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view the specifications of the 1015cc engine
view the specifications of the 1130cc engine
view the specifications of the 1222cc engine
view the specifications of the 1299cc engine
view the specifications of the 1990cc engine

1130cc engine

The engines

Citroën used four different (all aircooled) engines in the 'plain' GS and GSA types (1015cc - 1129cc - 1222cc - 1299cc). Next to that there was the 1990cc wankelengine which was used in the GS Birotor only. At the introduction in 1970 all cars where only equiped with the 1015cc engine. This engine, coming from the Ami, was considered underpowered from it's introduction on. In 1972 Citroën took action and introduced a 1222cc engine. This engine wasn't used in the Club only at first. The 1015cc lasted untill 1977, used only in the cheapest version. In 1977 Citroën introduced a new developed 1130cc engine, which replaced the 1015cc. It was used in the Gspécial only. The introduction of the GS X3 brought the fourth engine used in the GS. The 1299cc engine, which was later used in all GSA's, except for the first versions of the GSA Spécial. The introduction of the GSA in 1979 is the end of the 1222cc engine. In 1983 the production of the 1130cc engine is stopped, all cars now use the 1299cc engine.

1015cc engine
Produced from1970 - 1977
Type4 cilinder boxer engine
CoolingAircooled
Bore and stroke74 x 59mm
Compression ratio9:1
Max power (DIN)55.5 BHP at 6500 RPM
Max power (SAE)61 BHP at 6750 RPM
Max torque7.2 KGM at 3500 RPM (DIN)
Topspeed148 km/h (90 mph)
Acceleration 100m sprint38.1 seconds
Fuel usage litres:kmDIN 1:10.9

1130cc engine
Produced from1977 - 1983
Type4 cilinder boxer engine
CoolingAircooled
Bore and stroke74 x 65.5mm
Compression ratio9:1
Max power (DIN)56.5 BHP at 5750 RPM
Max torque8.2 KGM at 3500 RPM (DIN)
Topspeed149 km/h (aprox 91 mph)
Acceleration 1000m sprint38.1 seconds
Fuel usage litres:kmDIN 1:15.3

1222cc engine
Produced from1972 - 1979
Type4 cilinder boxer engine
CoolingAircooled
Bore and stroke77 x 65.5mm
Compression ratio8.2:1
Max power (DIN)60 BHP at 5750 RPM
Max power (SAE)65 BHP at 6000 RPM
Max torque8.9 KGM at 3250 RPM (DIN)
Topspeed155 km/h (92 mph)
Acceleration 1000m sprint36.8 seconds
Fuel usage litres:kmDIN 1:10.8

1299cc engine
Produced from1979 - 1986
Type4 cilinder boxer engine
CoolingAircooled
Bore and stroke79.4 x 65.5mm
Compression ratio8.7:1
Max power (DIN)65 BHP at 5500 RPM
Max torque10 KGM at 3500 RPM (DIN)
Topspeed158 km/h (95 mph)
Acceleration 1000m sprint35.8 seconds
Fuel usage litres:kmDIN 1:14.9

Wankel engine

Birotor 1990cc engine
Produced from1973 - 1974
Type4 cilinder Comotor type 624
Bore and stroke77 x 65.5mm
Compression ratio9:1
Max power (DIN)106 BHP at 6500 RPM
Topspeed175 km/h (109 mph)

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