Although based on
the ID, a number of modifications were necessary - the superstructure
was both lengthened and strengthened, the rear brake drums were
enlarged and the braking system was that of the DS. A lower final
drive gave this heavy car performance comparable to that of the ID
A number of carrossiers manufactured hearses based on the ID Break
was used as the basis for an estate version, launched in 1960, its
mechanical development largely paralleled that of the saloon (or
berline) although sometimes it preceded the berline.
variants were available at launch: a six seater Break, a six seater
Break Confort, an eight seater Familiale, an Ambulance and a
The break incorporated
some novel solutions - the additional seats folded down into the floor
and the lower section of the two part tailgate carried two number plates
thereby allowing the car to be legally driven with the tailgate open.
In 1963, the breaks
received the 83 bhp engine of the DS - two years before it was fitted
in 75 bhp guise in the ID berline and an ID21 version was introduced in
1965. The hydraulic gearbox was optional from 1968 until 1972.