We all know how popular Fiat’s 500 family of vehicles is, and to get that extra attention of potential buyers Fiat has announced a new limited edition model of Fiat 500L. Dubbed the Fiat 500L Beats edition, as you must have guessed by now, the model has been developed in collaboration with premium audio brand Beats by Dr. Dre.
To be honest, it is one of the most eye-catching hatchbacks seen lately, thanks to features like a two-tone gray/black paint scheme, 17-inch alloy wheels, extended wheel arches, black-finished side skirts and bumper inserts, mirror fairings, front “whiskers” and satin chrome finished tailgate handle. The distinctive ‘Beats’ inspired look is further accentuated by red brake calipers and red inserts in mirror fairings.
The interior of the Beats edition is also very special. Customers will get an automatic dual-zone climate control system, matte-grey dashboard panel, Total Black interior package featuring special black fabric/eco-leather seat upholstery with red ’500′ logos.
The most obvious and interesting feature is the standard premium BeatsAudio audio system with a 520W output and 7 speakers. It uses advanced equalisation algorithms to offer studio-like sound experience.
Other notable features of the 500L Beats Edition include a revised suspension, Mud and Snow tyres, City Brake Control, FIAT’s Traction+ traction control system, rear electric windows, automatic headlights, rain sensors, front fog lights, a touchscreen Uconnect infotainment system, and rear privacy glass.
Along with the Beats Edition, Fiat has also introduced two new 120 hp engines that will be available across the entire range. The 1.6 MultiJet II turbo-diesel is a EU6 approved engine that develops 120 hp at 3,750 rpm and peak torque of 320 Nm at 1,750 rpm. The same offers a 0 to 62 mph sprint time of 10.7 seconds and a top speed of 117 mph. Fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures stand at 61.4mpg and 120 g/km respectively.
The other new engine is a 1.4 T-Jet petrol that puts out 120 hp at 5,000 rpm and peak torque of 215 Nm at 2500 rpm. The same offers an identical top speed of 117 mph and a 0 to 62 mph sprint time of 10.2 seconds. It returns 40.9 mpg while emitting 159 g/km of CO2.