Fiat 500 astounds everybody with its dynamic road presence. This review provides the features, specifications and the price in India for Fiat 500 coupe.


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Fiat 500 hit Indian roads in July 2008. The two-door coupe is being imported to India through the completely-built-unit route. The lifestyle car sets the pulse racing with its stunning looks and amazing performance. While the ride quality of the coupe is simply beyond comparison, it has also been packed with the latest safety features. A pleasant drive is guaranteed by Fiat 500. The automobile promises to deliver good fuel efficiency as well. It stands out from the crowd with its mere looks.

Engine
At the heart of Fiat 500 lies a 1.3L turbo-charged diesel engine, delivering a power of 76 PS @ 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 145 Nm @ 1500 rpm. The car's performance is escalated by the electronically controlled Common Rail Multi-jet Direct Injection fuel system. Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h can be achieved within 12.5 seconds.

Design And Comfort
The compact body shell of Fiat 500 is very sporty in terms of looks. The circular headlights and clear lens fog lamps, with trademark chrome whisker, looks trendy. Its frontage has been further accentuated with a sleek radiator grille. In the rear side is the sparkling tail lamps cluster and an integrated roof spoiler, which add to the overall appeal of the coupe. Four people can easily get into the car and enjoy a long ride in a very relaxing way.

Interiors
The interiors of Fiat 500 set it apart from other vehicles. Proper utilization of space is the key for the cabin. This is quiet evident in the well -organized dash, which sports AC vents and has the instrument cluster neatly integrated on it. Apart from this, the car is equipped with radio, with CD and Mp3 player. There are four speakers and two tweeters attached to the music system. Adding to the appeal of the cabin is its upholstery and leather wrapped steering wheel, with radio controls.

Ride And Handling
In Fiat 500, you can cruise along silky smooth highways and move in slow moving urban traffic, with equal fun and thrill. The car is equipped with finely tuned suspension system, with independent suspension in the front and interconnected shocks in the rear. The braking system of the coupe is also good.
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Safety
Fiat 500 is fully packed with advanced safety features, offering maximum ride and driving pleasure for its occupants. The standard safety features of the vehicle include Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) Dual stage driver and passenger airbags, Fire Prevention System (FPS), Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and Hazard activation (4 arrows) in panic braking.

Fiat 500 Price, Variants And Color
Fiat 500 is available in two variants - Sport and Lounge. It comes in a lovely range of colors, including Jive Blue, Crossover Black, Mod Blue, Ye Ye Green, Punk Grey, Cha Cha Cha Azure, Breakbeat Grey, Pasodoble Red, Calypso Orange, Bossa Nova White and Tropicalia Yellow. Both the variants are priced at Rs 15.9 lakhs (approx).

Fiat 500 Mileage
Fiat 500 is all about performance and comfort. The diesel-driven car gives a stupendous mileage of 20-22 kmpl.

Technical Specifications of Fiat 500
Overview
Model Fiat 500
Body Type Coupe
Number Of Doors 2
Seating Capacity 4
Fuel Capacity 51 liters
Dimensions
Length 3446 mm
Width 1627 mm
Height 1488 mm
Wheelbase 2300 mm
Ground Clearance 1414 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 4.6 m
Weight
Kerb Weight 499 kg
Engine
Type 1.3L Multijet diesel
Number Of Cylinders 4
Displacement 1248 CC
Transmission 5 speed manual
Max. Power 75 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Max. Torque 145 Nm @ 1500 rpm
Suspension
Front Suspension Independent with McPherson set-up with lower wishbones anchored to a subsidiary cross-member, stabilizer bar connected to shock absorber.
Rear Suspension Wheels interconnected by means of torsion beam.
Brake
Front Disc 240 ( Self - ventilating)
Rear Drum 180
Steering Type Electric DualdriveTM Power steering
Tyre Size 185/55 R 15

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