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

In 1989, Citroen refreshed the BX range, both the hatchback and the station-wagon, which was named Break.

The BX was introduced in 1982 and it was well-received by the market. It was built on the same platform with the Peugeot 405, but it received the Citroen suspension, which allowed a variable ground clearance due to the hydro-pneumatic suspension.

The car's styling was performed by Marcello Gandini, who worked for Bertone Style Studio when the car was introduced in 1982. The initial design was offered in 1979 to Volvo as a concept car named Tundra, but the Sweedish company thought it was too much for that era. Citroen bought the project and asked Bertone to make it a 4-door hatchback. And the “origami-design” was approved and appreciated by the Peugeot-Citroen board. He was in charge of the station-wagon shape as well, which he did by extending the roof and creating a new rear end. The rear doors were the same, which led to cost-cutting solutions.

Inside, the instrument cluster was cluttered with more dials, especially for the top versions that featured an electronic fuel-injection system. But it was still easy to read. The side-satellites for the turn-signals were replaced with regular stalks. Even though the car was considered as a medium-sized vehicle, it was cramped even by 1982 standards when the car was shown. In 1989 it was even more difficult.

There were few new engines installed for the 1989 model, but the most important improvement was the introduction of the all-wheel-drive system with the 1.9-liter gasoline engine.

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CITROEN BX Break 1989 - 1994
  5 gasoline engines
  • 1.6L 5MT (88 HP)
  • 1.9 5MT AWD (109 HP)
  • 1.9L 4AT (122 HP)
  • 1.9L 5MT (109 HP)
  • 1.9L 5MT (122 HP)
  3 diesel engines
  • 1.8L TD 5MT (90 HP)
  • 1.9L D 5MT (71 HP)
  • 1.9L D 5MT AWD (71 HP)

CITROEN BX Break 1.6L 5MT (88 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 5MT (88 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1580 cm3
Power
65 KW @ 6400 RPM
88 HP @ 6400 RPM
87 BHP @ 6400 RPM
Torque
94 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
128 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Monopoint Injection
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)
11.9 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
3384.1 lbs (1535 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
29.8 mpg US (7.9 L/100Km)

CITROEN BX Break 1.9 5MT AWD (109 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.9 5MT AWD (109 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1905 cm3
Power
80 KW @ 6000 RPM
109 HP @ 6000 RPM
107 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
117 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
158 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Monopoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.7 gallons (51.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
111 mph (179 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/65R14
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
2546 lbs (1155 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3748 lbs (1700 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
25.3 mpg US (9.3 L/100Km)

CITROEN BX Break 1.9L 4AT (122 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.9L 4AT (122 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1905 cm3
Power
90 KW @ 6000 RPM
122 HP @ 6000 RPM
121 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
111 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
150 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Monopoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.7 gallons (51.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
116 mph (187 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/65R14
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
2337 lbs (1060 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3616 lbs (1640 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)

CITROEN BX Break 1.9L 5MT (109 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.9L 5MT (109 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1905 cm3
Power
80 KW @ 6000 RPM
109 HP @ 6000 RPM
107 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
117 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
158 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Monopoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.7 gallons (51.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
110.6 mph (178 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/65R14
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
2489 lbs (1129 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3747.9 lbs (1700 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
24.8 mpg US (9.5 L/100Km)

CITROEN BX Break 1.9L 5MT (122 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.9L 5MT (122 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1905 cm3
Power
90 KW @ 6000 RPM
122 HP @ 6000 RPM
121 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
111 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
150 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Monopoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.7 gallons (51.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
117.4 mph (189 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/65R14
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
2279.6 lbs (1034 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3615.6 lbs (1640 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
25.6 mpg US (9.2 L/100Km)

CITROEN BX Break 1.8L TD 5MT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L TD 5MT (90 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1769 cm3
Power
66 KW @ 4300 RPM
90 HP @ 4300 RPM
89 BHP @ 4300 RPM
Torque
133 lb-ft @ 2100 RPM
180 Nm @ 2100 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
13.7 gallons (51.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
108.1 mph (174 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.6 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
2350.1 lbs (1066 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3571.5 lbs (1620 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
37.9 mpg US (6.2 L/100Km)

CITROEN BX Break 1.9L D 5MT (71 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.9L D 5MT (71 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1905 cm3
Power
52 KW @ 4600 RPM
71 HP @ 4600 RPM
70 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)
16.8 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)
Combined
39.2 mpg US (6 L/100Km)

CITROEN BX Break 1.9L D 5MT AWD (71 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.9L D 5MT AWD (71 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1905 cm3
Power
52 KW @ 4600 RPM
71 HP @ 4600 RPM
70 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
96 mph (154 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
21.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All 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
2601 lbs (1180 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3792 lbs (1720 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
31.8 mpg US (7.4 L/100Km)
Highway
44.4 mpg US (5.3 L/100Km)
Combined
35.1 mpg US (6.7 L/100Km)
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