Fiat 500: Why Would You Need One

Fiat 500 was manufactured in the year 1957 by the Italian manufacturer and was later discontinued in the year 1975. The company launched the new Nuova 500 in the year 1957, which was a cost-effective, and practical town car. The new Nuova measures only 2.97 meters long and it is powered by a 2-cylinder 479 cc air cooled engine. The new Nuova redefined the concept of “small car” and it is considered as the first city car.

In the year 2007, on the company’s 50th anniversary, Fiat launched the all new 500. Almost after 3 decades, the automaker launched the larger and heavier 500, featuring front wheel drive, and a front-mounted engine.

Fiat previewed the new 500 in the year 2007 and the overall vehicle design of this particular model is completely based on the 2004 Trepiuno concept. The all-new 2007 Fiat 500 featured a very distinct look, which was quite similar to that of the VW New Beetle, and BMW MINI.

The new 500 shares the underpinnings with 2009 Ford Ka, and the production of 2007 Fiat 500 took place in the Tychy Fiat Facility, Toluca and Poland, and it was scheduled for 2007. The official commercial debut was made in 2007-September.

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Technical Characteristics of Fiat 500

Technical Characteristics of 2011 Fiat 500 1.2 8v Dualogic produced by Fiat (IT).

Body Type Hatchback 3 doors
Weight 975 Kg
Length 3546 mm
Height 1488 mm
Wheelbase 2300 mm
Front Track 1413 mm
Rear Track 1407 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 35 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment unknown
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System SMPFi
Max Power 69HP (51 kW) @ 5500 rpm
Max Torque 102Nm @ 3000 rpm
CO2 Emissions 115 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1242 cc
Bore 71 mm
Stroke 79 mm
Cam Design SOHC - Single Overhead Camshaft
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 2
Total Valves 8
Compression Ratio 11.1:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes Di
Rear Brakes Dr-S
Standard Wheels 5?J x 14 / 5?J x 14
Standard Tyres 175/55 R 14 / 175/55 R 14
Suspension Front I.MS.LW.ARB.
Suspension Rear TBAx.
Transmission 5 speed automatic
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 12.9 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 6.2 l/100km
Road 4.3 l/100km
Mixt 5 l/100km