The new Fiat 500 goes on sale in September priced from £10,890 – think revised rather than a completely new model, although it has undergone 1,800 changes.
At launch there is a choice of five Euro6 compliant engine configurations;
Fiat 500/500C Engine Line-Up (MY-2016)
|Fiat 500 / 500C* Technical Specification|
|1.2 69hp||1.2 69hp Dualogic||TwinAir 85hp||TwinAir 85hp Dualogic||TwinAir 105hp|
|Engine Family||FIRE inline 4||FIRE inline 4||TwinAir 2-cyl||TwinAir 2-cyl||TwinAir 2-cyl|
|Max hp@rpm||69 @ 5,500||69 @ 5,500||85 @ 5,500||85 @ 5,500||105 @ 5,500|
|Max Nm@rpm||102 @ 3,000||102 @ 3,000||145 @ 1,900||145 @ 1,900||145 @ 2,000|
|0-62 MPH||12.9 s||12.9 s||11.0 s||11.0 s||10.0 s|
|Top Speed||99 MPH||99 MPH||107 MPH||107 MPH||117 MPH|
|Dimensions(mm)||L 3571 / W 1627 (1893 incl. mirrors) / H 1488 / WB 2300|
|Standard Tyres||175/65 R14||175/65 R14||185/55 R15||185/55 R15||185/55 R15|
|Fuel Tank Volume||35 litres|
|Boot Size (VDA)||185 dm3|
|Steering||Rack & Pinion Dual-Mode Electric PAS – Turning Circle 9.3m (kerb to kerb)|
|Suspension||Front MacPherson strut with anti-roll bar / Rear torsion beam with anti-roll bar|
|Towing Weight||800kg (braked) / 400kg (non-braked)|
|Extra Urban MPG||65.7||70.6||83.1||80.7||80.7|
The trim levels comprise ‘Pop’, ‘Pop Star’ and the top of the range ‘Lounge’ edition.
The Pop’s spec includes seven airbags; remote central locking; electric front windows; electric mirrors; Uconnect Radio with six speakers, AUX-IN and USB ports; steering wheel-mounted audio controls; Start & Stop; a space-saver spare wheel and LED daytime running lights. With the 500c convertible editions featuring a fully powered roof and heated glass rear window.
You can add air conditioning for £540 or you can look toward the ‘Pop Star’ edition which comes with a/c, body-coloured mirror caps with defrosting function, 15-inch alloy wheels and a 50/50 split folding rear seat with adjustable rear headrests.
The Lounge adds a panoramic, fixed glass sunroof; rear parking sensors; a leather-trimmed steering wheel; front fog lights; chrome styling kit, specific 15-inch alloy wheels and a touchscreen Uconnect infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity as standard. Lounge options include bi-xenon headlamps for an additional £610, automatic climate control an extra £270 and a leather interior for £780.
Fiat 500/500C Prices (MY-2016)
|500 Pop||1.2 69hp||£ 10,890|
|500 Pop Star||1.2 69hp||£ 11,765|
|500 Pop Star||0.9 TwinAir 85hp||£ 13,065|
|500 Lounge||1.2 69hp||£ 12,640|
|500 Lounge||0.9 TwinAir 85hp||£ 13,940|
|500 Lounge||0.9 TwinAir 105hp||£ 14,420|
|500C Pop||1.2 69hp||£ 13,540|
|500C Pop Star||1.2 69hp||£ 14,415|
|500C Pop Star||0.9 TwinAir 85hp||£ 15,715|
|500C Lounge||1.2 69hp||£ 15,290|
|500C Lounge||0.9 TwinAir 85hp||£ 16,590|
|500C Lounge||0.9 TwinAir 105hp||£ 17,070|