Geneva Motor Show: Fiat 500 gains Twinair 105bhp & Cult range-topper
The new 105 0.9 TwinAir Turbo is the newest member of the TwinAir engine family and uses a high-efficiency turbocharger, an exhaust manifold integrated into the cylinder head, a Start&Stop fuel-saving system and the new MultiAir II intake valve control system.
Combined with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, the new 0.9 TwinAir engine delivers 103bhp at 5,500rpm and 107lb.ft of torque at 2,000rpm in Sport mode with a 0 to 62mph time of 10 seconds and a top speed of 117mph while still achieving 67mpg on the official combined fuel economy cycle and CO2 emissions of 99g/km. FIAT 500 models fitted with the TwinAir 105hp engine are also equipped with rear disc brakes as standard.
The 2014 updates also see the addition of the new range-topping Fiat 500 Cult trim. Available with the full engine line-up, this builds on the specification of the Lounge version, adding in 16-inch alloy wheels with a new design, a gloss black roof panel fitted behind the fixed glass sunroof, chrome or gloss black door mirror covers; chrome exterior detailing, a gloss black surround for the tail light clusters and rear parking sensors. There’s also leather seats as standard in a choice of colours.
The 2014 Fiat 500 also sees the introduction of a new seven-inch TFT digital instrument display, said to mark a first in the segment. The TFT display, developed in collaboration with Magnetti Marelli, brings together all the information required for controlling the car and its functions and can also display media player and telephone information along with navigation information when fitted with a TomTom 2 LIVE satnav system. When fitted with the 105hp 0.9 TwinAir Turbo engine, the new screen also transforms from the ''eco" display into a turbo-boost gauge when the Sport button is pressed.
The latest Fiat 500 also offers two new body colours along with new alloy wheels, seat fabrics and leather upholsteries.
The 2014 Fiat 500 is due to go on sale in the UK by the end of April with pricing to be announced closer to the car’s launch.