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Fiat 125

Fiat 125 (Argentinian model)
Fiat 125
Manufacturer: Fiat
Production: 1967-1983
Predecessor: Fiat 1300/1500
Successor: Fiat 132
Class: Large family car
Platform:
Body style: 4-door Sedan
5-door Estate car
2-door Coupe
Engine: 1608cc dohc
Transmission: 4-speed manual (1967-1973)
Wheelbase: 2505 mm
Length: 4232 mm
Width: 1625 mm
Height: 1440 mm
Weight: 1150 kg
Aka:
Fuel economy:
Fuel capacity: 11 impgal
Related: Fiat 1300/1500
Fiat 124
Similar: Lada Riva
Designer:


The Fiat 125 was a large family car introduced by Fiat and produced from 1967 to 1973. The chassis was based on that of the outgoing model, the Fiat 1300/1500 (the longer variant), the body was a further (lengthened) development of the Fiat 124 – both had the same passenger compartment and doors, whilst the engine was derived from that in the 124: a 1608 cc dohc with 90 bhp.

In 1968 the 125S ("Special") was added to the range, with 100 bhp (from a modified cylinder head, camshaft and inlet manifold) and a five speed gearbox. A variety of other improvements were made including improved trim and styling. The 125 was praised when new for its handling and dynamics.

The Special was facelifted in 1970 with improved trim and some styling details. A three-speed automatic transmission also became available as an option.


Variations

A variant was made by dealers in New Zealand for motorsport which had larger valves, two twin 40DHLA carburettors, modified camshafts and a higher compression ratio to produce around 125 bhp. Only 84 were modified before Fiat headquarters found out and stopped this venture.

Other versions were built by Moretti, who made the 125GS 1.6 with styling similar to the Fiat Dino Spider. Zagato made the 125Z; Savio, a 125 Coupé and 125 Station Wagon; Pininfarina, a 125 Executive; and Vignale produced the Samantha, a two door coupé with pop-up headlights.


Foreign production

Production by Fiat in Italy ceased in 1973 when the Fiat 132 was introduced, a total of 603,877 cars having been built. The 125 remained in production in other countries, including Argentina, where production continued until 1982 and included estate and coupé versions. In Poland, a derivative of the model was produced from 1967 to 1991 (see below). In Egypt production went on until 1983, with the Fiat 125 remaining one of the most sought-after cars due to its strength and reliability.

Polski Fiat 125p (after 1975)
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Polski Fiat 125p / FSO 1300 & 1500

Main Article Polski Fiat 125p


A licence copy was also produced in Poland by the FSO car factory from 1967 until 1991, under the brand Polski Fiat as the Polski Fiat 125p, and later as the FSO 1500, FSO 1300, or FSO 125p.

It was a somewhat simplified variation of the Fiat car, with outdated 1300 ccm or 1500 ccm engines and mechanicals from the Fiat 1300/1500. Polish cars differed in details from Italian ones, most visible were four round headlights instead of square ones. This model was also available as an estate (the Polski Fiat 125p Kombi) and a pickup, and later spawned a 5-door hatchback model, the FSO Polonez.

File:Fiat 125 Coupè Eurostyle (1968).jpg
1968 Fiat 125 Coupè Eurostyle
1968 Fiat 125 Eurostyle


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City car 500 126
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1300 124 131 Regata
Large family car 1500 125 132 Argenta Croma I
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124 Coupé
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