Fiat 128 Berlinetta, 1978 MY

The 128 Berlinetta is a front wheel drive coupé road car with a front placed engine, from Fiat. The 1.3 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that develops 73 bhp (74 PS/54 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 100 N·m (74 lb·ft/10.2 kgm) at 3900 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual 'box. Stated weight at the kerb is 850 kg.

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Fiat 128 Berlinetta, 1978 MY information summary

What body style?
3 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
3823 mm
How heavy?
850 kg
What size engine?
1.3 litre, 1290 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
74 PS / 73 bhp / 54 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
100 Nm / 74 ft.lb / 10.2 kgm @ 3900 rpm

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1978 Fiat 128 Berlinetta data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2223 mm 87.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1321 mm 52 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1334 mm 52.5 inches
Length 3823 mm 150.5 inches
Width 1562 mm 61.5 inches
Height 1308 mm 51.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 850 kg 1874 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 50 litres 11 UK Gal 13.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.3 litre
1290 cc
(78.721 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86 × 55.5 mm
3.39 × 2.19 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.55
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
74 PS (73 bhp) (54 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
56.6 bhp/litre
0.93 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
100 Nm (74 ft·lb) (10.2 kgm)
at 3900 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
77.52 Nm/litre
0.94 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.2:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 974.1 kPa (141.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 322.5 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)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 87.08 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
64.04 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
85.88 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.61 kg/kW
26.08 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 transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.
Rear suspension I.MS.TL.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.04
Final drive ratio 4.07
general
Carfolio.com ID72369
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 18.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Fiat 128 Berlinetta added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.