|Engine||6.0 L ZiL-111 V8|
|Transmission||2-speed PowerFlite automatic|
|Wheelbase||3,760 mm (148.0 in)|
|Height||1,637 mm (64.4 in)|
|Curb weight||2,610–2,815 kg (5,754–6,206 lb)|
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After unsuccessful tests with the prototype ZIL-Moscow in 1956  the ZIL-111 was introduced from ZIL in 1958. The styling was inspired by the mid-1950s Packard, a United States automobile manufacturer. It was powered by a 6.0 L V8 engine producing 200 hp (150 kW) connected to an automatic transmission (a copy of Chrysler's PowerFlite) giving a top speed of 170 km/h (106 mph).
Apart from a basic version ZiL-111, there was produced ZiL-111A with air conditioning (it had a smaller and flatter rear window due to air tubes) and convertible ZiL-111V (ЗиЛ-111В in Russian, only 12 made).
In December 1962 the car was restyled and it was available both as sedan ZiL-111G (example pictured below right) and convertible ZiL-111D (only 8 made). The front styling of this car very closely resembled the U.S. Cadillac from 1961-62, and out back it had dual-unit taillights resembling an early-Sixties Mercury. For U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower's visit, E. Molchanov designed a special version. A minibus version called ZiL-118 Yunost (Youth) was also developed, on factory's own initiative, but only 20 were built because of a lack of interest of government.
- ZiL-111, Avtolegendy SSSR, nr. 49, DeAgostini, 2010, ISSN 2071-095X (Russian)
- ZiL-111G/111D, Avtolegendy SSSR, nr. 29, DeAgostini, 2010, ISSN 2071-095X (Russian)
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- Lev Shugurov: Avtomobili Rossii i SSSR, 1993, ISBN 5-87483-006-5 (Russian), p.48.
- (Russian) ZiL-118 Yunost, DeAgostini Avtolegendy SSSR series Nr.28
- "юБРНЛНДЕКЭМНЕ АЧПН: гхк-118 "чМНЯРЭ"". Denisovets.narod.ru. Retrieved 2012-06-08.
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