The Fiat 500L is a spacious family car that’s big on looks,
style and attitude. It has been designed for customers who want a car that
combines the 500’s unique personality, style and image with added practicality,
capability and size.
The Fiat 500L was developed on the company’s new B segment platform with the principal aim of setting new standards in terms of interior space and comfort. In order to achieve this, the designers at Centro Stile Fiat adopted a ‘cab forward’ principle. Combined with meticulous downsizing of the mechanical components by engineers, this has enabled the designers to maximise the interior space but still ensure the car is imbued with plenty of character.
In terms of functionality and flexibility, the Fiat 500L is class leading. There are 1500 possible configurations for the interior and it’s the most space-efficient car in relation to its size; it has more boot capacity than rivals in the larger small family hatchback class; and its internal width is best in class.
According to the latest research, the average length of car sold in Europe is 4.1m. It’s this size that allows you to manoeuvre through traffic with relative ease. The Fiat 500L is 4147mm long, making it just 80mm longer than the Fiat Punto, and 1784 cm wide. Yet as class leader in the ratio between exterior dimensions and interior space, and with the best passenger volume index in its class (3.17m3), it’s the only car of its size capable of transporting five passengers and five suitcases in comfort.
|Combined Fuel Consumption|
mpg / (l100)km
|Combined CO2 Mass Emissions|
|Max Engine Power |
hp (kW) at rpm
|Petrol 1.4 95hp||46.3 (6.1)||143||95 (70) at 6000||6|
|Diesel 1.3 Multijet 95hp||68.9 (4.1)||107||95 (70) at 3750||5|
|Diesel 1.3 Multijet 95hp Dualogic||72.4 (3.9)||104||95 (70) at 3750||5|
|Diesel 1.6 Multijet 120hp||67.3 (4.2)||112||120 (88) at 3750||6|
The Fiat 500L has been built from the ground up to envelop drivers in safe and comfortable surroundings. The new wide architecture of the platform will be shared by future generations of vehicle and on the 500L it’s been calibrated to guarantee top-class performance and comfort.
The body has a high level of torsional rigidity that works with the suspension layout to ensure relaxed travel. MacPherson suspension at the front and torsion beam at the rear have been updated to ensure optimum control and comfort. The front suspension has a new anti-roll bar. Using hollow technology this combines excellent rolling rigidity with reduced weight.
Featuring the cleanest petrol engine in the segment, the Fiat 500L hasn’t just been designed to respect people’s increasingly diverse and demanding requirements. It has also been built to respect the environment and be cost-effective to both buy and run. As a result it will be available with a choice of four engines, two petrol and two diesel. In addition to rigorous on-road testing, Fiat Powertrain Technology has devoted more than 10,000 hours to bench testing so that each engine is optimised for the particular requirements of the 500L.
Fiat has always been a byword for innovation and the implementation of sophisticated technological solutions that are easy to use while adding real value to everyday life. It’s perhaps no surprise then that the Fiat 500L is best in class for technology. Outstanding features include an all-new UConnect multimedia system with a large 5-inch touchscreen and a new premium sound system. The 500L will even become the first car in the world to offer an in-car coffee machine.
As a family car, offering excellent occupant protection was one of the prerequisites of the Fiat 500L. Consequently the new model underwent thousands of hours of virtual crash test simulation along with tests performed on components and sub-systems, more than 100 impact simulations and 100 crash tests.
These incorporated frontal, side and pedestrian impacts, roll-overs and pile-ups and took into consideration different sizes of obstacles and occupants. The result is a car that has had safety built into it from the wheels up, both in its structure and the suite of aids that help to avoid an accident in the first place. That has led to the 500L being awarded a prestigious Euro NCAP five-star crash safety rating. The overall 83 per cent score was made up of 94 per cent adult protection, 78 per cent child occupant protection, 65 per cent pedestrian protection and 71 per cent through driver aids.
|500L POP STAR||500L LOUNGE|
Additional to 500 POP STAR
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