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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

2016 Fiat 500L Specifications


2016 Fiat 500L Urbana


Full specs on the 2016 Fiat 500L, including dimensions, weights, fuel economy and more.

2016 Fiat 500L Full Specifications


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 TURBOCHARGED MULTIAIR I-4
Availability: Standard — Fiat 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
22 / 30 / 25 with six-speed automatic 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.

C635 SIX-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Availability: Standard on Fiat 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

Fiat 500L


C635 EURO TWIN CLUTCH SIX-SPEED TRANSMISSION
Availability: Optional on Fiat 500L Pop
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


AISIN SIX-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Availability:
Optional on Fiat 500L Easy and Trekking
Standard on 500L Lounge
Gear Ratios:
1st: 4.04
2nd: 2.37
3rd: 1.56
4th: 1.16
5th: 0.85
6th: 0.67
Reverse: 3.19
Final-drive Ratio: 3.683
Overall Top Gear: 2.47

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 Fiat 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(b)
Wheelbase: 102.8 (2,612)
Track, Front: 59.1 (1,502)
Track, Rear: 59.4 (1,510)
Overall Length:
167.3 (4,249)
168.1 (4,270) — 500L Trekking
Overall Width:
69.8 (1,774) — without mirrors
80.2 (2,036) — with mirrors
70.9 (1,800 — 500L Trekking
Overall Height: 65.7 (1,670)
Ground Clearance: 4.7 (120)

Drag Coefficient (Cd) (estimated):
0.310 — Fiat 500L Pop/Easy/Lounge
0.320 — 500L Trekking
Curb Weight, lb. (kg) (estimated):
3,212 (1,457) — 500L with six-speed manual
3,262 (1,479) — 500L with six-speed Euro Twin Clutch
3,254 (1,476) — 500L with six-speed automatic
Weight Distribution, percent F/R:
60/40 — 500L with six-speed manual
60/40 — 500L with six-speed Euro Twin Clutch
60/40 — 500L with six-speed automatic
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal. (liter): 13.2 (50)
(b) All dimensions measured at curb weight with standard tires.

Fiat 500L Interior


ACCOMMODATIONS
Seating Capacity, F/R: 2/3
Front Seat
Head room: 40.7 (1,034)
40.4 (1,028) 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: 21.3 cu. ft. (0.605 cu. m)
EPA Interior Volume Index: 120.1 cu. ft. (3.402 cu. m)
Trunk Liftover Height: 25.9 (657)

TIRES
Availability: Standard on Fiat 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 Fiat 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)

Fiat 500L Trekking US Version


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

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

Availability: Optional on 500L Lounge
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 and 500L Trekking
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.


Inside the Fiat 500L

A Look at the Design of the New Fiat 500L

Fiat 500L Design Approach

Discuss on the Fiat 500L Forum

Images courtesy of FCA.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Why the Fiat 500L fits Pope Francis

Besides being a comfortable car - the subcompact Fiat 500L has the interior room of a full-sized sedan, - the 500L hails from a company known for its environmental consciousness.

Pope Francis visit to the United States became even more special for Fiat enthusiasts by the pontiffs riding all over Washington D.C. in a Fiat 500L. A humble man, Pope Francis brings his message of love, understanding and forgiveness as well as his concern for the environment to the United States. He sets an example by riding in a 500L, a car from one of the global leaders in sustainability. For the sixth year in a row, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been included in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World.



Only the best-in-class make it on the list, as evaluated by sustainability experts RobecoSAM. The performance of 33 Automobiles sector companies were examined, but only three were chosen. FCA received a score of 88/100 versus an overall average of 60/100 for other companies in the Automotive sector. It is an accomplishment that Fiat has made the list 6 years in a row.

While many car makers bombard the airwaves with how 'green' they are, few can match Fiat's record, yet you never hear Fiat bragging. The humility of the brand fits well with the humility of the man.

