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CITROEN AMI 8

4-door 4-seater saloon/estate.

Compared with Ami 6, had more power and front discs, plus a smoothed-out style. The 6 had had a nasty exaggerated Anglia-tyoe reverse slope rear window, but Ami 8 had fastback style on same front and centre passenger box. Like 2CV/Dyanes, used air-cooled horizontally opposed flat-twin engine and front-wheel drive, plus same interlinked all-independent suspension. The French loved it and in the UK so did the trendies, but too slow (72mph) to be interesting. They've nearly all disappeared now: is it a blessing?

Technical Specifications

Engine:
602cc (HO2 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, front-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1969 to 1978  
Number produced:
1,840,159 incl. earlier Ami 6