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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fiat Chrysler Merger at Risk

Fiat Societa Per Azioni

The final act in the merger of Fiat and Chrysler is drawing near. Fiat owns 58.5 percent of Chrysler and is seeking to purchase the remaining 41.5 percent from the United Auto Workers trust fund which was set up when Chrysler went into bankruptcy in 2009. Negotiations with the trust fund, or VEBA (voluntary employees’ beneficiary association) as it is called, for the remaining shares had grown contentious over the past year and have finally come to a head this week when VEBA forced Chrysler to file paperwork for an IPO to sell the stocks on the open market. Instead of selling to Fiat, VEEBA is gambling that they will do better by offering their shares to the public.

Backgound
Four years ago, Chrysler Corporation was a broken company. Years of mismanagement by an equity firm left the company at bankruptcy's door, and the last straw was the world economic crises of the period. The US government stepped in to prevent the sure loss of thousands of jobs that would have sent a shock wave throughout the already devastated economy. A call went out for someone to partner with the ailing US automaker, but the company was in such poor shape there were no takers. Chrysler was effectively written off by everyone except by one person - Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat - who recognized the strengths and potential of a partnership.

Chrysler ownership breakdown 2009

Fiat was offered an initial 20 percent stake in the bankrupt Chrysler Corporation in exchange for giving the U.S. business access to its cutting edge technology valued at up to 10 billion dollars. Fiat's Marchionne was named CEO of the new company called Chrysler LLC and Fiat management was given responsibility for the day to day running of the company. Under this alliance, Fiat was allowed to increase its ownership level by set amounts when certain milestones dictated by the government were achieved. The final stipulation was that Fiat would have the option to purchase a majority interest in the company after all government loans were repaid.

Originally this repayment was scheduled to occur in 2014; however Marchionne shrewdly decided to pay the loans off early in 2011 saving the company substantial interest payments that were destroying the company's profitability. Under Marchionne leadership, Chrysler has gotten its mojo back and is a lean, responsive and profitable organization. The transformed Chrysler has had year-over-year sales gains for the past 41 consecutive months, dramatically improved quality and customer satisfaction scores.

Sergio Marchionne and John Elkann
Sergio Marchionne CEO of Fiat and Chrysler and John Elkann, Chairman of Fiat S.p.A and grandson of Gianni Agnelli

Fiat SpA
Meanwhile back in Italy, the past few years have not been rosy for Fiat SpA. In 2004, Fiat's Auto division was near collapse. Years of bloated bureaucracy and status quo management took a toll on what was once the world's third largest car manufacturer. Sergio Marchionne was hired in a last ditch attempt to save the then 105 year old car company. In a brilliant move, Marchionne threatened to exercise a put option that Gianni Agnelli had inserted into a partnership agreement with GM years back. This put option would have required GM to purchase Fiat's ailing auto division. Marchionne secured a 2 - 3 billion dollar payout from GM to avoid this and these funds were used to fund massive improvements in the company. In what was to become the template for the Chrysler turnaround, Marchionne cut bureaucracy, promoted young and eager executives and empowered workers to be their best. The Fiat 500 was created to celebrate the rebirth of the company in 2007 and that year marked the highest profits ever in 108 years.

It was an incredible comeback, unfortunately, the economic collapse was around the corner and hit Fiat hard. European cars sales hit a nearly 30 year low. New model investments were dramatically put on hold and labor issues conspired to drive sales even lower. Some argue that Marchionne's dual role of CEO of Chrysler and Fiat took interfered with running the Italian side of the alliance. They say that the workaholic Marchionne spent too much time saving the US Automaker and neglected Fiat. The counterpoint to this is that because Chrysler is doing well, Fiat posted a 586 million dollar trading profit last quarter and not a 169 million dollar loss it would have posted without Chrysler.

Fiat Chrysler Merger Timeline

All or Nothing?
This brings us to the matter at hand. Going forward Fiat needs to fully integrate with Chrysler in order to achieve the economy of scale that will allow both automakers to survive. They also need to have Chrysler assets available to them to weather the continued European automotive downturn. It is important to remember that Chrysler has these assets largely because of the work done by Fiat.

Under the agreement, Fiat can purchase VEBA's shares for a price determined by a formula worked out in 2009. The problem is VEBA, who is managed by an independent fiduciary, and Fiat are reportedly about 1 billion dollars apart from agreeing on a price. The IPO will force Fiat to pay market value for the shares, which VEBA believes is worth more than Fiat's offer.

While Fiat and the Agnelli family (who own and control the company) ultimately do have access to t that kind of cash, a billion dollars could fund important projects like a new Punto or Alfa Romeo models that are so desperately needed.

Marchionne has gone on record saying that if the IPO happens Fiat will have to reconsider freely sharing technology with Chrysler. This is because it would transform Fiat into what would effectively be a holding company instead of a single entity, damaging the economy of scale that Fiat is looking for.

Fiat has invested so much into this alliance that many analysts feel the two parties will eventually agree upon a price, and the proposed IPO will not happen. What we are witnessing is just a high stakes negotiation between two heavy duty players. Even if Fiat pays out the maximum amount of 6 billion dollars, the company will still win as it then will have full access to Chrysler's 12.2 billion dollars in cash.

This is going to be one fascinating poker game played out over the coming months. Stay tuned!

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Alfa Romeo 4C: Overview

Alfa Romeo 4C

Alfa Romeo is about to drop a bombshell of a car on the automotive world. The new Alfa Romeo 4C has combined all the legendary attributes of Alfa Romeo with stunning technical innovations. The result is a supreme example of Italian automotive design and is on its way to becoming an instant classic. The mostly handmade Alfa Romeo 4C is as exotic as they come yet is priced in a range that an enthusiast doesn't have to sell all their belongings to afford. In Europe, the 4C's price is expected to be around 53,000 Euros (approximately $73,000) or 2,100 Euros ($2,800) less than a Porsche Cayman S. Pricing for the US has yet to be announced, but estimates range all over the place from $55,000 to $86,000. Due to the highly labor intensive use of carbon fiber materials, annual production is limited to 3,500 cars, and initial talk back in February was that 1,000 cars will be coming to North America. Expect the US version of the Alfa 4C to weigh about 220 lbs more than the European version (2,172 vs. 1952 lbs) because of federal crash standards.