Fiat 500L European Edition


Here is a list of other environmental accolades Fiat has earned over the past year:
  • Leadership in Europe for natural gas vehicles, with more than 55% market share in 2014
  • Ram 1500 EcoDiesel awarded 2015 Green Truck of the Year and Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel named 2015 Green SUV of the Year
  • Fiat 500e named Top Electric Vehicle by U.S. Northwest Automotive Press Association
  • New Fiat Uno, Palio and new Fiorino received the Conpet Seal for energy efficiency in Brazil
  • ENJOY car-sharing, launched by ENI in partnership with FCA, registered more than 325,000 subscribers and 3.9 million rentals in Italy since 2013
  • Recognition of advanced safety technologies and performance for several FCA models, including the EURO NCAP 5 stars for the Jeep Renegade and Top Safety Pick+ for the Chrysler 200
  • Further growth in R&D with €3.7 billion invested in 2014
  • €2.3 billion invested to complete and upgrade FCA's most advanced and sustainable plants - Goiana (Brazil) and Melfi (Italy) - generating more than 5,000 new jobs
  • 100% of Group industrial revenues generated by ISO 14001 certified plants and ISO 50001 certified plants accounted for 94% of total energy consumption
  • Pomigliano plant won the prestigious Lean & Green Management Award 2014 and the Verrone plant the Automotive Lean Production Award 2015
  • FCA won the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Gold Award in the USA
  • FCA's Árvore da Vida program in Brazil completed 10 years of activities and won the AEA Environmental Award in the Social Responsibility category
  • Global Sustainable Mobility Partner for EXPO 2015, supporting the event and promoting respect for the planet's resources


Fiat 500L Trekking Edition


Additionally, FCA devised the first ever APP designed to measure the user's awareness of how they consume water, one of the planet's most precious resources.

Phone and tablet APP here:
http://www.fcagroup.com/sustainabilityapp

PC App:
http://deepintheblue.fcagroup.com/en

Read more



Sources: FCA Media, http://www.sustainability-indices.com/, CBS New York, ABC News
Images courtesy of FCA.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fiat at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show



Fiat showed off the entire Fiat 500 lineup at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The star of the display was the New 500, which Fiat introduced last July 4th, exactly 58 years after the original Nuova 500 was introduced to the world. While we in the U.S. won't get the exterior changes the New 500 in Europe gets, we do get the new dashboard featuring the Uconnect infotainment system.

New Fiat 500 in Camouflage

The New 500 will offer an option package called 'Second Skin' that allows owners to customize the look of their car with graphics. Different patterns and combinations are offered: 'Lord' (classic tartan), 'Comics' (pop decoration) along with the new two-tone paint, 'Navy' and 'Camouflage'.

Fiat 500L Beats Edition

The market leading Fiat 500L was displayed in Beats Edition trim in addition to a Trekking model painted in Tuscany Green.

Fiat 500X at Frankfurt Motor Show

The Fiat 500X crossover, which is also enjoying brisk sales in Europe, was prominently displayed, as was Mopar with all their accessories.



Some of the stars of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles display at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.




Images courtesy of FCA.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Abarth at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Abarth 695 Biposto Record

Couldn't make it to the Frankfurt Motor show this year? No worries, here are Abarth highlights from the show.



The Abarth Biposto 695 was showcased along with a limited edition model called the 695 Biposto Record, created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Carlo Abarth's record set on the Monza circuit. In 1965, driving his '1000 Monoposto Record' prepared for Class G, 105 HP, Carlo Abarth broke the acceleration record for the quarter mile and 500 meter distance. The 695 Biposto Record commemorates his achievement.

Abarth 695 Biposto Record in Modena Yellow

The 695 Biposto Record is painted in 'Modena Yellow' and has 'Tar Cold Grey' titanium trim on the front whisker, door handles and tailgate handle. Enameled '695 Record' badges are placed on the rear quarter panels.


Abarth 695 Biposto Record Badge

Inside, features include special instrument panel graphics, carbon fiber shelled racing seats and numbered plate. As a limited edition, there will only be 133 695 Biposto Records made, the number corresponding to the number of records the Abarth brand holds.

Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition

A special version of the Abarth 595 was also displayed. Called the 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition, the model pays homage to the partnership between Abarth and Team Movistar Yamaha for the 2015 and 2016 racing seasons. Abarth is the Official Sponsor and Official Car Supplier of the FIM MotoGP Championship team with official riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.

Abarth 595 Yamaha Edition in White Race

The Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition will be available in seven colors: White Race, Red Workshop, Campovolo Grey, Track Grey, Record Grey, Blue Podium, and Black Scorpion.


The 'Yamaha Factory Racing' logo on the tailgate commemorates the record six championships won since 2004 making it one of the most successful teams in the world.

Read more:

Images courtesy of FCA.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Alfa Romeo Giulia Press Conference at Frankfurt Motor Show


Alfa Romeo showed off its newest creation at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this week. The new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is a technological tour de force that showcases what the legendary car maker is all about. The car becoming an extension of the driver's body and soul is what Alfa Romeo does best, and the new Giulia Quadrifoglio takes the fusion of man and machine to the next level with its stunning performance capabilities.



