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Body style: Wagon (station wagon, estate, combi, touring)
Segment: Medium

Citroen introduced a station wagon for its BX range in 1985, and it made a difference on the market since it featured a unique suspension.

The French carmaker decided to replace the GS lineup in the '70s, but its bankruptcy prevented it from moving forward. After the marriage with Peugeot, it resumed its ideas, and its new owner helped it by giving it a new platform. Yet, some of Citroen's ideas were kept despite their higher production costs. The most important was the hydropneumatic self-leveling suspension, which proved to make a notable difference on the market, especially in the station wagon segment.

Launched on the market in 1985, the station wagon version of the BX, named Break, followed the same design ideas imagined by Marcello Gandini of Bertone. The long roof version kept even the same doors as its hatchback sibling. The most significant difference was that the roof was heightened and extended over the trunk area. At the same time, on the sides, there was a third row of rhomboidal windows between the C- and D-pillars. Moreover, the raked-forward tailgate kept the vehicle's dynamic look intact, despite being a family station wagon.

Inside, the carmaker used the same angular design language. Its squared-looking dashboard and the flat panels were cheaper to build and, in addition, followed Gandini's design concept. At the back, the folding seatback increased the trunk space from a decent 512 liters (18.1 cu-ft) to an outstanding 1,803 liters (63.7 cu-ft). Not bad at all for a 4.4-meter (14.4 ft) vehicle.

Under the hood, the carmaker decided to install only the higher-powered engines from the regular BX range. Thus, the base version came fitted with a 1.6-liter powerplant that provided 88 PS (87 hp), while the most potent version offered 105 PS (103 hp).

CITROEN BX Break 1985 - 1989 21 Photos
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CITROEN BX Break 1985 - 1989
  6 gasoline engines
  • 1.6L 5MT (88 HP)
  • 1.6L 5MT (94 HP)
  • 1.9L 4AT (103 HP)
  • 1.9L 4AT (105 HP)
  • 1.9L 5MT (103 HP)
  • 1.9L 5MT (105 HP)
  1 diesel engine
  • 1.9L D 5MT (65 HP)

CITROEN BX Break 1.6L 5MT (88 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 5MT (88 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1580 cm3
Power
64.7 KW @ 6000 RPM
88 HP @ 6000 RPM
87 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
94 lb-ft @ 3250 RPM
127 Nm @ 3250 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.7 gallons (51.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
104 mph (167 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
165/70R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
173.2 in (4399 mm)
Width
66.1 in (1679 mm)
Height
56.3 in (1430 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.9/53.5 in (1,420/1,359 mm)
Wheelbase
104.7 in (2659 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
30.3 cuFT (858 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2196 lbs (996 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3395 lbs (1540 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)
Highway
39.9 mpg US (5.9 L/100Km)
Combined
30.5 mpg US (7.7 L/100Km)

CITROEN BX Break 1.6L 5MT (94 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 5MT (94 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1580 cm3
Power
69 KW @ 6000 RPM
94 HP @ 6000 RPM
93 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
100 lb-ft @ 3250 RPM
135 Nm @ 3250 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.7 gallons (51.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
105.6 mph (170 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
165/70R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
173.2 in (4399 mm)
Width
66.1 in (1679 mm)
Height
56.3 in (1430 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.9/53.5 in (1,420/1,359 mm)
Wheelbase
104.7 in (2659 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
30.3 cuFT (858 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2134.1 lbs (968 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3395.1 lbs (1540 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
26.4 mpg US (8.9 L/100Km)
Highway
40.6 mpg US (5.8 L/100Km)
Combined
31.8 mpg US (7.4 L/100Km)

CITROEN BX Break 1.9L 4AT (103 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.9L 4AT (103 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1905 cm3
Power
76 KW @ 6000 RPM
103 HP @ 6000 RPM
102 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
105 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
142 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Monopoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.7 gallons (51.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
110 mph (177 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
13.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
165/70R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
173.2 in (4399 mm)
Width
66.1 in (1679 mm)
Height
56.3 in (1430 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.9/53.5 in (1,420/1,359 mm)
Wheelbase
104.7 in (2659 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
30.3 cuFT (858 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2205 lbs (1000 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3461 lbs (1570 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
26.1 mpg US (9 L/100Km)

CITROEN BX Break 1.9L 4AT (105 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.9L 4AT (105 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1905 cm3
Power
77 KW @ 5600 RPM
105 HP @ 5600 RPM
103 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
117 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
158 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
110 mph (177 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
165/70R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
173.2 in (4399 mm)
Width
66.1 in (1679 mm)
Height
56.3 in (1430 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.9/53.5 in (1,420/1,359 mm)
Wheelbase
104.7 in (2659 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
30.4 cuFT (861 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2205 lbs (1000 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3461 lbs (1570 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
30.2 mpg US (7.8 L/100Km)

CITROEN BX Break 1.9L 5MT (103 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.9L 5MT (103 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1905 cm3
Power
76 KW @ 6000 RPM
103 HP @ 6000 RPM
102 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
105 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
142 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Monopoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.7 gallons (51.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
113.1 mph (182 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
165/70R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
173.2 in (4399 mm)
Width
66.1 in (1679 mm)
Height
56.3 in (1430 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.9/53.5 in (1,420/1,359 mm)
Wheelbase
104.7 in (2659 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
30.3 cuFT (858 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2204.6 lbs (1000 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3461.3 lbs (1570 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
27.7 mpg US (8.5 L/100Km)

CITROEN BX Break 1.9L 5MT (105 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.9L 5MT (105 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1905 cm3
Power
77 KW @ 5600 RPM
105 HP @ 5600 RPM
103 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
117 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
158 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.7 gallons (51.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
113.1 mph (182 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
165/70R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
173.2 in (4399 mm)
Width
66.1 in (1679 mm)
Height
56.3 in (1430 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.9/53.5 in (1,420/1,359 mm)
Wheelbase
104.7 in (2659 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
30.4 cuFT (861 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2204.6 lbs (1000 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3461.3 lbs (1570 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
24.8 mpg US (9.5 L/100Km)
Highway
39.9 mpg US (5.9 L/100Km)
Combined
30.5 mpg US (7.7 L/100Km)

CITROEN BX Break 1.9L D 5MT (65 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.9L D 5MT (65 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1905 cm3
Power
47.8 KW @ 4600 RPM
65 HP @ 4600 RPM
64 BHP @ 4600 RPM
Torque
89 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
120 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
13.7 gallons (51.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
100.7 mph (162 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
16.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
165/70R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
173.2 in (4399 mm)
Width
66.1 in (1679 mm)
Height
56.3 in (1430 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.9/53.5 in (1,420/1,359 mm)
Wheelbase
104.7 in (2659 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume
30.3 cuFT (858 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2246.5 lbs (1019 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3483.3 lbs (1580 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
36.2 mpg US (6.5 L/100Km)
Highway
49 mpg US (4.8 L/100Km)
Combined
39.2 mpg US (6 L/100Km)
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