Citroën SM History

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May: SM presented on the Geneve motorshow.
Maserati 90 degree V6, 2670cc 87x75mm 170 DIN hp @ 5500 rpm 2 overhead camshafts per head, 4 in total, 3 Double choke Weber carburettors
DIRAVI speed dependant powered steering
195/70 VR 15 X tires and powered disc brakes all round
Fully independent and self levelling suspension
Topspeed: 220 km/h, making it the fastest front wheel drive car at that time.

SM logo behind the rear window replaced by citroen (chevrons) sm.
September: Michelin RR (roues resin) glassfibre wheels optional. These weigh 4.2kgs while the steel wheels are 9.4kgs.
October: Automatic Borg Warner gearbox available with 2.7 liter engine.

July: All SMs get Bosch D-jetronic electronic fuel injection, delivering 178 DIN hp. It's basically the same system as on the DS. New tires 205/70 VR 15 are fitted. Topspeed is now 228 km/h.

October: 2.7 automatic replaced by carburettor 3.0 automatic.


January: The last 3.0 automatic is produced.
July: The last 2.7 injected SM is produced, and with the the last SM.

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