1961 Fiat 2300 Berlina

The 2300 Berlina is a road car from Fiat, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style. Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 2.3 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 105 bhp (106 PS/78 kW) at 5300 rpm and 184 N·m (136 lb·ft/18.8 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission. It weighs a quoted 1285 kg at the kerb. Maximum speed quoted is 160 km/h, which is 99 mph.

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Key facts

1961 Fiat 2300 Berlina information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4486 mm
How heavy?
1285 kg
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2279 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
106 PS / 105 bhp / 78 kW @ 5300 rpm
How much torque?
184 Nm / 136 ft.lb / 18.8 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How fast?
160 km/h, 99 mph

Fiat 2300 models

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2279 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW

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1961 Fiat 2300 Berlina data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2652 mm 104.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1346 mm 53 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1308 mm 51.5 inches
Length 4486 mm 176.6 inches
Width 1618 mm 63.7 inches
Height 1468 mm 57.8 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1285 kg 2833 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 60 litres 13.2 UK Gal 15.9 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.3 litre
2279 cc
(139.073 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 78 × 79.5 mm
3.07 × 3.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.98
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 106 PS (105 bhp) (78 kW)
at 5300 rpm
Specific output 46.1 bhp/litre
0.75 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 184 Nm (136 ft·lb) (18.8 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque 80.74 Nm/litre
0.98 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1014.6 kPa (147.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 379.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 160 km/h (99 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 82.85 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
60.93 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
81.71 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.41 kg/kW
27.41 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 longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.50 m
Front suspension I.TB.W.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
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 1
Final drive ratio 4.30
general
Carfolio.com ID51359
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1961 Fiat 2300 Berlina added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.