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Citroën 10 HP Type B12

1926 - 1927

 

The Type B12 was launched at the Paris Salon in 1926.

The B12 represented a development of the B10 with an all steel body and a reinforced chassis.

André Citroën launched a fleet of Paris taxis employing a special version of the B2.

The B12 remained in production until 1927.

Body styles were the same as for the B2 and included Torpédo 4 Places in Standard, Serie Luxe and Tourisme Luxe finishes, Conduite Interieure 3 and 4 places, Coupé, Landaulet, Normande, Taxi, Cabriolet and Coupé.

 

 
 

10HP Type B12 

10 HP Type B12 with aluminium pistons

Number of cylinders

Four

Cubic capacity

1 452cm3

Bore and stroke

68 x 100mm

Power output

20 bhp @ 2 100 rpm

22 bhp @ 2 100 rpm

Transmission

Rear wheel drive via three speed gearbox

Brakes

Foot operated pedal operating simultaneously on transmission shaft drum and front wheel drums and hand operated on rear wheel drums

Suspension

Front : single quarter eliptical springs
Rear : twin quarter elliptical springs with shock absorbers 

Steering

Worm and roller

Top speed

70 - 75 kph

© 1996 Julian Marsh