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'10' things...

Post by Philip Chidlow »

I want to do a list of 10 'firsts' for the BX for a flyer I'm planning on doing - hopefully in time for the FCS...

Can everyone chip in with some BX features that were either a first or an innovation applied to a mainstream car for the first time etc... Or, ideed any 'amazing facts', such as record-breaking feats (BX production figures?) and so on...
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central locking and power steering as standard?

floaty light hydraulics

laminated windscreen (uncommon when released at the beginning of the 80's)

Fully crash tested through CAD and FEA analysis before building (something very expensive and uncommon way back when)

Use of composite materials to increase structural integrity, reduce weight and increase economy.

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Post by Philip Chidlow »

Good, thanks.

Best selling Diesel car in UK wasn't it?

Fully galvanised body...

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Tow car of the year on several occasions
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tow car of the year as award by the caravan club, gulp!

And the galving, theres not just the galv, it has SEVEN layers of protection on the base metal! Very impressive :D

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How about, cheapest car on ebay. :lol:
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Post by DavidRutherford »

Vanny wrote:central locking and power steering as standard?
Except on the models that didn't have these features....

Wasn't the BX also the first mass manufactured car (IE not kit car or Lotus/TVR etc) to use a fibre/resin plastic for major body panels? (not just bumpers)

It was also the third vehicle to receive the XUD engine (first and second being the Talbot Horizon and the Citroen Visa)

It was also the last car designed with a PRN dashboard.
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1991 BX19GTi Auto

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It was the first Citroen to be launched under PSA


I'm pretty sure the Visa and LNA count as before that
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Held the diesel speed record on a 24 hour test 102mph (1987 19RD) have the frontlines somewhere.

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colpasable steering coloum??

elephants foot A-pilars??
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Post by Philip Chidlow »

Got to get the elephants in! - 'B' pillars though :?:

Thanks for everyone's contributions.
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But it was never galvanised!

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Post by Philip Chidlow »

OK Zinc coated then? Let's get this fact right for the list. Anyone have the full description of its rust proofing?
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