Fiat 500 Special Edition versions (2007-)
Abarth 500 (2008-)
The 500 Abarth is a performance model of Fiat 500. The 1.4 L engine with IHI RHF3-P turbocharger is rated at 135 PS (99 kW; 133 hp) at 5500 rpm and 180 N·m (130 lb·ft) (206 N·m (152 lb·ft) in sport mode) torque at 3000 rpm. It includes a five-speed C510 transmission, low ride suspension, dualdrive electric power steering with SPORT setting, 6.5 x 16” aluminium alloy rim with 195/45 R16 tyres, four-wheel disc brakes (front ventilated). Interior includes turbo pressure gauge, gear shift Indicator, aluminum foot pedals, Blue&Me MAP with Telemetry monitoring and GPS system. The car costs GB£13,600 in the UK.
The 500 Abarth was unveiled at the 78th Geneva Motor Show, a year after the rebirth of Abarth brand and company.
Abarth 500 Esseesse
The 500 Abarth Essesse (pronounced "SS") is a conversion kit for the Abarth 500 within 12 months or 20,000 km (12,000 mi) of the car's first registration. Engine is upgraded to 160 PS (120 kW; 160 hp) at 5750 rpm and 206 N·m (152 lb·ft) (230 N·m (170 lb·ft) in sport mode) at 3000 rpm. It also includes drilled and ventilated 284 mm (11.2 in) x 22 mm (0.87 in) front brake discs with new pads, 240 mm (9.4 in) x 11 mm (0.43 in) drilled rear brake discs, Abarth front and rear springs, 17-inch white or titanium colour alloy rims with 205/40 R17 tyres, tyre pressure monitoring system, and a unique key cover. The conversion costs GB£2,500 in the UK.
Abarth 500 Opening Edition
The 500 Abarth Opening Edition is a limited production model (100 cars) for the Italian market. It includes the upgrades found in the 500 Abarth Esseesse. The car is available in two colours (Campovolo grey or pearlised White), while there is also the option of special stickers including a red chequered flag on the roof (exclusive to the Campovolo Grey shade) that pays homage to the numerous sporting victories of the Abarth brand.
Abarth 500 Assetto Corse
Unveiled in 2008 Paris Auto Show, the 500 Abarth Assetto Corse is a limited production model (49 cars), designed by the Fiat Group Automobiles Style Centre and produced by a team of Abarth Engineers and Designers. Engine is rated at 200 PS (150 kW; 200 hp) at 6500 rpm and 300 N·m (220 lb·ft) at 3000 rpm. It includes white 17-inch (430 mm) special ultralight racing wheels, low ride, sports racing mirrors and a place for a number on the sides, pastel grey body with red Abarth side stripes.
The 500 Start&Stop is a model based on the 1.2 Lounge, with parts built by Bosch and Fiat Powertrain Technologies. The Start&Stop system stops the engine automatically whenever traffic conditions bring the car to a complete halt, and restarts it when the driver wants to move off again. The car reduces fuel consumption by up to 12% over a regular 1.2 Lounge in urban driving, with 113g/km CO2 emission. Other standard features include hands-free telecommunications and entertainment system. It costs GB£11,300 in the UK.
500 PUR-O2 (2008-)
The 500 PUR-O2 is based on the Fiat 500 Start&Stop, but also includes an Eco Drive system. Beginning in January 2009, a Dualogic transmission option is also available. The vehicle was unveiled in 2008 Paris Motor Show.
500 by Diesel (2008-2009)
In 2008, Fiat launched a special edition 'By Diesel' 500. In a partnership with Fiat and Italian clothing brand Diesel, the special edition 500 will run, it is suspected, for two years, with a production run of 10,000 planned. The 500 by Diesel is available in a choice of three exclusive colours, and can be marked out from standard 500s with its unique alloy wheels, 'Diesel' logos and burnished metal inserts to the bumpers and side-rubbing strips. Inside, there are denim seats and a special 'Diesel' branded gear knob. Coloured stitching can also be seen throughout the car's already unique interior. The 500 by Diesel is based on the 500 Sport, using the same 1.2 L petrol, 1.4 L petrol and 1.3 L diesel engines.