The Alfa Romeo 4C debuts in North America at the New York Auto Show in April and should hit US showrooms in Spring 2014.* While we wait, I have assembled a complete overview below with the help of Fiat Group Press to get you thoroughly familiar with the new 4C. Enjoy!


Alfa Romeo 4C: ‘just drive’

4 kg/HP, from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5, 137 HP/litre and 1.2 g of deceleration: 'just drive'

'Just drive' is a clear invitation to experience those genuine sensations that only Alfa Romeo is able to offer. The new signature that will accompany the communication of the Alfa Romeo models originates with the presentation of the 4C, the small thoroughbred car that marks the return of the brand to the world of lightweight sports coupés.

Extraordinary performance, unique handling, extreme aerodynamics and design that takes up the stylistic features of the Alfa Romeo tradition. This in brief is the new Alfa Romeo 4C, a driving machine without compromise that beckons drivers to take to the road or track to experience the thrill of driving it.

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

The Alfa Romeo 4C is essentially a light weight, a car where everything has been designed to provide total driving pleasure. That same essentiality shaped its design. The car expresses a "natural beauty" that results from a perfect blend of function and form. Its layout and size immediately brings one of the most beautiful coupés of all time to mind, the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale. Like the legendary 33 Stradale, the 4C is designed to meet extreme mechanical and functional requirements. Its body aerodynamically 'covers' the engine and chassis with clean and essential surfaces.


Alfa Romeo 4C Right Front

Designed by Alfa Romeo engineers and made at the Maserati plant in Modena, this captivating coupé with two racing bucket seats uses materials and design solutions like carbon, aluminium, and rear-wheel drive derived from the 8C Competizione along with technologies from Alfa Romeo's latest models, all thoroughly revised to maximise the new car's sporting appeal. Proof of that lies in the new 1750 Turbo Petrol with direct injection and aluminium block, the sophisticated latest-generation "Alfa TCT" dry twin clutch automatic transmission and the Alfa DNA driving mode selector with the brand-new Race mode.

A length of approximately 4 metres and a wheelbase of less than 2.4 metres emphasise the car's compact size while also accentuating its agility. The dynamic qualities of the Alfa Romeo 4C are confirmed by a weight to power ratio of less than 4 kg/HP; it's a value worthy of a 'supercar'.



This vehicle quite simply screams Alfa. Its sports car soul creates unique driving sensations, both on the road and when racing, where velocity and transverse accelerations offer even the most expert driver unrivalled driving thrills: from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds flat, 258 km/h of top speed, deceleration peaks in the range of 1.2 g and lateral acceleration peaks over 1.1 g. All this is also achieved with a balanced weight distribution, with 40% on the front axle and 60% on the rear.

If these figures attest to the outstanding performance and dynamic qualities of the 4C, there is one characteristic enduringly connected to every Alfa Romeo: ease in recognising one of the brand's models through other senses. Not only is it eye-catching, but the sound of the engine has also been emphasised with low frequencies and the classic roar of the exhaust.

Alfa Romeo 4C Seat

In the same way it has been studied with particular attention paid to an enveloping seat design so the car can be 'felt'. 'Body' perceptions are felt inside and even more so - with an added thrill - at the wheel. The brake, for example, can be modulated when loaded to get the necessary feedback even in the most demanding braking situations. Steering, which has to convey as much 'feel' as possible, is unassisted, progressive and direct, and the accelerator is ready to handle exits from curves with as much acceleration as possible.

The annual availability of the 4C Alfa Romeo on the major world markets is limited to only 3,500 units - 1,000 units of which are earmarked for Europe. Starting in October it can be ordered at all Alfa Romeo dealerships in Europe.

Alfa Romeo 4C Dashboard

The 4C marks the launch of Alfa Romeo's global growth plan that, along with future models, is offered as a global brand that competes in the heart of the Premium market. This is the reason why it is developing synergies with the Premium brands of the Fiat-Chrysler Group, and Maserati in particular, which adds the strength of its history, its ability to innovate and its fame the world over. So in this sense the Alfa Romeo 4C supercar is a symbolic product with an extremely high level of quality and technological refinement that embodies the deepest values ​​of the Alfa Romeo brand.


Alfa Romeo 4C cornering

Design
  • Balance: ultimate aerodynamic efficiency and elegant proportions
  • Strength: muscle and sculpturesque shapes in rear volume and side
  • Essentiality: functional interiors for total involvement in the driving experience


The compact dimensions make this car with 2 bucket seats truly unique among its competitors: it is just under 4 metres long, 200 cm wide, 118 cm high and with a wheelbase of less than 2.4 metres. These dimensions serve both to emphasise the car's 'supercar proportions' and to accentuate its agility.

Designed by Alfa Romeo Centro Stile, the development of the 4C's exterior was characterised from the start by the need to enhance the style of the car and the technical characteristics both from a dynamic and aerodynamic point of view. For this reason, all the style solutions adopted have been optimised in accordance with the ultimate goal of the car: performance.

To meet this end, the surfaces were treated as sculpture and engineers worked side by side with the designers to carve all the innovative aerodynamic solutions out of it. The result of this teamwork led to a car that conveys pure sports style through a union of technology and beauty, which is an essential requisite for any Alfa Romeo sports car, where form is always first and foremost function. Besides, every structural element has been conceived for maximum dynamic efficiency, and to help create the downforce needed to ensure maximum grip under fast cornering.

The rear volume, sinuous and enveloping, encloses and embraces the beating heart of the car: the mechanics and the engine, visible through the rear window. All this, thanks to the development of a marked musculature above the wheels, lends strength and power to the rear area.

Alfa Romeo 4C on the road

The rear musculature supports its structure on round rear light clusters and on the side air intakes necessary to cool the intercooler and the air inlet for engine intake. From the energy-charged rear volume and the two side air intakes spring the two long muscles which lend speed and dynamism to the side, generating the necessary volume at the front end to house the headlights and, on the central part, the two robust ribs running along the bonnet, tracing the unmistakable "V" and coming to their natural conclusion around the shield. This, together with the two side intakes, forms the famous 'Trefoil', a distinguishing trait of all Alfa Romeo cars.

Even at the rear, what first appears to be an element of pure graphics actually serves a clear purpose. Look at the two lines alongside the number plate holder: aesthetically, these create two points of light that add movement and dynamism to the rear volume. Functionally, however, they also protect the light cluster from pendular weight in the event of rear impact.

