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Fiat 126

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Fiat 126

2-door 4-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder 4-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 652 cm3 / 39.8 cu in / 39.8 cu in, 17.9 kW / 24.0 hp / 24.0 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 42.0 N·m / 31.0 lb·ft / 31.0 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 105 km/h / 65 mph / 65 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FiatIssued from1979
Model126Issued until
Serie126Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT,BR,AR,TR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3054 mm / 120.2 in / 120.2 inTotal (curb) weight580 kg / 1279 lb / 1279 lb
Width1377 mm / 54.2 in / 54.2 inDry weight
Height1335 mm / 52.6 in / 52.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase1840 mm / 72.4 in / 72.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1142 mm / 45.0 in / 45.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1203 mm / 47.4 in / 47.4 inWeight distribution (front)40.0 % / 40.0 % / 40.0 %
Ground clearance125 mm / 4.9 in / 4.9 inFuel capacity21 l / 4.6 UK gal / 5.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.56 m2 / 16.8 sq ft / 16.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders2
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves4
Engine ManufacturerFiatValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore77.0 mm / 3.03 in / 3.03 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke70.0 mm / 2.76 in / 2.76 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1
Fuel supply1 We carbEngine displacement652 cm3 / 39.8 cu in / 39.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings2Unitary capacity326.00 cm3/cylinder / 19.894 cu in/cylinder / 19.894 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power17.9 kW / 24.0 hp / 24.0 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque42.0 N·m / 31.0 lb·ft / 31.0 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)7.2 kW / 9.6 hp / 9.6 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output27.4 kW/l / 0.603 bhp/cu in / 0.603 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque64.4 N·m/l / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.87
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.87

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed105 km/h / 65 mph / 65 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio41.4 kW/ton / 31.4 bhp/ton / 31.4 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 locationrearEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringworm & sectorSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.9Turning circle8.6 m / 28.2 ft / 28.2 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Transverse leaf springSuspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Fiat 126

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