You must watch the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio full press conference at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show!

The Giulia was developed by a team of elite engineers hand picked from all over FCA and overseen by two senior heads from Ferrari. And it shows. The twin-turbo V6 engine is derived from Ferrari's twin-turbo V8, but heavily re-engineered for the Giulia and puts out 510 HP and 442 lbs ft of torque. The results are 0-62 mph blasts in 3.9 seconds. However, the Giulia is more than just brutal acceleration. Like all great Alfa Romeos it is about balanced performance, so along with the massive power comes equally impressive handling and stopping.


Advanced engineering brings about patented suspension systems front and rear, torque vectoring rear differential for stability and the most direct steering on the market. The robust chassis boasts ample use of ultralight materials, such as carbon fiber, composite materials, aluminum, and magnesium, allowing a dry weight of just 3373 lbs.


Carbon fiber is used for the roof and hood as well as the driveshaft and seat frames. Factoring in the massive horsepower, the Giulia Quadrifoglio achieves a power to weight ratio of just 6.58 lbs per HP, the best in its segment. The gorgeous shell that wraps the body is extremely aerodynamic, the base Giulia records a drag coefficient of just .25 Cd - the best of its competitors


Particular care has been taken to assure high-speed stability and an automatically adjustable carbon fiber front air splitter contributes to the car's negative downforce measurement of 220 lbs at 186 mph. This is needed because the Giulia Quadrifoglio has a top speed of 191 mph.


Reigning in all this speed is a brake system that is worthy of the Giulia's supercar power and handling. For the first time in production, an Integrated Brake System is used which combines stability control and a traditional brake servo for instantaneous brake response, and record-breaking stopping distances without the typical ABS pedal vibration. When teamed with carbon ceramic brake discs, the Giulia QV can stop from 100 km/h to 0 in less than 32 meters (105 feet).

The electronic stability control is tuned to improve the driving experience and be a performance enhancer and not a fault corrector. The Torque Vectoring rear differential uses a double-clutch to control the torque delivery to each wheel independently, improving traction in low grip conditions without the utilization of the brake system or cutting engine power.

The proof that this all works is the announcement that the Giulia Quadrifoglio has set a world record lap time on Germany's Nurburgring race track. The Giulia was the fastest sedan ever with a time of 7 minutes 39 seconds.



Prices in Italy for the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio will start at 79,000 Euros (72,000 in Germany) with a special lightweight launch edition fitting carbon ceramic brake discs, ultra-light carbon fiber sport seats and many more exclusive premium features for 95,000 Euros (90,000 in Germany). Expect to see the Alfa Giulia in US Alfa Romeo showrooms sometime next year.






Images courtesy of FCA.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Fiat 500X Uconnect Software Update

Fiat 500X with Uconnect 6.5

Fiat has released a major software update for the Uconnect 6.5 infotainment system used in Fiat 500X Lounge and Trekking Pus models. The new software update brings numerous enhancements and operating improvements to Uconnect (we have the full list below). Owners can easily update their system themselves by downloading the software update direct from the Uconnect owners support website or stop by their dealer to have it done for them.

Fiat 500X Uconnect 6.5 Splash Screen


The dealer will have this listed as Fiat Technical Service Bulletin 08-059-15 REV. B under the name "RA4 Radio Enhancements." The update on the Uconnect owners site is Service Bulletin ID: FSAR-32239 RA4 Radio Enhancements. Here is what it does:

Fiat Technical Service Bulletin: 08-059-15 REV. B / Service Bulletin ID: FSAR-32239
DATE: September 12, 2015

SUBJECT:
Updates and Enhancements to the Fiat 500X Uconnect 6.5

OVERVIEW:
This bulletin involves upgrading the software on the RA4 Radio.

MODELS :
2016 (FB) Fiat 500X (U.S. Market Only)

NOTE:
This bulletin applies vehicles built on or before **July 04, 2015 (MDH 0704XX)** equipped with Uconnect 6.5 NAV (sales code RA4) radio with system software versions below 15.21.37.

