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1989 BX GTI

The Citroën BX was introduced in 1982 is a number and represents a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar Events January-February January 6 - William Bonin is convicted of being the freeway killer. January 8 - AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions January 11 - Mark Thatcher, son of the... 1982 and was a somewhat radical car compared to many of its contemporaries. Being The French Republic or France ( French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. France is a democracy organised as a... French, the car was launched under the The Eiffel Tower (French: La tour Eiffel) is the most recognizable landmark in Paris and is known worldwide as a symbol of France. Named after its designer, Gustave Eiffel, it is a premier tourist destination, with over 5.5 million visitors per year. The name Eiffel is pronounced eye-full... Eiffel Tower with great fanfare.


Oddly enough, the body design of the BX is strongly inspired from a British car, the Reliant is a car manufacturer in England the company was historically based at Tamworth in Staffordshire although since 2001 it has moved to nearby Cannock. The company is notable for building composite-bodied specialist vehicles, such as the Reliant Scimitar, Reliant Sabre and Reliant SS1 sports cars, and the three... Reliant FW11 prototype which was presented in For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). Events January-February January 1 - First woman Episcopal priest ordained. January 6 - EMI sacks the Sex Pistols January 18 - Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious legionnaires disease January 18 - Australia experiences its worst railway disaster... 1977.


This was one of the first cars to really benefit from the merger of Peugeot is a major French car manufacturer whose roots go back to bicycle manufacturing at the end of the 19th century. Peugeot is now the largest bicycle manufacturer in France. See Peugeot tuning. Company History Peugeot 404 1999 Peugeot 206 A red Peugeot 307CC (coupé cabriolet), with a folding... Peugeot and Citroën is a French automobile manufacturer, started in 1919 by André Citroën. Originally a mass-market car maker with relatively straight-forward designs, Citroën shocked the world in 1934 with the innovative Traction Avant (front wheel drive) ( 1934- 1956). Until the late 1980s... Citroën in 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). Events January-February January 12 - UN Security Council votes 11-1 to admit the Palestinian Liberation Organization January 15 - Would-be Gerald Ford presidential assassin Sara Jane Moore is sentenced to life in prison January 16... 1976, the platform being shared by the more conventional The Peugeot 405 is a European midsize car with elegant Pininfarina styling, characterized by good ride and handling. The 405 was voted European Car of the Year for 1988 by the largest number of votes in the history of the contest. About 2.5 million vehicles have been sold worldwide... 405 that appeared in 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. Events Environmental change Zebra mussels found in the Great lakes December 2 - Cyclone in Bangladesh leaves 5 million homeless - thousands dead December 7 - In Armenia an earthquake 6.9 on the Richter scale killed nearly 25.000... 1988.


The features that really set this car apart was the traditional Citroën Hydropneumatic is the name given to a suspension system invented by Citroën and fitted to Citroën cars, as well as being adapted by other car manufacturers, notably Mercedes-Benz. This system uses a belt driven pump from the engine to pressurise special LHM fluid around the hydraulic system... hydropneumatic suspension, extensive use of plastic body panels and disc brakes all round. The car also benefited from Bertone is an Italian car styling house, which also manufactures cars. Bertone styling is very distinctive, with most cars having a strong family resemblance even if badged by different manufacturers. Bertone has styled cars for Ferrari, Fiat, Lancia, Lamborghini and Volvo Cars among others. The company is based in Turin... Bertone styling that looks interesting even today. This was also a practical vehicle, featuring a hatchback rear, four doors and a decent amount of space.


Powertrains all came courtesy of Peugeot is a major French car manufacturer whose roots go back to bicycle manufacturing at the end of the 19th century. Peugeot is now the largest bicycle manufacturer in France. See Peugeot tuning. Company History Peugeot 404 1999 Peugeot 206 A red Peugeot 307CC (coupé cabriolet), with a folding... Peugeot. The BX used the TU and XU series' of Petrol (gasoline in the United States and Canada) is a petroleum-derived liquid mixture consisting primarily of hydrocarbons, used as fuel in internal combustion engines. The term gasoline is the common usage within the oil industry, even within companies that are not American. Often the term mogas (short for motor... petrol engines in 1.4, 1.6 and 1.9 litre editions (even 1.1 was available in some countries). The XUD This article is about the fuel. For other uses see diesel (disambiguation). Diesel is a product used as a fuel in a diesel engine invented by Rudolf Diesel, and perfected by Charles F. Kettering. Petrodiesel One can obtain diesel from petroleum, which is called petrodiesel to distinguish it from diesel... diesel engine was also available. It was this Peugeot influence that endowed the BX with some much needed reliability, something which its predcessor, the GS, never possessed. This led to the BX's famous advertising slogan "Loves Driving, Hates Garages". Throughout the 1980s the BX slowly rebuilt Citroën's reputation, and paved the way for the The Citroën AX is a small car, built by Citroën from 1986 to 1998. It was launched at the 1986 Paris Salon motor show to replace the Citroën Visa. It was available in 3-door form, with 1.0 L, 1.1 ... AX, ZX, and XM.