500 Aria (2008)
The 500 Aria is a concept car based on the 1.3 L Diesel vehicle, but with diesel particulate filter, Stop & Start system, Dualogic transmission, recycled rubber floor from used tires, recycled and woven leather upholstery (mataleather) by Matamata, Ecolabel polyester fabrics by Apollo company. The vehicle was unveiled in 2008 Geneva Motor Show.
Ferrari version (2008)
The Ferrari version is a limited edition model (200 units) of the 1.4 (100 bhp) Sport, mainly used by Ferrari dealers as courtesy cars for owners to use while their Ferraris are being serviced. It includes red body, aluminum pedals, red brake calipers, 16-inch wheels with 195/45 tires, sporty steering wheel and a few tuning and exhaust modifications. Sixty of the Ferrari edition cars were shipped to the UK.
Felipe Massa version (2008)
The Felipe Massa version is a customized 1.4 Sport presented to Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa. It includes a 1.4 L engine rated at 120 PS (88 kW; 120 hp), Pearl White body, brown Cordura interior trim, a Skydome electric sunroof, 16 inch alloy wheel with diamond alloy finish, red brake callipers. The vehicle was unveiled in Monte Carlo (Monaco).
Barbie version (2009)
A special edition of the 500 designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of toy icon Barbie. Created by Fiat Centro Stile and Mattel, the car was unveiled on March 9, 2009, in Milan's fashion district, and parked at the entrance to La Rinascente department store, in Piazza Duomo, where German singer Nena performed live in the background. The 500 Barbie Edition will also be making an appearance at Fiat UK's flagship store at Marylebone in London.
Abarth 695 "Tributo Ferrari" (2009)
The Abarth 695 "Tributo Ferrari" is a limited edition version developed in collaboration with engineers from Ferrari based on Abarth 500. The 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v engine is further developed and uses a different Garrett turbocharger. Rated at over 180 PS (130 kW; 180 hp). It includes a MTA (Manual Transmission Automated) electromechanical transmission with paddle shifter, unique to this version 17 inch alloy wheels with performance tyres, Brembo 284 mm (11.2 in) multi-section discs with fixed 4-piston calipers, "Record Monza" variable back-pressure "dual mode" exhaust, Scuderia Red body with Racing Grey wheels and rear air intakes, Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting xenon headlights, "Abarth Corsa by Sabelt" seats in black leather upholstery with carbon fibre shell and seat base, black leather steering wheel with red leather inserts and a tricolour hub, Jaeger instrument panel, non-slip aluminium foot wells, Scorpion racing pedals, special kick plates and a plate bearing the vehicle series number. This version will eventually be released also in blue, yellow and grey. The vehicle was unveiled in 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Abarth 500 SpeedGrey (2009)
The Abarth 500 "SpeedGrey" is a very limited edition version model (10 cars only) produced by Neubauer, the official Abarth distributor in France, exclusively for the French market. Starting from the "Esseesse" version of the Abarth 500, Neubauer added the "Record Monza" variable back-pressure "dual mode" exhaust system (boosting output to 165 PS (121 kW; 163 hp)), as well as a pair of "Abarth Corsa by Sabelt" seats in black leather upholstery with carbon fibre shell and seat base. Tinted windows were added, along with the Blue&Me GPS system. Finally, Neubauer repainted the car in a special "Maserati Grey" paint.
A limited edition 500, featured in pink, based on the 1.2 Lounge.
A limited edition 500 in a special Matte Black paint. It is the first vehicle in the small car segment to feature this unique paint finish. Other special features include:
- Mouldings, door handles, door mirrors and plate holder in metallic effect
- 16-inch alloy wheels in matt black with red coach line
- Red brake callipers (1.4 only)
- Special carpet mats
500 by Gucci (2011-)
It is a version of Fiat 500 celebrating 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy and Gucci's 90th anniversary, customized by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini in partnership with Fiat's Centro Stile. It included choice of 2 body colours (black, white), custom rims for 195/45 R16 wheels, green-red-green stripe at the car's perimeter. The black version has detailing in shiny chrome with an interior that contrasts sharp black and white for a contemporary and racy feel, whilst the white version complete with satin chrome detailing and ivory and black interior creates a softer look. Versions with 1.4 of 100 horsepower engine includes rear brake calipers in Gucci green.
