Fiat 500L Berlina, 1972 MY

This automobile has a 2 door saloon (sedan) body style with a rear mounted engine that delivers power to the rear wheels. The 2 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 0.5 litres. In this application it provides power and torque figures of 18 bhp (18.3 PS/13.4 kW) at 4600 rpm and 30 Nm (22.1 lbft/3.1 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively. Power is supplied to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual gearbox. Claimed weight at the kerb is 530 kg. Top claimed speed is 101 km/h (63 mph).

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Fiat 500L Berlina, 1972 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4 seats
How long?
3025 mm
How heavy?
530 kg
What size engine?
0.5 litre, 500 cm3
How many cylinders?
2, Straight
How much power?
18.3 PS / 18 bhp / 13.4 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
30 Nm / 22.1 ft.lb / 3.1 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: -1 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: -1 s
How fast?
101 km/h, 63 mph

Fiat 500L models

2 door sedan/​saloon RR 4M 500 cm3 18.3 PS 18 bhp 13.4 kW 540 kg
1972 Fiat 500L Berlina data
bodywork
Body type4 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 1840 mm 72.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1121 mm 44.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1135 mm 44.7 inches
Length 3025 mm 119.1 inches
Width 1320 mm 52 inches
Height 1325 mm 52.2 inches
Ground clearance 125 mm 4.9 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 530 kg 1168 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 22 litres 4.8 UK Gal 5.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 2
Capacity 0.5 litre
500 cc
(30.512 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 67.4 × 70 mm
2.65 × 2.76 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.96
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
4 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
18.3 PS (18 bhp) (13.4 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
36 bhp/litre
0.59 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
30 Nm (22.1 ft·lb) (3.1 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
60 Nm/litre
0.73 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction light alloy block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 7.1:1
Fuel system 1 We 26 IMB4 carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 754 kPa (109.4 psi)
Maximum RPM 4600 rpm
crankshaft bearings 2
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 250 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 101 km/h (63 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 34.43 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
25.33 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
33.96 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 39.49 kg/kW
65.96 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 3.000
Turning circle 9.10 m
Front suspension I.W.TL.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front 3.5
Wheel size rear 3.5
Tyres front 125 x 12
Tyres rear 125 x 12
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 432 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.88
Final drive ratio 5.13
general
Carfolio.com ID38313
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 5.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Fiat 500L Berlina added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.