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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


Cubic capacity

1 452cm3

Bore and stroke

68 x 100mm

Power output

20 bhp @ 2 100 rpm

22 bhp @ 2 100 rpm


Rear wheel drive via three speed gearbox


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


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


Worm and roller

Top speed

70 - 75 kph

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