and tailgate are made of GRP, absolutely untypical of the time. Thus, the BX was with his slightly edged shape not particularly streamlined, but quite lightweight for its size. Almost obstinacy could be stated for the cockpit.

One had tried the magnifying glass speedometer with the infamous operation satellites already on GS and partially retracted. Now one placed it again. Of course, such a futuristic and not really well-functioning operation and design of the dashboard had been savaged by the press and then by the public. Look in Figure 4 the horrible interim solution.

It came as it had to come: One had to take back also this solution and so the BX was back to normal use after the facelift. In addition it received the extremely reasonable, semi-transparent C-pillar. 06/14