1965→1972 Citroën DS 21

In 1965 Citroën upgraded their DS 19 with a 2175 cc engine with minor updates to the brake and suspension.

In 1968 the DS 21 used covered headlights with optional directional driving lights that swiveled up to 80° to match the steering direction. Furthermore the main lights were suspended to absorb suspension movement. In the US, the design was modified back to an open headlight design.

In 1968 the DS 21 was sold alongside the DS 21 IE which featured a Bosch D-Jetronic electronic injection system that raised overall power to 139 bhp.

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In Detail

type Series Production Car
production years 1965 – 1972
built at France
engine Inline-4
block material Cast Iron
valvetrain OHV 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement 2175 cc / 132.73 in³
bore 90 mm / 3.54 in
stroke 85.5 mm / 3.37 in
power 81.3 kw / 109 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output 50.11 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 89.71 bhp per tonne
body / frame Steel body with Fibreglass Roof over Steel Frame
driven wheels FWD
front tires 165-400 Michelin
rear tires 155-400 Michelin
front brakes Discs w/Power Assist
rear brakes Discs w/Power Assist
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Constant-Height Hydropneumatic
r suspension Constant-Height Hydropneumatic
curb weight 1215 kg / 2679 lbs
transmission 4-Speed Homokinetic Transmission
gear ratios 3.24:1, 1.94:1, 1.27:1, 0.85:1
top speed ~175 kph / 108.67 mph