The entire tail section ─ starting from the rear upper profile and the lower profile characterised by a large "diffuser" with aerodynamic spoiler and air outlets ─ was subjected to extensive wind tunnel testing to ensure the best possible aerodynamic performance.

Alfa Romeo 4C coming and going

Lastly, the exterior colour range reflects the spirit of the car and is essential as the Alfa personality demands: red, white, black and grey. However, special attention has been paid to technology with the introduction of three-layer colours. The by now consolidated and well-known Competizione Red is the essence of the Alfa Romeo spirit with its depth, shine and iridescence that shapes the volumes of the car.


Tradition and future

The Alfa Romeo 4C immediately brings to mind some of the traditional iconic models which have left a significant mark in the history of the Brand. Above all others, in terms of dimensional and layout similarities, one stands out in particular: the 33 Stradale of 1967, a car that combined extreme mechanical and functional requirements with an essential style which "clothed" the engine and chassis appropriately with unmistakable Alfa Romeo treatments.


Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione

The Alfa Romeo 4C has followed suit, and thus completes a journey which was embarked upon with the 8C Competizione, emphasising some particular concepts of the brand, such as compact size, dynamism and agility. The same search for the bare essentials has been applied to building one of the world's lightest-weight cars, the Alfa Romeo 4C. A downright search for the ideal weight led to the formula to combine 'lightness and efficiency' while exploring new solutions and materials, not to mention meticulous development work involving highly advanced technologies, in many cases coming from the excellence of Formula 1 or the aviation sector.

Alfa Romeo Disco Volante

The combination of 'Lightness & Efficiency' was the concept behind the design of some unforgettable Alfa Romeos of the past, such as the unforgotten star at Le Mans, the 8C 2900 B Touring of 1938 with full aluminium body, or the 1900 C52 "Disco Volante" of 1952 with a top speed of 230 km/h and weighing just 760 kg.

The captivating 4C is also the vehicle with which Alfa Romeo expresses its interpretation of 'Technology' - just like the 2010 Giulietta, the first car in the world to develop and adopt the TCT - and of 'Dynamism', a value that immediately brings to mind the 8C Competizione of 2007, the fastest Alfa Romeo road car in history and produced in a limited series of 500 units.

Today these values ​​- Technology and Dynamism, Lightness & Efficiency, Italian Style - take shape in the new Alfa Romeo 4C, an uncompromising though accessible sports car, a technological and sensual supercar that offers precision, agility and great performance. In short, it is a car to drive and enjoy both on the road and on the track.


Alfa Romeo 4C Interior

Interior

The interior of the Alfa Romeo 4C is the result of an in-depth study of anthropometric and ergonomic parameters that established a relationship between the sports layout of the car and features that form a 'continuity' with the design of the body. It is a design concept in which the various elements - dashboard, instruments and seats - follow specific driver and passenger usability and comfort criteria.

Definition of the interior took on particular importance when configuring the carbon fibre 'monocoque' cell. This veritable 'monolithic core' led to a rational organisation of the main construction elements in keeping with the principle of integrating parts and optimising weights. Initially focused on arranging controls and instruments so they are turned toward the driver, this approach actually simplified construction in terms of assembly processes and separation into subassemblies when industrialising the project.

The climate control system ducts are integrated with the entire dashboard block, which contains a supporting 'technical spider' structure inside the mould. Consisting of a thermoformed shell like those found on limited edition supercars, the dashboard is designed to make using functions simple and reaches its zenith in the concept of extreme driver-orientation, thanks to digital instruments and gear shift controls located on the appropriately shaped steering wheel.

Alfa Romeo Instrument Cluster

The cockpit, which powerfully suggests the world of motorcycle racing and race cars, brings together all information necessary to drive and control the car. All readings are visible on the instrument panel, comprising an original digital display, containing all the control functions for the Alfa Romeo supercar.

This formal construction simplification in terms of reducing the number of components and placing the various parts in clear view meets the goal of concentrating the relationship with the car's interior on the experience of driving. User-friendly and formal importance was given to positioning the TCT transmission selector, activated by buttons on the tunnel console, the gear change levers on the steering wheel, and the DNA system selector for changing the operating parameters of the engine and the chief mechanical and electronic devices.


Alfa Romeo 4C Cockpit

With regard to the selection of materials, the Alfa Romeo 4C project is a perfect synthesis of the brand's values. It is a combination of advanced technology and dynamism, sportiness and performance, and tradition and modernity. The lines, shapes, materials and colours emphasise this desire to take centre stage: the pride of being an Alfa Romeo. The material is not intended as a covering, but as an enhancement of the external and internal skin, volumes and, where possible, as a visible structure. The material is the very essence of the structure.

The aesthetic choices are based on technical and natural materials, and not appearance, but substance. The interior space is minimal and 'naked' in its treatments and finishes. The environment is dark black, embellished only by a few metal details with an aluminium effect. The real protagonist is carbon. As it is a structure, it is found both inside and outside the car in an aesthetic continuum and conveys technicality and lightness at the same time.



The seats, with a composite structure, ensure the perfect feeling of the road that the driver gets, thanks to the possibility of finding an ideal driving position while guaranteeing comfort even in everyday use. In detail, the seat upholstery ranges from technical fabrics with high performance and robust nylon yarns to natural leathers in the colours of Alfa Romeo tradition: red for sportiness and "dinamica", a polyester microfibre with a soft and adhesive touch to keep grip on the seat, as well as on the road. Also the internal 'asphalt type', 3D and 'rough' grains call the real subject matter to mind: contact with the road. Finally, the pedal unit and footboards for driver and passenger are made of aluminium, in this way highlighting its sports character down to the smallest detail.


Alfa Romeo 4C Chassis Layout

Architecture
  • Two bucket seats, rear wheel drive with a mid/rear mounted transverse engine
  • Weight distribution: 40% on the front axle and 60% on the rear


Driving pleasure is the result of carefully balanced design. Rear wheel drive and a centrally mounted engine: the architecture of the Alfa Romeo 4C is typical of competition cars in which perfect weight distribution is the primary objective.

The Alfa Romeo 4C has rear wheel drive to make full use of the dynamic advantages afforded by this configuration. Rear wheel drive gives better grip under acceleration, when engine power throws weight towards the rear of the car. Rear wheel drive also lets you enter curves at higher speeds, delivering a far more intense driving experience.

