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1987 Citroen AX vs. 1990 Citroen BX

To start off, 1990 Citroen BX is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1987 Citroen AX. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1987 Citroen AX would be higher. At 1,360 cc (4 cylinders), 1990 Citroen BX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1990 Citroen BX (71 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 27 more horse power than 1987 Citroen AX. (44 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1990 Citroen BX should accelerate faster than 1987 Citroen AX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 Citroen BX weights approximately 208 kg more than 1987 Citroen AX. 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, 1990 Citroen BX (110 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 37 more torque (in Nm) than 1987 Citroen AX. (73 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 1990 Citroen BX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1987 Citroen AX.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Citroen AX 1990 Citroen BX
Make Citroen Citroen
Model AX BX
Year Released 1987 1990
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 954 cc 1360 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 44 HP 71 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 73 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 70 mm 75 mm
Engine Stroke Size 62 mm 77 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 722 kg 930 kg
Vehicle Length 3540 mm 4400 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 66 L


 

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