Citroën BX 4TC

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Description

The Citroën BX 4TC launched in 1986 was the road-going equivalent of the Group B rally car, produced in limited numbers for homologation purposes.

The car was fitted with a detuned version of the 2.1 liter N9TE racing engine producing 200 hp (147 kW) and 294 Nm of torque. In order to accommodate the engine which was mounted longitudinally, the bonnet needed to be lengthened compared to the regular BX models. A five speed manual gearbox sent the power to all four wheels through a central differential, while the hydropneumatic suspension was borrowed from the Citroën SM.

Visually, the BX 4TC was distinguished by its wide and aggressive bodykit that included deep bumpers, heavily pronounced fenders, a rear wing, four additional headlights in the front grille and a buldge in the hood.

The racing car didn’t enjoy much success in Group B not being able to compete with the stronger and more reliable rivals. Citroën initially planned to build 200 road going examples however sales were slow and actual production numbers were smaller than expected. Today it is believed that there are less than 40 cars in existence, making it a rare classic.

 

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Additional information

Model

Citroen BX 4TC

Production

1985-1986

Segment

D

Doors

5

Layout

AWD

Engine Displacement

2141 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Single Point Injection

Power (hp)

200

Power (kw)

147

Power (@rpm)

@ 5250 rpm

Torque (Nm)

294

Torque (@rpm)

@ 2750 rpm

0-100km/h

7,1 sec

Top Speed (km/h)

222 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

138 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

13,6

CO2 (g/km)

Gearbox

5 MT

Weight

1280 kg

Length

4512 mm

Width

1830 mm

Height

1350 mm

Wheelbase

2612 mm

Front Track

1547 mm

Rear Track

1547 mm

Boot Space

Tire Size

215/55 R15

Front Brakes

Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

Ventilated Discs