Fiat 500 Special Edition Is Back – And This Time It’s Black







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: April 10, 2012
Categories: Abarth, FIAT, Fiat 500

Fiat 500 South AfricaFollowing on from the success of the Fiat 500 by Diesel, Fiat is introducing another unique special edition version of the popular city car – the Fiat 500 Matt Black. The Fiat 500 Matt Black is the first vehicle in this segment to offer the unique matt paint effect. Just a handful of examples of the Matt Black supermini will be available when it goes on sale in South Africa making it an exclusive and enticing proposition.

The Fiat 500 Matt Black is characterized by its individual matt black paint finish with grille mouldings, door handles and door mirrors finished in a metallic effect. Its 16” alloy wheels are also coated in matt black with a red coach line and red brake calipers creating a sporty accent.

The exclusive Matt Black features a host of standard equipment unique to its segments including climate control, rear park distant sensors, electrical antidazzle mirror and a premium Hi-Fi Interscope Sound System Radio CD / MP3 with 6 speakers and a subwoofer.

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As a launch offer to the first 50 owners of the 500 Matt Black, Fiat will offer its premium Tom Tom navigation system as standard equipment. The system works in conjunction with Fiat’s acclaimed Blue&Me system. This fully integrated infotainment system with practical colour touch screen can be used to manage a mobile phone, a navigation system and all the necessary driving information. The device is the result of a partnership between Fiat Group Automobiles and Tom Tom, one of the leaders in portable navigation.

On the technical front, the Matt Black is powered by Fiat’s feisty 74 kW 1.4-litre 16v Euro 5-ready engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Maximum torque is rated at 131 Nm at 4250 rpm. This results in a 0-100km/h sprint time of 10,5 seconds and a maximum speed of 181 km/h. Despite its perky performance fuel consumption is not compromised with the 500 achieving 8,2 l/100km in the urban cycle; 5,2 l/100km in the extra-urban cycle and a very credible 6,3 l/100km in the combined cycle. Emissions are 149g/km.

Safety is of the highest standard with a full complement of passive and active safety systems including 7 airbags, ESP (stability control), traction control, Hill holder and ABS with EBD. All 500s come with a 5-star EuroNCAP rating.

 All Fiat 500 models come standard with 30 000 km service intervals and full after-sales support in South Africa thanks to a comprehensive parts inventory (housed and distributed in a state-of-the-art facility) and the back-up of trained technicians at Fiat dealerships countrywide.

Fiat Group Automobiles South Africa offers a three-year / 100 000 km Warranty (three years on paintwork and five years on rust anti-perforation) as well as a five-year / 90 000 km service plan as standard on the new Matt Black.

PRICING

Fiat 500 1.4 Matt Black - R185 000 (incl VAT and CO2 Tax)