The vehicle was unveiled in metropolitan cities such as Paris, London and Tokyo, followed by the European commercial launch in July. Production order was available between April 1 and June 30 in Europe, and become available in the rest of the world at the end of 2011.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2011 New York Fashion Week.
Fiat 500 "First Edition" (2011)
It is a limited (100 units) version of Fiat 500 Lounge with 1.4 litre MultiAir 101 HP engine, for China market. The vehicles came in 5 designs from 5 different Chinese designers.
Leilei's car incorporated elements from national popular culture.
Mee Wong (illustrator and teacher at the Guangzhou Art Institute)'s car is inspired by panda.
Benny Luk's car combines graphics and web design.
Visual artist Nod Young produced the 4th design.
Illustrator Yan Wei's car incorporates traditional Chinese patterns.
Orders for a Fiat 500 from July 12 to September 15 took part in a final draw entitling them to replace the car they ordered with a Fiat 500 "First Edition".
500C by Gucci (2011)
It is a cabriolet version of 500 by Gucci. It included a choice of 2 body colours (white with matte chrome-plated elements, glossy black with shiny chrome-plated accents), black soft top with green-red-green Gucci web pattern printed lengthwise (the same graphic pattern is sported on the side of the car), 16-inch alloy wheels, two-tone Frau leather seats with Guccissima print.
The vehicle ordering began in August 2011. As part of the product launch, beginning in 19 August, 500C by Gucci car took tour in Saint Tropez (from 19 to 27 August) followed by Berlin (8–14 September), Barcelona (25 September - 2 October), London (16–23 October) and Geneva (23–30 October). In Italy, the tour started from Forte dei Marmi (22–28 August) and then reach Rome (4–11 September), Florence (19–26 September) and Milan (8–16 October).
Abarth 500 "Cabrio Italia", Abarth 695 Competizione (2011)
Abarth 500 "Cabrio Italia" is a limited (150 units) model commemorating 150th anniversary of Italian unity. It includes the 1.4 Turbo T-Jet engine from Abarth esse esse, 5-speed manual gearbox, Torque Transfer Control device, esseesse brake system, Abarth Corsa by Sabelt natural leather seats, Blu Abu Dhabi shade dashboard, Abarth Blue&Me MAP satellite navigation unit with a telemetric function developed by Magneti Marelli, black leather with double stitching steering wheel, magnesium shade mirror covers, 10-spoke 17" rims with diamond effect, yellow Brembo front callipers.
Abarth 695 Competizione is inspired by Abarth 500 Assetto Corsa. It includes only 2 seats with rear roll bar, Grigio Competizione Opaco body colour, Abarth Corsa by Sabelt seats in black leather with Alcantara red inserts and a carbon fibre shell and seat base, black leather steering wheel 5-speed "Abarth Competizione" gearshift paddles, instrument panel made by Jaeger, Abarth Blue&Me MAP satellite navigation unit with a telemetric function developed by Magneti Marelli, Abrath logo racing pedals, Xenon headlights with dipped and main beam functions, 17-inch rims from Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari, red Brembo brake calipers and hub cap, 1.4 Turbo T-Jet engine rated 180 PS (130 kW; 180 hp), Abarth Competizione electromechanical transmission, Brembo 305 mm disc brakes with fixed four-piston caliper disc and special shock absorbers, Record Monza variable back-pressure "dual mode" exhaust.
The vehicles were unveiled in 64th Frankfurt International Motor Show.
500 "America" (2012)
It is a limited (500 coupe, 500 convertible) version celebrating the country where the model was sold in 2011 and where its collaboration with the American pop singer Jennifer Lopez started, available in European market. It includes mirror covers with "Stars & Stripes" graphics, stickers, dedicated beltline and 16" alloy rims with red cap edge; interior red/ivory seats and contrasting white dashboard; manual air conditioning, exterior chrome-plating. Hard top model also includes metallic shade America Blue body.
