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1970-1986 CITROEN GS/GSA specifications

1970-1986 CITROEN GS/GSA specifications Classic and Performance Car

Citroën brought its big car hydropneumatic technology to the small car market with 1970’s GS. Looking like a scaled-down blend of DS and SM, motive power for this futuristic family saloon was, at first, a 1015cc air-cooled flat-four engine. The interior looked like it had borrowed its controls from a spaceship and, naturally, there was self-levelling suspension throughout. The car became a hatchback as the GSA in 1979, but far more intriguing was the GS Birotor of 1973, which showcased Citroën’s Wankel rotary engine leanings.

Production

  • Production:
    2,473,150
  • Price at launch:
    £1,001
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,000
  • Price (good):
    £1,850
  • Price (average):
    £850
  • Price (project):
    £250

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    16.2secs
  • Top speed:
    92.0mph
  • Power:
    55.0bhp
  • Torque:
    52.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    29.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    Flat 4
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, double wishbone, hydropneumatic spheres
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, trailing arms, hydropneumatic spheres
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4121mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2550mm
  • Width:
    1607mm
  • Height:
    1346mm
  • Weight:
    880kgs

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