Driving Report - Fiat 500 0.9 TwinAir turbo Cult The Diva wants to know

The Diva wants to know

A bit angegraut is the Fiat 500 already. But that he does not at first glance: Just the Cinquecento was again refreshed. In terms of color variety makes him so fast no one thing before and technically he tends now to gimmicks.

On the scrap heap wants the available since 2007 Fiat 500 not count, especially because the replacement by a second generation is not in sight and the competition becoming more numerous and younger will. Made so far the little charm bolt the triumvirate VW Up, Seat Mii and Skoda Citgo in Germany a hard time, another strong competitor come from summer and autumn on the market. The triplets Citroen C1, Peugeot 108 and Toyota Aygo and Renault Twingo will compete in their respective new generation of colorful and technologically advanced than ever before. Access as it did the Adam Opel in similar tricks like the Italians at 500: many colors and any customization options. Thus it can be an independent personality of each mini according to the will. The Italian racer is full of confidence and leaves from May with the new two-cylinder top engine (77 kW/105 hp ) and the new trim level Cult ago.

At the usual round shape, Fiat has not changed for the new model year course. The Italians have but again let color experts create new sounds. " Lattementa " Green means one of the new colors and also comes with the comfort variant Cult used. Sounds in Italian definitely better translated as milk and mint green. Either way - the color looks good. In conjunction with the glossy black painted roof, lots of chrome use on exterior mirrors and the cooler handle as well as the 16-inch alloy wheels of the little one is a looker. Speaking of roof: A large, electrically openable glass roof with sunblind heard at Cult of the standard specification, and helps to set the interior bright and clear in the scene. Space is taken up leather pews, a climate control ensures a comfortable temperature and the leather steering wheel is grippy in-hand. What remains are the familiar buttons and control switches. The seats offer good lateral support as was right, the space goes for the brevity of the 3.55-meter-long vehicle in order.

© Fiat Brand new is the round, seven-inch display, which is at Cult series also and adopted the conventional speedometer.   Completely new is the round, seven-inch display, which is at Cult series also and adopted the conventional speedometer. The digital display is next to the speed for the trip computer functions or the parking sensors ( also standard ) from. An animated 500s for example, shows in the display, how far away you are from an obstacle or if the doors are not closed. If you switch while driving in Eco mode, it lights green. Especially ecological driving the vehicle rewarded with a digital trophy - a nice gimmick.

Whether, however, the now 77 kW/105 hp as Toptriebwerk with changes often used upcoming 0.9-liter Zweiyzlinder in the Eco Mode and would like to receive trophies, is debatable. As with the 0.9-liter turbo with 63 kW/85 hp, the power is reduced in the ecologically-oriented operation of the new engine. Here then are only 72 kW/98 hp available, the response is delayed. While this seems snappier than the 85-PS version, but more driving pleasure one feels when the two cylinders may lossurren unrestrained. The turbo schurrt when accelerating - very specific type - like a sewing machine, and not just acoustically joy.

Assuming you switched eager pace is fast erreiht 100 and also on motorways, you also need larger, supposedly more powerful vehicles not to knuckle under. The six-speed gearbox reigns precisely and smoothly. Only the hobbling on bad road surfaces or transverse joints reminded that you are traveling with a small car with a short wheelbase.

As a standard value is 4.2 liter Fiat to ( CO2 emissions: 99 g / km ) in brisk driving style but flow certainly one to two liters more through the pipes. Something more will be payable for the Cult equipment. While Fiat is called officially have no prices, but between 1,500 and 1,700 euros higher than those for the lounge version you have to expect. Thus, should cost around 17,500 euros of zippy runabouts. And more customization options, there are also still. A bit more can a diva finally demand from their fans.

Fiat 500 - Technical data

Five-seater, three-door small car, Length: 3.55 meters Width: 1.63 meters (1.87 meters with exterior mirrors ) Height: 1.52 meters Wheelbase: 2.30 meters Boot capacity: 185-610 liters

gasoline :   0.9 - liter, two-cylinder, 77 kW/105 hp, maximum torque: 145 Nm at 2,000 r / min, Vmax: 188 km / h, 0-100 km / h: 10,5 s, Average fuel consumption: 4.2 l / 100 km, CO2 emissions: 99 g / km, efficiency class: B   Price: from 17,500 euros

If you like pretty divas, could get used to the Fiat 500 0.9 TwinAir turbo Cult in May.