2016's: FIAT 500 & 500cDel Stewart

Fiat 500 Models Add Technology, Trim Level and Exterior Colors for 2016

  • 2016 Fiat 500 lineup now features Uconnect 5.0 system with 5-inch touchscreen radio, Bluetooth connectivity and integrated voice command
  • Fiat 500 Easy trim model now available, offering customers additional choices and personalization options
  • New exterior paint colors: Spitfire Orange, Grigio Cenre (light gray), Rhino (dark gray), Latte Menta (light green) and Celeste Blue (light blue)
  • Limited-production Fiat 500 1957 Edition builds on the Fiat 500’s storied past with retro exterior and interior design elements
  • Fiat 500 and 500 Cabrio (500c) models deliver 31 miles per gallon (mpg) city and 40 mpg highway with manual transmission
Auburn Hills, Mich., Sep 1, 2015  -  Beautiful Italian styling combined with functionality, efficient design and innovative technology have been hallmark attributes for the Fiat 500 (Cinquecento) – making it a timeless icon for nearly 60 years. And for 2016, the Fiat 500 will continue to deliver on these attributes by introducing new features and exterior paint colors to enhance the customer’s driving experience and personalization options.
 
For 2016, the Fiat 500 lineup features the Uconnect 5.0 system with a 5-inch touchscreen that enables handsfree calling via Bluetooth-equipped phones, as well as voice-command control of AM/FM, and optional SiriusXM Radio and navigation system. 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 seamless operation of portable devices. An integrated CD player offers additional media flexibility.
 
New exterior paint colors for 2016 are 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. Additional exterior customization is available with new-for-2016 wheel options.
 
Fiat 500 Turbo delivers more performance to the lineup
For the driving enthusiast who wants a Fiat 500 Sport with more power and performance, the 2016 Fiat 500 Turbo answers the call with a 135-horsepower 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine, dynamic styling, sport-tuned suspension, track-proven brakes and unique sport-styled interior.
 
The Fiat 500 Turbo features a single turbocharger, twin intercoolers and sport-tuned exhaust to deliver 34 percent more power (135 vs. 101 horsepower) and 53 percent more torque (150 vs. 98 lb.-ft.) compared with the Fiat 500’s naturally aspirated 1.4-liter MultiAir engine. In addition, a track-proven C510 five-speed manual transmission offers an intermediate shaft with equal-length half shafts to mitigate torque steer. The Fiat 500 Turbo is also available with an optional six-speed automatic transmission.
 
The 500 Turbo offers sport-tuned spring rates, shock tuning and steering calibration, along with a unique lower-control arm for spirited handling. 
 
For a more aggressive appearance, the Fiat 500 Turbo features an aggressively styled front fascia, pushed 2.7 inches (6.9 cm) forward of the Cinquecento’s signature “whiskers and logo” face, to accommodate and cool the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine.
 
Bolder side skirts and unique 16-inch aluminum wheels with Nero painted pockets enhance its iconic Cinquecento shape. At the rear, a liftgate-mounted spoiler extends the roofline, while a black-accented rear diffuser optimizes airflow. For a bolder look, Nero headlamp and tail lamp bezels replace chromed units, while a high-performance brake system features brake calipers lacquered in Rosso paint.
 
Inside, the Fiat 500 Turbo features sport-styled seating, performance-designed leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel accented with Argento (silver) stitching and Grigio/Nero (gray/black) seating and interior environment. For an even more upscale look, heated leather seating in Nero/Nero (black/black) or vivid Rosso/Nero (red/black) is available. The standard 7-inch color TFT (thin-film transistor) cluster display allows drivers to easily monitor information.