Fiat 518

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Fiat 518 Ardita
Fiat 518 C Sedan 1933.jpg
Fiat 518 C Sedan 1933
Overview
Manufacturer Fiat
Production 1933-1938
Body and chassis
Body style 2/4-door sedan
2/4-door cabriolet
2-door spyder
Layout FR layout
Related Fiat 527
Powertrain
Engine 1,758 cc or 1,944 cc straight-4
Transmission 4-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 270 cm (106.3 in)
300 cm (118.1 in) (518 L)
Length 404 cm (159.1 in) 2d
434 cm (170.9 in) 4d
Curb weight 1,200 kg (2,600 lb)-1,300 kg (2,900 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Fiat 514
Successor Fiat 1500

The Fiat 518 Ardita was a model of car produced by Italian automotive company, Fiat between 1933 and 1938. There was also a 2.5-liter version called "Ardita", this has the model code 527.

8.794 were produced in total in Italy.

About 2,200 were built as Simca-Fiat 11CVs in France, all fitted with the 1,944 cc engine of 45 PS (33 kW).[1]

A Polish version, the Polski Fiat 518 Mazur was produced between 1937 and 1939 by PZInż in Warszawa under Fiat license. The car has 4 doors and 7 or 5 seats. It used the two-litre Fiat 118 engine (PZInż 157) (45 hp (33 kW) at 3,600 rpm, compression rate of 6,1:1) and a four-speed gearbox. The car weights 1,070 kg (2,359 lb) and has top speed of 100 to 110 km/h (62 to 68 mph) and has fuel consumption of 11.5 L/100 km (25 mpg-imp; 20.5 mpg-US).

Types[edit]

  • Saloon, 4 doors, 7 seats
  • Saloon, 4 doors, 4 seats(+ sports saloon type also)
  • Tourer, 2 doors, 2+2 seats
  • PZInż 302 used by the Polish military as artillery tractor
Model Engine Displacement Power at rpm Fuel system
1750 straight-4 sidevalve 1,758 cc 40 hp single carburetor
2000 straight-4 sidevalve 1,944 cc 45 hp 3,600 single carburetor

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rousseau, Jacques; Caron, Jean-Paul (1988). "341". Guide de l'Automobile Française (in French). Paris: Solar. ISBN 2-263-01105-6. 
1933 Fiat 518 L (long wheel base)
1937 Simca-Fiat 11CV