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Fiat 1500S

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Fiat 1500S

2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1491 cm3 / 91.0 cu in / 91.0 cu in, 59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 104.0 N·m / 76.7 lb·ft / 76.7 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FiatIssued from1959
Model1500SIssued until
Serie1500Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT,BR,AR,TR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerPininfarinaCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4030 mm / 158.7 in / 158.7 inTotal (curb) weight990 kg / 2183 lb / 2183 lb
Width1520 mm / 59.8 in / 59.8 inDry weight
Height1302 mm / 51.3 in / 51.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2340 mm / 92.1 in / 92.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1232 mm / 48.5 in / 48.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1216 mm / 47.9 in / 47.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.68 m2 / 18.1 sq ft / 18.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerOSCAValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore78.0 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.0 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supply1 We carbEngine displacement1491 cm3 / 91.0 cu in / 91.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity372.75 cm3/cylinder / 22.747 cu in/cylinder / 22.747 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque104.0 N·m / 76.7 lb·ft / 76.7 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)32.8 kW / 44.0 hp / 44.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output40.0 kW/l / 0.880 bhp/cu in / 0.880 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque69.8 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1.05
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.1

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)10.60 s / 10.60 s / 10.60 sPower-to-weight ratio80.8 kW/ton / 61.2 bhp/ton / 61.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Fiat 1500S

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