FSO Warszawa 203/223

Wednesday 14 October 2009
Warszawa was a Polish automobile marque manufactured from 1951 to 1973 by the Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych of Warsaw. Named after the city of Warsaw, the Warszawa was until 1957 identical to the Soviet Pobeda, built under license. In 1964 the body style was changed to the three box shape by then becoming mainstream in Europe, though the car retained a rather heavy style to western eyes. In 1967 it was announced that Perkins four cylinder 1.76-litre diesel engines would be fitted in export market Warszawas, which were scheduled to debut at the Poznań International Fair in June 1967. The Warszawa was the first new-design Polish car built after the Second World War. Warszawas were popular as taxis because of their sturdiness and ruggedness. However, due to their weight they were underpowered and had high fuel consumption. In total, 254,471 cars were made.

Technical data:
- engine: 4 cylinders
- capacity: 2120 cc
- horsepower: 70 HP
- gearbox: 3+1
- top speed: 130 km/h

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