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CitroŽn 8

1932 - 1935

The 8 was launched at the 1932 Paris Salon and was built until 1935. At the end of 1932, chevrons were added to the grille. Available in a variety of body styles, in 1934, it was restyled with an inclined radiator grill and curved front bumpers when it was redesignated 8 NH (Nouvel Habillage or 'New Clothes').  

CitroŽn's Petite Rosalie, an 8CV with special bodywork broke many long distance world records at the Montlhťry autodrome covering 300.000 km at an average speed of 93 kph

Number of cylinders


Cubic capacity

1 452cm3

Bore and stroke

68x 100mm

Power output

32 bhp @ 3 200 rpm


Rear wheel drive via three speed gearbox


Foot operated pedal operating on drums front and rear


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


Worm and roller

Top speed

90 kph

© 1996 Julian Marsh/CitroŽnŽt/SA Automobiles CitroŽn

Below 8 Commerciale van