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1976 Citroen CX vs. 1957 Citroen 15

To start off, 1976 Citroen CX is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1957 Citroen 15. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1957 Citroen 15 would be higher. At 2,866 cc (6 cylinders), 1957 Citroen 15 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1976 Citroen CX (106 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 30 more horse power than 1957 Citroen 15. (76 HP @ 3800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1976 Citroen CX should accelerate faster than 1957 Citroen 15. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1957 Citroen 15 weights approximately 60 kg more than 1976 Citroen CX.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1957 Citroen 15 (187 Nm) has 26 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Citroen CX. (161 Nm). This means 1957 Citroen 15 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Citroen CX.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Citroen CX 1957 Citroen 15
Make Citroen Citroen
Model CX 15
Year Released 1976 1957
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1985 cc 2866 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 106 HP 76 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 161 Nm 187 Nm
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 78 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 100 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.3:1 6.2:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1265 kg 1325 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1570 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 3100 mm


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