The Fiat 500 Vintage ’57 that honors the Made in Italy icon of 1957 debuted in Geneva with its contemporary interpretation of certain stylistic features that made it famous in the 60’s and 70’s. The exterior is distinguished by the pastel blue body combined with the white of the roof, spoiler, antenna, mirror covers, as well as the 16″ white chrome vintage alloy rims that recall the rims used on the historical 500.

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The retro appearance of the Fiat 500 Vintage ’57 can also be found inside with the white dashboard and elegant upholstery in tobacco Frau leather with ‘half-moon’ inserts (stylistic feature of the model) in ivory leather with tobacco coloured “500” embroidery. Its vintage look is also underlined by the historical Fiat logos located both outside as well as on the steering wheel.

Its wide range of standard equipment includes a manual climate control system, Blue&Me system, CD+MP3 radio, ABS with EBD, 7 airbags, Start&Stop system, ESP complete with ASR/MSR, HBA and Hill Holder. Available for sale starting in March, the new Vintage ’57 special series will be available with 1.2 69 HP, 0.9 Twin Air 65 HP, 0.9 Twin Air 85 HP and 0.9 Twin Air 105 HP petrol engines as well as the 1.3 Multijet 95 HP diesel engine. Depending on the markets, there will be differences in equipment, both standard and optional, in order to satisfy the specific requirements of the individual countries.

In addition to this special vintage version, there is also an 500C “S” model that has an exclusive Blu Italia body with 16″ alloy rims and is made even more exclusive due to its distinctive elements such as the side skirts, rear spoiler and sporty bumpers.

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This same “aggressive” look is found inside, as demonstrated by the enveloping and sporty seats with black 3D weft fabric with blue inserts, the dashboard strip in satin-finish grey and leather trim with red stitching on the steering wheel and gearshift cover. The “S” model is completed with the Blue&Me system, steering wheel with radio controls, automatic climate control system, rear privacy glass, Xenon headlights, parking sensors and fog lights.

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The vehicle displayed is equipped with the revolutionary two-cylinder 0.9 Twin Air 105 HP engine, combined with a 6 gear manual gearbox, ensuring excellent performance: a top speed of 188 km/h with acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 10 seconds. It achieves all this while being at the top of its category for fuel consumption and COemissions: the results for the combined cycle are respectively 4.2 litres/100 km and 99 g/km.

via press release.

Roger Baillie (@Rojn8r)

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