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1976 Citroen CX vs. 1986 Citroen BX

To start off, 1986 Citroen BX is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Citroen CX. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Citroen CX would be higher. At 1,985 cc (4 cylinders), 1976 Citroen CX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1976 Citroen CX (106 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 35 more horse power than 1986 Citroen BX. (71 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1976 Citroen CX should accelerate faster than 1986 Citroen BX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Citroen CX weights approximately 335 kg more than 1986 Citroen BX. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 1976 Citroen CX (161 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 51 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Citroen BX. (110 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 1976 Citroen CX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Citroen BX.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Citroen CX 1986 Citroen BX
Make Citroen Citroen
Model CX BX
Year Released 1976 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1985 cc 1360 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 106 HP 71 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 161 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 75 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 77 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.3:1 10.2:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1265 kg 930 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4400 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 66 L


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