on models powered by the new 105hp 0.9 TwinAir Turbo engine...
The new Fiat 500 has gone on sale priced from £10,160 Pop 1.2 69hp hatchback, with the convertible range starting at £13,160.
According to Fiat one of the key new features is the introduction of a new seven-inch TFT digital instrument display, developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli, which we quote, “seamlessly combines cutting-edge technology without disrupting the trademark aesthetics of the cabin”. It is standard on the 500S and Cult model, an option for the Lounge editions. It displays key information such as the distance travelled, instant fuel consumption and range. It indicates Gear Shift recommendations; warning messages and a more sophisticated media player, telephone and navigation information readouts, including junction graphics and real-time traffic updates when equipped with a portable TomTom 2 Live satellite navigation system.
On models powered by the new 105hp 0.9 TwinAir Turbo engine when the sport button is engaged it transforms into a turbo-boost gauge. The six-speed 105hp 0.9 TwinAir Turbo engine is a new edition to the TwinAir engine family and features a Start&Stop fuel-saving system. It delivers 105hp/145Nm in Sport mode (98hp/120Nm Eco mode) and is capable of 0-62 mph in 10 seconds and a top speed of 117 mph. On the official combined cycle it is capable of 67.3 mpg and CO2 emissions are rated at 99 g/km.
The entry-level engine remains the 69hp 1.2-litre petrol (113g/km) unit, which is joined by the TwinAir 85hp Turbo Petrol (92g/km) and 1.3 16v MultiJet 95hp turbo diesel (97g/km). A Dualogic automatic transmission is available on the 1.2 69hp and TwinAir 85hp engines.
Core safety equipment for the Fiat 500 includes ABS with EBD, seven airbags (including a driver’s knee bag), ISOFIX attachments and daytime running lights (DRL). It is disappointing that ESP, with ASR/MSR and Hill Holder is an option on the lower grade models.
Fiat 500 Pop – prices start at £10,160
Standard equipment includes Start&Stop; seven airbags; electric windows and mirrors; remote central locking; a height-adjustable driver's seat; a height-adjustable steering wheel and electric power steering. Options include air conditioning for £530; ESP for £320 and rear parking sensors for just £270. The Fiat 500C Pop which starts at £13,160 not only gains a powered electric convertible roof, air conditioning is also standard.
Fiat 500 Colour Therapy – prices start at £10,960
Adds air conditioning, special paint and white detailing (wheel covers, pool-ball design gear knob, aerial and mirror caps).
Fiat 500 Lounge – prices start at £11,560
Takes the POP specification and adds air conditioning (climate control on TwinAir models), 15-inch alloy wheels, Blue&Me™ connectivity (including Bluetooth, voice recognition, steering wheel remote controls and a USB port), a leather-trimmed steering wheel, heated door mirrors, chrome detailing and a fixed glass sunroof. You can add the seven-inch TFT instrument panel for £250.
Fiat 500S – prices start at £11,710
Taking the Lounge model, in lieu of the fixed glass sunroof you gain front and rear bumpers, side skirts, dark tinted glass and 15-inch sports alloy wheels. There is satin detailing and inside there is a leather-trimmed, flat-bottom Abarth sports steering wheel; new sports upholstery with the “500S” logo embroidered into the seatback; a sports gear knob and the seven-inch TFT instrument cluster all as standard.
Fiat 500 Cult – prices start at £13,060
Based on the Lounge the Cult features automatic climate control; new 16-inch alloy wheels; rear parking sensors; a black roof panel with a fixed glass sunroof and new Poltrona Frau® leather upholstery, as well as the seven-inch TFT instrument panel, all as standard.
Fiat 500 Prices (2014)
|Fiat 500 Model||Hatchback 500||Convertible 500C|
|Pop 1.2 69hp||£10,160||£13,160|
|Pop 1.3 16v MultiJet 95hp||£12,560||£15,560|
|Colour Therapy 1.2 69hp||£10,960||£13,510|
|Colour Therapy 0.9 TwinAir 85hp||£12,160||£14,710|
|Lounge 1.2 69hp||£11,560||£14,560|
|Lounge 0.9 TwinAir 85hp||£12,960||£15,760|
|Lounge 0.9 TwinAir 105hp||£13,560||£16,360|
|Lounge 1.3 16v MultiJet 95hp||£13,960||£16,960,|
|500S 1.2 69hp||£11,710||£14,710|
|500S 0.9 TwinAir 85hp||£13,110||£15,910|
|500S 0.9 TwinAir 105hp||£13,710||£16,510|
|500S 1.3 16v MultiJet 95hp||£14,110||£17,110|
|Cult 1.2 8v 69hp||£13,060||£15,560|
|Cult 0.9 TwinAir 85hp||£14,460||£16,760|
|Cult 0.9 TwinAir 105hp||£15,060||£17,360|
|Cult 1.3 16v MultiJet 95hp||£15,460||£17,960|