The New Fiat 500 60th Anniversary Special Series
The FIAT 500 began 60 years ago on the 4th of July, 1957 in Turin. To celebrate the iconic “big small car” FIAT will produce the Fiat 500 60th Anniversary Special Series an exclusive and top spec version. Of 560 cars 250 will be available to the UK. The first 60 customers who wish to own this unique version will also feature a numbered Limited Edition plate.
This exclusive numbered limited edition pays tribute to the original 500 through a specific characterisation and the contemporary reinterpretation of some of the style details that made it famous, such as the vinyl dashboard, the vintage logo on the front, between the chrome spoiler and on the boot door and steering wheel, as well as the chrome finish on the bonnet.
Exclusively available as a convertible, the Fiat 500 special 60th anniversary series presents brand new dual-colour paintwork evocatively named Dolcevita: Three-layer White for the body of the car and pastel Ivory for the bonnet and pillars. The grey and burgundy waistrail enhances this chromatic combination, whereas the colour chosen for the hood is grey. The style of this special series is enhanced by its many cool aesthetic details, such as chrome mirror caps, special 16” lightweight alloy wheel rims and a dedicated logo: 560.
The interior also presents retro details, such as the tubular elements of the seats in ivory leather with contrasting burgundy seams, which match the central part of the dashboard, and the bespoke dual-colour car mats. But the tribute to the past is only skin deep: in terms of technology, the 60th anniversary special series offers the very best of everything available today when it comes to technology and on-board comfort.
Standard features include a leather gear stick knob and steering wheel with built-in commands, the 7” Uconnect™ Radio Live touchscreen system with Bluetooth, satellite navigator and USB and AUX IN ports; 7” TFT, automatic climate control, fog lights and rear parking sensors. The MY2017 innovations are also present: Speed Limiter and Cruise control and, on request, the CarPlay and Android AutoTM system; this makes possible for users to access the main applications of their smartphones directly on the 7″ screen of the UconnectTM system integrated on the central console.
With Apple CarPlay support, the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car, drivers can get directions optimized for traffic conditions, make and receive calls, access text messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows them to stay focused on the road.
The Android Auto integration allow to manage the compatible content and features on the device directly from the driving seat, getting directions, making calls, sending and receiving messages, and listening to music, always driving safely.
Rain & Dusk sensor, Bi-Xenon headlights, tinted rear windows and Beats AudioTM system repeat this impressive outfit. The selection of engines available on the 500 Sessantesimo is wide-ranging and complete, with two petrol engines – also available with robotic Dualogic gearbox and paddle shift – the 1.2 with 69 HP and the 0.9 TwinAir with 85 HP. In the combined cycle, this results in a consumption rate of 3.8 litres/100km. All engines are Euro 6, including the small turbodiesel 1.3 16v Multijet II 95 HP version. The vehicle on the stand will be a 1.2 69 HP, fitted with Stop & Start.
NEW FIAT 500-60TH
500-60th 1.2 69hp Total OTR £19,240
500-60th 0.9 TwinAir 85hp Total OTR £20,500
500-60th 0.9 TwinAir 105hp Total OTR £21,000
The Fiat 500 60th anniversary special series will be available for order from 9 March and are expected to be built starting from July.