A year later estate versions were also made available. Later on a 16 valve petrol, Four wheel drive or 4x4, is a type of four wheeled vehicle drivetrain configuration that enables all four wheels to receive power from the engine simultaneously in order to provide maximum traction. Usually the term refers to part-time systems, designed only for use in low-traction conditions (e.g... 4x4 versions and Turbo is an acronym for TURbine BOosted This means that it comprises turbine to extract energy from an internal combustion engine and using this energy to boost the air input to the engine, thus increasing the volumetric efficiency i.e. giving more power. A turbocharger is an automobile component. Turbo... turbo diesels too. The 16 valve petrol was the ultimate BX. Its 1.9 litre engine produced a massive power of 160 bhp and 177 Nm of torque, giving it a 0 to 100km/h time of 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 218 km/h. An anti-lock braking system (commonly known as ABS, from the German name Antiblockiersystem given to it by its inventors at Bosch) is a system on motor vehicles which prevents the wheels from locking while braking. The purpose of this is twofold: to allow the driver to maintain steering control... ABS-brakes were fitted as standard. It had big sideskirts that made it easy to recognize from other BX-models. Along with the normal BX-versions, there were also some special limited versions. Perhaps the most intresting ones being the Sport (less than 10000 were built from 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events Environmental and weather change Asian Tiger Mosquito, an invasive species is first found in Houston, Texas May 25 - Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge which kills approximately 10,000 people. September 19 - 8... 1985 to 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. Events Environmental change Varroa destructor, an invasive parasite is found in the US October 15 - Hurricane force winds cause extensive damage in southern England. January January 1 - Frobisher Bay, Northwest Territories, changes its name to Iqaluit. In 1999... 1987), and the Digit (only 4000 were built in 1985). BX Sport was the most powerful BX at that time with its 126hp. It also stood out with its unique bodykit (BX Sport picture (http://koti.mbnet.fi/css/bx/bx10.jpg)). BX Digit was based on BX GT, but had a special digital instrument panel ( BX Digit picture (http://perso.club-internet.fr/aebergon/photos_Citroen/BX_Digit_tdb_T.jpg)). Altogether the BX had surprisingly many sporty versions considering its otherwise peaceful nature. These versions included the 16 GTi, the 19 GT, the 19 GTi, the 19 GTi 4x4, the 19 Sport and the 19 GTi 16V.


The amount of additional equipment available to BX was also surprisingly high for a car of its size and class. Besides the superior hydropneumatic suspension, you could also get equipment like ABS, Note: in the broadest sense, air conditioning can refer to any form of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. This article is specifically about the use of refrigeration for this purpose. The first album of the pop group Curved Air was Airconditioning An air conditioner (often abbreviated to AC in the... air conditioning, electric windows, electric sidemirrors, electric sunroof, remotely controlled central locking system, leather interior, etc.

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1988 BX GTI Dashboard

In 1987 the interior and dashboard were redesigned and made less quirky than the original, which used Citroën's bizarre idiosyncratic switchgear and "bathroom scale" speedometer; these were replaced with more conventional switches and dial-type instruments. The earlier GTi-models already had "normal" speedometer and tachometer. In 1987 the BX also changed a bit from the outside. New bumpers were fitted and the front indicators were changed. Later, the rear lights were changed to more appealing ones.


In total, some 2,500,000 BX's were built during its 13 year history. The hatchback was discontinued in 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003) Events January January 1 - Czechoslovakia divides. Establishment of independent Slovakia and Czech Republic. January 3 - In Moscow, George H. W. Bush and... 1993 with the arrival of the Xantia, but the station wagon continued for another year.


All BX's are very well known for the exceptionally smooth ride, reasonable fuel economy and great brakes. The complexity of the suspension system meant that repairs tended to get very expensive in later life. For this reason there are few BX's still around.


