|Body and chassis|
|Class||Light Utility Truck|
|Engine||Diesel Fiat 305 - 1.901 cm3|
Fiat 615 was a model of Fiat light truck manufactured from 1951 to 1953 as a successor to the Fiat 1100ELR, with which was still built in parallel. It had a total weight of 3100 kg, and was available in versions stake or van bodywork, chassis and carrozable for transportation and as a tractocamioón. Cabin was made by Fiat, and was inspired by the Model 640. At first It had a new petrol engine with 1395 cc and 29 kW (39 hp) at 3800 rpm from the 1400 Fiat, and had a manual 4-speed transmission.
1.5 ton truck was newly developed, which was offered from 1951 is a flatbed and chassis for special bodies. It was powered by the engine of a year earlier featured Fiat 1400s. The engine was already in the car Fiat 1400 just sufficient, but with the 3.1 tons it had real trouble. Once in motion, the Fiat 615 was indeed 80 km fast, but drank with forced driving the expensive fuel at a fast rate.
A diesel engine was developed by Fiat : a swirl chamber engine ( Ricardo System ) based on the 1.9 liter engine for the "big" Fiat in 1900 and the new SUV Fiat Campagnola.(This engine was a variant of the 1400 engine.)The new diesel engine (type 305) was later also available in either sedan 1400 from 1952 in addition to the Fiat 615 N ( N = Nafta = Diesel ) and one year in Fiat Campagnola and Fiat.
Although the experiment of the Fiat 615 built 1.9 ltr . Gasoline engine proved to be stronger and faster drive spurt, confined themselves to the diesel, the Type 615 N. Only Steyr in Austria until 1958 offered the Fiat 615 as gasoline, as Steyr 260 with its own 50 hp 2 ltr . Gasoline engine from the car Steyr 2000. The Fiat 615 N was a very modern vehicle that in Italy, initially had no competition .
The export ran well at the beginning, missing, or half-hearted development left the Fiat 615 N ( and especially its successor ) over the years become increasingly rare even in Italy. In Zastava in Yugoslavia, the Fiat 615 was built with a petrol engine under license. However, not as the beginning of the Fiat, with the 1.4 ltr . 4- cylinder engine, but with the much stronger torque 1.9 liter engine (type 105) with 47 hp at 3500 rev / min, as well as in the, also at Zastava built under license,
In addition to the flatbed also special bodies themselves were made at Zastava, as was common in other Eastern European car factories (IFA, Csepel, Star, etc.).
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