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FSO Polonez

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 FSO Polonez

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1481 cm3 / 90.4 cu in / 90.4 cu in, 54.4 kW / 73.0 hp / 73.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 113.0 N·m / 83.3 lb·ft / 83.3 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FSOIssued from1978
ModelPolonezIssued until
SeriePolonezNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFSOCountryPL

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4270 mm / 168.1 in / 168.1 inTotal (curb) weight1090 kg / 2403 lb / 2403 lb
Width1650 mm / 65.0 in / 65.0 inDry weight
Height1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2510 mm / 98.8 in / 98.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1310 mm / 51.6 in / 51.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1290 mm / 50.8 in / 50.8 inWeight distribution (front)45.0 % / 45.0 % / 45.0 %
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.99 m2 / 21.4 sq ft / 21.4 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 ManufacturerFiatValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block; light alloy headBore77.0 mm / 3.03 in / 3.03 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.5 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.97
Fuel supply1 We 34 DCMPI/250 carbEngine displacement1481 cm3 / 90.4 cu in / 90.4 cu in
Engine Main bearings3Unitary capacity370.25 cm3/cylinder / 22.594 cu in/cylinder / 22.594 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power54.4 kW / 73.0 hp / 73.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque113.0 N·m / 83.3 lb·ft / 83.3 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)8.4 kW / 11.3 hp / 11.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output36.7 kW/l / 0.807 bhp/cu in / 0.807 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.3 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)12.50 s / 12.50 s / 12.50 sTop (maximal) speed145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio67.0 kW/ton / 50.7 bhp/ton / 50.7 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
Steeringworm & rollerSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.05Turning circle10.8 m / 35.4 ft / 35.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front175 SR 13Tyres rear175 SR 13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of FSO Polonez

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