Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 is a saloon-bodied road car with a rear positioned engine powering the rear wheels. The 2 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 0.5 litres. In this application it develops power and torque figures of 21 bhp (21.3 PS/15.7 kW) at 4000 rpm and 27 Nm (19.9 lbft/2.8 kgm) at 2500 rpm respectively. Its quoted weight at the kerb is 490 kg. The Fiat 500 is claimed to manage a maxiumum speed of 98 km/h which is 61 mph.

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Fiat 500 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4 seats
How long?
2972 mm
How heavy?
490 kg
What size engine?
0.5 litre, 479 cm3
How many cylinders?
2, Straight
How much power?
21.3 PS / 21 bhp / 15.7 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
27 Nm / 19.9 ft.lb / 2.8 kgm @ 2500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: -1 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: -1 s
How fast?
98 km/h, 61 mph

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Fiat 500 data
bodywork
Body type4 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 1838 mm 72.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1118 mm 44 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1133 mm 44.6 inches
Length 2972 mm 117 inches
Width 1320 mm 52 inches
Height 1320 mm 52 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.62
Kerb weight 490 kg 1080 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 2
Capacity 0.5 litre
479 cc
(29.23 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 66 × 70 mm
2.6 × 2.76 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.94
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
4 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
21.3 PS (21 bhp) (15.7 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
43.8 bhp/litre
0.72 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
27 Nm (19.9 ft·lb) (2.8 kgm)
at 2500 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
56.37 Nm/litre
0.68 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 7:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 708.3 kPa (102.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 239.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph -1 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h -1 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 98 km/h (61 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 43.45 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
31.96 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
42.86 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 31.29 kg/kW
52.27 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 rear
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
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID319
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 5.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
Fiat 500 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.