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1970-1975 CITROEN SM specifications

1970-1975 CITROEN SM specifications Classic and Performance Car

The 1968 marriage of Citroën and Maserati led to the birth of a highly individualistic sports coupé. The SM took DS technology, threw in a Maserati V6 engine and finished it off with a brooding, angular body that was distinctively Citroën, but also looked very prestigious and expensive. Utterly original and technologically advanced, this idiosyncratic French supercar demanded careful care and developed a reputation for fragility which harmed sales. When Citroën was taken over by Peugeot in 1975 the SM was one of the first casualties.

Production

  • Production:
    12,920
  • Price at launch:
    £5,480
  • Price (excellent)
    £20,000
  • Price (good):
    £15,000
  • Price (average):
    £8,000
  • Price (project):
    £4,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.0secs
  • Top speed:
    135.0mph
  • Power:
    170.0bhp
  • Torque:
    172.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    19.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V6
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent via self-levelling hydropneumatic spring and damper units, pressurised by engine-driven pump
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent via self-levelling hydropneumatic spring and damper units, pressurised by engine-driven pump
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4892mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2946mm
  • Width:
    1836mm
  • Height:
    1321mm
  • Weight:
    1450kgs

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