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DS 19 Technical History 1955 to 1975

DS 19 Technical History 1955 to 1965

Model

DS 19

DS 19 M

Manufactured

1955 - 1961

1961 - 1965

1963 - 1965

Engine

4 cylinder in line, 
1 911cc, 78 x 100mm bore and stroke, 75 bhp @ 4 500 rpm

4 cylinder in line, 1 911cc, 78 x 100mm bore and stroke, 83 bhp @ 4 500 rpm

Transmission

Front wheel drive via 4 speed gearbox, servo control of gearchange and clutch (no clutch pedal)

Front wheel drive via 4 speed manual gearbox and conventional clutch

Suspension

Front - leading arms, anti-roll bar, rear - trailing arms, anti-roll bar, fully independent, self-levelling hydropneumatic

Steering

Rack and pinion, hydraulic servo control, no mechanical connection between single spoke steering wheel and rack when hydraulic system pressurised

Brakes

Front - inboard discs, rear - outboard drums, hydraulic servo control via rubber mushroom instead of brake pedal, twin hydraulic circuits, automatic compensation for load

Body

4 door Berline

4 door Berline, 4 door Prestige, 2 door Cabriolet

4 door Berline, 4 door Prestige, 2 door Cabriolet

Performance

140 kph - 87 mph

150 kph - 94 mph

160 kph - 100 mph

DS 19/20 Technical History 1965 to 1971

Model

DS 19A

DS 19 MA

DS 20

DS 20 M

Manufactured

1965 - 1968

1968 - 1971

Engine

4 cylinder in line,
1 985cc, 86 x 85,5mm bore and stroke, 
90 bhp @ 5 250 rpm

4 cylinder in line,
1 985cc, 86 x 85,5mm bore and stroke, 
103 bhp @ 5 250 rpm

Transmission

Front wheel drive via 4 speed gearbox, servo control of gearchange and clutch (no clutch pedal)

Front wheel drive via 4 speed manual gearbox and conventional clutch

Front wheel drive via 4 speed gearbox, servo control of gearchange and clutch (no clutch pedal)

Front wheel drive via 4 speed manual gearbox and conventional clutch

Suspension

Front - leading arms, anti-roll bar, rear - trailing arms, anti-roll bar, fully independent, self-levelling hydropneumatic

Steering

Rack and pinion, hydraulic servo control, no mechanical connection between single spoke steering wheel and rack when hydraulic system pressurised

Brakes

Front - inboard discs, rear - outboard drums, hydraulic servo control via rubber mushroom instead of brake pedal, twin hydraulic circuits, automatic compensation for load

Body

4 door Berline, 4 door Prestige, 2 door Cabriolet

Revised frontal treatment from 1967 on

4 door Berline, 4 door Prestige, 2 door Cabriolet

Revised frontal treatment from 1967 on

4 door Berline, 4 door Prestige, 2 door Cabriolet

4 door Berline, 4 door Prestige, 2 door Cabriolet

Performance

165 kph - 103 mph

165 kph - 103 mph

167 kph - 105 mph

167 kph - 105 mph

DS 21 Technical History 1965 to 1972

Model

DS 21

DS 21 M

DS 21

DS 21 M

Manufactured

1965 - 1968

1968 - 1972

Engine

4 cylinder in line,
2 175cc, 90 x 85,5mm bore and stroke, 
109 bhp @ 5 500 rpm

4 cylinder in line,
2 175cc, 90 x 85,5mm bore and stroke, 
115 bhp @ 5 750 rpm

Transmission

Front wheel drive via 4 speed gearbox, servo control of gearchange and clutch (no clutch pedal)

Front wheel drive via 4 speed manual gearbox and conventional clutch

Front wheel drive via 4 speed gearbox, servo control of gearchange and clutch (no clutch pedal) 