ISSUES ADDRESSED:
Fiat 500X owners may experience one or more of the following:

  • Travel Link soft key missing (U.S. only).
  • Weather map now available for SXM (U.S. only).
  • Cannot select different map displays.
  • Point Of Interest (POI) cannot be added as waypoints.
  • Conference calls may not display all active callers.
  • Improve iPod response time, to start playing audio.
  • Browsing knob inoperative after exiting Short Message Service (SMS).
  • “Where Am I” feature inoperative while driving.
  • When using iPod touch, the incorrect song name may be displayed.
  • May not display Auto Park Brake menu, if equipped.
  • Cannot create a new SMS, using phone numbers.
  • Display the correct message, when in service mode.
  • Poor or no audio from the radio, also radio controls may not respond. On further
  • inspection the technician my find DTC B223B-00 Vehicle Configuration Mismatch.
  • False error message while in service brake mode.
  • Personal setting lost after key cycle, dynamic guidelines and Show Time bar.


IMPROVEMENTS

  • Display Travel Link soft key on more of the display screens (U.S. only).
  • Display the correct media screen when using iPod touch.
  • Improve screen layouts during media playback.
  • Improved SMS screen displays.
  • Correctly display speed lockout messages.
  • Color improvements on navigation map.
  • Improved chime warning volumes.
  • Browsing improvements for Bluetooth audio.
  • Improved conference call handling.
  • Improved Voice Recognition (VR) commands for AM radio request.


How to Update the Fiat 500X Uconnect 6.5 System


The first step is to check your Uconnect software release number. If the software is **15.21.37** or higher, your car has the new update you are set and don't need to do anything. If not, keep going:

How to check the software version on you Fiat 500X Uconnect 6.5 System:

Fiat 500X Uconnect 6.5 Menu Button

Start the vehicle and turn on the radio. Press “Menu/Settings” button (hard key) on the radio above the tuning knob on the right.

Navigating settings menu

Toggle down until you see the “System Information” using the touch screen soft key arrow.

Fiat 500X Uconnect System Information Button


Check what Software Version is on the radio.

Fiat 500X Uconnect System Information Screen 


Is the software at **15.21.37** or higher? If Yes, this bulletin has been completed and nothing needs to be done.  My car had software version 15.20.35 and needed the reflash.

Next, go to Uconnect's website called Driveconnect and enter your vehicle identification number (VIN) and see if update is applicable to your 500X.




Uconnect Software Update Screen


If it is, the site will walk you through how to download the update, which involves unzipping a file onto a 4GB USB memory stick and then plugging it into your car's USB port.

Flash drive loaded with software update


A couple of notes: it is important that this USB flash drive is totally empty and it is formatted in NTFS. Remember,  you need to extract the file onto the flash drive and not just send the zip file there. There is a download manager on the site called Akamai NetSession that can help optimize the speed of the download, but I skipped that and just downloaded the zip file, which is 471 MB. When unzipped, the new software file labeled "swdl" is about 796 MB. The flash drive I used was technically 3.7 GB.

Fiat 500X center armrest USB port


Turn your radio on and remove any other USB devices from both USB ports in the car. Insert your flash drive into the USB port located in the center armrest compartment. Then follow the prompts on the radio. This update may take take 20 minutes so it is recommended that the car be running. Only do this outside as carbon monoxide is deadly and can sneak up on you inside a garage even with a door open.

CAUTION: The screen may display “No Files On USB” Do Not remove the USB flash drive. This message should only last about a minute.


FIat 500X Uconnect Software Update Screen

The first prompt will display both your old and the new software version and ask do you want to upgrade software to 15.21.37. Hit yes, and then sit back for a while and let the update do its thing.

FIat 500X Uconnect Software Updating

The screen may go blank a few times, plus cycle through a few splash screens.

Verifying Software Updated


Wait until the message asking if you want to upgrade the software to 15.21.37 appears again and this time select No. It is then safe to remove the USB stick and time to enjoy the enhanced functionality of your Uconnect system!

Here is an example of the improved map graphics and details:

Old Uconnect Navigation Map

Previous version of the navigation map.

New Old Uconnect Navigation Map

The new software update brings much more detail.








This is provided for informational purposes only. You should always contact your dealer for up to date information and to answer any questions. The dealer will be able to tell you if this TSB is applicable to your car.

Some images courtesy of FCA.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fiat on The Snake Event Coming Soon!

Fiat on The Snake Logo

The SoCal Abarth Club will be hosting a 3 day Fiat event called Fiat on the Snake on October 16 - 18, 2015. All Fiats are welcome, including new and vintage models. Each day consists of driving through the breathtaking canyons and countryside around Malibu and Los Angeles.

SoCal Abarth Club Drive

The event culminates at the SuperCar Sunday Car Show hosted by AutoGallery where Fiat will have the featured Marque Day section. Enthusiasts from all over the California, plus Nevada, and Arizona will attend. Accommodations have been arranged at the Good Nite Inn located in Calabasas.

