Fiat 500L

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Fiat 500L
ManufacturerFiat
Production2012–
AssemblyKragujevac, Serbia
PredecessorFiat Idea
Fiat Multipla (for 500XL)
ClassMini MPV
Body style5-door hatchback
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
PlatformSmall US Wide platform
Engine0.9 L TwinAir Turbo I2 petrol
1.4 L Fire I4 petrol
1.3 L Multijet I4 diesel
Transmission5-speed manual
6-speed manual
Length4,140 mm (163.0 in)
Width1,780 mm (70.1 in)
Height1,660 mm (65.4 in)
Designer(s)Roberto Giolito
RelatedFiat Grande Punto
Fiat Doblò
Alfa Romeo MiTo
 
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Fiat 500L
ManufacturerFiat
Production2012–
AssemblyKragujevac, Serbia
PredecessorFiat Idea
Fiat Multipla (for 500XL)
ClassMini MPV
Body style5-door hatchback
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
PlatformSmall US Wide platform
Engine0.9 L TwinAir Turbo I2 petrol
1.4 L Fire I4 petrol
1.3 L Multijet I4 diesel
Transmission5-speed manual
6-speed manual
Length4,140 mm (163.0 in)
Width1,780 mm (70.1 in)
Height1,660 mm (65.4 in)
Designer(s)Roberto Giolito
RelatedFiat Grande Punto
Fiat Doblò
Alfa Romeo MiTo

The Fiat 500L is a five-door mini MPV based on the design of Fiat 500 and was codenamed Fiat L0 (or Ellezero)[1] during development and was initially scheduled to be launched in 2011[2] but was delayed until the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.[3]

It is scheduled to be on sale in Europe towards the end of 2012 (United Kingdom April 2013), and in the United States in 2013.[4]

Altogether, the 500L is going to be for sale in over 100 countries.[5]

Model details

The L stands for Large, and the 500L is 4,140 mm (163.0 in) long, 1,780 mm (70.1 in) wide and 1,660 mm (65.4 in) high, a significant 594 mm (23.4 in) longer as well as a little wider and taller than the Fiat 500 and slightly larger than the Fiat Idea. The car is built on the US wide version of the GM Fiat Small platform.[6]

At launch it will be available with a choice of two petrol and one diesel engines: a 1.4-litre 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp) four-cylinder and a TwinAir with 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) featuring six-speed gearboxes; and a 95 PS 1.3-litre turbo-diesel with a five-speed gearbox. A 1.6-litre diesel will be launched later.[7]

The 500L will be manufactured at Fiat’s Kragujevac plant in Serbia, previously the Zastava Automobiles factory, though it was initially intended to be manufactured at the Italian Mirafiori plant in Turin but poor labour relations resulted in the manufacturing to leave Italy.[8]

While the five-seat version has been publicly announced (also known by its design code 330), it is known that the seven-seat version is also planned,[9] with the project code L1, Elleuno, or design code 334.[10]

The 500L can be specified with an in-vehicle espresso machine that uses Lavazza pods, which makes the 500L the world's first production car to feature such a facility.[11]

Engines

ModelEngineDisplacementPowerTorque
0.9 Turbo TwinAirI2875 cc105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) @ 5500 rpm145 N·m (107 lb·ft) @ 2000 rpm
1.4 16V FIREI41368 cc100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp) @ 6000 rpm131 N·m (97 lb·ft) @ 4500 rpm
1.3 16V MultiJet 2I41248 cc95 PS (70 kW; 94 hp) @ 3500 rpm200 N·m (150 lb·ft) @ 1500 rpm

*Source:[12]

References

  1. ^ "Ultimi collaudi per la Fiat Ellezero prima di Ginevra" (in (Italian)). Quattroruote.it. http://www.quattroruote.it/notizie/foto-spia/fiat-ellezero-ultimi-collaudi-prima-di-ginevra. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  2. ^ Ciferri, Luca. "4-Door Fiat 500 Coming to North America". MSN Autos. http://editorial.autos.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=1140611. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "All-new Fiat 500L revealed". Autocar. 2 February 2012. http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/AllCars/261178/. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Larger Fiat 500L to Debut in Geneva Next Month". Wall Street Journal. 2 February 2012. http://blogs.wsj.com/drivers-seat/2012/02/02/larger-fiat-500l-to-debut-in-geneva-next-month/. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Fiat 500L, Cool & Capable". fiatpress.com. http://www.fiatpress.com/press/article/115211. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  6. ^ "First Fiat 500L Photos Released". Inside Line. 2 February 2012. http://www.insideline.com/fiat/500l/first-fiat-500l-photos-released-2012-geneva-auto-show.html. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "First drive review: Fiat 500L". Autocar. 5 July 2012. http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/fiat/500/first-drives/first-drive-review-fiat-500l. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Marchionne: Sindacati poco seri in Italia". Blitzquotidiano.it. 2012-01-18. http://www.blitzquotidiano.it/economia/fiat-l0-serbia-marchionne-sindacati-poco-seri-480168/. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  9. ^ "Fiat Group Automobiles 2010-2014 product plan" (PDF). http://www.fiatspa.com/it-IT/investor_relations/investors/presentazioni/FiatDocuments/2010/Fiat_Analyst_investor_day_21_04_10/FGA_2010_2014-A_way_forward.pdf. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  10. ^ "Spy Shots about Fiat Ellezero (Type 330)". Autoedizione.com. 2012-01-05. http://www.autoedizione.com/the-mini-crossover-ellezero-from-fiat-goes-american/. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  11. ^ "Fiat 500L Gets World's First In-Car Espresso Machine". Inside Line. 16 July 2012. http://www.insideline.com/fiat/500l/2013/2013-fiat-500l-gets-worlds-first-in-car-espresso-machine.html. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "New model Fiat 500L". italiaspeed.com. 2012. http://www.italiaspeed.com/2012/cars/fiat/07/new_model_500l/0507.html. Retrieved 2012-07-06.