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Fiat 520


The Fiat 520 is a name of two different Fiat produced car in 1920s.

520 "Superfiat" (1921-1922)

Fiat 520 Superfiat Dorsay-Torpedo 1921.jpg Fiat 520 Superfiat Dorsay-Torpedo 1921
Fiat 520
Manufacturer Fiat
Production 1921-1922
Class Luxury car
Layout FR layout
Body style 4-door cabriolet
4-door Coupé de Ville
Engine V12
6805 cc
Transmission 3-speed manual
Length
Width
Height
Weight 1850kg
Wheelbase 386cm
Predecessor
Successor
Designer


Fiat's entry in the luxury car market, the 520 "Superfiat" was equipped with a V12 engine of 6,805 cc producing a claimed 90 bhp. For several years in the early 1920s it was the only car in the world offered with a V12 engine.


520 (1927-1930)

Fiat 520 Berlina 1928 2.jpg Fiat 520 Berlina 1928
Fiat 520
Manufacturer Fiat
Production 1927-1930
Class
Layout FR layout
Body style 4-door sedan
4-door landaulette
4-door cabriolet
Engine 2,244 cc straight-6
Transmission 4-speed manual
Length 4150mm
Width 1660mm
Height
Weight 1250kg
Wheelbase 2900mm
Predecessor Fiat 507
Successor Fiat 521
Designer

Fiat's upper middle class car in the later 1920s was also designated as the Fiat 520, but was smaller and more modestly powered than its earlier namesake.

During the early decades of the twentieth century European automakers, once steering wheels had replaced centrally positioned steering tillers, tended to place the driver and his steering wheel on the right side of the car regardless of any local regulations or conventions concerning which side of the road cars should be driven. By the 1920s, as the number of wheeled vehicles on the roads increased, clearer consensus had become necessary in the more populous parts of Italy about the need for everyone to drive along the right side of the road. The 1927 Fiat 520 was one of the first cars, presumably in recognition of this trend, to place the steering wheel on the left side of the car.

The 520 was replaced by the Fiat 521 in 1928, although the 520 appears to have continued in production till 1929, by when more than 20,000 six cylinder Fiat 520s had been produced.


Engines

Model Years Engine Displacement Power Fuel system
520 1927-29 straight-6 sidevalve 2244 cc 46 hp single carburetor
520 T 1928-30 straight-6 sidevalve 1866 cc 35 hp single carburetor


Fiat 520 Torpedo 1928
Fiat 520 Berlina 1928


Fiat Car Model Description and Photos

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