Fiat 1100

The term Fiat 1100 wore two different models of the Italian car manufacturer Fiat.

  • 2.1 license built in India as Premier Padmini ( 1964-2001 )

Frame models (1937-1953)

The first model was built under the name Fiat Balilla 1100 or 508 C / L in 1937 to 1939. The four-door sedan had in the short (C ) version 2420 mm wheelbase and in the long (L ) 2743 mm, a ladder frame with cross struts and a front built four-cylinder in-line engine with overhead valves, 1089 cc ( bore 68 mm, stroke 75 mm) and 30 to 32 hp / 22 to 23.5 kW. Over a four-speed transmission with floor shift (III and IV synchronized) and a divided propshaft rear axle was driven. The top speed was 95 to 110 km / h

MM - As competition vehicle and approximately ten two-door coupe, Fiat 1100 508 C caused (508 C - Mille Miglia ). Was powered by the same engine, but with an output of 42 hp / 31 kW. The top speed was 142 km / h

Between 1937 and 1951 the Fiat 1100 was produced as a Simca 8 in France by Simca. As a Simca 8/1200 there were already 1949 a version with a 1221 cc engine, eight years before the corresponding Fiat model. This powerful engine was introduced in the Simca 8 Sport in 1948.

1939-1948 the aforementioned sedan was unchanged constructed essentially with two wheelbases under the name Fiat 1100. A striking feature of the 1100 A was the bugförmige grille ( " mussone ").

1947 to 1950 but was rebuilt again a competition coupe, this time in series (401 pieces) the Fiat 1100 S. The body was approximately that of the Mille Miglia model, engine power was 51 hp / 37.5 kW. The car reached max. 150 km / h

1948 received the technically modernized sedan the name Fiat 1100 B / BL, engine power increased to 35 hp / 26 kW for short " B" long "BL" still had 30 hp. The performance also remained the same. 1949 welcomed the corresponding models with steering wheel gearshift and trunk lid Fiat 1100 E / EL, 1950, the production of EL was set, but the taxi version 1100 EL Tassi remained until 1953 in the program. The coupe Fiat 1100 S was heavily modified body ( Pininfarina ) as Fiat 1100 ES continued to be built until 1951. For the same motor power managed because of the higher weight of "only" more 140 km / h - still as fast as Porsche at that time. 1953 ended the production of the sedan 1100 E.

Fiat Fiat - 1100F 1100ELR ( 1941-1953 )

From 1941 there was the van Fiat 1100F based on the 1100 long wheelbase. It was developed with the participation of Mario Revelli di Beaumont at Viotti, had a payload of 600 kg and was available as a pickup or van. After the end of World War II the 1100F 1947 to 1100ALR and now had a payload of one ton. Concurrent with the revision of the sedan in 1948, the cabin was also the 1100ALR revised and increased torque in the motor, so that the model was now called Fiat 1100BLR. An improved instrument panel, along with a modernized heating system and turn signals made ​​the model 1949 Fiat 1100ELR. Already in 1951 replaced the Fiat 615 the time being further built flatbed that was just like the panel van built by the end of 1953. The model was also manufactured under license from Steyr -Puch in Austria and the Zastava in Yugoslavia.

Models with self-supporting body (1953-1970)

The Fiat 1100-103 sparked in 1953 as a midsize car with four doors and a conventional drive the previous generation from 1100. The model was produced until the late 1960s in Italy. There were also outside of Italy production sites with sub-brands of Fiat, including as NSU - Fiat Neckar ( body production at Weinberg ) in Germany or as Steyr- Fiat in Austria. Also Lizenznachbauten, last up in the 1990s in India as Premier Padmini, still bear witness to the successful cars.

The normal Fiat 1100-103 had again ³ a four-cylinder in-line engine with 1089 cm and 36 hp / 26.5 kW and a four-speed gearbox - as the Fiat 1100 E wheel with shift paddles. The car was a four-door sedan ( see above) and five-door station wagon ( Familiars ) available. Its top speed was 115 km / h From the saloon there was the model Fiat 1100-103 TV with an engine power of 50 hp / 37 kW and 135 km / h, which was also attended due to its sporty performance in the Mille Miglia. With the same engine and the Fiat 1100-103 TV Trasformabile, a two-door convertible, equipped was (see Fiat 1100TV spider) and also some race car developed with its technology. Its top speed was 143 km / h From 1954 there was the successor to the Van 1100ELR the 1100 - 103L, also as a van.

In 1956, models were named Fiat 1100-103 E. The engine output increased in the sedans and station wagons on 40 (SAE ) -PS / 29 kW ( maximum speed of 120 km / h), the " Trasformabile " on 53 (SAE ) -PS / 39 kW (maximum speed 142 km / h ). The sedan 1100 was one of the first cars with fold-down rear seat back. The model TV got a two -tone paint in metallic tones and sumptuous interiors.

From 1957, it brought the Fiat 1100-103 D to 43 hp / 31.6 kW. The " Trasformabile " was ( 53 hp / 1221 cc ) and the type of TV replaced by the Fiat 1200 Fiat 1200 Spider Granluce for.

In 1959 the engine power, the performance increased the Fiat 1100-103 H (1100 luxury ) further to 50 ( CUNA ) and 48 PS (DIN) -PS / 36.5 kW ( CUNA ) to 130 km / h

1960 model Fiat 1100 Luxury ( 103H ) by the Fiat 1100 Export was ( also 103H ) replaced with simpler equipment and the combined Fiat 1100-103 D through the combination based on the Fiat 1100 Export ( motor 103H ). At the same time, the first Fiat 1100 came with front -hinged doors: the Fiat 1100 Speciale with the body of the Fiat 1200 in simplified equipment.

Starting in 1962 the Fiat 1100 is presented D (103 G) with revised bodywork and the engine of the Fiat 1200 Granluce with 1221 cc and 50 hp ( DIN) / 37 kW, which has not been built. The front was designed delicate, she had a grille without the beaded chrome frame.

1966 was the last change to: The Fiat 1100 R (103 P) had not only a re- revised grille and a new rear view with round lights ( sedan ), he had been radically revised under the sheet metal casing. The chassis is changed, it got disc brakes, smaller wheels, other shafts, the interior was expecting a floor circuit and a completely redesigned instrument panel the driver. - And it was again in 1100: the 1089- cc engine was again used, again with 48 (DIN ) PS / 35 kW ( DIN). Due to the much lower intrinsic weight, top speed rose slightly to 132 km / h

In 1970 the Fiat 1100 was finally discontinued and replaced with the year before published front-wheel drive Fiat 128, which was based on the experience with the Autobianchi Primula models, which were also initially equipped with the engine of the Fiat 1100 and Fiat 1200.

Under license in India as Premier Padmini (1964-2001)

In India, the Fiat 1100 from Premier from 1964 to 2001 was built under license.