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Brand New Fiat 500 1.2 Lounge ECO 3dr

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From £10,498Save £2822 on list price
£159 deposit
£159 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Cruise control + speed limiterDualdrive PAS
External temperature gaugeRear parking sensor

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpersChrome door handles
Electric adjustable heated door mirrorsElectric front windows
Front fog lightsHeat insulated glass
Heated rear windows with wash wipeLED daytime running lights

Interior Features

1 passenger grab handleAuxilliary 12V power socket
Driver's seat memoryFront headrests
Front passenger seat memoryHeight adjustable drivers seat
Height adjustable steering wheelIsofix child seat preparation
Leather steering wheel with audio controlsSplit folding rear seat with headrests


Chrome pack - 500 


ABS/EBDDriver and passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbagESP + ASR/MSR + HBA + Hill holder
Side airbagsTyre pressure monitoring system
Window airbags 


Automatic door lockingLocking fuel filler cap
Remote central locking
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification


CO2 (g/km)99Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftSOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1242Compression Ratio11.1:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)70.8Cylinders - Stroke (mm)78.9
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves8

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)65.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)70.6EC Urban (mpg)58.9


Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power69
Coin SeriesLounge ECOInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 078U
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years8Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %66NCAP Child Occupant Protection %49
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 093NCAP Pedestrian Protection %53
NCAP Safety Assist %27Service Interval Mileage18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)12.9Engine Power - BHP69
Engine Power - KW51Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT75
Engine Torque - MKG10.4Engine Torque - NM102
Engine Torque - RPM3000Top Speed99


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front185/55 R15
Tyre Size Rear185/55 R15Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type15" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)1893 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)35Gross Vehicle Weight1345
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)474Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)185
Max. Loading Weight480Max. Towing Weight - Braked800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked400Minimum Kerbweight865
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb9.3
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Fiat 500

Fiat's rejuvenated little 500 arguably makes most sense in the 1.2-litre 69bhp entry-level guise that most customers choose. Jonathan Crouch checks out the more frugal 'ECO' version.

Ten Second Review

Most customers choose Fiat's cheeky little 500 in 69bhp 1.2-litre four cylinder petrol form, but the disadvantage of having this engine has always been its relative inefficiency for a citycar. The Italian brand has now moved to put that right by introducing an 'ECO' version capable of over 65mpg and sub-100g/km CO2 emissions.


You can't get away from the fact that a Fiat 500 is one of the cutest citycars out there. But you also can't get away from the fact that, in the 69bhp 1.2-litre petrol guise that most customers choose, it's one of the last efficient models of this type you can buy. A 60.1mpg combined cycle figure and 111g/km of CO2 returns just don't cut it in this segment any more. Criticise the car for this and Fiat would quickly retort that it offers a much more frugal two cylinder 0.9-litre TwinAir petrol engine further up the range for far superior frugality. This though, costs a lot more, plus its quoted returns are notoriously difficult to achieve in the real world. Hence the importance of this 1.2 ECO model. It takes the old four cylinder 69bhp engine - and tries to give it a new lease of life - from an efficiency point of view anyway. Let's check it out.

Driving Experience

And on the move? Well the Italian brand has enhanced refinement and improved the braking performance of this recently revised 500 model but in truth, the dynamic feel of this car won't be a very important consideration for most potential buyers. They'll be more interested in the super-tight 9.3m turning circle and the way you can twirl this car into the tightest parking space thanks to the super-light 'City' steering feature. These people will often be urban-based - hence the relatively high take-up for the clutchless 'Dualogic' transmission option. And over 80% of them tend to opt for this 69bhp 1.2-litre petrol unit. It offers distinctly leisurely performance - 62mph from rest takes 12.9s en route to 99mph and you get around half the pulling power through the gears than you'd get in the pricier turbocharged TwinAir variant. Still, most 500 model buyers don't care about performance very much and for them, this variant will suit just fine, especially in this more frugal 'ECO' guise.

