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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Mini

According to Citroen, the little AX might be considered the first supermini vehicle built by the "double-chevron" carmaker.

At the beginning of '80s, Citroen started to develop a vehicle to replace the aging Axel/Visa lineup. The three-door AX replaced the Axel, while the five-door replaced the Visa. With a new design based on a modified platform from its predecessor, the little French car started its 12 years career in 1986. It was light, agile, and highly fuel-efficient. A naturally aspirated diesel version of the AX earned its place in the Guinness World Book of Record with its 2.7 l/100 km (87.1 mpg-US) fuel consumption.

Despite its boxy look, the AX featured a stunning-low drag coefficient of just 0.31. Its headlights reflected the car's shape, and the turn-signals were mounted on the corners, so the carmaker didn't have to install an additional set on the sides. A special Rallye (or AX Sport) version was fitted with white steel wheels, which evoked the same design as for the successful Peugeot 205.

The interior design followed the same wedged shapes from the outside, with a dashboard that looked like it was made from vinyl-covered plywood. Apart from the steering wheel, everything else inside was made in straight lines and straight angles. To save weight, the car lacked sound-deadening materials and exposed metal parts here and there.

Citroen fitted the little AX 3-doors with a wide choice of engines ranged between 42 hp and 96 hp. The 1.4-liter diesel version was famous for its fuel efficiency and for its noisy running, but it was reliable and could run over 1000 miles (1609 km) on a tank.

CITROEN AX 3 Doors 1986 - 1991 70 Photos
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CITROEN AX 3 Doors 1986 - 1991
  8 gasoline engines
  • 1.0L 4MT (42 HP)
  • 1.1L 4MT (54 HP)
  • 1.1L 4MT (60 HP)
  • 1.3L 5MT (95 HP)
  • 1.4L 5MT (65 HP)
  • 1.4L 5MT (69 HP)
  • 1.4L 5MT (75 HP)
  • 1.4L 5MT (84 HP)
  1 diesel engine
  • 1.4L D 5MT (53 HP)

CITROEN AX 3 Doors 1.0L 4MT (42 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.0L 4MT (42 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
954 cm3
Power
30.9 KW @ 5200 RPM
42 HP @ 5200 RPM
41 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
51 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM
69 Nm @ 2400 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
11.4 gallons (43.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
87 mph (140 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
20.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
135/70SR13
DIMENSIONS
Length
137.8 in (3500 mm)
Width
61.4 in (1560 mm)
Height
53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track
54.3/51.2 in (1,379/1,300 mm)
Wheelbase
89.8 in (2281 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.3 in (109 mm)
Cargo Volume
9.6 cuFT (272 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1404.3 lbs (637 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2325.9 lbs (1055 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
44.4 mpg US (5.3 L/100Km)

CITROEN AX 3 Doors 1.1L 4MT (54 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.1L 4MT (54 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1124 cm3
Power
39.7 KW @ 5800 RPM
54 HP @ 5800 RPM
53 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
65 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM
88 Nm @ 3200 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
98.2 mph (158 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
13.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
135/70SR13
DIMENSIONS
Length
137.8 in (3500 mm)
Width
61.4 in (1560 mm)
Height
53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track
54.3/51.2 in (1,379/1,300 mm)
Wheelbase
89.8 in (2281 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.3 in (109 mm)
Cargo Volume
9.6 cuFT (272 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1485.9 lbs (674 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2392 lbs (1085 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
42 mpg US (5.6 L/100Km)

CITROEN AX 3 Doors 1.1L 4MT (60 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.1L 4MT (60 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1124 cm3
Power
44 KW @ 6200 RPM
60 HP @ 6200 RPM
59 BHP @ 6200 RPM
Torque
65 lb-ft @ 3800 RPM
88 Nm @ 3800 RPM
Fuel System
Monopoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
103.8 mph (167 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
135/70SR13
DIMENSIONS
Length
137.8 in (3500 mm)
Width
61.4 in (1560 mm)
Height
53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track
54.3/51.2 in (1,379/1,300 mm)
Wheelbase
89.8 in (2281 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.3 in (109 mm)
Cargo Volume
9.6 cuFT (272 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1428.6 lbs (648 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2513.3 lbs (1140 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
39.2 mpg US (6 L/100Km)

