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2012 FIAT 500 - Road Test Specs

2012 FIAT 500 Convertible

(1.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)


Year Make Model2012 Fiat 500 C Pop 2dr Convertible (1.4L 4cyl 5M)
Vehicle TypeFWD
Estimated MSRP$20,000
Assembly locationToluca, Mexico


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected, inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,368/83
Block/head materialCast iron/aluminum
ValvetrainSOHC, 4 valves/cylinder variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.8
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)101 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)98 @ 4,000
Fuel type87-octane acceptable + 91-octane for best performance
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 3.91; II = 2.16; III = 1.35; IV = 0.97; V = 0.77; R = 3.82
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.73


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearTorsion beam, coil springs, twin-tube dampers
Steering typeElectric-assist, speed-proportional, rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.3
Tire typeAll season
Tire size185/55R15
Wheel size15 x 6
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Fuel Consumption

Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)10.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,416
Length (in.)139.6
Width (in.)64.1
Height (in.)59.8
Wheelbase (in.)90.6
Track, front (in.)55.4
Track, rear (in.)55.0
Turning circle (ft.)30.6
Legroom, front (in.)40.7
Legroom, rear (in.)31.7
Headroom, front (in.)38.6
Headroom, rear (in.)36.8
Shoulder room, front (in.)49.4
Shoulder room, rear (in.)46.4
Seating capacity2
Ground clearance (in.)4.6


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance3 years/36,000 miles

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