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1976 Citroen CX vs. 1987 Citroen BX

To start off, 1987 Citroen BX is newer by 11 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 44 more horse power than 1987 Citroen BX. (62 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1976 Citroen CX should accelerate faster than 1987 Citroen BX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Citroen CX weights approximately 375 kg more than 1987 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 1987 Citroen BX. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1976 Citroen CX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1987 Citroen BX.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Citroen CX 1987 Citroen BX
Make Citroen Citroen
Model CX BX
Year Released 1976 1987
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 62 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 161 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.3:1 9.3:1
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 890 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4240 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 80 L


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