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Fiat Palio 16v

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Fiat Palio 16v

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1581 cm3 / 96.5 cu in / 96.5 cu in, 79.0 kW / 105.9 hp / 105.9 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 148.0 N·m / 109.2 lb·ft / 109.2 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 179 km/h / 111 mph / 111 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FiatIssued from1996
ModelPalio 16vIssued until
SeriePalioNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT,BR,AR,TR

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length3735 mm / 147.0 in / 147.0 inTotal (curb) weight975 kg / 2150 lb / 2150 lb
Width1614 mm / 63.5 in / 63.5 inDry weight
Height1445 mm / 56.9 in / 56.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2360 mm / 92.9 in / 92.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1388 mm / 54.6 in / 54.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1378 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity48 l / 10.6 UK gal / 12.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.58  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.98 m2 / 21.3 sq ft / 21.3 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 valves16
Engine ManufacturerFiatValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore86.4 mm / 3.40 in / 3.40 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke67.5 mm / 2.66 in / 2.66 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.28
Fuel supplyMagneti-Marelli SMPFiEngine displacement1581 cm3 / 96.5 cu in / 96.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity395.25 cm3/cylinder / 24.120 cu in/cylinder / 24.120 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power79.0 kW / 105.9 hp / 105.9 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque148.0 N·m / 109.2 lb·ft / 109.2 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)34.9 kW / 46.8 hp / 46.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.0 kW/l / 1.098 bhp/cu in / 1.098 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque93.6 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.87
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.77

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed179 km/h / 111 mph / 111 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio108.7 kW/ton / 82.4 bhp/ton / 82.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h10.30 s / 10.30 s / 10.30 sFuel 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 alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Fiat Palio 16v

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