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Old 09-27-2004, 10:49 PM   #1
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history of the Fiat 132

In 1972, Fiat launched a new sedan, the 132 Mk1, which was a little disappointing. Yet, it introduced the 1.8 version of the Twin-Cam engine designed by lampredi, but its suspension (rear dead axle) was already outtdated by that of the 1968 Peugeot 504.

It soon underwent a restyling : in 1974, it recieved wider windshield and windows, a nose job and a new rear with rectangular lamps. Its suspension became milder : the time of maturity.
3 engines were available :
-1.6/98 hp
-1.8/111 hp
-2.0/115 hp

and 2 trims : GL and GLS.

As for the transmission, one could choose between a 3-speed automatic and a 5-speed manual.

To be followed...
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