This earlier version of the hydropneumatic suspension didn't feature a non-return valve, so the car slowly sinks toward the ground (rear first) in a style that makes the lay person believe the suspension has collapsed. It must have greatly amused people to see them rise back up again when the engine started! Like most hydropneumatic Citroëns, the BX can be driven on 3 wheels. Jacking the suspension up, a rear wheel can be taken off and the car can balance itself on the other 3 wheels.


Citroën also made an effort in the group B rallying with BX in 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events January January 1 - Spain and Portugal enter the European Community January 1 - Aruba gains increased autonomy from the Netherlands and is separated from the Netherlands Antilles. January 9 - After losing a patent battle with Polaroid, Kodak leaves... 1986. This BX version was called BX 4TC. Of course, it was nothing like the normal BX. It had a very long nose because the engine was mounted lengthwise. The 4TC had only 2 doors, whereas all the other BX-models had 4 doors. Because of the group B regulations, 200 street versions also had to be built. There is a public registry of these available here  (http://home.wanadoo.nl/prins2000/bx4tcreg.html). The 4TC was never very successful, its best result being the 6th place in 1986 Sweden rally. Citroën only participated in three group B rallies before the whole group B was banned and killed in 1986. An intresting fact is that the rally version of the BX also featured the unique hydropneumatic suspension.

Preceded by:
Citroën GS
Succeeded by:
Citroën Xantia


Citroën is a French automobile manufacturer, started in 1919 by André Citroën. Originally a mass-market car maker with relatively straight-forward designs, Citroën shocked the world in 1934 with the innovative Traction Avant (front wheel drive) ( 1934- 1956). Until the late 1980s... Citroën


In production

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Historic

Traction Avant | TUB | TUC | 1960 2CV. Notice suicide doors The 2CV (deux chevaux - French, literally two horses, from the tax horsepower rating) was a popular French car made by Citroën. 3,872,583 2CV sedan, 1,246,306 utility models and even more derivatives were produced from 1948 to 1990. History Pierre... 2CV | The Acadiane is a small commercial vehicle derived from the Dyane, produced from 1978 to 1987. Acadiane Categories: Citroën vehicles | Automobile stubs ... Acadiane | The Citroën Ami series was launched in 1961 and remained in production until May 1978. Although it was in no way its commercial name, the Ami was often called in France Citroën 3CV (trois chevaux). The Ami Super was a 4 cylinder variant powered by the... Ami 6 | The Citroën Ami series was launched in 1961 and remained in production until May 1978. Although it was in no way its commercial name, the Ami was often called in France Citroën 3CV (trois chevaux). The Ami Super was a 4 cylinder variant powered by the... Ami 8 | The Citroën Ami series was launched in 1961 and remained in production until May 1978. Although it was in no way its commercial name, the Ami was often called in France Citroën 3CV (trois chevaux). The Ami Super was a 4 cylinder variant powered by the... Ami Super | The Citroën Axel was a car sold in some countries in Western Europe between 1985 and 1990. It was a rebadged version of the small Oltcit hatchback produced in Romania. Categories: Citroën vehicles | Automobile stubs ... Axel | The Citroën AX is a small car, built by Citroën from 1986 to 1998. It was launched at the 1986 Paris Salon motor show to replace the Citroën Visa. It was available in 3-door form, with 1.0 L, 1.1 ... AX | BX | 1986 Citroën CX 25 Prestige The CX was a model of Citroën automobile manufactured and sold between 1974 and 1988. A total of 1,042,460 CXs were produced. The CX is often cited by enthusiasts as the last real Citroën before Peugeot took... CX | C25 | C35 | Dyane | The DS (also known as Déesse, or Goddess, after the punning initials in French) was a model of Citroën automobile manufactured and sold between 1955 and 1975. The DS is characterized by long, smooth, fluid body lines, a hydraulic suspension system, front-wheel drive, and a... DS | The DS (also known as Déesse, or Goddess, after the punning initials in French) was a model of Citroën automobile manufactured and sold between 1955 and 1975. The DS is characterized by long, smooth, fluid body lines, a hydraulic suspension system, front-wheel drive, and a... ID | Evasion | FAF | GS | GSA | H Van | LN | LNA | M35 | Méhari | Saxo | SM | Visa | XM | Xantia | ZX


Prototypes and Concept Cars

G Van | Prototype C | The Citroën 2CV Pop was the study by Citroën of a luxuous execution of the 2CV, built in 1973. The car featured a special bonnet which made it look like the Traction Avant and the engine was the four-cylinder engine of the GS, following the... 2CV Pop | GS Camargue | C44 | Karin | Zabrus

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