Fiat Seicento

Fiat Seicento (1998-2000)

The Fiat Seicento ( Seicento = Italian for 600 ) is a mini-cars from Fiat, which was made ​​between early 1998 and late 2009. He is the successor of the Fiat Cinquecento.

Historical precursors of the model is a native of the 1950s Fiat 600 On the 50th anniversary of the historic Fiat 600 Seicento was relabeled as the Fiat 600, under whose name it was built from 2005 until the end of 2009.

In Germany, sales were discontinued at the end of 2007.

  • 2.1 Seicento S / Young
  • 2.2 Seicento Sole / Sound
  • 2.3 Seicento Citymatic
  • 2.4 Seicento SX / Suite / Hobbies
  • 2.5 Seicento Sporting
  • 2.6 Seicento Sporting - Abarth
  • 2.7 Seicento Sporting - Schumacher Edition
  • 2.8 Seicento Turbo
  • 2.9 Van
  • 2:10 50th Anniversary Edition


In the spring of 1998, the Seicento his debut in the small car class.

Technically it is based on the Cinquecento and with this to the design almost identical. The Seicento has a slightly more modern, more rounded design with windschnittigeren forms according to the general evolution of taste. The Seicento was with three engines on offer: 899 cc (29 kW/40 hp), 1108 cc (40 kW/55 hp) and an electric motor (30 kW/41 hp).

The load volume is 170 liters VDA under normal conditions.


For model year 2001 Fiat Seicento has the visually and technically upgraded.

The only 3.34 meters long front-wheel drive was from mid-October 2000 to the German market with a streamlined model range with revised engine ( the 1108er was henceforth with a MPI ( Multi Point Injection ), ie a single injection - per cylinder electronically controlled fuel injector - equipped ), which allowed the classification into a more favorable emissions class. Next an extended standard equipment including ABS and design modifications were offered that emphasize his youthful attractive line.

From the outside, the Seicento of model year 2001 differed by more prominent bumpers with air grille slats and optional, integrated fog lights, flashing lights with white cover, new wheel covers, side moldings and wide-base tires in size 165/55 R13 and the new Fiat logo.

Rear view


Seicento S / Young

The Seicento S / Young was offered with the small motor 1170 A1.046 ( 899 cc ), the technical data correspond to Citymatic. 1999 it possessed indeed already have airbags / belt tensioner and power steering, but had no painted bumpers and mirrors. The interior is kept simple and there were no power windows available. The variant with the small motor was out since the review in autumn 2000.

Seicento Sole / Sound

Physical characteristics of the Seicento " Sole", which was based on the Fiat Seicento "Sound" ( 1.1 - liter four-cylinder engine with 40 kW/55 hp), is the " Sole " lettering on the sides. In addition to the rich features of version "Sound ", which decreed insulating glazing and immobilizer among other things, electric windows, sports seats, RDS radio with CD player and sound system with four speakers, body-color bumpers, sporty front bumper with fog lights and heat, was he is equipped with an electric Webasto sunroof.

Seicento Citymatic

In Citymatic an automatic clutch was used. Is switched with a normal shift lever after the throttle. The engagement is dependent on the engine speed, the accelerator pedal position, the vehicle speed and the gear engaged. The control is performed electronically. However, the control unit of the coupling is considered to be prone to failure, as far as vibration. If a defect occurs, the potted electronics can not be repaired. A replacement is required.

There was this version only in conjunction with the smallest engine ( 899 cc ). The facilities were for example painted bumpers and mirrors, and power windows. The production was the fall of 2000 set.

Seicento SX / Suite / Hobbies

The names SX / Suite / Hobbies characterize the better-equipped versions of the Seicento, however, were only with the October 2000 built engine 176 B2.000 available ( 1108 cc ). Facilities next to airbags and seat belt pretensioners also includes electric windows, electric power steering, painted bumpers and mirrors, and a higher quality interior. ABS was not standard until the facelift in autumn 2000. The trim level suite had additional air conditioning.

Seicento Sporting

The Sporting variant describes both visually and technically more " jazzed up " version. So the Sporting not only had standard "wide " tires 165/55 R13, but also a modified front, rear skirts and wheel arches. Thus, the external dimensions change slightly. In addition, the transmission is shorter overall translated because of the fifth gear is not designed as an energy -saving gear.

Seicento Sporting - Abarth

The model was based on the Sporting Abarth Model Sporting. In addition to Sporting decreed the Sporting Abarth on 14 - inch alloy wheels and a widened front track, a rear spoiler, side skirts in body color, an accelerator pedal in perforated sheet optics, a sport steering wheel, power steering, ABS and a shift knob with red stitching and headrests with Abarth logos.

Seicento Sporting - Schumacher Edition

Fiat offered with the Seicento Michael Schumacher World Champion Edition, a special version ( built in just 1000 units), which linked the name of the then three -time Formula 1 World Champion with a range of exclusive equipment details and the attractiveness of the popular Italian small car increased again.

On the side rails r / l is the number, such as the 475 car of the edition with " 475/1000 ".

The special version was based on the Seicento Sporting ( 1.1 - liter engine with 40 kW/55 hp) and offered additional alloy wheels with Fiat logo including wide tires, rear spoiler, sporty styled pedals including aluminum foot rest, leather steering wheel and leather gear knob and hand brake lever and gear lever trim in aluminum. These graced the signature of the Ferrari drivers who tailgate, sill plates and side sills. A plaque with the consecutive serial number rounded off the special edition.

Seicento Turbo

Offered or provided the tuning company Novitec, G-Tech, Hörmann Motorsport and Mercury turbo conversion kits (74 kW/101 hp) with road permission to, For the Seicento before October 2000 that the 800 kg vehicle in its maximum configuration in 8.4 seconds accelerate from 0 to 100 km / hr. With the 6- speed gearbox offered to the vehicle reaches a top speed of 204 km / h

The obsolete conversion from G-Tech is specified with an output of 84 kW (114 hp). Consumption beating out with 8.8 l Super -Plus to book. However, G-Tech handle it well back on a 1.2 - liter engine.


The Seicento Van resembled the outside and technically the sedan, but had no rear seats, but a loading area. It is designed as a small courier vehicle. The loading volumes are up to lower edge of window 440 l and up to the roof 810 l.Dies corresponds to the sedan folded down rear seat (VDA ). In Austria, the van is not available.

50th Anniversary Edition

The Seicento was marketed towards the end of the production period as a 50th Anniversary Edition. This was painted in pastel colors (according to the late 1950s ) and the lettering on the tail was first numerically indicated 600.

In Austria, the model had some extras such as electric power steering, radio with CD player, Airbag for driver and front passenger, adjustable from inside mirrors, power windows, mirrors and bumpers in body color, central locking, smoking kit, ABS, side moldings, etc. With a list price of 7,699 euros is the cheapest new car on the Austrian car market.

In Germany, this version came to the market and was offered in three pastel colors, among other Charleston ivory. However, the German version has only one radio preparation, otherwise the model is identical with the Austrian and was in Germany at a list price of 7999, - EUR sold as one of the last Seicentomodelle.