SoCal Abarth Club

Details of the event will be posted on the SoCal Abarth Club website, Facebook Page and Instagram Feed. The Fiat on the Snake promises to be a fantastic time, do not miss it!

Important links
SoCal Abarth Club website
SoCal Abarth Club Facebook Page
SoCal Abarth on Instagram
Good Nite Inn*

*Confirmation code is 137036 and mention the SoCal Abarth Club

SoCal Abarth Club Car Show

SCHEDULE
Friday, October 16th, 2015
• Depart from Good Nite Inn, Calabasas
• In groups of 10 – 15 cars, head out into the canyons in Malibu
• Each group would leave approximately 10 minutes apart for spacing
• Stop for lunch at the Reel Inn on the PCH
• Continue drive back through the canyons above Malibu
• Check into Hotel
• Plan a dinner/meet n greet

Saturday, October 17th, 2015
• Meet at Hansen Dam
• In groups of 10 – 15 cars, head up into Angeles Crest
• Stop for lunch with lunch at the Nethercutt Car Museum
• Personalized guided tour of the Museum
• Head back to Hotel in a caravan along the 118
• Plan a dinner/evening event

Sunday, October 18th, 2015
• Meet at Hotel at 6:30am
• Drive as a group to SuperCar Sunday

ACCOMMODATIONS
Good Nite Inn
26557 Agoura Rd.
Calabasas, CA 91302

REGISTRATION FEES
$60.00 per person


Images courtesy of SoCal Abarth Club

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

2016 Fiat 500 Abarth Specifications

2016 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio

2016 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

FIAT 500 ABARTH BODY/CHASSIS
Layout: Transverse-mounted front engine, front-wheel drive
Construction: Unitized steel body

FIAT 500 ABARTH 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)(with five-speed manual)
157bhp (117 kW) @ 5,500 rpm (114.8 bhp/liter) (with six-speed automatic)
Torque (SAE): 170 lb.-ft. (230 N•m) @ 2,500-4,000 rpm (with five-speed manual)
183lb.-ft. (248 N•m) @ 2,400-4,000 rpm (with six-speed automatic)
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 with five-speed manual
24 / 32/ 27 with six-speed automatic transmission
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.

Fiat 500 Abarth Engine


FIAT 500 ABARTH 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

FIAT 500 ABARTH TRANSMISSION: AISIN AW6F25 SIX-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Availability Optional on Fiat 500 Abarth and 500c Abarth
Description Auto Stick driver-interactive manual control and electronically modulated torque converter clutch
Gear Ratios
1st 4.04
2nd 2.37
3rd 1.56
4th 1.16
5th 0.85
6th 0.67

Reverse 3.19
Final-drive Ratio 3.50
Overall Top Gear 2.35

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

FIAT 500 ABARTH 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

FIAT 500 ABARTH 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

FIAT 500 ABARTH 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

2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Digital Instrument Panel


FIAT 500 ABARTH 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.

2016 Fiat 500 Abarth Dashboard


FIAT 500 ABARTH 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)

Fiat 500 Abarth Wheel


FIAT 500 ABARTH 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

FIAT 500 ABARTH 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)



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Friday, September 4, 2015

2016 Fiat 500 Abarth Model Changes

2016 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio in Celeste Blue

The 2016 Fiat 500 Abarth sports new colors and an infotainment system update for the new model year.

Abarth Cabrio in Celeste Blue

New exterior paint colors for 2016 are Celeste Blue (light blue), Rhino (dark gray), Grigio Cenre (light gray) and Giallo Moderna Perla (Modern Pearl Yellow). New-for-2016 wheel options will also be available.

2016 Fiat 500 Abarth Dashboard with Uconnect
Click image for larger view

Biggest news, though is the changeover to Chrysler's Uconnect infotainment system that combines an integrated CD player with Bluetooth phone support and navigation. This modern system is a nice update over the previous system that used an add-on TomTom device that sat atop of the dashboard.

Read more:

2016 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio

Fiat Studios are ordering their 2016 cars right now. Make sure you visit your local Fiat Studio for more information and keep an eye on the Fiat USA website for updates.

