Fiat 500 C Giardiniera Belvedere, 1953 MY

The Fiat 500 C Giardiniera Belvedere is a 3 door estate/station wagon style motor vehicle with a front positioned engine driving through the rear wheels. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 0.6 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 16.3 bhp (16.5 PS/12.2 kW) at 4400 rpm and 29 N·m (21.4 lb·ft/3 kgm) at 2900 rpm respectively. Power is supplied to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual gearbox. Its stated kerb weight is 640 kg.

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Fiat 500 C Giardiniera Belvedere, 1953 MY information summary

What body style?
3 door estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3320 mm
How heavy?
640 kg
What size engine?
0.6 litre, 569 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
16.5 PS / 16.3 bhp / 12.2 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
29 Nm / 21.4 ft.lb / 3 kgm @ 2900 rpm

Fiat 500 models

2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 569 cm3 16.5 PS 16.3 bhp 12.2 kW 586 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 569 cm3 16.7 PS 16.5 bhp 12.3 kW 790 kg
Fiat 500 'Topolino' -
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 569 cm3 13.2 PS 13 bhp 9.7 kW 740 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet RR 4M 569 cm3 16.7 PS 16.5 bhp 12.3 kW 610 kg
1953 Fiat 500 C Giardiniera Belvedere data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2000 mm 78.7 inches
Track/tread (front) 1116 mm 43.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1083 mm 42.6 inches
Length 3320 mm 130.7 inches
Width 1290 mm 50.8 inches
Height 1410 mm 55.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.66
Kerb weight 640 kg 1411 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 21 litres 4.6 UK Gal 5.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code 500 C
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 0.6 litre
569 cc
(34.723 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 52 × 67 mm
2.05 × 2.64 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.78
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 16.5 PS (16.3 bhp) (12.2 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output 28.6 bhp/litre
0.47 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 29 Nm (21.4 ft·lb) (3 kgm)
at 2900 rpm
Specific torque 50.97 Nm/litre
0.62 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 6.45:1
Fuel system 1 Weber 22 DRS carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 640.5 kPa (92.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 142.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 25.82 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
18.99 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
25.47 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.01 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 52.65 kg/kW
87.95 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 4.25-15
Tyres rear 4.25-15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 5.12
general
Carfolio.com ID309991
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 6.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1953 Fiat 500 C Giardiniera Belvedere added 2013-02-04.
Last modified 2013-02-28.