1948 Fiat 500 B

The 500 B is a motor car from Fiat, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 2 door saloon (sedan) body style. The Fiat 500 B's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 0.6 litre, overhead valve 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit produces 16.5 bhp (16.7 PS/12.3 kW) of power at 4000 rpm. A 4 speed manual transmission supplies the power to the wheels. The claimed weight at the kerb is 790 kg.

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1948 Fiat 500 B information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 2 seats
How long?
3210 mm
How heavy?
790 kg
What size engine?
0.6 litre, 569 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
16.7 PS / 16.5 bhp / 12.3 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown

Fiat 500 models

2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 569 cm3 16.5 PS 16.3 bhp 12.2 kW 586 kg
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 569 cm3 16.5 PS 16.3 bhp 12.2 kW 640 kg
Fiat 500 'Topolino' -
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 569 cm3 13.2 PS 13 bhp 9.7 kW 740 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet RR 4M 569 cm3 16.7 PS 16.5 bhp 12.3 kW 610 kg
1948 Fiat 500 B data
bodywork
Body type2 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2000 mm 78.7 inches
Track/tread (front) 1116 mm 43.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1083 mm 42.6 inches
Length 3210 mm 126.4 inches
Width 1273 mm 50.1 inches
Height 1375 mm 54.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.61
Kerb weight 790 kg 1742 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code 500 B
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 0.6 litre
569 cc
(34.723 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 52 × 67 mm
2.05 × 2.64 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.78
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 16.7 PS (16.5 bhp) (12.3 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 29 bhp/litre
0.48 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 142.25 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
Power-to-weight ratio 21.18 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
15.57 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
20.89 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.01 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 64.21 kg/kW
107.25 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 8.70 m
Front suspension I.W.TL.
Rear suspension LA.LS.
Wheel size front 15 x 2.50C
Wheel size rear 15 x 2.50C
Tyres front 4.25-15
Tyres rear 4.25-15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID93643
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 6.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1948 Fiat 500 B added 2002-04-10.
Last modified 2013-02-28.