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Fiat 132

Fiat 132 (Italy, 1972-1981)

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Model History

The Fiat 132 was introduced in 1972, replacing the 125 and 125 Special 1600 cc in the Fiat range. The model was offered in three versions: The Standard and Special 1600 cc (98 bhp) and a Special 1800 cc (105 bhp) variant.

The Standard and Special were differentiated by their bodywok on the interior and exterior, such as the front grille, wheel hub covers and chrome details on the Special variants. The Special also offered options, such as an electronic ignition system, 5-speed gearbox, automatic transmission and limited slip diferential. The Special was also the first Fiat production saloon with an external rear view mirror.

Innovations in terms of mechanics on the 132, were its 4-cylinder engine with twin cam based on that of the 124 Sport and 125 models. Also the suspension and steering had been revised.

Facelift 1974

In February 1974, the 132 range was revised and a new line of GLS versions was launched. Updates on the exterior were a new front grille, new hupcaps, larger lights and side rubbing strips. On the interior, the dash panel and instruments were re-designed. Mechanical modifications were made on the cylinder head, valve arrangement and fuel feed. Overall, the engine now had a power output of 107 bhp, performance stayed basically unchanged.

Facelift 1977

The next facelift came in 1977, after the 132 replaced the Fiat 130 as flagship in the range. Most notable changes were added rubber strips on the exterior and upgrades on the interior equippment. The engines remained almost unchanged, only the 1800 cc was upgraded to 2000 cc with performance levels remaining almost the same. Another technical innovation was the introduction of new brakes, discs at the front and droms at the rear.

132 Diesel 1978

A year after the facelift, two diesel engines were introduced for the model, a 2000 cc and a 2500 cc unit.

132 2000 Injection 1979

At the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1979, the Italian manufacturer introduced the 132 2000 with electronic injection. It was the first Fiat model to use this technology. Besides the new engine, this variant also came with a number of equippment updates, such as an external rear view mirror adjustable from the inside.

End of production

In 1981, the Fiat 132 was replaced by the new Argenta model. About 600.000 units had been produced of the car.



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