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At the start of the 1980s, Citroën, which had been taken over by PSA, was in bad shape. To say that the BX saved the rafters is an understatement, as this car has helped to revive the brand.
Produced in 2.3 million units between 1982 and 1994, the BX achieved the feat of retaining Citroën DNA while displaying unprecedented dynamism, materialized by the pencil strokes of the Bertone studio and Marcello Gandini (the father of the Miura, the Countach and the Stratos!) which gives this new Citroën an angular line full of drive. The BX is also striking with its futuristic dashboard and a bold, memorable marketing campaign with its “wild chevrons”, this BX which plays it “Italian style” with its bright red tint and the model Margaret!
The BX is quickly available in estate, diesel and above all in more sporty versions, with a crescendo rise from the GT to the Sport, then the apotheosis, during phase 2, with the BX 16S (16 valves), first French sedan with a multi-valve engine delivering 160 horsepower for a top speed of 218 km/h. Well designed, dynamic, comfortable, the BX receives praise from the international press and even from the competition.
The book also evokes the competition pages and does well to recall that, if the BX 4TC of Group B was a resounding failure (a lack of preparation and reliability combined with a front engine architecture rendered obsolete by the 205 and Lancia Delta) , the saloon enjoyed great success in rallycross thanks to the exploits of Jean-Luc Pailler, who won several French championship titles at the wheel of a BX 4×4 prepared for 600 horsepower!
In 1994, the BX bowed out and gave way to the Xantia, which in turn took over brilliantly.
As usual, the book from the “my father” collection traces the genesis, the press and public reception, the marketing and the evolution, vintage after vintage, of the BX. Thanks to the archives of Citroën communication, we discover or rediscover the preparatory sketches, the models, the catalogs, the advertising campaigns which allow us to dive back into these 80s which never cease to remind us of our nostalgic feelings!
- Publication date: 08/06/2022
- Number of pages: 120
- Author: Vincent Roussel
- Author: Marie-Claire LAUVRAY
- EAN 13: 9791028305239
- Publisher: ETAI ALBUMS
- Size: 240X215mm
- Number of illustrations: 300
- Price: 29.90
Dive back nostalgically into the 80s with this new opus from the “my father” collection from ETAI editions, which retraces the brilliant journey of the Citroën BX, an essential car in the revival of the chevrons after the crisis of the 70s.