1957 Fiat 500

This car has a 2 door saloon (sedan) type body with a rear mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The 0.5 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 2 cylinder unit that has an output of 22 bhp (22.3 PS/16.4 kW) of power at 4400 rpm. Power is transferred to the wheels through a 4 speed manual transmission. Maximum quoted speed is 95 km/h or 59 mph.


Key facts

1957 Fiat 500 information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4 seats
How long?
2970 mm
What size engine?
0.5 litre, 500 cm3
How many cylinders?
2, Straight
How much power?
22.3 PS / 22 bhp / 16.4 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
How quick?
0-60 mph: -1 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: -1 s
How fast?
95 km/h, 59 mph

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1957 Fiat 500 data
Body type4 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 1840 mm 72.4 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 2970 mm 116.9 inches
Width 1320 mm 52 inches
Height 1324 mm 52.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.61
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
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 22.3 PS (22 bhp) (16.4 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output 44 bhp/litre
0.72 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 7.1:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 250 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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 95 km/h (59 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position rear
Engine layout unknown
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
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
Final drive ratio
Carfolio.com ID407
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 5.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1957 Fiat 500 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.