Criswell FIAT of Gaithersburg, Maryland - 1-888-878-2488
FIAT of Austin, Texas - 1-877-908-3428
Palmen FIAT of Kenosha, Wisconsin - 1-888-379-0295
FIAT of Larchmont, New York - 1-888-405-2249
Benson FIAT, South Carolina - 1-888-380-1716





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2016 Fiat 500, 500C and 500 Turbo Specs

2016 Fiat 500 Sport

2016 Fiat 500, 500c, 500 Turbo SPECIFICATIONS
Specifications are based on the latest product information available at the time of publication.
All dimensions are in inches (millimeters) unless otherwise noted.
All dimensions measured at curb weight with standard tires and wheels.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Vehicle Type: A-segment hatchback (500) or cabrio (500c)
EPA Vehicle Class: Mini-compact
Assembly Plant: Toluca, Mexico
Introduction Date: Spring 2011 as a 2012 model

BODY AND CHASSIS
Layout: Transverse-mounted front engine, front-wheel drive (FWD)
Construction: Unitized steel body

ENGINE
1.4-LITER MULTIAIR I-4
Availability: Standard — Fiat 500 and 500c Pop, Sport and Lounge
Type and Description: Inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled
Displacement: 83.48 cu. in. (1,368 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke: 2.83 x 3.31 (72.0 x 84.0)
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 heads and aluminum-alloy bedplate
Compression Ratio: 10.8:1
Power: (SAE net) 101 hp (75 kW) @ 6,500 rpm (73.8 bhp/liter)
Torque: (SAE net) 97 lb.-ft. (132 N•m) @ 4,000 rpm
Max. Engine Speed: 6,900 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Requirement:
87 octane (R+M)/2 acceptable
91 octane recommended
Oil Capacity: 4.0 quarts (3.8 liters) with dry filter
Coolant Capacity" 4.6 quarts (14.4 liters)
Emission Controls :Dual three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors
and internal engine features(a)
Max. Gross Trailer Weight: Not rated for trailer tow
EPA Fuel Economy mpg (city/hwy):
Fiat 500 Pop, Sport and Lounge:
31/40 (five-speed manual)
27/34 (six-speed automatic)
Fiat 500c Pop and Lounge:
31/40 (five-speed manual)
27/34 (six-speed automatic)
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.

ENGINE
1.4-LITER TURBOCHARGED MULTIAIR I-4
Availability: Standard — Fiat 500 Turbo
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 (72.0 x 84.0)
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) 135 hp (101 kW) @ 5,500 rpm (98.7 bhp/liter)
Torque: (SAE) 150 lb.-ft. (203 N•m) @ 2,400-4,200 rpm
Max. Engine Speed: 6,500 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Requirement: 87 octane (R+M)/2 acceptable
91 octane recommended
Oil Capacity: 4.0 quarts (3.8 liters) with dry filter
Coolant Capacity: 4.6 quarts (14.4 liters)
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
C514 FIVE-SPEED MANUAL
Availability: Standard — 500 and 500c Pop, Sport and Lounge
Description 1st, 2nd gear: Double Cone 3rd, 4th, 5th, gear: Single Cone
Gear Ratios
1st: 3.909
2nd: 2.174
3rd: 1.345
4th: 0.974
5th: 0.766
Reverse: 3.818
Final-drive Ratio:
3.44 (500 and 500c Pop and Lounge)
3.73 (500 Sport)
Overall Top Gear
2.63 (500 and 500c Pop and Lounge)
2.85 (500 Sport)

TRANSMISSION
AISIN AUTOMATIC SIX-SPEED OVERDRIVE WITH AUTO STICK
Availability :Optional — 500 and 500c Pop, Sport, Turbo and Lounge
Description: Auto Stick driver-interactive manual control and electronically modulated
torque converter clutch
Gear Ratios
1st: 4.044
2nd: 2.371
3rd: 1.556
4th: 1.159
5th: 0.852
6th: 0.672
Reverse: 3.193
Final Drive Ratio: 4.103
Overall Top Gear: 2.76

TRANSMISSION
C510 PERFORMANCE FIVE-SPEED MANUAL
Availability: Standard — 500 Turbo
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
Overall Top Gear: 2.92

Alternator
105-amp — Standard on 500 Pop (with automatic transmission) and 500c
Pop, Sport and Lounge
120-amp — Standard on 500 Pop (with manual transmission) and Turbo
Battery 500 CCA, maintenance free

SUSPENSION
Front:
MacPherson suspension, coil spring with twin-tube shock absorbers and
stabilizer bar — included with 500 Pop and Lounge
Sport-tuned shock absorbers and springs — included with 500 Sport
Sport-tuned shock absorbers, springs and performance-designed lowercontrol
arm — included with 500 Turbo
Rear:
Rear twist-beam axle with coil springs and twin-tube shock absorbers —
included with 500 Pop and 500 Lounge
Sport-tuned shock absorbers and springs — included with 500 Sport and
Turbo