The number one car was won by Adelheid D. Kieper from Rosche, Germany, in a TwitBid campaign.
Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati (2012)
It is a limited (499 vehicles) version of Fiat 500 convertible with 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v engine rated 180 PS (130 kW; 180 hp), 5-speed electrically-operated manual Abarth Competizione gearbox with steering wheel controls, Maserati "Neptune" 17" alloy wheels with performance tyres, Brembo 305 mm brake discs with fixed four-piston caliper and special shock absorbers, Record Monza variable back-pressure "dual mode" exhaust, Pontevecchio Bordeaux body colour, Xenon headlights with dipped and driving light functions, sand beige Poltrona Frau leather seats with containment strips featuring single-layer padding and the pista grey contrasting electro-welding, black leather steering wheel, aluminium pedal unit and sill plate, carbon fibre kick plate, boosted hi-fi audio system.
The vehicle was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
Abarth 500, 595 Turismo, 595 Competizione (2012)
Abarth 500, 595 Turismo, 595 Competizione are versions of 500 and 500C for the UK market. Abarth 500 is equipped with 1.4 L T-Jet engine rated 135 bhp (manual) or 140 bhp (MTA), Abarth 595 Turismo has a 1.4-litre T-Jet engine 160 bhp (manual and MTA) and Abarth 595 Competizione 1.4-litre T-Jet engine 160 bhp (manual and MTA).
A softtop version (cabriolet) 500C was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2009. It is the same size as the basic model, and features the same three engine options. It will also have the Start&Stop system.
Abarth 500C (2010)
The Abarth version of 500C (cabriolet) was unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.Abarth 500C has top speed of 205 km/h (127 mph) and it can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 8.1 seconds.
The new 500 in Mexico
The new 500 was introduced in Mexico in September 2008, powered the 1.4 L 16V 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp) engine, transmissions are dualogic for the 500 Classic, 500 Lounge and 500 Vintage trims or six-speed manual gearbox for the 500 Sport Trim. The Abarth 500, Abarth 500 esseesse, Abarth 500C and the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari variants have been sold through independent importers. Mexico became the first country in the Americas in which the new 500 is sold. As of 2011, the Fiat 500 is also manufactured in Mexico.
North American version
The Fiat 500 had its US debut at the 2010 North American International Auto Show, and production started in December 2010. It resurrected the Fiat brand in the United States and Canada, where the brand had not been sold since 1984.
The North American version, built in Toluca, Mexico, by Chrysler, has the same trim levels as the European 500: Pop, Lounge and Sport. The American version has some exterior differences compared to European version, including a more rounded centre grille and a plastic lip that wraps onto the bottom of the spoiler. The cabriolet version 500C comes for sale a bit later in Spring 2011. The 500 Abarth is also confirmed for North American markets. The US 500 version was rated at 38 mpg-US (6.2 L/100 km; 46 mpg-imp) highway by United States Environmental Protection Agency.
The North American 500 has a 1.4-litre Multiair engine produced at the Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance in Dundee, Michigan, United States. The engine produces 101 hp (75 kW) at 6,500 rpm and 98 lb·ft (133 N·m) at 4,000 rpm. The North American model has been reworked for North American roads and buyers. Key differences include increased body strength; suspension reworked for the US market; over 20 specific hardware changes for reduced noise, vibration and harshness; BiHalogen projector headlamps and amber front and red rear sidemarker lights and reflectors on each wheel arch edge to comply with FMVSS 108; new four-wheel anti-lock disc brake system with new front calipers for better brake performance; larger 10.5 US gal (40 L; 9 imp gal) fuel tank; upgraded heating and cooling system; new front seats with a new armrest and seat cushion for improved comfort; easier entry system designed into the new front seats; new steering wheel controls and revised steering and new Bose brand audio system. The North American 500 has two gearbox choices: a 6-speed automatic transmission which has also driver-selectable gear changes or 5-speed manual.
The Toluca-built version of the 500 is for sale in the U.S., Canada and Mexico and was launched in mid-2011 in Brazil and Argentina where it replaces the European version made in Poland.
