1922 Fiat 501 S

This car has a saloon (sedan) body style with a front mounted engine that delivers power to the rear wheels. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 1.5 litre capacity. This unit features side valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 26.5 bhp (26.9 PS/19.8 kW) of power at 3000 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels compliments of a 4 speed manual gearbox. Its quoted weight at the kerb is 1380 kg. Its maximum speed quoted is 92 km/h (57 mph).


Key facts

1922 Fiat 501 S information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3850 mm
How heavy?
1380 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1460 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
26.9 PS / 26.5 bhp / 19.8 kW @ 3000 rpm
How much torque?
How fast?
92 km/h, 57 mph

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1922 Fiat 501 S data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2650 mm 104.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1250 mm 49.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1250 mm 49.2 inches
Length 3850 mm 151.6 inches
Width 1480 mm 58.3 inches
Height 1820 mm 71.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.45
Kerb weight 1380 kg 3042 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.5 litre
1460 cc
(89.095 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 65 × 110 mm
2.56 × 4.33 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.59
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 26.9 PS (26.5 bhp) (19.8 kW)
at 3000 rpm
Specific output 18.2 bhp/litre
0.3 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 365 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 92 km/h (57 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 19.47 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
14.32 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
19.2 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.01 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 69.83 kg/kW
116.65 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 9.70 m
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 760 x 90
Tyres rear 760 x 90
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
Carfolio.com ID91597
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 10.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1922 Fiat 501 S added 2002-01-18.
Last modified 2013-02-28.