All the engines of the new Fiat 500, from the 1.2 to the electric

Apart from the name and the general line, the new Fiat 500 launched in 2007, it has very little in common with its 1957 ancestor. Totally different architecture, with engine and front-wheel drive instead of rear, and above all a range of engines where once only one was enough.

In fact, the “revival” town of engines has really offered many from its debut to the present day, also experimenting different power supplies and technological innovations, up to the “light” hybrid and the electric one, with a rather long career that today offers us two distinct models.

Fiat 500 (312) first series 2007-2014

The new 500 was born on the same platform as the Panda from 2003 (type 169), from which it inherits the platform, the suspensions and obviously the engines. The very first range in fact included the tried and tested 69 HP 1.2 Fire 8V and the 100 HP 1.4 16V of the Panda 100HP, plus the inevitable, at the time, the 70 HP 1.3 Multijet turbodiesel.

Fiat 500 2007
Fiat 500 2007 opens
Fiat 500 1.4 16V 2007

The following year, the first start/stop system was introduced, applied to the 1.2 8V engine with no differences whatsoever in terms of performance but with lower consumption in the city. In 2009, however, the second variant of the 1.3 turbodiesel arrives, with system Multijet II, heads at 16V and 95 HP of power. In 2011 the 1.2 is also EasyPower LPG

  • 500 1.2/S&S/EasyPower – 1,242 cc: 69 hp, 160 km/h, 0-100 km/h 12.9 seconds
  • 500 1.4 16V – 1,368 cc: 100 hp, 182 km/h, 0-100 km/h 10.5 seconds
  • 1.3 Multijet – 1,248 cc: 70 hp, 180 km/h, 0-100 km/h 12.1 seconds
  • 1.3 Multijet II 16V – 1,242 cc: 95 hp, 180 km/h, 0-100 km/h 10.7 seconds

Fiat 500 (312), dal TwinAir all’Hybrid

The engine evolution of the 500 does not coincide with particular generational changes: the restyling of 2015, for example, does not bring with it any major innovations. The most interesting engines arrive first with the debut of the TwinAir, a 0.9-litre twin-cylinder turbo with MultiAir technology, which has been offered for the 500 since 2010 in the 85 HP version. This was followed in 2013 by the one from 105 CV which virtually replaces the 1.4 16V.

From here on there are no relevant news until 2020, when the entire FIRE engine family is replaced by the new 1.0 FireFly Hybrida 70 HP three-cylinder 1.0 with mild hybrid system.

Fiat 500C Hybrid Launch
Fiat 500C Hybrid Launch, il motore

Fiat 500C Hybrid Launch, il motore

  • 500 TwinAir – 845 cc: 85 CV, 173 km/h, 0-100 in 11 secondi
  • 500 TwinAir – 845 cc: 105 CV, 188 km/h, 0-100 in 10 secondi
  • 500 1.0 Hybrid – 999 cc: 70 CV, 155 km/h, 0-100 in 14,9 secondi

Fiat New 500e – 2021

In 2021, the 500 will be joined by the 500e electric model: similar but slightly larger, it uses a new base and is available in two variants, one with a power of 95 HP and 23 kWh battery and a 118 HP one equipped with a 42 kWh battery.

Fiat 500e 2021
Fiat 500e 2021, the engine

Fiat 500e 2021, the engine

  • New 500e – 95 hp, 135 km/h, 0-100 km/h 9.5 seconds
  • New 500e – 118 hp, 150 km/h, 0-100 km/h 9.5 seconds

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