March 24, 2011
2012 Fiat 500 Base price: $16,000 (including destination charge) Price as tested: $19,050 Powertrain: 1.4-liter, SOHC, inline four-cylinder, 16 valves per cylinder, liquid cooled, sequential multiport electronic fuel injection, five-speed manual transmission Horsepower: 101 at 6,500 rpm Torque: 98 pound-feet at 4,000 rpm Curb weight: 2,363 pounds Wheelbase: 90.6 inches Overall...
May 26, 2012 |
The car: 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth The power: 160 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque from a 1.4-liter, inline, turbocharged four-cylinder engine routing power to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. The photos: 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth The speed: Zero to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds, according to Road & Track. The bragging rights: Peppiest little squirt on the road. The price: $22,700 is the base entry fee; $26,050 as tested.
July 26, 2012 |
"Tonight Show" host Jay Leno will auction off his 2012 Fiat 500 Prima Edizione at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance next month. Leno, an avid automobile collector, has asked Santa Monica auction house Gooding & Co. to sell the car at the Concours, a celebrity-studded collector car showcase. Leno is using the auction to raise money and awareness for the Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides services and support to...
September 3, 1995 |
They jangle over bumps. Hills make them whine. They cry out from an earlier time with a gargle of mashing pistons and slapping clutch plates. The distinctive pleadings of the little Fiat 500 no longer dominate Italian roadways, where a muscle-bound whoosh or muffled purr now set the tone. But listen closely: The putter is faint but still there.
November 8, 2004 |
The last Fiat 500 -- the tiny car with the big personality -- rolled off assembly lines nearly 30 years ago. But it's still fighting retirement. With more than 600,000 Fiat 500s out on the roads, two Italian senators are pushing a bill to make sure the beloved mini-car that thrust Italy into the motor age isn't done in by modern antipollution laws. Sens.
February 19, 2013 |
Many actors are finding easy money in doing voice-over work for radio and television commercials. But it is very unlikely that anyone landed an easier gig than Al Pacino, who didn't lift a finger to get a plum voice-over spot with Chrysler Jeep. The unmistakable voice of Pacino can be heard in the new television commercial touting the Jeep Grand Cherokee. In the spot, Pacino is giving an inspired speech about how life is a "game of inches. " If it sounds familiar, it is. The speech comes from a pivotal scene from the 1999 Oliver Stone movie "Any Given Sunday," which stars Pacino as an aging football coach.