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2CV Technical Specifications

2CV Index

 

Year

Engine - Clutch - Gearbox - transmission

Suspension - Brakes - Steering - Tyres

Electrical equipment

Bodywork - Colours

Interior fittings

Weight - Performance

1949

375 cc
6.2 : 1 compression ratio
9 bhp @ 3 500 rpm

4 friction dampers
4 inertia shock absorbers
Michelin Pilote 125 x 400

Battery 6 volt - 50 Ah
6 volt dynamo
One rear light
One stop lamp

No door locks
Gunmetal grey body
Aluminium colour wheels

No ignition key
Grey upholstery
Black steering wheel

Weight 510 kg
Maximum speed 65 kph
Fuel consumption 4 to 5 litres per 100 km

1953

4 blade fan

No change

No change

Lockable doors introduced
Lighter grey paintwork
Yellow wheels

Ignition key

No change

1955

425 cc
6.2 : 1 compression ratio
12 bhp @ 3 500 rpm
Centrifugal clutch 

No change

Indicator lights
Two rear lights one of which comprises the stop lamp 

Restyled badge loses its oval surround
Rubber bung fitted to enable front windows to be left in the fully open position

Blue tartan upholstery
Grey steering wheel

Maximum speed 70 kph
Fuel consumption 5 litres/100 km

1956

Compression ratio increased to 7 : 1

No change

No change

No change

No change

No change

1957

Introduction of AZL

No change

No change

Wheels, steering wheel and seat frames in light grey
Larger rear screen

Demister fitted

No change

1958

Introduction of AZLP

No change

No change

Metal boot lid introduced

No change

No change

1958

2 CV 4 x 4 Sahara
2 x 425 cc engines, one at front, one at rear

Reinforced suspension arms

60 Ah battery
2 dynamos

Cutaway rear wings
Spare wheel mounted on bonnet

Floor mounted gearchange

Maximum speed 100 kph
Fuel consumption 9 litres/100 km

1960

No change

380 diameter wheels
135 x 380 Michelin Pilote tyres

No change

Blue bodywork available

RadioŽn radio available as option

No change

1961

Centrifugal clutch available as option
Production of 375 cc models ends

No change

No change

New bonnet

No change

No change

1962

Power output increased to 13.5 bhp @ 4 000 rpm

Dampers modified

No change

No change

No change

Maximum speed 85 kph

1963

Introduction of AZAM
Power output increased to 18 bhp @ 5 000 rpm

No change

No change

Introduction of 2 CV Mixte fitted with tailgate and spare wheel placed under bonnet

Electric windcreen wipers
New dash board
Electric fuel gauge

Maximum speed 95 kph

1964

No change

Tubeless 125 x 380 tyres

No change

No change

No change

No change

1965

No change

No change

No change

Front doors hinged at the front

No change

No change

1966

Constant velocity joints fitted to driveshafts

Hydraulic rear shock absorbers

12 volt 240 W electrical system

Introduction of six light body

No change

No change

1967

No change

No change

No change

New door handles

New dashboard

No change

1968

No change

No change

No change

No change

Suspended pedals

No change

1970

2 CV 4
435 cc
8.5 : 1 compression ratio
26 bhp @ 6 750 rpm 


2 CV 6
602 cc
8.5 : 1 compression ratio
33 bhp @ 7 000 rpm

No change

390 W alternator

Indicators fitted in front wings

No change

Weight 560 kg
Maximum speed 102 kph
5.4 litres/100 km fuel consumption


Weight 560 kg
Maximum speed 110 kph
6.11 litres/100 km fuel consumption 

1971

9 blade fan

Inertia dampers no longer fitted on front wheels

No change

No change

Lap and diagonal seat belts fitted

No change

1974

No change

No change

No change

Rectangular headlamps fitted
New grille
New bumpers

No change

No change

1975

2 CV Spťcial introduced employing mechanics of the 2 CV 4

No change

No change

4 light body re-introduced

No change

No change

1976

2 CV Spot introduced

No change

No change

No change

No change

No change

1976

2 CV 6 power output reduced to 26 bhp @ 5 500 rpm

No change

No change

No change

No change

No change

1978

2 CV 4 dropped from production

No change

No change

No change

No change

No change

1979

2 CV 6 power output increased to 29 bhp @ 5 750 rpm
Twin choke carburettor
2 CV 4 ceases production

No change

No change

2 CV Spťcial acquires 6 light body and round headlights

No change

No change

1980

No change

No change

No change

Charleston introduced

No change

No change

1981

No change

Front disc brakes fitted

No change

Charleston acquires chromed headlamps

No change


1985

2 CV Dolly introduced

No change

No change

No change

No change

No change

At 3pm on Friday 27 July 1990, production of the 2 CV finally ceased.

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