Fiat 128 CL, 1978 MY

The 128 CL is a front wheel drive saloon (sedan) automobile with a front placed engine, manufactured by Fiat. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.3 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 60 bhp (61 PS/45 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 96 N·m (71 lb·ft/9.8 kgm) at 3200 rpm. A 4 speed manual transmission transmits the power to the wheels. Quoted weight at the kerb is 805 kg.

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Fiat 128 CL, 1978 MY brief technical data

What body style?4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?3835 mm
How heavy?805 kg
What size engine?1.3 litre, 1290 cm3
How many cylinders?4, Straight
How much power? 61 PS / 60 bhp / 45 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque? 96 Nm / 71 ft.lb / 9.8 kgm @ 3200 rpm

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1978 Fiat 128 CL data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2451 mm 96.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1308 mm 51.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1316 mm 51.8 inches
Length 3835 mm 151 inches
Width 1588 mm 62.5 inches
Height 1422 mm 56 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.56
Kerb weight 805 kg 1775 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 38.2 litres 8.4 UK Gal 10.1 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)
61 PS (60 bhp) (45 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
46.5 bhp/litre
0.76 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
96 Nm (71 ft·lb) (9.8 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
74.42 Nm/litre
0.9 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.2:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 935.2 kPa (135.6 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 75.57 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
55.58 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
74.53 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.99 kg/kW
30.05 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 3.76
general
Carfolio.com ID72446
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 18.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Fiat 128 CL added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.