Did You Know... - 2012 FIAT 500 Long-Term Road Test
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2012 FIAT 500 Long Term Road Test

2012 Fiat 500 Sport: Did You Know...

October 10, 2011

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...that there was a Fiat 600? Yes, the 500 had a "bigger" (hey, it's all relative) brother that was introduced in 1955 and produced through 1969. The 600 was about 10 inches longer and, at about 1,300 pounds, weighed 200 pounds more than the 500 made during that time. Unlike that old 500 which was air-cooled, the 600 was water cooled and its 633 cc (yes, that's 0.63 liter) inline four cranked out a thundering 21 horsepower.

Although it was very popular (some 2.5 million were produced) it didn't achieve the cult status (nor the rebirth) of the 500. Maybe styling had something to do with it...

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ ~ 8,850 miles


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