Fiat Cinquecento Prima Edizione (2010-)
It is a limited (500 units) version of Fiat 500 with 1.4L MultiAir engine, for the US market. It include a choice of 3 body colours (Bianco (White), Rosso (Red) and Grigio (Gray)), manual transmission, exclusive Prima Edizione badge, sequential VIN and badge.
Fiat 500 Abarth
The Abarth version for North America was introduced in the LA Auto Show in November 2011. The Abarth has 1.4 L turbocharged Multiair engine producing 160 hp (119 kW) and 170 lb·ft (230 N·m) of torque.
Scagliarini 504 Coupè Zagato Elaborata
Scagliarini Motorsports announced it had accepted the commission to build a special version 500 Coupè Zagato. Designed for a wealthy customer in the United Arab Emirates, it is called the 504 Coupe Zagato Elaborata and is currently a one-off model. The vehicle commemorates the 150 anniversary of Italian agglomeration. It included a MultiAir 1.4L 16v Turbo engine rated 180Hp and 230-250Nm via Abarth-Scagliarini Module and BMC Air Filer, C510 5-Speed Manual transmission, Scagliarini 500ssc Carbon Fiber Kit, Brembo GranTurismo brakes, Ragazzon EVO Line Rear Silencer Group N exhaust with 2x1 102mm Terminals, roll cage, Abarth Corse Seats by Sabelt in Alcantara, Koni FSD suspension with Abarth EsseEssse Lowering Springs, OZ Racing Abarth 17-inch wheels with Marangoni Zeta Linea or Pirelli Pzero Nero tires, Scagliarini 500awd with locking differential option.
Following the announcement, Zagato claimed it did not have any involvement with the 504 Coupè Zagato Elaborata, and had taken the necessary legal actions.
2012 "Pink Ribbon" Edition (2011)
It is a limited (250 units) version of 2012 Fiat 500 Lounge model produced in partnership with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. It includes a choice of Argento (silver) and Bianco (white) body, with a signature dark pink bodyside stripe, Nero leather front and rear seats with pink accent stitching on the perimeter and signature "500" logo embroidered on the front seatbacks and a pink ribbon embroidered on the floor mats, pink accents on Nero leather steering wheel.
Fiat 500 Stinger (2012)
It is a production version of the 2011 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Hottest Sports Compact Car award-winning car, but based on 2012 Fiat 500 Sport with 2-stage options.
Stage 1 includes Giallo (yellow) exterior body, Black Chrome exterior door handles and mirror caps, 17-inch by 7-inch Abarth Hyper Black aluminum wheels with wider 205/40 R 17 performance tires, tinted head and taillamps and license-plate brow, Mopar's vinyl bodyside and roof graphics in black checker, Mopar's Katzkin leather seats, Alcantara seat centres, Giallo black leather bolsters and Giallo accent stitching, Mopar carbon-fiber instrument panel decal, Mopar shifter ball finished in Gloss Black.
Stage 2 includes Mopar's cold-air intake and free-flowing cat-back exhaust, performance brakes with cross-drilled rotors.
Fiat 500 Turbo
It included a 1.4 L turbocharged Multiair engine rated 135 hp (101 kW) and 150 lb·ft (203 N·m) of torque, 16-inch aluminum wheels with Nero (black) painted pockets, semi- metallic brake linings at all four corners, larger 11.1-inch ventilated front rotors, brake calipers lacquered in Rosso (red) paint, taillamps with Gloss Black bezels, black-accented rear diffuser, choice of 7 body colours (Argento (silver), Bianco (white), Grigio (gray), Nero (black), Rame (copper), Rosso (red) and all-new Verde Azzurro (green & blue)), leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel with Argento (silver) stitching, a Grigio/Nero (gray/black) seating and interior environment, optional Nero/Nero (black/black) or vivid Rosso/Nero (red/black) heated leather seating, optional Beats by Dr. Dre audio system (6 premium speakers, an 8-inch dual-voice coil (DVC) subwoofer with trunk-mounted enclosure and 8-channel 368-watt amplifier with Beats Audio digital sound processing (DSP) algorithm).