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Fiat 1400

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Fiat 1400 Berlina 1951
Name Fiat 1400/1900
Manufacturer Fiat
Parent company
Production 1950-1958
Predecessor Fiat 1500
Successor Fiat 1800/2100
Class
Platform
Layout FR layout
Body style 4-door sedan
2-door cabriolet (1400)
2-door coupé (1900)
Engine straight-4
Transmission 4 and 5-speed manual
Wheelbase 265cm
Length 424cm
Width 166cm
Height 153cm
Weight 1150kg-1250kg


Fiat 1400 Berlina 1956

The Fiat 1400 is a model of car produced by Italian automotive manufacturer Fiat between 1950 and 1958. The car was introduced in 1950 Geneva Motor Show. It was the first chassisless Fiat automobile. In 1953 the introduction of a diesel version with a 1900 cc engine marked another Fiat first, although the diesel version was known as the 1400 Diesel, possibly to avoid confusion with the petrol engined Fiat 1900 launched in 1954, in which year the entire range received a facelift.


Features

  • The engine was fitted with a 1,4 ltr with a capacity of 44hp with 4400 rpm.
  • It had a maximum speed of 120kmh.
  • Unloaded weight of 1120kg.
  • Hand brake handle under instrument panel,
  • Retaining loops for front seat passengers at the roof and at the backrests,
  • Armrests in the doors

Approximately 77,000 cars were built.


A 1400 cc model tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1950 had a top speed of 74.4mph and could accelerate from 0-60mph in 35.7 seconds. A fuel consumption of 24.2mpg was recorded. The test car cost £750 including taxes on the UK market.

The same magazine tested a diesel model in 1954 and recorded a top speed of 63.8mph, acceleration from 0-60mph in 45.2 seconds and a fuel consumption of 33.9mpg. The car was not at the time available on the UK market but a price in Italy of 1,545,000 Lire was quoted which they worked out as equivalent to £909.


Models

Model Engine Displacement Power Fuel system
1400 straight-4 ohv 1395 cc 44-56 hp single carburetor
1400 D straight-4 ohv 1901 cc 40 hp diesel
1900 straight-4 ohv 1901 cc 60-80 hp single carburetor


Fiat Car Model Description and Photos

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