STEERING
Type: Power rack and pinion with electric power steering (EPS) column
Overall Ratio: 16.3:1
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb): 30.6 ft. (9.32 m)
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock): 3.0

BRAKES
Availability: Standard — 500 and 500c Pop and Lounge, 500 Sport
Front
Rotor size and type: 10.1 x 0.86 (257 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
Rotor size and type: 9.4 x 0.4 (240 x 11) solid
Caliper size and type: 1.33 (34) single-piston with aluminum housing
Swept area: 153 sq. in. (984 sq. cm)

Availability: Standard — 500 Turbo
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
Rotor size and type: 9.4 x 0.4 (240 x 11) solid
Caliper size and type: 1.33 (34) single-piston with aluminum housing
Swept area: 153 sq. in. (984 sq. cm)

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES (D)
Wheelbase: 90.6 (2,300)
Track, Front:
500 — 55.4 (1,406.8)
500c — 55.4 (1,406.8)
500 Turbo — 55.4 (1,406.8)
Track, Rear:
500 — 55.0 (1,397.0)
500c — 55.0 (1,397.0)
500 Turbo — 55.0 (1,397.0)
Overall Length:
500 — 139.6 (3,546.7)
500c —139.6 (3,546.7)
500 Turbo — 144.4 (3,667.3)
Overall Width: 64.1 (1,627.0)
Overall Height:
500 — 59.8 (1,519)
500c — 59.8 (1,519)
500 Turbo — 59.8 (1,519)
Ground Clearance:
500 Pop — 4.5 (114)
500 Sport and Lounge — 4.5 (114)
500c — 4.6 (118.0)
500 Turbo — 4.5 (114)
Drag Coefficient (Cd):
500 Pop — 0.332
500 Sport — 0.362
500 Lounge — 0.359
500c Pop and Lounge — 0.364
500 Turbo — 0.362
Curb Weight, lb. (kg):
500 with five-speed manual — 2,366 (1,074)
500 with six-speed automatic— 2,452 (1,112)
500c with five-speed manual — 2,424 (1,099)
500c with six-speed automatic— 2,511 (1,139)
500 Turbo with five-speed manual — 2,505 (1,136)
500 Turbo with six-speed automatic — 2,576 (1,168)
Weight Distribution, % F/R:
500 with five-speed manual — 63/37
500 with six-speed automatic — 65/35
500c with five-speed manual — 62/38
500c with six-speed automatic — 64/36
500 Turbo with five-speed manual — 65/35
500 Turbo with six-speed automatic — 66/34
Fuel Tank Capacity, gallon (liter) 10.5 (40)
(d) All dimensions measured at curb weight with standard tires.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Seating Capacity, F/R: 2/2
Front Seat
Headroom 500 — 38.9 (989.1)
500 with sunroof — 37.6 (956.3)
500c — 38.6 (980)
Legroom: 40.7 (1,034.8)
Shoulder room: 49.4 (1,254.8)
Hip room: 47.9 (1,215.4)
Total seat travel:
Driver — 8.2 (210.0)
Passenger — 8.2 (210.0)
EPA front row interior volume:
500 — 45.3 cu. ft. (1.282 cu. m)
500c — 44.9 cu. ft. (1.272 cu. m)
Rear Seat
Headroom:
500 — 35.6 (902.9)
500c — 36.8 (934)
Legroom: 31.7 (805.1)
Shoulder room :46.4 (1,177.5)
Hip room: 42.6 (1,083.1)
EPA second row interior volume:
500 — 30.2 cu. ft. (0.854 cu. m)
500c — 31.3 cu. ft. (0.887 cu. m)
Total Passenger Interior Volume:
500 — 75.5 cu. ft. (2.137 cu. m)
500c — 76.2 cu. ft (2.159 cu. m)
EPA Luggage Compartment Volume:
500 — 9.5 cu. ft. (0.269 cu. m)
500c — 5.4 cu. ft. (0.152 cu. m)
EPA Interior Volume Index:
500 — 84.9 cu. ft. (2.405 cu. m)
500c — 81.6 cu.ft (2.311 cu. m)
Trunk Liftover Height: 27.7 (703.6)

WHEELS
Availability: Standard — 500 and 500c Pop
Type and material: Steel wheels with Tech Silver painted wheel covers
Size 15 x 6.0

Availability: Optional — 500 and 500c Pop
Type and material Cast-aluminum, five-oval spoke design, fully painted Tech Silver
Size 15 x 6.0

