Fiat has announced the revised 2014 500L range. Most notable is the addition of the Fiat 500L Beats Edition, which features a 520W stereo developed with input from Dr. Dre.
The 500L Beats Edition is based on the 500L Trekking, but gets a
two-tone gray/black paint job finished in either gloss or matt finishes.
The Beats Edition also gets 17-inch alloys, wheelarch extensions and
side skirts finished in black, and door mirror caps and the tail-gate
handle finished in chrome.
Inside, you get climate control, a matt grey dashboard panel and a
Total Black interior pack, which includes special black
fabric/eco-leather seat upholstery.
The Beats Edition stereo features seven speakers – four in the front
doors, two in the rear doors and a subwoofer in the boot – controlled by
an eight-channel amplifier. Prices will be announced closer to the
car’s UK launch here in mid-March.
Fiat has also added two new engines to the 500L range. The new 118bhp
1.6-litre MultiJet II turbodiesel slots into the range above the
current 104bhp diesel unit.
As a result, the 0-62mph sprint time falls from 11.3 seconds to 10. 7
seconds, and top speed increase from 112mph to 117mph. However, economy
falls from a claimed 62.8mpg to 61.4mpg, while CO2 emissions rise by
3g/km to 120g/km, although the VED and BiK bands remain the same.
Fiat has also announced a 118bhp 1.4-litre petrol, to slot into the
range above the current 94bhp unit. The new 1.4-litre T-Jet powers the
500L from 0-62mph in 10.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 117mph, while
claimed fuel economy is 40.9mpg and 159g/km of CO2.
The current lower-power 1.4-litre petrol has a claimed 0-62mph time
of 12.8 seconds and a top speed of 106mph, and returns 45.6mpg and
145g/km of CO2. For more details click here.
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