1955 Fiat 600

The 600 is a motor car from Fiat, with rear wheel drive, a rear positioned engine and a saloon (sedan) body style. The 4 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 0.6 litres. It develops power and torque figures of 28.5 bhp (28.9 PS/21.3 kW) at 4600 rpm and 43 Nm (31.7 lbft/4.4 kgm) at 2400 rpm respectively. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission. It weighs a claimed 605 kg at the kerb. Maximum speed quoted is 100 km/h, which is 62 mph.

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1955 Fiat 600 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4 seats
How long?
3286 mm
How heavy?
605 kg
What size engine?
0.6 litre, 633 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
28.9 PS / 28.5 bhp / 21.3 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
43 Nm / 31.7 ft.lb / 4.4 kgm @ 2400 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: -1 s
How fast?
100 km/h, 62 mph

Fiat 600 models

2 door sedan/​saloon RR 4M 767 cm3 25.3 PS 25 bhp 18.6 kW 615 kg
5 door multi-purpose vehicle RR 4M 767 cm3 25.3 PS 25 bhp 18.6 kW 910 kg
Fiat 600 D -
2 door sedan/​saloon RR 4M 767 cm3 29.4 PS 29 bhp 21.6 kW 604 kg
3 door estate/​station wagon RR 4M 767 cm3 29.4 PS 29 bhp 21.6 kW 749 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon RR 4M 633 cm3 22.3 PS 22 bhp 16.4 kW 583 kg
Fiat 600 Multipla -
3 door estate/​station wagon RR 4M 633 cm3 22.3 PS 22 bhp 16.4 kW 700 kg
1955 Fiat 600 data
bodywork
Body type4 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2000 mm 78.7 inches
Track/tread (front) 1150 mm 45.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1152 mm 45.4 inches
Length 3286 mm 129.4 inches
Width 1381 mm 54.4 inches
Height 1489 mm 58.6 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 605 kg 1334 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 4
Capacity 0.6 litre
633 cc
(38.628 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 60 × 56 mm
2.36 × 2.2 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.07
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 28.9 PS (28.5 bhp) (21.3 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output 45 bhp/litre
0.74 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 43 Nm (31.7 ft·lb) (4.4 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque 67.93 Nm/litre
0.82 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 7.5:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 853.6 kPa (123.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 158.25 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
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 100 km/h (62 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 47.76 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
35.13 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
47.11 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 28.47 kg/kW
47.55 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 I.TL.
Rear suspension I.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.9
Final drive ratio 4.90
general
Carfolio.com ID39666
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 8.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1955 Fiat 600 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.