Fiat Cinquecento

Fiat Cinquecento

After more than twenty years, Fiat built between the end of 1991 to the spring of 1998 another " 500 ". This Cinquecento had except the name with his legendary predecessor little in common. His engines with 0.7, 0.9 and 1.1 liters of displacement and a " heutigeres " shaped design a car with its own image. The trunk of the smallest Fiat holds 170 liters, folded down rear seat can be the storage space to 810 liters enlarge. Successor was the Seicento ( 600) is technically based on its predecessor, the Cinquecento.

Was above Fiat Cinquecento For the German market, the plant in Tychy (Poland ) and produced by the ran over a million copies from the tape, available in several versions.

Cinquecento 700 cm ³

VIN: 170AA43A & 170AD43A

This variant of the little Fiat is the oldest. It was built as early as the end of 1991 in Poland. After that the car was to see the name or Cinquecento ED Young. The car should be 126p a successor to the highly popular in Poland Fiat, therefore, an attempt was made to produce the car as cheaply as possible. The equipment is therefore quite limited compared to the other models. Thus, for depending on the version, the rear windows do not open, there is no rear wiper. Instead Radblenden there are only small hubcaps.

The vehicle is equipped with two types of series two-cylinder engines:

  • The 704 - cc petrol engine (FOS Lodz or Weber) with engine number 170A.000 without catalyst 23 kW (31 hp)
  • The 704 - cc petrol engine with electronic control ( Aisan ) with the engine number 170A.046 catalyst with 22 kW (30 hp).

This engine comes from the Fiat 126 BIS. It is a two-cylinder petrol engine, which is arranged horizontally. The transmission in both variants is a four -speed manual transmission and is arranged longitudinally in the vehicle.

The Cinquecento ED was ³ 703 cm made ​​from December 1991 to October 1998 and was mainly intended for the Polish domestic market, but was also available in Italy. On the German market, the model was not officially offered by Fiat.

Cinquecento 903 cc

Chassis numbers 170AB53A & 170AC53A

This variant of the car was offered between 1992 and 1993 only in Poland and together with the Cinquecento ED the basis for further model developments. The vehicle has the same features as the later standard version with the 899- cc engine.

When driving a transversely mounted inline four- cylinder engine with 903 cm ³ capacity is used (30 kW/41 hp). He originally came from older Fiat and Seat models: Seat Marbella / Fiat Panda or Fiat 127 This is standard with a five-speed manual transmission.

The 903- cc model is available in two versions. The first has no catalytic converter and a mechanical Weber carburetor instead of fuel injection system. This version was produced from October 1991 only for the Polish market. They can be seen on the engine type 170A1 -000 with an output of 30 kW ( 41 hp). The standard five-speed manual gearbox is fitted.

The second 903- cc model was manufactured in July 1991 and the engine number 170A1 -046 with an output of 29 kW (40 hp). The car is equipped with a Einpunkteinspritzanlage (SPI ) of the type Weber IAW 06F, and he also has a catalytic converter.

The two versions of the car were produced until May 1993. In the same year the sale outside Poland was started. From the chassis number 00164231, the cubic capacity of 903 cc was reduced to 899 cc to give the car road tax advantages. The engine number was used on 1170A1 -00 instead of the 170A1 -00 for the petrol engine and 1170A1 -046 - 170A1 instead of 046 for the SPI engine.

In Germany offered models

Cinquecento 0.9 i.e.

VIN: 170CF53A


The standard version of the vehicle is powered by a transversely mounted inline four- cylinder engine with 899 cc displacement ( engine number 1170A1.046 ). This has 29 kW (40 hp) and reaches at 3,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 65 Nm. As translation is a five-speed manual transmission. The drive is transmitted to the front wheels.

The ultra-compact Fiat accelerates in 18 seconds from a standstill to 100 km, the maximum speed is 140 km / h and can be achieved at 5,500 rpm in fourth gear. The combined fuel consumption is 6.1 liters according to 93/116/EC ( premium unleaded ). The engine with 899 cc meets the emission standard Euro 1 and is powered by a single-point fuel injection. From year 1995, the Euro -2 standard is met.

The 899- cc engine unit is identical to the 903 cc variant of the Panda/Marbella/127, but the 899 cc engine features unlike its predecessors over hydraulic tappets.


