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1994 Citroen AX vs. 1956 Citroen DS

To start off, 1994 Citroen AX is newer by 38 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1956 Citroen DS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1956 Citroen DS would be higher. At 1,911 cc (4 cylinders), 1956 Citroen DS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1956 Citroen DS (65 HP @ 4500 RPM) has 17 more horse power than 1994 Citroen AX. (48 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1956 Citroen DS should accelerate faster than 1994 Citroen AX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1956 Citroen DS weights approximately 590 kg more than 1994 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, 1956 Citroen DS (133 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 59 more torque (in Nm) than 1994 Citroen AX. (74 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 1956 Citroen DS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1994 Citroen AX.

Compare all specifications:

1994 Citroen AX 1956 Citroen DS
Make Citroen Citroen
Model AX DS
Year Released 1994 1956
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 954 cc 1911 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 48 HP 65 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 74 Nm 133 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 70 mm 78 mm
Engine Stroke Size 62 mm 100 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.4:1 7.5:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 668 kg 1258 kg
Vehicle Length 3510 mm 4980 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 3130 mm


 

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