1955 Fiat 1100 TV Spider

The Fiat 1100 TV Spider is a convertible/cabriolet with 2 doors and a front mounted powerplant which transmits its power through the rear wheels. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.1 litre, overhead valve 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant has an output of 53 bhp (54 PS/40 kW) of power at 5400 rpm, and maximum torque of 73 N·m (54 lb·ft/7.4 kgm) at 4300 rpm. The engine powers the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission. It weighs a stated 820 kg at the kerb. Its maximum speed quoted is 118 km/h (73 mph).

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Key facts

1955 Fiat 1100 TV Spider information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2+2 seats
How long?
3785 mm
How heavy?
820 kg
What size engine?
1.1 litre, 1089 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
54 PS / 53 bhp / 40 kW @ 5400 rpm
How much torque?
73 Nm / 54 ft.lb / 7.4 kgm @ 4300 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 19.6 s
How fast?
118 km/h, 73 mph

Fiat 1100 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1089 cm3 36.5 PS 36 bhp 26.8 kW 865 kg
1955 Fiat 1100 TV Spider data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2339 mm 92.1 inches
Track/tread (front) 1222 mm 48.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1213 mm 47.8 inches
Length 3785 mm 149 inches
Width 1460 mm 57.5 inches
Height 1460 mm 57.5 inches
Ground clearance 127 mm 5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.62
Kerb weight 820 kg 1808 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 38.6 litres 8.5 UK Gal 10.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.1 litre
1089 cc
(66.455 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 68.02 × 74.93 mm
2.68 × 2.95 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.91
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(Net)
54 PS (53 bhp) (40 kW)
at 5400 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
48.7 bhp/litre
0.8 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
73 Nm (54 ft·lb) (7.4 kgm)
at 4300 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
67.03 Nm/litre
0.81 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 842.4 kPa (122.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 272.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 14.1 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 19.6 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 22.2 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 118 km/h (73 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 65.53 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
48.2 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
64.63 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 20.75 kg/kW
34.66 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
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1103 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.30
general
Carfolio.com ID66935
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 11.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1955 Fiat 1100 TV Spider added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.