The equipment was largely based on the ED version. The vehicles were equipped with non-painted bumpers and door mirrors with black plastic housings. In addition, full wheel covers were installed instead of the hub cap. The main differences in the features between the ED and the deliverable in Germany variant are opening front rear side windows, a lockable fuel cap and a rear wiper with washer, as well as the 5 -speed transmission. Likewise, given the vehicles for the German market two instead of an outside mirror, the opposite to the ED version, also from the inside, were adjusted manually. The headlights were adjusted because of the legal requirements in the Federal Republic from the interior. A deployable sunshield was available in addition to power windows as optional equipment.


End of 1994, Fiat took before various optical modifications to the car. The instruments like speedometer were redesigned. The predominantly black instrument panel was gray part. The switches are illuminated since then. Next, the pattern of the seats and door panels was changed. For different markets an airbag has been available. The pitman arm has been reduced from three to two and the light switch is migrated from a control panel in the right-hand steering column stalk. The only motor- technical change was the transcoding of the car to the exhaust emission standard Euro 2 On the outside view changed first the fuel cap, now disappeared under a flap. Later, the design was changed the hubcaps and chip corners in front of the rear wheels, now no longer run up to the height of the rear bumper, but only up to the height of the bead in the bumper.

Cinquecento 0.9 i.e.S

He had the following to the base model features and is powered by the same 0.9 - ie- aggregate. The engine has been classified according to D3 standard.

The Cinquecento 0.9 ieS was in addition to the standard version equipped from the factory with heat-insulating glazing, digital clock and remote release for the trunk lid.

Cinquecento 0.9 i.e. SX

The also driven by the 0.9 -liter engine SX version was also equipped with power windows, side moldings, body-colored bumpers, solid color tail lights, white turn signals and a center console. On request, were Central Glas-/Ausstelldach, metallic paint and an asymmetrically split rear bench seat available.

Cinquecento Suite 0.9 i.e.

This version of the little Fiat clearly aimed at comfort and was equipped with air conditioning, front power windows and central locking. The drive was also used the 0.9 - liter engine.

Cinquecento Soleil

This version based on the SX version was equipped with an electric folding roof.

The Soleil is powered by the famous 0.9 - liter engine has an electric Webasto folding sunroof. The double- folding roof of the Cinquecento Soleil is a 1.08 meter long and 0.79 meter wide hole -free and is made of durable PVC. A wind deflector slows down when the top is the direct airflow and an aluminum enclosure provides the necessary strength of the body.

Cinquecento Sporting

The sporty version of the series offers a sportier suspension and provides a compact and powerful vehicle dar. The Sporting is powered by a 1.1 - liter inline four-cylinder engine with fuel injection system, which provides 40 kW ( 55 hp ) at 5,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 86 Nm achieved at 3.250/min. This achieved the only 725 kg light wagon in 12.8 seconds from a standing 100 km and 150 km / h. (Consumption by 6.2 liters Super 93/116/EC combined). The 1.1 -liter engine meets depending on the year with the emission standard or emission combustion E2 D3/Euro 2

With lowered body, harder tuned shock absorbers and a stabilizer at the front axle, the chassis of the car produced in Poland the greater engine performance has been adjusted. The Sporting is equipped with sports seats, leather steering wheel, alloy wheels with wide tires in size 165/55 R 13 S, red seatbelts and a tachometer.

The cornering performance of the Sporting is a go-kart not dissimilar; however, calls for the extremely hard suspension tuning, especially at railroad crossings or other obstructions take its toll. The significant decrease of comfort is however compensated by the increase in driving safety.

For Sporting, it was also the equipment line Abarth as an optional accessory with modified front and rear aprons, side skirts, rear spoiler, aluminum wheels, sport suspension by Eibach and Abarth seat covers.

Cinquecento Turbo

For the base of the Cinquecento Sporting ( 1,108 cc ) offer or bid the tuning company Novitec, Hörmann, G-Tech and Mercury turbo conversion kits street legal in which s speed up the little Cinquecento in 7.9 to 100 km / hr. With proper transmission tuning thus for the Cinquecento which 200-km/h-Grenze no longer an obstacle. The performance to be achieved for this conversion kits is specified with 74 kW (101 hp), a few Novitec versions even had 82 kW (112 hp). The number of converted cars correspondingly likely to be less than 1,000.