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Citroën Traction Avant Technical Specifications 

7A

7B

7 Sport

7C

11 Légère/11BL

11/11B

Dates

1934

1934 - 1935

1934 - 1935

1935 - 1940

1935 - 1937 (Légère)
1937 - 1939 (BL)

1935 - 1937 (11)
1937 - 1939 (11B)

Number of cylinders

Four

Cubic capacity

1 303cm3

1 529cm3

1 911cm3

1 628cm3

1 911cm3

1 911cm3

Bore and stroke

72 x 80mm

72 x 80mm 

78 x 100mm

72 x 100mm

78 x 100mm

78 x 100mm

Power output

32 bhp @ 3 200 rpm

35 bhp @ 3 200 rpm

46 bhp @ 3 800 rpm

36 bhp @ 3 800 rpm

46 bhp @ 3 800 rpm

46 bhp @ 3 800 rpm

Transmission

Front wheel drive via 3 speed gearbox

Brakes

Hydraulically operated drums on all four wheels

Suspension

Front - longitudinal torsion bars
Rear - transverse torsion bars

Steering

Worm and roller until 1936, rack and pinion thereafter

Top speed

95 kph

100 kph

105 - 110 kph

100 kph

110 kph

105 kph

11BL Performance

11B Performance

11 Légère

11 Normale

11 D Légère

11D Normale

Dates

1939 - 1945

1939 - 1946

1946 - 1954

1946 - 1955

1955 - 1957

1955 - 1957

Number of cylinders

Four

Cubic capacity

1 911cm3

1 911cm3

1 911cm3

1 911cm3

1 911cm3

1 911cm3

Bore and stroke

78 x 100mm

78 x 100mm

78 x 100mm

78 x 100mm

78 x 100mm

78 x 100mm

Power output

56 bhp @ 3 800 rpm 

56 bhp @ 3 800 rpm

57 bhp @ 3 800 rpm

57 bhp @ 3 800 rpm

60 bhp @ 4 000 rpm

60 bhp @ 4 000 rpm

Transmission

Front wheel drive via 3 speed gearbox

Brakes

Hydraulically operated drums on all four wheels

Suspension

Front - longitudinal torsion bars
Rear - transverse torsion bars

Steering

Rack and pinion 

Top speed

120 kph

115 kph

120 kph

115 kph

125 kph

120 kph

 

 
 

15 Six G

15 Six D

15 Six H

Dates

1938 - 1947

1947 - 1955

1954 - 1955

Number of cylinders

Six

Cubic capacity

2 867cm3

2 867cm3

2 867cm3

Bore and stroke

78 x 100mm

78 x 100mm 

78 x 100mm

Power output

77 bhp @ 3 800 rpm

77 bhp @ 3 800 rpm

77 bhp @ 3 800 rpm

Transmission

Front wheel drive via 3 speed gearbox

Brakes

Hydraulically operated drums on all four wheels

Suspension

Front - longitudinal torsion bars
Rear - transverse torsion bars

Front - longitudinal torsion bars
Rear - self-levelling independent hydropneumatic

Steering

Rack and pinion 

Top speed

130 kph

130 kph

130 kph

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