It combines a cost-effective alternative to the best of after-market satellite navigation technology with none of the aggravation, and at less than slots de expansion isa youd expect to pay for a manufacturers original equipment.
It also gives the Fiat 500 best-in-class performance and means owners will pay no Vehicle Excise Duty in the.
A economical city car made more sense than the lumbering 9000.
No two ways about it, the ten days I spent in the company of the 500 were amongst the best Ive experienced with a car.Strange as it may seem, I can forgive the 500 TwinAirs comparatively woeful fuel economy.It can then be read on a computer and a website will analyse how efficient the driver is in terms of fuel consumption and emissions.But once up to speed, it doesnt seem to struggle to keep up with faster moving traffic.A former Spice Girl or Jenny from the Block will do little to make me change my mind.The industrial feasibility of Common Rail was demonstrated in 1993.You also need to factor in the fact that the 500 TwinAir weighs in at just 930kg.2010 Award-winning TwinAir: the worlds first high-tech two-cylinder With its 875cc capacity and two-cylinder layout, TwinAir is an example of radical downsizing to obtain extremely low CO2 emissions and fuel consumption levels in A and B segment cars.In addition to this, closing the intake valves early to maximise the air introduced into the cylinders, and constant air pressure upstream of the cylinders, leads to prompt accelerator responses and improved torque at low speeds.Blue Me TomTom combines the regular Blue Me with a high-resolution.3-inch colour screen.While the styling pays tribute to the original 500, its standard technology remains up-to-date with a multi-function steering wheel, 7-inch HD Uconnect Radio Live touchscreen system with Bluetooth, satellite navigation and USB and AUX IN ports, rain and dusk sensors, cruise control, automatic climate control.Its an engine perfectly suited to the Fiat 500s many attributes because it combines ground-breaking economy and ultra-low emissions with a zesty personality designed to bring a smile to any drivers face.Were waiting to hear if that includes the.TwinAir was designed from a blank sheet of paper, and is the first engine to be devised from the outset to exploit MultiAir technology.
I also like the standard fit black alloys which do a very good job of giving the 500 a less cutesy appearance.
Those who care about the environment will find the TwinAirs low CO2 figure appealing, as will owners who are keen to keep costs down.It was awarded the coveted International Car of the Year crown for 2008 along with a host of other accolades.If a car becomes trendy, I simply switch off and refuse to entertain it until the hype fades away.Fiat 500 60th Anniversary Edition gallery: 4 photos 1920x1375 1920x1375 1920x1305 1920x1280, limited edition convertible celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Fiat 500.Im also unlikely to jump on a bandwagon, choosing instead to wait for the next wagon, even if means I stand waiting in the rain like a sad chump.If you have a moment, do a quick Google for Fiat 500 TwinAir fuel consumption or Fiat 500 TwinAir fuel economy and youll find a stream of owners complaining that the claimed figures are nothing like the real world fuel economy.Once on the move, I used the Bluetooth connection to call home and settled in for the long drive back.An innovative hydraulically balanced servo valve allows faster, flexible programming of injection events and is the basis for increasingly advanced combustion control strategies.
In fact, it even feels a little rough around the edges, with some cheap fitting parts on the interior and its traction blower soundtrack.