From 1971 a Borg Warner 3 speed automatic gearbox was available as an option

Front wheel drive via 4 speed manual gearbox and conventional clutch 

From 1970 on, a 5 speed gearbox was fitted as standard

Suspension

Front - leading arms, anti-roll bar, rear - trailing arms, anti-roll bar, fully independent, self-levelling hydropneumatic

Steering

Rack and pinion, hydraulic servo control, no mechanical connection between single spoke steering wheel and rack when hydraulic system pressurised

Brakes

Front - inboard discs, rear - outboard drums, hydraulic servo control via rubber mushroom instead of brake pedal, twin hydraulic circuits, automatic compensation for load

Body

4 door Berline, 4 door Prestige, 2 door Cabriolet

4 door Berline, 4 door Prestige, 2 door Cabriolet

4 door Berline, 4 door Prestige, 2 door Cabriolet

4 door Berline, 4 door Prestige, 2 door Cabriolet

Performance

175 kph - 109 mph

175 kph - 109 mph

178 kph - 111 mph

178 kph - 111 mph

DS 21 IE Technical History 1969 to 1972

Model

DS 21 IE

DS 21 M IE

Manufactured

1969 - 1972

Engine

4 cylinder in line,
2 175cc, 90 x 85,5mm bore and stroke, 
139 bhp @ 5 500 rpm

Transmission

Front wheel drive via 4 speed gearbox, servo control of gearchange and clutch (no clutch pedal)

From 1971 a Borg Warner 3 speed automatic gearbox was available as an option

Front wheel drive via 4 speed manual gearbox and conventional clutch

From 1970 on, a 5 speed gearbox was fitted as standard

Suspension

Front - leading arms, anti-roll bar, rear - trailing arms, anti-roll bar, fully independent, self-levelling hydropneumatic

Steering

Rack and pinion, hydraulic servo control, no mechanical connection between single spoke steering wheel and rack when hydraulic system pressurised

Brakes

Front - inboard discs, rear - outboard drums, hydraulic servo control via rubber mushroom instead of brake pedal, twin hydraulic circuits, automatic compensation for load

Body

4 door Berline, 4 door Prestige, 2 door Cabriolet



4 door Berline, 4 door Prestige, 2 door Cabriolet



Performance

188 kph - 118 mph

188 kph - 118 mph

DS 23 Technical History 1973 to 1975

Model

DS 23

DS 23 M

DS 23 IE

DS 23 M IE

Manufactured

1973 - 1975

1973 - 1975

Engine

4 cylinder in line,
2 347cc, 93,5 x 85,5mm bore and stroke, 
124 bhp @ 5 500 rpm

4 cylinder in line,
2 347cc, 93,5 x 85,5mm bore and stroke, 
141 bhp @ 5 500 rpm

Transmission

Front wheel drive via 4 speed gearbox, servo control of gearchange and clutch (no clutch pedal)

Borg Warner 3 speed automatic gearbox was available as an option 

Front wheel drive via 5 speed manual gearbox and conventional clutch

Front wheel drive via 4 speed gearbox, servo control of gearchange and clutch (no clutch pedal) 

Borg Warner 3 speed automatic gearbox was available as an option

Front wheel drive via 5 speed manual gearbox and conventional clutch 

Suspension

Front - leading arms, anti-roll bar, rear - trailing arms, anti-roll bar, fully independent, self-levelling hydropneumatic

Steering

Rack and pinion, hydraulic servo control, no mechanical connection between single spoke steering wheel and rack when hydraulic system pressurised

Brakes

Front - inboard discs, rear - outboard drums, hydraulic servo control via rubber mushroom instead of brake pedal, twin hydraulic circuits, automatic compensation for load

Body

4 door Berline, 4 door Prestige, 2 door Cabriolet

4 door Berline, 4 door Prestige, 2 door Cabriolet

4 door Berline, 4 door Prestige, 2 door Cabriolet

4 door Berline, 4 door Prestige, 2 door Cabriolet

Performance

179 kph - 112 mph

179 kph - 112 mph

188 kph - 118 mph

188 kph - 118 mph