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Fiat 500

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Fiat 500

4-door 4-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder 4-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 479 cm3 / 29.2 cu in / 29.2 cu in, 15.7 kW / 21.1 hp / 21.1 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 27.0 N·m / 19.9 lb·ft / 19.9 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, rear wheel drive, 98 km/h / 61 mph / 61 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FiatIssued from1959
Model500Issued until
Serie500Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT,BR,AR,TR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length2972 mm / 117.0 in / 117.0 inTotal (curb) weight499 kg / 1100 lb / 1100 lb
Width1320 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inDry weight
Height1320 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase1838 mm / 72.4 in / 72.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1118 mm / 44.0 in / 44.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1133 mm / 44.6 in / 44.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.62  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.48 m2 / 15.9 sq ft / 15.9 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 constructionBore66.0 mm / 2.60 in / 2.60 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke70.0 mm / 2.76 in / 2.76 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supply1 We carbEngine displacement479 cm3 / 29.2 cu in / 29.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity239.50 cm3/cylinder / 14.615 cu in/cylinder / 14.615 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power15.7 kW / 21.1 hp / 21.1 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque27.0 N·m / 19.9 lb·ft / 19.9 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)6.3 kW / 8.4 hp / 8.4 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output32.8 kW/l / 0.720 bhp/cu in / 0.720 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque56.4 N·m/l / 0.49 lb·ft/cu in / 0.49 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed98 km/h / 61 mph / 61 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio42.9 kW/ton / 32.5 bhp/ton / 32.5 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Fiat 500

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