The Italian automaker Fiat has announced that the 2013 500L will be available with two additional engines starting with this March. The first one would have to be the TwinAir Turbo 0.9-liter mill which generates 105 HP (74 kW) and 107 lb-ft (145 Nm) of torque. With this power unit, the 500L will perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 12.3 seconds, en route to a top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h).
These aren’t for sure very impressive figures, but you’ll be happy to hear the small yet spacious 500L can return 49 mpg US (58.8 mpg UK or 4.8 liters / 100 km) with CO2 emissions standing at 112 g/km.
The other engine mentioned by Fiat in the press release would have to be a 1.6-liter MultiJet II turbodiesel outputting 105 HP (74 kW) and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) of torque. This diesel-powered variant of the 500L is a full second quicker in the 0-62 mph run compared to the version fitted with the 0.9-liter engine. Top speed has remained at 112 mph (180 km/h). Since this is a diesel, the fuel consumption is very impressive as the 500L will return 52.2 mpg US (62.7 mpg UK or 4.5 liters / 100 km) while CO2 emissions are of 117 g/km.