1998 Fiat Seicento Sporting

The Seicento Sporting is a front wheel drive hatchback car with a front located engine, sold by Fiat. Power is produced by a single overhead camshaft, 1.1 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 54 bhp (55 PS/40 kW) at 5500 rpm and 86 N·m (63 lb·ft/8.8 kgm) at 3250 rpm respectively. The engine drives the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox. Having a claimed kerb weight of 735 kg, the Fiat Seicento Sporting can dispense with the 0-60 mph yardstick in 13.8 seconds and the quarter mile from rest in 19.4 seconds. It is claimed to attain a maxiumum speed of 143 km/h (89 mph).

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Key facts

1998 Fiat Seicento Sporting information summary

What body style?
3 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3332 mm
How heavy?
735 kg
What size engine?
1.1 litre, 1108 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
55 PS / 54 bhp / 40 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
86 Nm / 63 ft.lb / 8.8 kgm @ 3250 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 13.8 s
How fast?
143 km/h, 89 mph

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3 door hatchback FF 5M 899 cm3 39.5 PS 39 bhp 29.1 kW 730 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1108 cm3 55 PS 54 bhp 40 kW 750 kg

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1998 Fiat Seicento Sporting data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2200 mm 86.6 inches
Track/tread (front) 1268 mm 49.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1280 mm 50.4 inches
Length 3332 mm 131.2 inches
Width 1508 mm 59.4 inches
Height 1415 mm 55.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.51
Kerb weight 735 kg 1620 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 35 litres 7.7 UK Gal 9.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.1 litre
1108 cc
(67.614 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 70 × 72 mm
2.76 × 2.83 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.97
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(EC)
55 PS (54 bhp) (40 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(EC)
48.7 bhp/litre
0.8 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(EC)
86 Nm (63 ft·lb) (8.8 kgm)
at 3250 rpm
Specific torque
(EC)
77.62 Nm/litre
0.94 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.6:1
Fuel system SFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 975.4 kPa (141.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 277 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 13.8 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 19.4 s
@ 69 mph
Standing kilometre 36.1 s
@ 134 km/h
Maximum speed 143 km/h (89 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 74.49 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
54.79 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
73.47 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 18.25 kg/kW
30.49 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 transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.LW.CS.
Rear suspension I.TA.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.83
Final drive ratio 3.82
general
Carfolio.com ID33308
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1998 Fiat Seicento Sporting added 2000-01-02.
Last modified 2013-02-28.