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Citroen AX (1986-1998) specifications

The small, clever and lightweight Citroen AX provided a whole generation with their first taste of motoring freedom


When it came to tidying up its sprawling range of small cars, Citroen came up with the innovative AX. And although it was simply styled, the AX was well engineered, incredibly light, and as a result great to drive. Smaller than much of the opposition – purposely so as not to compete directly with the Peugeot 205 – the AX gained a following with younger drivers. As with the larger Citroen BX, many potential customers confused light weight with flimsiness, but those who bought one, especially a diesel, were rewarded with a car that cost peanuts to run.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £4,750
  • Price (excellent)
    £1,250
  • Price (good):
    £800
  • Price (average):
    £500
  • Price (project):
    £200

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    11.3secs
  • Top speed:
    102.0mph
  • Power:
    72.0bhp
  • Torque:
    76.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    42.3mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Engine FWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3531mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2285mm
  • Width:
    1575mm
  • Height:
    1346mm
  • Weight:
    684kgs

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