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Citroen BX (1985-1994)

The Citroën BX was launched on 2nd October 1982  in Paris under the famous Eiffel Tower, a feature of the many Citroen’s advertising campaigns over the years. Designed by Marcello Gandini at the Bertone design studio. There was also a little known concept based on the BX platform and styled by Carrozzeria Bertone called Bertone Zabrus.

The BX was a mid range family car that was built by Citroen and produced in hatchback form with an estate car coming later. Using a mix of petrol and diesel engines it was in production between 1982 – 1994.

The BX was well received by the buying public on its UK debut which was nearly a year later in August 1983, it was to be one of the first mass produced cars to utilize plastic body panels which were corrosion free and with minimal weight as well this gave better fuel consumption Citroen's produced the BX with its brilliant magic-carpet ride hydraulic suspension system and the benefit of adjustable ride height which was also quite maintenance free.  With disc brakes all round it was a car that had superb handling with an  effortless ride and would sell far in excess of 2,000,000 units in its 12 year run.

Back in the early 80's Citroen decided it was time to join the rally scene and they were of course anxious to be successful they would choose their best selling BX as a platform to launch them into the group-B rally series.Citroen would now have to build some 200 road going BX 4 TC as a less powerful copy of their brutal rally car the BX 4 TC Evolution which would compete in the series but would not be around for long as the  group-B cars  had become far to dangerous. After a number of fatalities  FISA (the governing body) would soon abort the series all together.

Th BX 4 TC also shared some similarities with the BX Sport as the bumpers, skirts, spoilers and interior were all comparable although the dashboard, engine, gearbox were totally different. Sales of the BX 4 TC were very low and it  may be that as little as 62 out of the 200 were ever sold. Estimates vary as to how many are around today there could be as little as just 30 left.

In 1986 the street going BX got its first major facelift with the quirky dashboard being exchanged for a more conventional analogue dial system and with more normal stalks either side of the steering wheel for operating the wipers and lights etc, plus changes for the interior fabrics. The exterior saw some changes with bigger bumpers and new white front indicators with revised front wings and flared wheel arches along with some new models and engines.

The BX in hatchback form ran until 1993 and the following year the final BX estate came of the production line and the Xantia took its place in the Citroen line up.

In all some  2,502,566 units were sold worldwide with more than 60 variants just for the UK market. After a run of good sales in the UK during its 11 year reign through out the eighties and nineties  there are just around 1,800 left either taxed or sorned.  

Some Of The Various Models Of The Citroen BX 1982 – 1994

Model

Model

Model

Model

BX

E

RD

RE

RS

TC

TE

DTR

TGD

TGE

TGI

TGS

TRI

TRS

TXD

TXI

TXS

TZD

TZI

TZS

4X4

GT

GTI

GTI 16v

ATHENA

DIGIT

ENTERPRISE

EVOLUTION

FLIGHT

HURRICANE

LEADER

LE ROUGE

LINER

OLYMPIQUE

METEOR

PALMARES

PILOT

PREVIEW

RENDEZVOUS

RUBIN

SELECTION

SPORT

SOUPAPES

ST TROPEZ

TONIC

TOTAL NUMBER OF

VEHICLES PRODUCED

2,502,566

 

Citroen BX How Many On The Road

Model

Number

Number

 

Number

Number

 

TAXED

SORN’ED

 

