The 2013 FIAT 500c convertible model is called the 2013 FIAT 500c (the “c” stands for “cabriolet”). It offers the retractable fabric roof panel that slides open to create sunroof, or stacks on the title to open the driving experience. The top can be retracted up 60 Mph speed and just stacked car is traveling at less than 50 Mph, Fiat says. The Fiat 500c model has the doors, window glass and structural elements of the roof of the original.
2013 FIAT 500c Interior
The 2013 FIAT 500c hatchback model can hold 9.3 cubic feet for cargo along the rear seats folded. The box Fiat 500c’s estimate of 5.4 cubic feet. However, its split-rear seat allows cargo to be expanded into the cabin, providing 23.4 cubic feet for cargo space. Standard on the Fiat 500 Pop trim level there is air conditioning, cloth seats, seat height-adjustable driver’s license, power windows, power door locks, remote entry key-less, tilt steering wheel, cruise control. Included is the Blue & Me Bluetooth connectivity and 2013 FIAT 500c Pop and comes with CD player / MP3, auxiliary input jack, USB port and iPod connection. Rear park-assist sensors placed on the 2013 FIAT 500c Pop.
2013 FIAT 500c Optional Features
According to Fiat, the 2013 FIAT 500c is offered in combination than 500,000 unique color, trim and equipment, indicating that there are many ways to customize the model. 500 Sport trim is available only in the hatchback format and includes a sport-tuned suspension, sport steering wheel, front sport-bolstered seats and larger 16-inch aluminum wheels. In addition, the 500 Sport is equipped with a premium sound system, fog lights, spoiler rear, body kit and red-painted brake calipers.
The new-for-2013 500 Turbo trim level designed like the 2013 FIAT Sport, but adds front styling similar to the 500 Earth trim, coupe with a turbocharged engine, sport exhaust system and braking performance parts. The 2013 Fiat 500 Lounge trim is also available in hatchback and convertible body styles and adds the following features to those of the model 500 Pop: Exterior mirrors Chrome, unique 15-inch aluminum wheels, automatic climate control, premium sound system, satellite radio, advanced fabric seating and, on the hatchback model, panoramic glass roof.
The 2013 FIAT 500 Earth is a hatchback trim performance-tuned. Created from the 500 Turbo Spec sheet with a lowered suspension, quicker steering and unique 16-inch aluminum wheels. Styling updates to improve aerodynamics and increase down force rear, Fiat says. Inside, the 500 Earth is equipped with a sport steering wheel flat-bottomed leather trimmed in perforated, leather-wrapped bunch of rocks, the 160-Mph speedometer, turbo boost, LED up-shift light and aluminum step covers. Chairs the working-reinforced face Uncoordinated harness pass-through. A Beats by Dr. Dre sound system standard.
Depending on the trim level selected, the 2013 Fiat 500 can be equipped with aluminum wheels, power sunroof and, premium sound system, a windshield mesh to reduce cabin buffeting when the roof is open. Additional extras include the navigation system, leather Upholstery, the heated front seats and rear park assist sensors. The Earth is only available with a 17-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped 3-season tires and performance.
2013 FIAT 500c Engine
A 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 101 horsepower and 98 lb. ft. of torque standard on the 2013 Fiat 500, drive the front wheels through a manual 5-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed. An Eco: Drive system tracks driving behavior and recommends ways to improve fuel efficiency and a Sport mode adjusts throttle response and steering Calibration for a more spirited response. The 2013 FIAT 500c Turbo trim equipped with a turbocharged engine, A 1.4 liter 4-cylinder generating 135 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 150 lb. ft. of between 2,500 to 4,000 rpm. The five-speed manual gearbox is the only transmission offered for the 500 Turbo.
The 2013 Fiat 500c Earth also turbocharged engine, 1.4 liter 4-cylinder, but this level of trim, creates 160 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 170 lb. ft. of between 2,500 to 4,000 rpm. The heavy-duty five-speed manual transmission includes a torque Transfer Control (TTC), which automatically redistributes power in one of the front wheels begin to spin.
2013 FIAT 500c Safety
2013 Fiat 500 is equipped with air bags 7, stability and traction control and anti-lock brakes along brake assist. Rear park-assist sensors placed on the 500cand optional on other trim levels. Control stability system 500 Earth’s tuned to provide more handling envelope before the process and can be turned off completely. In crash tests conducted by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2013 Fiat 500 hatchback gets 4 (out of 5) stars for frontal-impact assessment and a rating of 4 stars and rollover protection. The individual rating for front-seat passenger is 3 stars. The NHTSA does not publish ratings for side-impact for the model 2013 FIAT 500c.