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Autobianchi A112

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Autobianchi A112
Autobianchi
aka Lancia A112
Production 1969 – 1986
Class Supermini
Body Style 3-door hatchback
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Engine 903 cc I4 OHV
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The Autobianchi A112 is a supermini produced by the Italian automaker Autobianchi. It was developed using the mechanicals of the Fiat 127. It was introduced in 1969, as a replacement for the Bianchina, and was built until 1985, when it gave way for the more modern Lancia Y10. Over 1.2 million units were produced in Autobianchi's Milan factory.

The A112 was available only with a 3-door body. It had two OHV engines with 903 cc and 965 cc, capable of attaining 42 PS (31 kW) for the A112 Junior and 48 PS (35 kW) for the A112 Elite. This version featured higher-grade trimming and equipment, as well as a 5-speed gearbox, later in life.

The most interesting version was the A112 Abarth, introduced in 1971. It was prepared by the motorsports division of the Fiat Group, at first with the 965 cc engine, coupled to a sportive exhaust, a twin carburetor, a head with bigger valves (also OHV) and a different camshaft. In 1975, displacement was increased to 1049 cc, while power climbed from 58 PS (43 kW) to 70 PS (51.5 kW) at 6600 rpm, for a weight of only 700 kg (1540 lb). The 1975 model was also the first A112 to use a 5-speed manual gearbox. These changes turned the A112 into a nervous machine, much admired by young performance enthusiasts. The car was entered in various rallying events throughout Europe and even spawned a one-make Trophy.

Popular Culture

In the video game Gran Turismo 4 for the PlayStation 2, the Autobianchi A112 was included as a prize car for the Sunday Cup in Gran Turismo Mode.

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The Fiat Group


Abarth | Alfa Romeo | Autobianchi | Ferrari | Fiat | Lancia | Innocenti | Maserati | Iveco | Chrysler | Dodge | Ram | Jeep


Bianchina · Stellina · Primula · A111 · A112 · Y10


Bianchi · Fiat · Pirelli · Edoardo Bianchi · Dante Giacosa


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