CITROEN AX 3 Doors 1.3L 5MT (95 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.3L 5MT (95 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1294 cm3
Power
70 KW @ 6800 RPM
95 HP @ 6800 RPM
94 BHP @ 6800 RPM
Torque
83 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
112 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
9.5 gallons (36.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
115.6 mph (186 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/70HR13
DIMENSIONS
Length
137.8 in (3500 mm)
Width
61.4 in (1560 mm)
Height
53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track
54.3/51.2 in (1,379/1,300 mm)
Wheelbase
89.8 in (2281 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.3 in (109 mm)
Cargo Volume
9.6 cuFT (272 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1576.3 lbs (715 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2303.8 lbs (1045 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
30.5 mpg US (7.7 L/100Km)

CITROEN AX 3 Doors 1.4L 5MT (65 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L 5MT (65 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1360 cm3
Power
48 KW @ 5200 RPM
65 HP @ 5200 RPM
64 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
80 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
109 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
9.5 gallons (36.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
104.4 mph (168 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
135/70SR13
DIMENSIONS
Length
137.8 in (3500 mm)
Width
61.4 in (1560 mm)
Height
53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track
54.3/51.2 in (1,379/1,300 mm)
Wheelbase
89.8 in (2281 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.3 in (109 mm)
Cargo Volume
9.6 cuFT (272 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1512.4 lbs (686 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2458.2 lbs (1115 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
39.2 mpg US (6 L/100Km)

CITROEN AX 3 Doors 1.4L 5MT (69 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L 5MT (69 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1360 cm3
Power
51 KW @ 5400 RPM
69 HP @ 5400 RPM
68 BHP @ 5400 RPM
Torque
79 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM
107 Nm @ 3200 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
9.5 gallons (36.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
106.9 mph (172 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
155/70R13
DIMENSIONS
Length
137.8 in (3500 mm)
Width
61.4 in (1560 mm)
Height
53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track
54.3/51.2 in (1,379/1,300 mm)
Wheelbase
89.8 in (2281 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.3 in (109 mm)
Cargo Volume
9.6 cuFT (272 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1532.2 lbs (695 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2458.2 lbs (1115 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
39.2 mpg US (6 L/100Km)

CITROEN AX 3 Doors 1.4L 5MT (75 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L 5MT (75 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1360 cm3
Power
55 KW @ 6200 RPM
75 HP @ 6200 RPM
74 BHP @ 6200 RPM
Torque
77 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
104 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Monopoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
9.5 gallons (36.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
110.6 mph (178 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
155/65R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
137.8 in (3500 mm)
Width
61.4 in (1560 mm)
Height
53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track
54.3/51.2 in (1,379/1,300 mm)
Wheelbase
89.8 in (2281 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.3 in (109 mm)
Cargo Volume
9.6 cuFT (272 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1609.4 lbs (730 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2557.4 lbs (1160 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
34.6 mpg US (6.8 L/100Km)

CITROEN AX 3 Doors 1.4L 5MT (84 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L 5MT (84 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1360 cm3
Power
62 KW @ 6400 RPM
84 HP @ 6400 RPM
83 BHP @ 6400 RPM
Torque
85 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
115 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
9.5 gallons (36.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
111.8 mph (180 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
165/65R13
DIMENSIONS
Length
137.8 in (3500 mm)
Width
61.4 in (1560 mm)
Height
53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track
54.3/51.2 in (1,379/1,300 mm)
Wheelbase
89.8 in (2281 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.3 in (109 mm)
Cargo Volume
9.6 cuFT (272 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1563.1 lbs (709 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2480.2 lbs (1125 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
35.1 mpg US (6.7 L/100Km)

CITROEN AX 3 Doors 1.4L D 5MT (53 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L D 5MT (53 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1360 cm3
Power
39 KW @ 5000 RPM
53 HP @ 5000 RPM
52 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
61 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
83 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System
Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
9.5 gallons (36.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
96.3 mph (155 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
145/70SR13
DIMENSIONS
Length
137.8 in (3500 mm)
Width
61.4 in (1560 mm)
Height
53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track
54.3/51.2 in (1,379/1,300 mm)
Wheelbase
89.8 in (2281 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.3 in (109 mm)
Cargo Volume
9.6 cuFT (272 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1576.3 lbs (715 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2535.3 lbs (1150 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
51.1 mpg US (4.6 L/100Km)
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