Design and Build

We'd understand if you concluded that this 'new' Fiat 500 looks pretty much the same as the old one. Nevertheless, Fiat insists that no fewer than 1,800 changes have been made in improving it. None of these have altered the dinky external dimensions, so at just 3.5m long, 1.6m wide and 1.5m high, this Fiat can still fit into spaces that even a MINI would have to avoid. If you choose the 500C variant rather than the fixed-top model that we tried, you get what amounts to a full-length canvas sunroof which electrically retracts into a concertinaed bundle just above the boot. Most of the exterior styling tweaks that have been made can be found at the front. The main round headlights adopt clever polyellptical modules for improved night time vision and integrate dipped-beam headlamps and turn signals. Inside, delicious details are everywhere, the coloured fascia panels featuring iconic '500' badging and colour-matched against the bodywork. As for the key change to this improved model, well on a plush variant like our 'Lounge'-spec test car, that's very obvious, the 5-inch 'Uconnect LIVE' infotainment display screen mounted high on the dashboard, right in your line of sight. This system, optional on lower-spec models, allows Bluetooth hands-free calling, music streaming, voice recognition and an SMS reader that will read text messages to you. As for practicalities, well there's obviously not much room on the rear seat but in the boot, the 185-litre space is no smaller than an ordinary mainstream citycar like Toyota's Aygo would give you.

Market and Model

This 'ECO' model isn't available in entry-level 'Pop' form for 500 model buyers, but you do get it in volume 'Pop Star' spec. Here, there's a premium of around £300 over the standard 1.2-litre model, which means that pricing starts at just under £12,000 - or around £14,500 for the Convertible 500C version. 'Pop Star' trim gives you 15-inch alloy wheels, powered and heated body-coloured door mirrors and the 50/50 split-folding rear bench that, rather meanly, 'Pop' trim makes you do without. On to safety. You don't get any of the latest electronic camera-based features that are now creeping onto rival models but all the basics are very much in evidence. So you get twin front, side and curtain airbags, plus a driver's knee 'bag. There's ESC stability control, plus anti-lock brakes with 'HBA' 'Hydraulic Brake Assistance' to help in panic stops that'll be advertised to following motorists by automatically-activating hazard warning lights. On top of that, you get Fiat's ASR and MSR traction control systems, Tyre pressure monitoring and a Hill Holder clutch to stop you from drifting backwards on uphill junctions. It all justifies this car's 5-star Euro NCAP safety test rating.

Cost of Ownership

The more time you spend with this affordable 1.2-litre 500 variant, the more you'll understand why over 80% of buyers of this car choose this unit. For one thing, a lot of these people know that the quoted figures for the pokier, pricier TwinAir versions are very difficult to achieve in the real world. If fact, they're impossible to achieve unless you drive a 500 TwinAir model with its 'Eco' mode permanently activated. Almost nobody does this because the 'Eco' feature significantly limits the extra pulling power that would have prompted you to pay extra for the TwinAir model in the first place. On top of that, the four cylinder 1.2 has been getting progressively more class-competitive when it comes to efficiency, able to deliver 60.1mpg in this latest Euro6 guise - or 62.8mpg when mated to the Dualogic clutchless gearbox. The CO2 figures aren't bad either - 110g/km with a normal stick-shift or 105g/km in Dualogic form. This 'Eco' version can cut your CO2 to just 99g/km thanks to minor exterior and mechanical revisions. And deliver 65.7mpg on the combined cycle.


This 'ECO' version of the 1.2-litre petrol model will be a significant variant in the 500 range. In fact, we'd suggest that for many buyers of this car, it will be the one to have. You get class-competitive citycar cleanliness and frugality at a much more affordable price than you'd pay for a 500 with the more sophisticated TwinAir engine. In other words, the sums add up. Choosing a 'fashionable' little runabout can often be a risk. Here though, is one you can enjoy without a worry.

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Video walkaround Fiat 500 1.2 Lounge ECO 3dr

Explore this vehicle in more detail with our handy video guide. We’ll talk you through its main features, show you some of the highlights of the interior and exterior and explain why it could be the right fit for you.

The information in this video was correct at the time of filming. We have made every effort to ensure this video is an accurate representation of the car above. However, please contact the branch for full details.

Personal contract purchase (PCP)

Representative finance example
Monthly payment£159
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate2.84%
Cash price£10,498
Credit amount£10,339
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£4479
Total amount payable£12,112
Contract mileage20000
Excess mileage charge6.0p per mile
APRFixed 5.5% APR representative

The benefits of PCP

  • Low monthly payments
  • A new car every three or four years
  • Flexible mileage options available
  • Pay the guaranteed future value at the end of your contract if you want to buy the car

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