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Fiat 1200 Cabriolet

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Fiat 1200 Cabriolet

2-door 4-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1220 cm3 / 74.4 cu in / 74.4 cu in, 43.0 kW / 57.7 hp / 57.7 hp @ 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm, 83.0 N·m / 61.2 lb·ft / 61.2 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FiatIssued from1959
Model1200 CabrioletIssued until
Serie1200Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3550 l / 125.37 cu ft / 125.37 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4040 mm / 159.1 in / 159.1 inTotal (curb) weight905 kg / 1995 lb / 1995 lb
Width1530 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inDry weight
Height1310 mm / 51.6 in / 51.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2350 mm / 92.5 in / 92.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity37 l / 8.1 UK gal / 9.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)1.70 m2 / 18.3 sq ft / 18.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.85 m2 / 9.2 sq ft / 9.2 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)21.2 kW / 28.4 hp / 28.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1220 cm3 / 74.4 cu in / 74.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity305.36 cm3/cylinder / 18.634 cu in/cylinder / 18.634 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power43.0 kW / 57.7 hp / 57.7 hp at 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque83.0 N·m / 61.2 lb·ft / 61.2 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)17.2 kW / 23.1 hp / 23.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.2 kW/l / 0.775 bhp/cu in / 0.775 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque68.0 N·m/l / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio64.1 kW/ton / 48.6 bhp/ton / 48.6 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 circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Fiat 1200 Cabriolet

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