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Pop-top Cinquecento Makes For A Sunny Disposition

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The Fiat 500 is currently offered in Europe with two gasoline engines and just one diesel. Since the concept of "small sport diesel" exists in the European market, it doesn't come as a real surprise that Fiat seems to be working on a sportier version of the 1.3 Multijet diesel engine that's used in the 500. According to Cinquecentisti, the new powerplant has been announced for the convertible version, and will produce 95 hp and 200 Nm of torque. This engine would be fitted to a 5-speed manual bo

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Click on image for a couple of images of the Fiat 500C

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Fiat has confirmed it will be producing a convertible version of the 500 and although a launch date has yet to be announced, Fiat brand styling director Roberto Giolito revealed that the model is on its way... at some point.

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In speaking with a representative at Abath's show stand in Geneva, Autoblog received confirmation that the Fiat performance division its planning its own offering unique from any existing Fiat models. British weekly Autocar is now reporting that Abarth is preparing two new variants, a coupe and a two-seat roadster, but before that will come out with a convertible version of the 500 Abarth.

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