1959 Fiat 1500S

The Fiat 1500S is a convertible/cabriolet designed by Pininfarina with a front mounted powerplant which transmits the power to the rear wheels. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.5 litre, double overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 80 bhp (81 PS/60 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 104 N·m (77 lb·ft/10.6 kgm) at 4000 rpm. A 4 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the driven wheels. With a stated weight at the kerb of 990 kg, the Fiat 1500S manages to cover the 0-60 mph yardstick in 10.6 seconds and the standing quarter mile in 18.5 seconds. It is said to be able to attain a top speed of 169 km/h, or 105 mph.

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1959 Fiat 1500S information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4030 mm
How heavy?
990 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1491 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
81 PS / 80 bhp / 60 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
104 Nm / 77 ft.lb / 10.6 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 10.6 s
How fast?
169 km/h, 105 mph

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1959 Fiat 1500S data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors
DesignerPininfarina
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2340 mm 92.1 inches
Track/tread (front) 1232 mm 48.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1216 mm 47.9 inches
Length 4030 mm 158.7 inches
Width 1520 mm 59.8 inches
Height 1302 mm 51.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 990 kg 2183 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer OSCA
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.5 litre
1491 cc
(90.986 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 78 × 78 mm
3.07 × 3.07 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 81 PS (80 bhp) (60 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 53.7 bhp/litre
0.88 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 104 Nm (77 ft·lb) (10.6 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque 69.75 Nm/litre
0.84 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.7:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 876.5 kPa (127.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 372.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 10.6 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 18.5 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 169 km/h (105 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 81.93 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
60.26 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
80.81 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.6 kg/kW
27.72 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
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.05
Final drive ratio 4.10
general
Carfolio.com ID72765
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1959 Fiat 1500S added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.