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1955-1975 Citroen DS19/ID19 specifications

1955-1975 Citroen DS19/ID19 specifications Classic and Performance Car

Citroen broke the mold when it launched the ground breaking DS in 1955


The Citroen DS is one of the most extraordinary cars ever created. Its ‘Goddess’ name – ‘Deesse’ in French – was entirely justified because it did seem to be from another world. The beautiful shape was like nothing else, while hydropneumatics controlled the self-levelling suspension, brakes, clutch and power steering, with the ride height adjustable from inside the car. Only the old 1911cc engine was carried over from the Traction Avant. The budget-conscious ID19 appeared a year after the DS19 and featured conventional brakes and steering.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £1,486
  • Price (excellent)
    £17,000
  • Price (good):
    £11,000
  • Price (average):
    £4,200
  • Price (project):
    £1,700

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    22.1secs
  • Top speed:
    88.0mph
  • Power:
    75.0bhp
  • Torque:
    101.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    24.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, hydropneumatic sphere
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, hydropneumatic sphere
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Engine FWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4800mm
  • Wheelbase:
    3124mm
  • Width:
    1790mm
  • Height:
    1520mm
  • Weight:
    1237kgs

Citroen DS Classifieds

  • Citroen DS

    London , London
  • Tamworth , Staffordshire

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