Fiat Ritmo 65 L, 1979 MY

The Fiat Ritmo 65 L is a front wheel drive car, with the powerplant placed in the front, and a 5 door hatchback body. It is powered 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 has an output of 65 bhp (66 PS/48 kW) of power at 5800 rpm, and maximum torque of 98 N·m (72 lb·ft/10 kgm) at 3500 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 4 speed manual set of gears. Quoted weight at the kerb is 840 kg. Maximum speed claimed is 150 km/h (93 mph).

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Fiat Ritmo 65 L, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
5 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3940 mm
How heavy?
840 kg
What size engine?
1.3 litre, 1301 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
66 PS / 65 bhp / 48 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
98 Nm / 72 ft.lb / 10 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How fast?
150 km/h, 93 mph

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1979 Fiat Ritmo 65 L data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2448 mm 96.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1400 mm 55.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1410 mm 55.5 inches
Length 3940 mm 155.1 inches
Width 1651 mm 65 inches
Height 1400 mm 55.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.61
Kerb weight 840 kg 1852 lb
Weight distribution 62.5 % front
fuel tank capacity 51 litres 11.2 UK Gal 13.5 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
1301 cc
(79.392 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86.4 × 55.5 mm
3.4 × 2.19 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.56
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
66 PS (65 bhp) (48 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
50 bhp/litre
0.82 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
98 Nm (72 ft·lb) (10 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
75.33 Nm/litre
0.91 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.1:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 946.6 kPa (137.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 325.25 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 150 km/h (93 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 78.46 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
57.7 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
77.38 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.33 kg/kW
28.95 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 3.500
Turning circle 10.30 m
Front suspension I.MS.LW.TrailLi.CS.
Rear suspension I.MS.LW.LS.
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 3.77
general
Carfolio.com ID72721
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 18.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Fiat Ritmo 65 L added 1995-12-11.
Last modified 2013-02-28.