The aluminium engine is centrally mounted. This significantly reduces weight as it eliminates the need for a propeller shaft and optimises weight distribution - 40% on the front axle and 60% on the rear - by concentrating mass near the centre for crisper handling.



Aerodynamics
  • A negative Cz contributes towards achieving increased stability at higher speeds
  • Cx equal to 0.34, the best value among cars with negative lift

Having defined the 4C's architecture, Alfa Romeo engineers started to search for the most suitable materials for this solution. Aluminium, steel, SMC and carbon fibre were chosen for their ability to combine lightness and efficiency. In this way a total dry weight of only 895 kg was achieved. This record makes the Alfa Romeo 4C one of the lightest cars in the world.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fiat 500L Accessories Program Just Released!

Fiat 500L Accessories

Just got your new Fiat 500L and think you're done? Not even close! True to the Fiat 500 tradition of allowing owners to express their individuality, Mopar, the parts and accessories arm of Fiat and Chrysler in North America, has just released over 100 accessories for the new Fiat 500L. Here are a few highlights of Fiat 500L accessories program. Make sure you visit Mopar online and your local Fiat Studio for the complete list.


Fiat 500L Side Stripe

Body-side Graphics
All graphics are made of the highest quality 3M™ material. Available in an array of stand-out designs.

Fender Badges
Declare your loyalty with a fender badge representing Mopar, Canada, Italy, Mexico, or the United States

Fiat 500L Chrome Hood Spear

Chrome Hood Spear
A nod to FIAT brand history in the form of a chrome accent that stands out in front. A direct descendant of the Cinquecento’s historic design.

Fiat 500 Key Covers

Key Covers
Easily changeable FIAT key covers with the Fiat 500 logo. There are 12 design and color options from which to choose.

Fiat 500L Headrest Coat Hanger

Headrest Coat Hanger:
Attaches easily to headrest posts and keeps jackets wrinkle-free.

Fiat 500L 17-inch and Black Diamond Cut Wheels
Cast aluminum 17-inch and 17-inch Black Diamond Cut wheels


Wheels:
Four wheel options are available:
  • Cast aluminum 17-inch wheels
  • Cast aluminum 17-inch Black Diamond Cut wheels
  • Cast aluminum 17-inch Ecoreflex wheels
  • Cast aluminum 17-inch White Diamond Cut wheels

Fiat 500L Ecoreflex and White Diamond Cut Wheels
Cast aluminum 17-inch Ecoreflex and 17-inch White Diamond Cut wheels

Industry-first Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS)
Time is of the essence when tracking a stolen vehicle. Mopar EVTS works 24/7 with nationwide coverage. This GPS-enabled real-time tracking system includes a $1,000 Theft Protection Warranty and is transferable. Optional upgrade plans provide Emergency Service Dispatch and an OnCall on board panic button. Features such as setting speed and distance parameters with text alert, unlimited online tracking and full concierge service are also offered.

Fiat 500L WiFi

Mopar WEB®
Mopar was first to offer customers the ability to make their vehicle a wireless hot spot. This system works with any WiFi-enabled device. Mopar’s in-vehicle router receives broadband Internet, allowing passengers to surf the web, social network, look up directions, check e-mail, play online games or download music. No cell cards or software required. Subscription required and sold separately.

Fiat 500L Roof Rack

Removable Roof Rack Kit
Quickly attaches and detaches. These brushed aluminum bars expand cargo-carrying capacity and accommodate all Mopar sport and cargo carriers.


Roof Top Cargo Carrier
This heavy-duty nylon carrier is weatherproof and secures with four adjustable tie-down straps. Soft-sided for easy storage, it is easy to mount and remove. The system mounts to Removable Roof Rack, which is sold separately.

Fiat 500L Bike Carrier

Receiver-Mount Bike Carrier
Convenient carrier comes in a two-bike style that folds down to allow the vehicle’s liftgate to open without having to remove bikes. Clamps, cable and bolt also included.

Fiat 500L Canoe Carrier

Roof-Mount Canoe Carrier
Fully adjustable carrier with latching nylon straps holds one canoe and mounts to the Removable Roof Rack, which is sold separately.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Fiat 500 and 500L Pricing Increase

Fiat 500L Lounge in the city

Fiat has announced a price increase for specific 2013 Fiat 500 and 2014 Fiat 500L models. The Base Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the Fiat 500 Pop and 500 Abarth in both Hatchback and Cabrio form go up $95. Additionally, the new Fiat 500L series has also been effected. The base price for the 500L Pop goes up $95 and Easy, Trekking and Lounge models receive a $200 price increase.

You will notice that this price increase is listed for 2013 Fiat 500 Pops and Abarths. We are waiting for confirmation that it will also apply to the new 2014 models due out shortly. I will update this post when I receive more news.

Revised Pricing for 2013 Fiat 500 and 2014 Fiat 500L Models
Vehicle Line  Model    Price Increase    Base $MSRP 

 2013MY Fiat 500 Hatchback  
  ----   ----   ----
  500 Pop   FFFL24    $95    $16,195
  500 Abarth   FFFX24    $95    $22,095

  2013MY Fiat 500 Cabrio 
        --        --    ----
   500 Pop   FFFL27    $95     $19,695
   500 Abarth   FFFX27    $95     $26,095

  2014MY Fiat 500L
   -----     ----     ----
  500L Pop   BFFL24    $95     $19,195
  500L Easy   BFFH24    $200     $20,395
  500L Trekking   BFFM24    $200     $21,395
  500L Lounge   BFFP24    $200     $24,395

* Excludes Destination

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fiat 500L Complete Specifications

Fiat 500L Trekking Front


All-new 2014 Fiat 500L COMPLETE SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions are in inches (millimeters) unless otherwise noted.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Vehicle Type: B-segment multipurpose vehicle (MPV)
EPA Vehicle Class: Small Station Wagon
Assembly Plant: Kragujevac, Serbia
Introduction Date: Mid-2013 as a 2014 model

BODY/CHASSIS
Layout: Transverse-mounted front engine, front-wheel drive
Construction Unitized steel body