Availability: Standard — 500 Lounge
Type and material Cast-aluminum, nine split-spoke design, fully painted Tech Silver
Size 15 x 6.0

Availability: Standard — 500c Lounge
Type and material Cast-aluminum, seven-split spoke design, fully painted Tech Silver
Size 15 x 6.0

Availability: Optional on 500 and 500c Lounge
Type and material Cast-aluminum premium finish, radial design, fully painted Premium Silver
Size 15 x 6.0

Availability: Standard — 500 Sport
Type and material Cast-aluminum, polished face with Dark Mineral Gray painted pockets
Size 16 x 6.5

Availability: Standard — 500 Turbo
Type and material Cast-aluminum, polished face with Gloss Black painted pockets
Size 16 x 6.5

Availability: Optional on 500 Sport
Type and material Cast-aluminum, five split-spoke design with polished face with Dark
Mineral Gray painted pockets and Rosso accented center cap
Size 16 x 6.5

Availability: Optional on 500 Turbo
Type and material Cast-aluminum, five split-spoke design with Hyper Nero face and Rosso
accented center cap
Size 16 x 6.5

TIRES
Availability: Standard — 500 Pop and Lounge
Size and type 185/55R15 BSW All-season
Mfr. and model Continental ContiProContact or Firestone Firehawk GTH or Pirelli
Cinturato P7 A/S
Revs per mile (km) 906 (563)

Availability: Standard — 500 Sport and Turbo
Size and type 195/45R16XL BSW All-season
Mfr. and model Pirelli Cinturato P7 A/S or Continental ContiProContact
Revs per mile (km) 901 (560) or 911 (566)

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

2016 Fiat 500 USA Model Changes

2016 Fiat 500 Sport in Spitfire Orange
2016 Fiat 500 Sport in Spitfire Orange

The 2016 model year brings some changes to the Fiat 500 model lineup. Exterior wise, North American 2016 Fiat 500 hatch and Cabrio models forgo the changes made to European 500s and are identical to 2015 cars, except for a few new colors and the availability of new wheels. A new model called the Easy has been added to the lineup and slots in between the Pop and the Sport model. The biggest change is Chrysler's Uconnect infotainment system replaces the old add-on TomTom setup used in previous years and has been added to all 2016 Fiat 500 models above the Pop level.

2016 Fiat 500 Uconnect 5.0


Chrysler's award-winning Uconnect 5.0 system features a 5-inch touchscreen and integrated CD player. This infotainment system enables handsfree calling via Bluetooth-equipped phones, as well as voice-command control of AM/FM, and optional SiriusXM Radio and navigation. Digital music can be streamed wirelessly from compatible Bluetooth smartphones or audio players supported by a media hub equipped with an auxiliary jack and USB port that enables recharging and easy operation of portable devices.

The 2016 model year also brings four new exterior paint colors: Spitfire Orange, Grigio Cenre (light gray), Rhino (dark gray) and Latte Menta (light green). Celeste Blue (light blue), previously only available on the Fiat 500 1957 Edition, is now available throughout the Fiat 500 lineup. Additionally, new-for-2016 wheel options are available.

Fiat 500 and 500c Easy model takes a 500 Pop and adds features including the Uconnect 5.0 system, unique interior with premium cloth bucket seats, standard 7-inch color high-definition cluster display, premium audio system and 15-inch aluminum wheels with all-season tires.


2016 Fiat 500 Dashboards for NAFTA


2016 Fiat 500 Dashboard. Click for larger image.

1. Turn Signal/Lights Lever (behind steering wheel)
2. Uconnect 5.0 Voice Recognition Controls
3. Instrument Cluster
4. Speed Control
5. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Controls
6. Wiper/Washer Lever
7. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF
8. Audio System
9. Glove Compartment
10. Defroster
11. Hazard Lights Button
12. Climate Controls
13. Power Windows
14. Transmission Gear Selector
15. Hood Release
16. Power Mirror Switch


2016 Fiat 500e Dashboard. Click for larger image.

1. Turn Signal/Lights Lever (behind steering wheel)
2. Uconnect 5.0 Voice Recognition Controls
3. Instrument Cluster pg. 8
4. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Controls
5. Speed Control
6. Wiper/Washer Lever
7. Audio System
8. Glove Compartment
9. Defroster
10. Hazard Lights Button
11. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF
12. Climate Control
13. Power Windows
14. Transmission Gear Selector Buttons
15. Hood Release
16. Power Mirror Control


Images courtesy of FCA.