Peugeot Type 163

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Peugeot Type 163
Peugeot Type 163 Torpedo 1921.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Peugeot
Production 1919-1924
11,925 produced
Body and chassis
Class Small family car
Layout FR layout
Chronology
Predecessor Peugeot Type 159
Successor Peugeot 301

The Peugeot Type 163 and associated models were produced from 1919 to 1924 by Peugeot. The car's engine placed it in the 10HP class.

Background[edit]

Peugeot returned to passenger car production after the war slightly less rapidly than Paris based Renault and Citroën, both of which were quick of the mark with new entrants in the 10HP class.[1] Peugeot's 159 was very much a stop gap solution, and the Type 163, prepared during the summer of 1919, was a much more modern contender.[1]

Models[edit]

The original Type 163 had a wheelbase of 99.2 inches (2,520 mm) and a 1.4 L (1437 cc) engine. In 1922 the manufacturer added the Type 163 BS, a sportier model with less weight, an uprated 1.5 L (1480 cc) engine, and a longer 103.9 inches (2,640 mm) wheelbase. In 1923 came the Type 163 BR, which carried over most of the mechanicals from Type 163 BS, but was heavier and slower. Total production came to 11,925.


Models and Production
Model Year Production
Type 163 1919-1924 9,349
Type 163 BS 1922–1924 346
Type 163 BR 1923–1924 2,230

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Automobilia". Toutes les voitures françaises 1920 (salon [Paris, Oct] 1919). Paris: Histoire & collections. Nr. 31: Page 75. 2004.