ENGINE: 1.4-LITER SOHC 16-VALVE TURBOCHARGED MULTIAIR INLINE FOUR-CYLINDER
Availability: Standard — 500L Pop, Easy,Trekking and Lounge models
Type and Description: Inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, turbocharged
Displacement: 83.48 cu. in. (1,368 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke: 2.83 x 3.31 (72 x 84)
Valve System: Belt-driven, MultiAir, SOHC, 16 valves, hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers
Fuel Injection: Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless
Construction: Cast-iron block with aluminum-alloy head and aluminum-alloy bedplate
Compression Ratio: 9.8:1
Maximum Turbo Boost (psi / bar): 21 psi / 1.45 bar
Power: (SAE) 160 bhp (119 kW) @ 5,500 rpm (117 bhp/liter)
Torque: (SAE) 184 lb.-ft. (250 N•m) @ 2,500-4,000 rpm
Max. Engine Speed: 6,500 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Requirement:
87 octane (R+M)/2 acceptable
91 octane recommended
Oil Capacity:
4.0 qt. (3.8 liter) with dry filter
Coolant Capacity: 4.6 qt. (14.4 liter)
Emission Controls: Dual three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors and
internal engine features(a)
Max. Gross Trailer Weight: Not rated for trailer tow
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy mpg:
(city/highway/combined)
25 / 33 / 28 with six-speed manual transmission
24 / 33 / 27 with Euro Twin Clutch six-speed transmission
Engine Assembly Plant: Termoli, Italy
(a) Meets Federal Tier 2 Bin 5 emission requirements and LEV II requirements in California, Massachusetts, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington.


SIX-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Availability: Standard on 500L Pop, Easy and Trekking
Description: 1st, 2nd gear: Double Cone
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th gear: Single Cone
Gear Ratios
1st: 4.154
2nd: 2.118
3rd: 1.361
4th: 0.978
5th: 0.756
6th: 0.622
Reverse: 4.00
Final-drive Ratio: 3.833
Overall Top Gear: 2.38


C635 EURO TWIN CLUTCH SIX-SPEED TRANSMISSION
Availability:
Optional on 500L Pop, Easy and Trekking Standard on 500L Lounge
Description 1st, 2nd gear: Double Cone
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th gear: Single Cone
Gear Ratios
1st: 4.154
2nd :2.269
3rd: 1.435
4th: 0.978
5th: 0.755
6th: 0.622
Reverse: 4.00
Final-drive Ratio: 4.118
Overall Top Gear: 2.56

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Alternator: 150-amp — standard
Battery: 500 CCA, maintenance free

SUSPENSION
Front: MacPherson suspension, coil spring with twin-tube struts
and stabilizer bar
Touring-tuned struts and springs with Koni FSD technology
Rear: Rear twist-beam axle with coil springs and twin-tube shock absorbers
Touring-tuned shock absorbers and springs with Koni FSD technology

STEERING
Type: Power rack and pinion with electric power steering (EPS) column
Overall Ratio: 17.2:1
Turning Diameter: (curb-to-curb) 32.3 ft. (10.7 m)
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock): 3.0

BRAKES
Availability: Standard on all 500L models
Front
Rotor size and type: 12.0 x 1.10 (305 x 28) vented
Caliper size and type: 2.24 (57) single-piston with cast iron
Swept area: 345 sq. in. (876.1 sq. cm)
Rear
Rotor size and type: 10.4 x 0.4 (264 x 10) solid
Caliper size and type: 1.49 (38) single-piston with aluminum housing
Swept area: 233 sq. in. (591.8 sq. cm)

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES(a)
Wheelbase: 102.8 (2,612)
Track, Front 59.1 (1,502)
Track, Rear 55.4 (1,510)
Overall Length: 167.3 (4,249)
Overall Width: 69.8 (1,774) — without mirrors
80.2 (2,036) — with mirrors
Overall Height: 65.7 (1,670)
Ground Clearance: 4.7 (120)
Drag Coefficient (Cd):
(estimated) 0.310 — 500L Pop/Easy/Lounge
0.320 — 500L Trekking
Curb Weight, lb. (kg) (estimated):
3,203 (1,453) — 500L with six-speed manual
3,254 (1,476) — 500L with six-speed Euro Twin Clutch
Weight Distribution, percent F/R:
61/39 — 500L with six-speed manual
61/39 — 500L with six-speed Euro Twin Clutch
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal. (liter) 13.2 (50)
(a) All dimensions measured at curb weight with standard tires.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Seating Capacity, F/R: 2/3
Front Seat
Head room: 40.7 (1,034)
40.5 (1028) with dual-pane sunroof
Legroom: 40.0 (1,015)
Shoulder room: 57.3 (1,456)
Hip room: 54.9 (1,394)
Total seat travel: 8.3 (210) — driver
9.0 (230) — passenger
EPA front row interior volume: 54.0 cu. ft. (1.529 cu. m)
Rear Seat
Head room: 38.7 (983)
38.0 (966) with dual-pane sunroof
Legroom: 36.7 (931)
Shoulder room: 54.6 (1,388)
Hip room: 49.4 (1,256)
Total seat travel: 4.7 (120)
EPA second row interior volume: 44.8 cu. ft. (1.268 cu. m)
Total Interior Volume: 98.8 cu. ft. (2.797 cu. m)
EPA Luggage Compartment Volume: 22.4cu. ft. (0.633 cu. m)
EPA Volume behind front row (maximum cargo): 68.0 cu. ft. (1.927 cu. m)
EPA Interior Volume Index: 121.1cu. ft. (3.430 cu. m)
Trunk Liftover Height: 25.9 (657)

TIRES
Availability: Standard on 500L Pop, Easy and Lounge
Size and Type: 205/55R16 BSW All-season
Mfr. and Model: Continental Conti ProContact or Goodyear Eagle LS2
Revs per mile (km): 836 (519)

Availability Standard on 500L Trekking
Included with 17-in. wheels on 500L Lounge

Size and Type" 225/45R17 BSW All-Season
Mfr. and Model" Continental Conti ProContact or Goodyear Eagle LS2
Revs per mile (km): 832 (517)

WHEELS
Availability: Standard on 500L Pop
Type and Material Steel wheels with Argento painted wheel covers
Size 16 x 6.0-in.

Availability: Standard on 500L Easy
Type and Material Cast-aluminum, 13-spoke radial design, fully painted Argento
Size 16 x 6.5-in.

