early 80's Citroen decided it was time to join the rally scene. In the
mid 80's rival Peugeot was doing very well in their 205 T-16, Citroen was
ofcourse anxious to be just as succesfull. After having doubts wetter to
enter with eiter a mid-engined Visa 1000 Pistes or a front-engined BX citroen
decided to use it's number one seller the BX. In order to compete in Group
B of rallying Citroen had to make 200 road going copies of the rallycar.
And so the birth of the BX 4TC was a fact. Derived from it's bigger brother
(the BX 4TC EVO) a front-engined four wheel
driven road going rally monster was created in a limited number of 200
4 cylinders, 2142cc,
8 valves (chain-driven overhead camshaft).
x 81,6 mm
Maximum RPM: 6000
Maximum power: 200bhp
at 5250 rpm
30 mkg at 2750 rpm
Weight: 1280 kg
Maximum speed: 220
0-100 km/h: 7,5
to view the engine.
had some looks of the popular BX-Sport, parts of the bumpers, scirts, spoilers
and interior were the same. It also had a lot of novelties, like a different
engine, gearbox, bonnet and ofcourse the four wheel drive system. Sales
of this exclusive Citroen were not very high, infact only 62 out of 200
were sold. Many showed problems wich Citroen solved by buying back the
car and scarpping it !!! Estimations of howmany are left are vary somewhere
around 30 cars.
You can read the
original sales brochure of the BX 4TC by clicking here,
(French/English) or here
(German), also there currently is a BX 4TC for sale in France (for only
22800 euro), click here
to view it.
The interior of
the 4TC shows many simelarities with that of the BX Sport (notice the 3
spoke leather steering wheel !!!), the booth however is considerably smaller,
this ofcourse because of the 4x4 system under the car.
In the days of the
BX 4TC a styling company called Politechnic developed this bodykit for
the series BX's, to make it look like the brutal rally monster...