New Fiat 500 Start & Stop with Improved Fuel Economy

Start and stop systems are becoming more of a norm than an exception these days. Fiat for example has just launched in the UK a new version of the 500 fitted with this fuel saving technology that stops the engine automatically whenever traffic conditions bring the car to a complete halt, and restarts it when the driver wants to move off again. Called 500 Start&Stop, the new variant is based on the most successful 500 version, the 69HP 1.2 Lounge with prices starting from £9,500 OTR.

With Fiat's Start&Stop system, CO2 emissions on the 1.2-liter petrol engine are just 113 g/km versus the standard car's 119 g/km, while Fiat supports that the 500's fuel consumption in the combined cycle is reduced from 5.1 lt / 100km (55.4 mpg UK) to 4.8 lt /100km (58.9 mpg UK).

1.2 69 bhp

1.2 69 bhp

Fuel Consumption

urban cycle mpg (l/100km)

49.6 (5.7)

44.1 (6.4)

extra-urban cycle mpg (l/100km)

65.7 (4.3)

65.7 (4.3)

combined cycle mpg (l/100km)

58.9 (4.8)

55.4 (5.1)

CO2 Emissions (g/km)