Availability: Standard on 500L Lounge
Optional on 500L Easy

Type and Material Cast-aluminum, seven-spoke, oval-twist design, painted Argento with Grigio (gray) pockets
Size 16 x 6.5-in.

Availability: Standard on 500L Trekking
Type and Material Cast-aluminum, seven-hole design, machined face with painted Grigio pockets
Size 17 x 7.0-in.

Availability: Optional on 500L Lounge
Type and Material Cast-aluminum, five-oval design, painted Argento with Grigio pockets
Size 17 x 7.0-in.

Availability: Optional on 500L Lounge
Type and Material Cast-aluminum, seven-spoke, dual-twist design, painted Argento with Nero (black) pockets (must have optional Nero
painted roof)
Size 17 x 7.0-in.

Availability: Optional on 500L Lounge
Type and Material Cast-aluminum, seven-spoke, dual-twist design, painted Argento with Bianco (white) pockets (must have optional
Bianco painted roof)
Size 17 x 7.0-in.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fiat 500L Full Features and Options

Fiat 500L Trekking

The Fiat 500L is one of the most versatile cars to come along in a while. With roomy, configurable seating, plenty of storage space and a staggering list of standard features, the 500L is the ultimate family car. Here is the full list of features and options for the Fiat 500L.



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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

2014 Fiat 500e Features and Options

Fiat 500e

 

2014 Fiat 500e FEATURES and OPTIONS AVAILABILITY

LEGEND: S = Standard, O = Optional, P = Package, — = Not available
Complete package information is listed at the end of the Feature Availability section.

EXTERIOR
Colors
  • Argento (silver)
  • Grigio (gray)
  • Nero (black)
  • Bianco Perla (white) Tri-coat
  • Arancio Electrico Perla (Electric Orange Tri-coat)
(¹ denotes color available with Nero/Arancio Electrico interior and e-Sport Package)


Antenna — roof mounted S

Badges
  • “FIAT” — front fascia S
  • “FIAT” — liftgate S
  • “500e” — driver and passenger side sills S
  • “500e” — front and rear fascia inserts S
Belt molding — black S

Bodyside
  • Aerodynamic body-color sill S
  • Arancio Electrico Perla gradient accent graphics (included with e-Sport Package) P
Charging door — locking S
Door handles — chromed S

Fascias (front)
  • Body color S
  • Bianco Perla insert (included with Steam/Arancio Electrico interior) P
  • Nero insert (must have Nero/Arancio Electrico interior) P
  • “Whiskers and logo” face S

Fascias (rear)
  • Body color S
  • Bianco Perla insert (included with Steam/Arancio Electrico interior) P
  • Nero insert (must have Nero/Arancio Electrico interior) P

Glass — solar tinted

Lamps
  • Bi-halogen projector headlamps S
  • Chromed headlamp bezels S
  • Nero headlamp bezels (included with e-Sport Package)P
  • Chromed tail lamp bezels S
  • Nero tail lamp bezels (included with e-Sport Package) P
  • Chrome lower turn signal lamps S
  • Nero lower turn signal lamps (included with e-Sport Package P
  • Halogen fog lamps S
  • Daytime-running lamps (DRL) S
  • LED center high-mounted signal lamp (CHMSL) S
  • License plate brow — chromed with “500” logo S

Mirrors
  • Body color S
  • Bianco Perla (included with Steam / Arancio Electrico interior)P
  • Arancio Electrico Perla (included with e-Sport Package) P
  • Power adjustable, heated, with driver’s side spotter mirror and manual foldawayS

Spoiler
  • Liftgate mounted, body color S
  • Bianco Perla (included with Steam / Arancio Electrico interior) P
  • Sunroof — power with vent and one-touch express open O

Wiper System
  • Front, parallel-action, variable-intermittent S
  • Rear, variable-intermittent S
Fiat 500e Interior

INTERIOR
Carpet — with acoustic foam and foam-in-place padding noise barrier S

Cargo area
  • Liftgate liner S
  • Integrated storage for tire inflator kit and Level 1 charge cord S
  • Rear cargo shelf panel S
  • Rear cargo area lamp S

Climate Control
  • Automatic temperature control with humidity sensor S
  • Cabin air filtration S

Colors (interior):
  • Interior environment — Steam/Arancio Electrico (not available with e-Sport Package) O
  • Interior environment — Nero (black)/Arancio Electrico S
  • Leatherette/cloth seats — Steam/ Arancio Electrico (included with Steam/Arancio Electrico interior) P
  • Leatherette /cloth seats — Nero (black)/Arancio Electrico S

Console
  • Floor console S
  • Three front-passenger cup holders S
  • 12-volt power outlet S
  • Two rear-passenger cup holders S
Dead pedal S

Door Panels
  • Chromed die-cast “hook” door handles with integrated power door locks S
  • Nero with Steam painted accent and Arancio Electrico vinyl-wrapped armrest
    (included with Steam / Arancio Electrico interior) O
  • Nero with Nero vinyl-wrapped armrest S
  • Map pockets S

Floor mats
  • Front, premium with embroidered “500e” logo and Arancio Electrico accent stitching S
  • Rear, premium with Arancio Electrico accent stitching S

Headliner
  • Sun visors with vanity mirrors S
  • Front-passenger assist handle S
  • Front overhead console with map lights S
  • Rear coat hooks S

Instrument Cluster
  • 7.0-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) instrument cluster display with power gauge, driving range, instantaneous energy level, energy use by key cycle, state of charge, digital speed, mobile phone connection status, date and time, vehicle message warnings, speedometer, odometer, outside temperature and redundant transmission gear selection S
  • Driver selectable Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with trip computer, tire-pressure monitoring, redundant vehicle warnings and customer preferences S

Instrument Panel
  • Exterior-color matched, matte-finished S
  • Steam colored (must have Steam/Arancio Electrico interior) O
  • Front-passenger glovebox with dampened door S
  • Key fob — remote keyless entry with folding shank S
Multimedia Systems
  • AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA Radio S
  • Auxiliary input jack S
  • USB Port with iPod control S
  • SiriusXM Radio with 1-year subscription included S
  • FIAT premium audio system includes six premium speakers and 276-watt amplifier S
  • FIAT telematics which includes 3-years of real-time Fiat 500e Smartphone App connectivity S
  • TomTom Navigation with BLUE&ME Handsfree Communication technology includes a 4.3-in. touchscreen TomTom hand-held navigation unit and voice-activated communication system with Bluetooth phone capability S
  • Additional electric vehicle (EV) features include EV energy monitoring, range projection, send destination to car, charge station location, route planning and charge schedule management S

