1937 Fiat 500 'Topolino'

The Fiat 500 'Topolino' is a rear wheel drive automobile, with its engine placed in the front, and a 2 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell. Its 0.6 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, side valve, 4 cylinder that produces 13 bhp (13.2 PS/9.7 kW) of power at 4000 rpm. A 4 speed manual transmission transmits the power to the driven wheels. Claimed weight at the kerb is 740 kg.

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Key facts

1937 Fiat 500 'Topolino' information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 2 seats
How long?
3215 mm
How heavy?
740 kg
What size engine?
0.6 litre, 569 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
13.2 PS / 13 bhp / 9.7 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
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 569 cm3 16.7 PS 16.5 bhp 12.3 kW 790 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet RR 4M 569 cm3 16.7 PS 16.5 bhp 12.3 kW 610 kg
1937 Fiat 500 'Topolino' data
bodywork
Body type2 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2000 78.7
Track/tread (front) 1110 43.7
Track/tread (rear) 1080 42.5
Length 3215 126.6
Width 1275 50.2
Height 1377 54.2
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.61
Kerb weight 740 kg 1631
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code 500
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 side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 13.2 PS (13 bhp) (9.7 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 22.8 bhp/litre
0.37 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 17.81 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
13.1 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
17.57 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.01 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 76.34 kg/kW
127.51 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 2.50D
Wheel size rear 15 x 2.50D
Tyres front 4.00-15
Tyres rear 4.00-15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID93841
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 6.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1937 Fiat 500 'Topolino' added 2002-04-10.
Last modified 2013-02-28.