Citroën Xsara (1997-2000)
|Class :||Compact class|
|Body versions :||Hatchback , Combi Coupe , Kombi|
Otto engines : 1.4–2.0 liters
Diesel engines :
|Wheelbase :||2540 mm|
|Empty weight :||1020-1265 kg|
|Previous model||Citroën ZX|
|Stars in the Euro NCAP - Crash Test|
The Citroën Xsara is a model from the French car manufacturer Citroën .
It was presented in September 1997 and replaced the Citroën ZX . The Coupé followed in February 1998, and the Kombi Break came onto the market in April. In November 1999, another compact van was presented as the Xsara Picasso . In 2004 and 2010 the production of the model was stopped.
The Xsara was available in four body versions:
- five-door hatchback sedan (Berline; September 1997 to November 2004)
- three-door hatchback sedan (Coupé; February 1998 to November 2004)
- five-door station wagon ( Break ; April 1998 to May 2006)
- five-door compact van (Xsara Picasso; November 1999 to January 2010)
- X - basic equipment
- PX - slightly better basic equipment
- SX - sophisticated equipment
- Exclusive - extended SX equipment
- VTR - sporty, sophisticated equipment (Coupé only)
- VTS - sport version (only Coupé)
In October 2000, the Xsara was given a facelift . Above all, details have been changed. For example, the more modern headlights that have been pulled further back, a new chrome double-angle logo on the rear (which was not previously available), a larger chrome-plated double-angle logo on the radiator grille and the radio antenna moved from front to back to the rear.
From the beginning of 2001, the Xsara could also be ordered with the more powerful, Euro 3 certified diesel engine and an output of 80 kW (109 PS). The delivery to Germany began in May 2001.
The 120 kW (163 hp) VTS version was withdrawn from the range in mid-2002 .
Production of the sedan and the three-door model known as the "Coupé" ended in November 2004 in favor of the successor C4. The Break with the 80 kW 1.6-liter gasoline engine with 16 valves and the 66 kW diesel engine remained in the range until May 2006, as the C4 was not planned to be a station wagon and it continued to be an inexpensive car with a lot of utility.
The Xsara Picasso remained in the range until January 2010, although the C4 Picasso succeeded it in October 2006 .
The engines were slightly modified depending on the age due to changed emissions regulations.
|model||Motor type||Engine type||Displacement||Max. Power at 1 / min||Max. Torque at 1 / min||five-door||three-door||Station wagon||construction time|
|1.4i 8V||Gasoline engine||R4||1360 cc||55 kW (75 PS) / 5500||111 Nm / 3400||x||x||x||04 / 1998-10 / 2000|
|1.6i 8V (1)||1587 cc||65 kW (88 PS) / 5600||135 Nm / 2600||?||?||?||09 / 1999-09 / 2000|
|1.6i 16V||80 kW (109 PS) / 5800||147 Nm / 4000||x||x||x||10 / 2000-05 / 2006|
|1.8i 8V||1761 cc||66 kW (90 PS) / 5000||147 Nm / 2600||x||x||x||09 / 1997-09 / 2000|
|1.8i 8V (1)||74 kW (101 PS) / 6000||153 Nm / 3000||?||?||?||09 / 1997-07 / 1999|
|1.8i 16V||81 kW (110 PS) / 5500||155 Nm / 4250||x||x||x||09 / 1997-09 / 2000|
|2.0 16V||1997 cc||100 kW (136 PS) / 6000||190 Nm / 4100||x||x||x||10/2000–11/2004|
|2.0i 16V||1998 cc||122 kW (167 PS) / 6500||193 Nm / 5500||-||x||-||02 / 1998-06 / 2002|
|1.4 HDi||Diesel engine||1398 cc||50 kW (68 PS) / 4000||160 Nm / 2000||x||-||x||01 / 2003–11 / 2004|
|1.9 D||1905 cc||50 kW (68 PS) / 4600||120 Nm / 2000||x||x||x||04 / 1997-09 / 2000|
|1.9 D||1868 cc||51 kW (70 PS) / 4600||125 Nm / 2500||x||x||x||02/1999–11/2004|
|1.9 SD||1905 cc||55 kW (75 PS) / 4600||135 Nm / 2250||x||x||x||02 / 1998-02 / 1999|
|1.9 TD||66 kW (90 PS) / 4000||196 Nm / 2250||x||x||x||09 / 1997-09 / 2000|
|2.0 HDi||1997 cc||66 kW (90 PS) / 4000||205 Nm / 1900||x||x||x||02/1999–05/2006|
|2.0 HDi||80 kW (109 PS) / 4000||250 Nm / 1750||x||x||x||05/2001–11/2004|
Built-in engine series
- Ocean - air conditioning, tinted thermal insulation glazing Solar +, velor seats, radio with six loudspeakers and steering wheel remote control, painted bumpers and aprons, painted side protection strips, exterior mirror housings partially painted
- Millesimé - air conditioning, velor seats, painted bumpers and aprons, painted side protection strips, exterior mirror housings partially painted, tinted thermal insulation glazing Solar +, wood-look decor on the gear lever and glove compartment
- Royal - exterior mirrors electrically adjustable and heatable, outside temperature display, air conditioning, rain sensor for windscreen wipers, tinted thermal insulation glazing Solar +, electrical windows front and rear
- Windows CE - (2000) series of 500 vehicles, Mauritius blue metallic
- Tonic - exterior mirror on the right electrically adjustable, head airbags front and rear except rear center, blue-look decor on the dashboard, air conditioning, painted bumpers and aprons, painted side protection strips and door handles, exterior mirror housings partially painted, fabric / velor seats, cruise control, tinted thermal insulation glazing Solar +
- Chrono (2001) - aluminum-look decoration on the center console and glove compartment, air conditioning, tinted thermal insulation glazing Solar +, velor seats
- Family (model year 2004)
- WR-Compresseur (not in Germany) - small series of Garage Michel GmbH (Switzerland), Xsara mk3 performance increase by means of compressor conversion to 173 kW (235 PS)
Sébastien Loeb , the French rally world champion, drove a Citroën Xsara WRC as a rally racing car in the rally world championship , with which he became world rally champion in 2004, 2005 and 2006. From 2007 to 2010 he drove a Citroën C4 WRC .
Another driver was Colin McRae , who drove the Xsara WRC in 2003 and then dropped out of the world championship after losing more races. However, he took the wheel of an Xsara WRC in 2006 because Loeb was injured.