CITROEN BX Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 3
First production year: 1983
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel
Body style: Hatchback

1989 - 1993

The Citroen BX was the car that saved the Citroen brand from collapse. After the 1986 refresh, in 1989 there was a new range of engines installed in the car, to cope with the market requirements. The Citroen BX was built to replace the aged GSA model. Its design was created by Marcello Gandini from Bertone Studios. It was the same designer that shaped the Lamborghini Countach. The initial des...

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gasoline engines:

  CITROEN BX 1.4 5MT (75 HP)

  CITROEN BX 1.6 5MT (90 HP)

  CITROEN BX 1.9 5MT (148 HP)

  CITROEN BX 1.9 5MT AWD (109 HP)

  CITROEN BX 1.9 5MT AWD (122 HP)

diesel engines:


1986 - 1989

The BX was manufactured as a modern hatchback successor to the aging GS and GSA models. The angular design was reminiscent of the Volvo Tundra concept, but the coincidence came from the fact that both cars were designed by Marcelo Gandini, who was the head of design at Bertone during the time. Benefiting from the Peugeot-Citroen merger in 1976, the BX shared many components with the Peugeot 405,...

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1983 - 1986

Citroen started working on the BX model in the '70s, but its bankruptcy put the project on hold until Peugeot bought the carmaker and financed it. The car was designed to replace the GS model, which was on the market since 1970. Still, there was a disagreement regarding the exterior design, which calmed down after the carmaker bought the Volvo Tundra project from Bertone Studios. Volvo r...

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