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$420,000 for a Fiat 500?

We all love cars here at CarAdvice, so much so that somehow we can rationalise selling the house, hell even the kids when it comes to buying a super-expensive supercar, but as much as we love the supercool Fiat 500, we really wouldn't pay $420,000 for one! Fiat says there are currently over 100,000 people (worldwide) patiently waiting for their new Fiat to arrive, but one buyer was happy to $420,000 for that privilege...

Fiat 500 and Citroen C4 Picasso collect diesel awards

At this year's "What Diesel Car? Magazine" awards held in the UK, the Fiat 500 has won the category of Best Small Diesel Car. The success and demand of the new Bambino has meant that Fiat Australia has chosen to add a new model to the local lineup - the 1.3 JTD Lounge...

2008 Fiat 500 1.3 JTD Lounge

When we saw the Fiat 500s going around Albert park prior to this year's Australian Formula 1 grand prix, there was a sense of excitement from everyone, not only was Fiat back for good, but now it had a fighting chance. The current Fiat 500 range starts at $22,990 for the 1.2-litre 5-speed manual pop hatchback and goes all the way to $29,990 for the 1...

BMW to sell engines to GM, Daimler and Fiat?

BMW can extract 309kW (at 8,300rpm) and 400Nm of torque from a 4.0-litre V8, so there is no doubt in anyone's mind that when it comes to building engines, BMW is up there amongst the best. But what good is all that R&D if you can't maximise profits? The German powerhouse has been toying with the idea of selling engines to other manufacturers for some time now but the company has indicated today that it will decide whether to sell by the end of the year...

Sydney cops a Fiat police car

First there was the Lotus, then a TRD Aurion, followed by a Hummer (bottom) and now a Fiat. Sydney's Leichhardt Police has a new Punto to add to its fleet. The Leichhardt branch say that by using this car as transport, it frees up normal police cars to carry out their duties...

2008 Fiat Ritmo

Fiat has today announced the introduction of its new Ritmo five door hatch. Initially Fiat will offer four versions of the Ritmo in Australia, with additional models to arrive in 2008, including self-shifting gearbox versions. The two trim and equipment levels, Emotion and Sport, are offered with a choice of the 1.4 litre 110 kW T-Jet petrol engine and the 1...

2008 Fiat 500 specifications released

Nearly three months before  its arrival in Australia, Fiat has released full pricing and specifications for the Fiat 500 ahead of unprecedented demand. Fiat's decision to release these details before the car even rolls down the production line is to enable owners to take full advantage of the personalisation programme before their cars arrive...

Fiat Punto Sport T-Jet released in Australia

This week sees the arrival of Fiat's new turbo terror, the Punto Sport T-Jet. The T-Jet specification signifies a turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol motor which lifts the power, from 57kW in standard trim, to 90kW. Torque has also been boosted from 115Nm to 206Nm - a fairly sizeable increase in both figures. The fastest version of the Punto sprints from 0-100km/h in 8...

Fiat 500 to be new Celebrity Race car

BMW's Mini has been spurned in favour of the new Fiat 500 at the 2008 Melbourne Grand Prix Celebrity Challenge. This particular car is the first Fiat 500 to be seen in Australia or New Zealand; the first right hand drive model to be seen anywhere in the world; and the first racing version to be seen anywhere in the world...

Fiat 500 bags a gong

For the second time in a week, Fiat's retro styled 500 has claimed another award. Earlier in the week, the 500 pushed aside the new Mazda 2 and Ford Mondeo to claim "Car of the Year 2008". Organised by German magazine Stern, the judging panel comprised 58 journalists from 22 European countries. Today, the cute-as-a-button 500 was awarded "Auto Europa 2008"...

2008 Fiat Punto Sport 1.4 T-Jet

Fiat Australia recently announced its intentions to expand the Punto line-up with next year's arrival of the Fiat Punto Sport 1.4 T-Jet. Powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine, the T-Jet produces 90kW and 206Nm. However it's no rocket, 0-100km/h times are a little below expectations, coming in at 8.9 seconds, (top speed 195 kmh)...