Rear-view mirror — auto-dimming S

Seating (front)
  • Driver’s seat with manual height adjuster S
  • Driver’s seat with easy entry and seatback memory S
  • Heated driver and front-passenger seats S
  • Driver and passenger seat armrest S
  • Front seatback pockets S
  • Seating (rear) S
  • 50/50 split/fold-down rear seat S
Shift console — push-button e-shift with illuminated gear position indication S

Steering Wheel
  • Leather wrapped with audio and cruise controls S
  • Steam/Arancio Electrico (included with Steam/Arancio Electrico interior) P
  • Nero/Arancio Electrico S
  • Steering column with manual tilt S
Windows
  • Front power with express one-touch down S
  • Rear-window defroster S

Fiat 500e motor and transmission

POWERTRAIN AND CHASSIS
Engines and Transmissions
  •  111 bhp (83 kW) electric motor S
  • Single-speed automatic transmission with e-shift S
  • 24 kWh battery with 97 lithium-ion cells S
  • Electric vehicle cooling module S
  • Power Inverter Module (PIM) with DC-to-AC and DC-to-DC S
  • 6.6 kW On-board Charging Module (OBCM) with Level 1 & 2 charging capability S
  • Vehicle Charge Connector - SAE J1772 S
  • Electric motor cover with painted “500e” logo S

Brake System
  • Four-wheel disc system — 11.1-in. vented-front rotors with single-piston calipers and 9.4-in. solid-rear rotors with single-piston aluminum calipers S
  • Regenerative braking system S
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) with four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS), all-speed traction control system (TCS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), Hill-start Assist (HSA) and Brake Assist S
  • e-Park pawl S
Drive system — front-wheel drive (FWD) S
Battery — 12 volt, 500-amp, maintenance free S
Power accessory delay S

Steering

  • Electric power steering (EPS) S
  • Variable-speed assisted sensitivity S
  • Power rack and pinion S
Suspension Architecture — Front
  • MacPherson suspension, coil spring with twin-tube shock absorbers and stabilizer bar S
Suspension Architecture — Rear
  • Rear twist-beam axle with coil springs and twin-tube shock absorbers S
Suspension Tuning
  • Touring-tuned suspension S
Tires
  • 185/55R15 BSW low-rolling resistance all-season touring S
  • Tire Repair Kit S

Wheels
  • 15 x 5.5-in. (front) and 15 x 6.5-in. (rear) cast-aluminum, five-hole design, painted Argento with Nero accented inserts S
  • 15 x 5.5-in. (front) and 15 x 6.5-in. (rear) cast-aluminum, five-hole design, painted Nero with Arancio Electrico Perla accented inserts (included with e-Sport Package) P
SAFETY AND SECURITY
Air Bags
  • Advanced multistage driver and front-passenger S
  • Front and rear side-curtain S
  • Driver inflatable knee air bag S
  • Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side air bags (pelvic-thorax) S
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) S
Active turn signals S
All-speed traction control system (TCS) S
Auto-shift-to-park S
BeltAlert — front seats S
BLUE&ME Handsfree Communication technology S
Brake Assist S
Brake/Park interlock S
Constant-force retractors (CFR) S
Crumple zones S
Daytime running lights (DRL) S
Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) S
Electronic stability control (ESC) S
Energy management system S
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) S
Occupant restraint controller (ORC) S
ParkSense rear park assist system S
Pedestrian alert S
Reactive head restraints (front seats) S
Remote keyless/illuminated entry system S
Seat belts — includes three-point for all positions S
Sentry Key engine immobilizer — theft-deterrent system S
Tire-pressure monitoring system with warning lamp S

TomTom Navigation S

Vehicle theft security alarm S


Fiat 500e with eSport Package


PACKAGES/GROUPS
  • e-Sport Package — Includes Nero accented headlamp, tail lamp and lower turn signal lamps, Arancio Electrico Perla exterior mirrors, Arancio Electrico Perla gradient accent graphic and staggered 15 x 5.5 and 15 x 6.5-in. cast-aluminum wheels painted Nero with Arancio Electrico O
  • Perla accented inserts Smokers Package — Includes cigar lighter and ash tray O
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Friday, September 6, 2013

2014 Fiat 500 Abarth Features and Options


Full list of features and options for the 2014 Fiat 500 Abarth and 500 Abarth Cabrio. Equipment, colors, option packages - it's all here!



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2014 500 Abarth and 500c Abarth Specifications

Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio

2014 Fiat 500 Abarth and Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions are in inches (millimeters) unless otherwise noted.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Vehicle Type: A-segment hatchback (500) and cabrio (500c)
EPA Vehicle Class: Mini-compact
Assembly Plant: Toluca, Mexico
Original Introduction: Date Fiat 500 Abarth: Spring 2012 as a 2012 model
Fiat 500c Abarth: Spring 2013 as a 2013 model

BODY/CHASSIS
Layout: Transverse-mounted front engine, front-wheel drive
Construction: Unitized steel body

ENGINE: 1.4-LITER SOHC 16-VALVE TURBOCHARGED MULTIAIR INLINE FOUR-CYLINDER
Availability: Standard — Fiat 500 Abarth and 500c Abarth
Type and Description: Inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, turbocharged
Displacement: 83.48 cu. in. (1,368 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke: 2.83 x 3.31 in. (72.0 x 84.0 mm)
Valve System: Belt-driven, MultiAir, SOHC, 16 valves, hydraulic end-pivot roller
rockers
Fuel Injection: Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless
Construction: Cast-iron block with aluminum-alloy head and aluminum-alloy
bedplate
Compression Ratio: 9.8:1
Maximum Turbo Boost (psi / bar): 18 psi / 1.24 bar
Power (SAE): 160 bhp (119 kW) @ 5,500 rpm (117 bhp/liter)
Torque (SAE): 170 lb.-ft. (230 N•m) @ 2,500-4,000 rpm
Max. Engine Speed: 6,500 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Requirement: 87 octane (R+M)/2 acceptable
91 octane recommended
Oil Capacity: 4.0 qt. (3.8 liter) with dry filter
Coolant Capacity: 4.6 qt. (4.4 liter)
Emission Controls: Dual three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors and
internal engine features(a)
Max. Gross Trailer Weight: Not rated for trailer tow
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy mpg:
(city/highway/combined)
28 / 34 / 31
Engine Assembly Plant: Dundee, Mich.
(a) Meets Federal Tier 2 Bin 5 emission requirements and LEV II requirements in California, Massachusetts, New York, Maine, Vermont,
Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington.