TAXED

SORN’ED

BX 14 E

1

2

BX 17 DTR

20

43

BX 14 E Leader

4

6

BX 17 TGD

19

29

BX 14 Preview

5

2

BX 17 TXD

17

14

BX 14 RE

46

31

BX 17 TZD

177

146

BX 14 TE

2

3

BX 17 TZD Hurricane

15

16

BX 14 TE Flight

3

2

BX 19 4X4

3

10

BX 14 TE Rendezvous

3

2

BX 19 GT

4

8

BX 14 TE St Tropez

9

7

BX 19 GTI

53

48

BX 14 TGE

5

6

BX 19 GTI 16v

32

84

BX 16 RE

6

9

BX 19 GTI Hurricane

3

2

BX 16 RE Leader

1

2

BX 19 GTI 4X4

6

13

BX 16 RS

10

26

BX 19 RD

51

105

BX 16 RS Pilot

8

0

BX 19 DTR

8

16

BX 16 TGS

15

8

BX 19 TGD

84

113

BX 16 TGS Athena

7

8

BX 19 TGD Meteor

21

22

BX 16 TGS Meteor

19

12

BX 19 TRI

3

1

BX 16 TRS

24

17

BX 19 TRS

15

22

BX 16 TXI

5

1

BX 19 TXD

128

78

BX 16 TXS

16

13

BX 19 TZD

15

7

BX 16 TZS

8

5

BX 19 TZI

7

4

BX 16v

0

1

BX 19 TZS

6

3

BX 17 RD

15

21

How  Many Taxed &

 sorn’ed

882

968

 

 

Some Of The Various Models & Engines Used In TheCitroen BX 1982 - 1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model

YEAR

CC

BHP

0-62

TOP SPEED

MPG

Citroen BX 14

1982-1988

1360cc

61 bhp

15.6 sec

96 mph

34 mpg

Citroen BX 14 E

1982-1988

1360cc

71 bhp

15.5 sec

101 mph

32 mpg

Citroen BX 14 i

1989-1993

1360cc

74 bhp

13.3 sec

105 mph

30 mpg

Citroen BX 16 RS/TRS

1982-1988

1580cc

93 bhp

11.3 sec

109 mph

33 mpg

Citroen BX 16 RE

1985-1989

1580cc

74 bhp

14.1 sec

102 mph

29 mpg

Citroen BX 16 TGi/TZi

1989-1993

1580cc

89 bhp

11.5 sec

105 mph

30 mpg

Citroen BX 16 TRi

1986-1990

1580cc

104 bhp

10.1 sec

114 mph

29 mpg

Citroen BX 17 TZD/TRD

1989-1993

1769cc

89 bhp

12.1 sec

111 mph

39 mpg

Citroen BX 19 16v

1986-1993

1905cc

132 bhp

9.6 sec

132 mph

25 mpg

Citroen BX 19 GT

1985-1986

1905cc

104  bhp

10.0 sec

114 mph

31 mpg

Citroen BX 19 GTi

1986-1990

1905cc

123 bhp

8.9 sec

123 mph

28 mpg

Citroen BX 19 GTi 16v

1987-1993

1905cc

158 bhp

7.9 sec

135 mph

27 mpg

Citroen BX 19 GTi (cat)

1989-1993

1905cc

120 bhp

10.9 sec

121 mph

26 mpg

Citroen BX GTi 4X4 (cat)

1989-1993

1905cc

120 bhp

11.2 sec

116 mph

24 mpg

Citroen BX 19 Sport

1985-1986

1905cc

124 bhp

8.9 sec

121 mph

26 mpg

Citroen BX 19 TRi

1986-1989

1905cc

102 bhp

9.9 sec

116 mph

28 mpg

Citroen BX 19 TRS

1986-1990

1905cc

104 bhp

10.0 sec

114 mph

30 mpg

Citroen BX 19 TRS (cat)

1986-1990

1905cc

96 bhp

10.9 sec

111 mph

27 mpg

Citroen BX 19 TZi

1989-1993

1905cc

108 bhp

10.7 sec

117 mph

27 mpg

Citroen BX 19 D/TRD

1983-1987

1905cc

64 bhp

-/-

97 mph

-/-

Citroen BX 19 D/TRD

1986-1989

1905cc

70 bhp

16.3 sec

102 mph

41 mpg

Citroen BX 19 TD/TZD

1989-1993

1905cc

70 bhp

16.3 sec

102 mph

41 mpg

Citroen BX 4 TC

1985-1986

2141cc

199 bhp

7.5 sec

134 mph

-/-

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Citroen BX Dimensions

Type

Length

Width

Height

Kerb weight

 

Metric

4114-4512 mm

1625-1830 mm

1346-1360

885-1285 Kg

 

Imperial

13’ 6”-14’ 10”

5’ 2”-6’

4’ 5”-4’ 6”

1951-2833 lb