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Autobianchi A112

Autobianchi A112
Autobianchi A112
Manufacturer: Autobianchi
Production: 1969–1986
Predecessor:
Successor: Autobianchi Y10
Class: Supermini
Platform:
Body style: 3-door hatchback
Engine: 903 cc I4 OHV
965 cc I4 OHV
1050 cc I4 OHV
Length: 3230 mm
Width: 1480 mm
Height:
Weight: 670 kg
Aka: Lancia A112
Fuel economy:
Fuel capacity:
Related: Fiat 127
Similar: Innocenti Mini
Designer:


The Autobianchi A112 is a supermini produced by the Italian automaker Autobianchi. It was developed using the mechanicals which subsequently underpinned the Fiat 127. It was introduced in 1969, as a replacement for the Bianchina and Primula, and was built until 1985, when it made way for the more modern Autobianchi Y10 (branded in most export markets as the Lancia Y10. Over 1.2 million A112s were produced in Autobianchi's Milan factory.


Engine

The A112 was available only with a 3-door body. It was offered with the OHV engine of 903 cc from the Fiat 850 capable of attaining 42 PS (31 kW). The Autobianchi represented the first appearance of this engine in a front-engine, front-wheel drive configuration which would later become familiar to a wider range of drivers in the top selling Fiat 127 and its derivatives.


Developments

In November 1977 a "Nuova A112" (new A112) was introduced: Autobianchi also at this time introduced an upmarket version branded as the "A112 Elegant" (or, in some export markets, the "A112 Elite") which featured improved seats, higher grade trimming and equipment, as well as a 5-speed gearbox, later in life. Most importantly the Elegant package included an engine enlarged to 956 cc promising 48 PS) and improved torque.

The 903 cc engine of other A112 variants remained unchanged.


A112 Abarth

The most interesting version was the A112 Abarth, introduced in 1971. It was prepared by the motorsports division of the Fiat Group, at first with a 982 cc engine, obtained increasing the stroke, coupled to a sportive exhaust, a twin carburetor, a different camshaft. In 1975, displacement was increased to 1049 cc, while power climbed from 58 PS to 70 PS at 6600 rpm, for a weight of only 700 kg. The 1975 model was also the first A112 to use a 5-speed manual gearbox. These changes turned the A112 into a nervous machine, much admired by young performance enthusiasts. The car was entered in various rallying events throughout Europe and even spawned a one-make trophy.

Starting from 1982 this car was also badged as Lancia A112 and it was also marketed by Saab in Sweden alongside the Saab-Lancia 600.


Popular Culture

In the video game Gran Turismo 4 for the Playstation 2, the Autobianchi A112 was included as a prize car for the sunday cup.


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Autobianchi
Models - Bianchina | Stellina | Primula | A111 | A112 | Y10

Founding partners - Bianchi | Fiat | Pirelli
People - Dante Giacosa - Places - Desio

Parent brand - Lancia A brand of the Fiat group


Abarth
Models - Abarth 204A Berlinetta | Abarth Bialbero | Abarth 2000 Formula | Abarth 207A Spyder | Abarth Simca 1300GT | Abarth Corsa Periscope 2000 | Abarth Sport Spider Tubolare | Alfa Romeo Abarth 2000 Coupe | Autobianchi A112 Abarth | Abarth OT 1300 | Abarth Monomille | Abarth 695SS | Abarth 1000 SP | Fiat Abarth 595SS | Fiat Abarth 850TC Berlina | Fiat Abarth OT2000 Coupe | Fiat Abarth 1000TCR Berlina | Fiat Stilo Abarth | Fiat Punto Abarth | Fiat Ritmo 125 TC Abarth | Fiat Ritmo 130 TC Abarth | Fiat 124 Abarth Rally | Fiat 131 Abarth Rally | Fiat Punto Abarth (rally version only)


New cars produced under Abarth & C. S.p.A. - | Abarth Grande Punto (2007) | Abarth Grande Punto SS (2007)
And coming: - | Abarth 500 | Abarth 500 SS

Fiat S.P.A.
Current models Albea | Barchetta | Croma | Doblò | Ducato | Fiorino | Grande Punto | Idea | Linea | Marea | Multipla | Nuova 500 | Nuova Panda | Palio/Palio Weekend | Punto | Scudo | Sedici | Seicento | Siena | Strada | Stilo | Ulysse
Historic models 1 | 1T | 2 | 3.5 CV | 4 HP | 8V | 10 HP | 12 HP | Fiat 16-20 HP | 124 | 125 | 126 | 127 | 128 | 130 | 131 | 132/Argenta | 133 | 147/Spazio | 2B | 24 HP | 242 | 500 | 502 HP | 503 HP | 508 | 508C | 509 | 510S | 514 | 518 | 519 | 520 | 524 | 574 Corsa | 60 HP | 600 | 750 | 850 | 1100 | 1200 | 1400 | 1300/1500 | 1800/2100 | 2300 | 2800 | Albea | Balilla | Bianchina | Bravo/Brava | Campagnola | Cinquecento | Croma | Coupé | Dino | Duna/Prêmio | Elba | Mod 5 | Oggi | Panorama | Panda | Regata | Ritmo/Strada | Siena | Tempra | Tipo | Topolino | Turbina | Uno | X1/9 | Zero
Fiat Group brands Abarth | Alfa Romeo | Ferrari | Fiat | Iveco | Lancia | Maserati
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