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1976 Citroen CX vs. 2004 Citroen C5

To start off, 2004 Citroen C5 is newer by 28 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 2,179 cc (4 cylinders), 2004 Citroen C5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Citroen C5 (134 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 28 more horse power than 1976 Citroen CX. (106 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Citroen C5 should accelerate faster than 1976 Citroen CX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Citroen C5 weights approximately 401 kg more than 1976 Citroen CX. 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, 2004 Citroen C5 (314 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 153 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Citroen CX. (161 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2004 Citroen C5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Citroen CX.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Citroen CX 2004 Citroen C5
Make Citroen Citroen
Model CX C5
Year Released 1976 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1985 cc 2179 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 106 HP 134 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 161 Nm 314 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 85 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 96 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.3:1 17.6:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1265 kg 1666 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4850 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1560 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2770 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 66 L


 

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