Cinquecento's Interior Design
With its high attention to
detail, no-nonsense design and numerous personalization options, the new 2012
500 Sport's interior represents a new direction in personal transportation.
For the new Fiat 500 Sport, simple does not mean 'bare' - instead it
embraces a particular stylistic and constructive interpretation that strives for
'simplified enjoyment.' The passenger compartment is airy and roomy, an
environment designed to be comfortable and enjoyable for any destination.
The interior design theme of the new Fiat 500 Sport is an artistic blend of
clean lines and conveniently located features inspired by the original model. A
clear example of this inspiration is the Fiat 500's single concentric instrument
cluster that effectively displays vehicle information while being surrounded by
an exterior-color-matched upper instrument panel for a sense of refinement and
elegance. Frequently used vehicle buttons are highlighted with chromed circular
rings and centrally located on the exterior-matched instrument panel trim for a
premium appearance. Paying homage to the past, the chromed 'hook' door handle
shape recalls one of the most remembered features on the original model while
integrating modern-day power door locks.
Adapted for U.S. customers, the new 2012 Fiat 500 Sport features an all-new
1.4-liter, in-line four-cylinder engine with state-of-the-art MultiAir
technology for world-class levels of power, fuel efficiency, quality and
MultiAir technology offers up to 10 percent greater fuel
efficiency and power while decreasing CO2 emissions up to 10 percent when
compared with similar engines not equipped with the system. This technology was
recognized with the 'Best of What's New' award presented by Popular Science
magazine. This accolade recognizes breakout products and technologies that
represent a significant leap forward in their categories.
The engine is
well suited for the Fiat 500 Sport's lightweight design and city-friendly size,
and it delivers 101 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 98 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm.
Automatic and Manual Transmissions
The 2012 Fiat 500 Sport
offers two reliable, robust and sophisticated transmissions for the North
American market that have been uniquely designed for improved efficiency and
Exclusively available for the North American market, an
all-new six-speed automatic transmission provides the new Fiat 500 Sport with
smooth shifting and excellent fuel economy. For engaging driving, the
transmission allows for driver-selectable gear changes. Should the driver select
'Sport' mode by pressing the button on the instrument panel, the transmission's
shift schedule and the steering response are automatically adjusted to provide
even more sporty driving dynamics.
An upgraded five-speed manual
transmission features new gear ratios for the U.S. market, improving fuel
efficiency and acceleration. A new self-adjusting hydraulic-clutch system is
standard with this transmission, benefiting drivers with consistent pedal
efforts over the life of the clutch and virtually maintenance-free operation.
Selecting 'Sport' mode with the manual transmission calibrates the
pedal-to-throttle relation and the steering response to add greater driving
Blue & Me Handsfree Communication Technology
Developed in collaboration between Fiat and Microsoft, Blue & Me Handsfree
Communication technology is an in-vehicle, voice-activated communication system
that allows drivers to operate a Bluetooth-compatible phone while keeping their
hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Using a series of voice commands, the
driver can place phone calls, access the phone's address book or listen to MP3s.
Blue & Me Handsfree Communication technology supports most mobile phones with
With the optional TomTom navigation with Blue & Me
Handsfree Communication technology, the system integrates an innovative 4.3-inch
TomTom hand-held navigation unit that docks on top of the new 2012 Fiat 500's
instrument panel. With its large touch-screen display, simple map displays with
available real-time traffic, weather and more than 7 million points of
interests, TomTom navigation with Blue & Me Handsfree Communication technology
is intuitive for the driver to use. And with its direct integration into the
Fiat 500's interior system, the driver is able to use steering-wheel-mounted
controls to make operation even easier.
Thanks to its portable design,
the TomTom navigation system allows passengers of the Fiat 500 to remove the
hand-held device from the vehicle and use it as a guide for walking tours or for
finding their way back to the vehicle.
With 14 paint colors available in metallic, non-metallic and premium
tri-coat pearl finishes, every new 2012 Fiat 500 will be distinct. In addition,
the interior is available in two interior environments (Black or Ivory) with 14
unique seat color and material combinations for an individualized look.
full line of authentic Fiat 500 accessories by Mopar will offer customers even
more personalization possibilities at their local Fiat dealership, including
unique striping packages, exterior and interior styling accessories and
authentic Fiat-styled merchandise.
Fiat 500 Sport: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications