Key facts

Fiat 124 Sport Spider, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2+2 seats
How long?
4140 mm
How heavy?
1048 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1995 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
87 PS / 86 bhp / 64 kW @ 5100 rpm
How much torque?
141 Nm / 104 ft.lb / 14.4 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How fast?
175 km/h, 109 mph

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1979 Fiat 124 Sport Spider technical specifications

Introduction

The Fiat 124 Sport Spider is a rear wheel drive motor vehicle, with the motor placed in the front, and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body designed by Pininfarina.
Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2 litre, double overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit produces 86 bhp (87 PS/64 kW) of power at 5100 rpm, and maximum torque of 141 N·m (104 lb·ft/14.4 kgm) at 3000 rpm.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Quoted kerb weight is 1048 kg.
Maximum quoted speed is 175 km/h, which equates to 109 mph.
1979 Fiat 124 Sport Spider data
Fiat 124 Sport Spider, 1979 MY data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
DesignerPininfarina
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2280 89.8
Track/tread (front) 1346 53
Track/tread (rear) 1316 51.8
Length 4140 163
Width 1613 63.5
Height 1224 48.2
Ground clearance 125 4.9
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight 1048 kg 2310 lb
Weight distribution 56.00 % front
fuel tank capacity 45 litres 9.9 UK Gal 11.9 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1995 cc
(121.742 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 90 mm
3.31 × 3.54 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.93
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
87 PS (86 bhp) (64 kW)
at 5100 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
43.1 bhp/litre
0.71 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
141 Nm (104 ft·lb) (14.4 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
70.68 Nm/litre
0.85 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 888.1 kPa (128.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 498.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 18.00 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 175 km/h (109 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 83.2 PS/g
61.19 kW/g
82.06 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.34 kg/kW
27.3 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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 worm & roller
turns lock-to-lock 2.800
Turning circle 10.40 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension RA.2RA.TLB.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.88
Final drive ratio 3.90
general
Carfolio.com ID38764
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 17.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Fiat 124 Sport Spider added 1995-12-11.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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