BX GTi 4x4 history

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BX GTi 4x4 history

Post by Paul Walton » Wed May 03, 2006 12:39 pm

Hello

I have been commissioned by Classic and Sportscar magazine to write an article on the Citroen BX GTi 4x4, Peugeot 405 MI 16 4x4 and Renault 21 Turbo Quadra. Information on these car's histories is limited and so I was wondering if anyone could provide a basic history of the BX. Plus, was it an homologation for motorsport?

Any help would be very much appreciated.

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Paul Walton
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Post by tim leech » Wed May 03, 2006 12:46 pm

Ian!

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Post by Barnsley BXer » Wed May 03, 2006 2:41 pm

Julian Marsh of the Citroen car club is your man
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1992 TZD
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed May 03, 2006 4:37 pm

Interestingly, I could scan the article in Citroën's Frontlines magazine from March 1990 in which Jeremy Clarkson favourably describes the 4x4 as a 'Car for the enthusiast' with it's 'astonishing... four wheel drive system'. No doubt it is - but how times have changed! :lol: I'd love to see what he'd say about a drive in a BX today!
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Post by tim leech » Wed May 03, 2006 5:03 pm

Yeh lol I think I have the same frontlines myself!

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Wed May 03, 2006 5:07 pm

I'd love to read that, any chance you could email me a copy Phil???
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed May 03, 2006 5:11 pm

I'll scan it this evening and send a PDF over when I get a chance. Phil

If anyone else wants it just PM your email address to me.
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Wed May 03, 2006 5:19 pm

Nice one my friend!
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Post by tim leech » Wed May 03, 2006 5:29 pm

PLease phil!, I think I have the same frontlines but where abouts it is god only knows!

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri May 05, 2006 11:33 am

Check this out:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Lexus-Alfa-Romeo- ... dZViewItem

BX GTi 4X4 report therein, apparently.
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Post by adamskibx » Tue May 16, 2006 10:54 pm

Hello Paul. I never realised that they made a 4x4 version of the Renault 21 Turbo. Sounds like an interesting beast! Im pretty sure that I have an old artical from a Whatcar mag of the early 90's that compares these exact 3 cars, but in front wheel drive form only, and rather than the BX GTi 8 valve, it was the BX 16V they tested, which performance wise was on par with the other two cars (same engine as the 405 as you'll know). If I remeber rightly, the Renault engine was bigger by a small margin, and slightly more powerful than the BX engine, but did use a Turbo chargher to manage this.

This particular article was very well written and the cars underwent a series of demanding drives accross France and then onto the German autobarns. I can try and dig it out for you if its any use, but id imagine the cars are totally different to drive if they have 4x4.