2014 Fiat 500L and 500L Living: Serbian Mini Countryman challenger on a Punto chassis

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2014 Fiat 500L and Living: Serbian 500 on a Punto

The 2014 Fiat 500L, to be in North America starting in is a five-passenger, four-door, crossover to the Mini Countryman, but with 42% interior space. A seven-passenger formerly called the 500XL, as the 500L Living, with production limited to Europe. our Fiat 500L driving / review .

The Serbian-made 500L a lengthened and widened Punto – not the “normal” Fiat 500 platform. The “L” stands for according to Fiat — large, lifestyle, and light — though people would be excused for it stands for “Large” (it might never really stood for Transportation” ).

This will be the Eastern European car sold in the States since the ill-fated, Yugo. Fiat has made gains in quality from its plant, and the car is expected to live up to Fiat standards.

Jim Choate

Even with the seat up in height, there was still of headroom for me. Put sliding doors on it and a mini-minivan. It was very easy for me to get in and out of the front and rear seats, the ergonomics were good, the only issue might be the A-pillar, but I would imagine it take long to get used to

It has decent space in the cargo that includes a PT-like

Fiat 500L Living

The Living, based on the Punto, is than the closely related by roughly eight inches, it to provide seats for two more Styling is nearly identical to the with the main differences more sheet metal and behind the doors.

The 500L has three rows of seats, and is the compact seven-seater in its segment at 171 long, 70 inches wide, and 66 high. At launch, it will be with Fiat’s 95-horsepower 1.4 FIRE engine and a 105 horsepower turbo for gasoline lovers, with 85 and 105 horsepower Fiat The 85 horsepower 1.3 liter diesel be sold with an automatic.

The 500L Living comes in Pop and Lounge editions, both five or seven seats; are eleven two-tone paint and eight solid colors six interior trims and numerous choices. It has available leather, and rear camera, and will be in Serbia (Kragujevac). Ordering is to in July, for Italian customers, and to be to encompass the rest of Europe

There has been no indication so far the car will be sold in the United American sale is most awaiting the addition of the turbocharged 1.4 engine used in the 500L, 500 and Dodge Dart.

Fiat Powertrain

In North America, the new will have the 160-horsepower, MultiAir Turbo engine and two transmission options, a dual dry automatic or a manual; the engine and are essentially the same ones in the Dodge Dart. The little engine pushes out 184 lb-ft of

A forged-steel crankshaft has lightened to reduce overall mass for engine RPM operation. Lightweight connecting rods have a cross section to minimize and lateral bending.

Lightweight pistons and a 9.8:1 compression improves the reciprocating assembly’s Full-floating piston pins strength; piston cooling at the bottom of each cylinder improve fuel economy.

The transmissions both have a ratio spread and final-drive of 4.12 (manual) and 4.44 for quick acceleration, faster top and a maintained fuel economy; overall launch ratio is

The European version will be with the 95-horsepower 1.4-liter and a manual transmission; the 85-horsepower, MultiJet II diesel; and the 105-horsepower, TwinAir two-cylinder with manual transmission. The diesel a stop-start system for even city mileage, and has an optional MTA transmission.

Fiat claims a combined miles per gallon (4.2 for the 500L diesel. (We were to get torque ratings on the diesel; the 75 hp is rated a 107 lb-ft, while the 95 hp is rated at 148 lb-ft. 0-60 for the 500L with this should be roughly 12 – 13 The US version is most likely of 0-60 in around 8-9 seconds.)

The American Fiat 500L with the same powertrain as Dart. tuned somewhat and is rated at 25 city, 33 highway the manual and 24 city, 33 highway the automatic.

The North American 500L’s standard power and both beat Mini and Kia Soul.

Suspension, Brakes, and

A MacPherson front-suspension design has a tubular anti-roll bar for increased performance and reduced weight. A shock-absorber mount improves efficiency.

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A torsion axle structure a high level of rolling saves the weight of an anti-roll bar in the Urethane bushings will ride control, comfort, and Monotube shock absorbers are in the

Single-piston, 2.24-inch brake are on the front, paired with vented rotors; 10.4-inch disc brakes are on the rear 1.49-inch rear calipers.

An power steering system, cuts maintenance, improves and increases efficiency, also oversteer on low-grip surfaces. The stability control system individual wheel braking and backup braking if one of the brake failes; it also includes distribution, rollover prevention, assist, traction control, and assistance.


Elevent will be available, with the of either a black or white roof (with a 20.7-square-foot panel sunroof). Side moldings will be body and are available with chrome Belt- and window-molding surrounds be black.

Glass A and D pillars offer 360-degree views from the

The 500L will have projector headlights and honeycomb front-grille texture. Headlamps have chrome accents the “500” logo, and square-in-circular lamps will be visible the side profile.

There also be seven wheel ranging from 16 to 17 inches.

Interior and Storage

Powertrain, and road noise have isolated, helping the new Fiat a 72% articulation index. The noise, and harshness (NVM) package a laminated acoustic windshield, silencing foam, under-flush doors with triple and acoustic wheel-well liners.

The instrument panel will color-matched exterior accents and or painted accents. The thick-rimmed, steering wheel will be in leather and two-tone color

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