TRANSMISSION: C510 PERFORMANCE FIVE-SPEED MANUAL
Availability: Standard on Fiat 500 Abarth and 500c Abarth
Description: 1st, 2nd gear: Double Cone
3rd, 4th, 5th, gear: Single Cone
Gear Ratios:
1st: 3.909
2nd: 2.238
3rd: 1.520
4th: 1.156
5th: 0.872
Reverse: 3.909
Final-drive Ratio: 3.353

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Alternator: 120-amp
Battery: 500 CCA, maintenance free

SUSPENSION
Front
MacPherson suspension, coil spring with KONI frequency
selective damping (FSD) twin-tube struts and stabilizer bar
Rear
 Rear twist-beam axle with coil springs and twin-tube shock
absorbers with 0.86 (22 mm) solid stabilizer bar

STEERING
Type: Power rack and pinion with electric power steering (EPS) column
Overall Ratio 15.5:1
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb): 37.6 ft. (11.45 m)
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock): 2.3

BRAKES
Front
Rotor size and type: 11.1 x 0.86 (282 x 22) vented
Caliper size and type: 2.12 (54) single-piston with aluminum housing
Swept area 193 sq. in. (1,244 sq. cm)
Rear: 9.4 x 0.4 (240 x 11) solid
Rotor size and type 1.33 (34) single-piston with aluminum housing
Caliper size and type: 153 sq. in. (984 sq. cm)
Swept area: 11.1 x 0.86 (282 x 22) vented

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES(B)
Wheelbase: 90.6 (2,300)
Track: Front 55.4 (1,406.8)
Track: Rear 55.0 (1,397.0)
Overall Length: 144.4 (3,667.3)
Overall: Width 64.1 (1,627.0)
73.5 (1,866.0) with side mirrors
Overall Height:
500 Abarth: 59.2 (1,502) to antenna base
500 Abarth: 58.7 (1,490) to roof
500c Abarth: 59.2 (1,504) to roof
Ground Clearance:
500 Abarth: 4.1 (103.7)
500c Abarth: 4.6 (117.2)
Drag Coefficient (Cd)
500 Abarth: 0.352 — with 16-in. wheels
500 Abarth: 0.365 — with 17-in. wheels
500c Abarth: 0.352 — with 16-in. wheels
500c Abarth: 0.365 — with 17-in. wheels
Curb Weight, lb. (kg):
500 Abarth: 2,512 (1,141.8)
500c Abarth: 2,545 (1,154.2)
Weight Distribution, percent F/R 500 Abarth: 64/36
500c Abarth: 64/36
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal. (liter): 10.5 (40)
(b) All dimensions measured at curb weight with standard tires.


Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio Dash

ACCOMMODATIONS (Estimated)
Seating Capacity: F/R 2/2
Front Seat
Head room:
500 Abarth: 38.9 (989.1)
500 Abarth: 37.6 (956.3) with sunroof
500c Abarth: 38.6 (979.9)
Legroom
500 Abarth: 40.7 (1,034.8)
500c Abarth: 40.7 (1,034.8)
Shoulder room
500 Abarth: 49.4 (1,254.8)
500c Abarth: 49.4 (1,254.8)
Hip room
500 Abarth: 47.8 (1,215.3)
500c Abarth: 47.8 (1,215.3)
Total seat travel
500 Abarth: Driver — 8.2 (210.0)
500 Abarth: Passenger — 8.2 (210.0)
EPA front row interior volume, cu. ft. (cu. m)
500 Abarth: 45.3 (1.282)
500c Abarth: 44.9 (1.27)
Rear Seat
Head room
500 Abarth: 35.5 (902.9)
500c Abarth: 36.8 (933.9)
Legroom
500 Abarth: 31.7 (805.1)
500c Abarth: 31.7 (805.1)
Shoulder room
500 Abarth: 46.4 (1,177.5)
500c Abarth: 46.4 (1,178.5)
Hip room
500 Abarth: 42.6 (1,083.1)
500c Abarth: 42.6 (1,083.1)
EPA second row interior volume, cu. ft. (cu. m)
500 Abarth: 30.2 (0.856)
500c Abarth: 31.3 (0.886)
Total Interior Volume, cu. ft. (cu. m)
500 Abarth: 75.5 (2.137)
500c Abarth: 76.2 (2.159)
EPA Luggage Compartment Volume, cu. ft. (cu. m)*
500 Abarth: 9.5 (0.268)
500 Abarth: 26.8 (0.759) with rear seats folded
500c Abarth: 5.4 (0.152)
500c Abarth: 23.4(0.663) with rear seats folded
EPA Interior Volume Index, cu. ft. (cu. m)
500 Abarth: 84.9 (2.405)
500c Abarth: 81.6 (2.31)
Trunk Liftover Height
500 Abarth: 27.2 (690.2)
500c Abarth: 27.7 (705.0)
* Beats audio system reduces compartment volume by 0.6 cu. ft. (0.016 cu. m)

WHEELS
Availability: Standard on Fiat 500 Abarth and 500c Abarth
Type and material Cast-aluminum, fully painted
Size: 16 x 6.5
Weight: 18.3 lbs
Offset: 35mm
Center Hub Diameter: 58.1mm

Availability: Optional on Fiat 500 and 500c Abarth
Type and material: Forged-aluminum with Hyper Nero (black) or optional Bianco
(white) painted
Size 17 x 7.0
Weight: 18.9 lbs
Offset: 35mm
Center Hub Diameter: 58.1mm

TIRES
Availability: Standard on Fiat 500 Abarth and 500c Abarth
Size and type 195/45R16 XL 84V BSW all-season
Mfr. and model Pirelli Cinturato P7 A/S
Revs per mile (km) 901 (560)


Availability: Optional on Fiat 500 Abarth and 500c Abarth
Size and type 205/40R17 XL 84W BSW
Mfr. and model Pirelli P-Zero Nero Three-season
Revs per mile (km) 877 (545)