This spring Fiat will launch a very special version of the 500 in the American market, called the 1957 Edition. As the name clearly suggests, the car pays tribute to the original Cinquecento with vintage Italian styling features and a retro color. The car is priced from $20,400.
Fiat 500 1957 Edition comes in three classic exterior colors: Bianco (white), Verde Chiaro (light green) and exclusive Celeste (celestial blue). You can also opt for a two-tone finish, with Verde Chiaro and Celeste exteriors paired with Bianco roof and mirror caps.
Other unique features setting this model apart, and justifying its $1,900 premium over normal 500s, include 16-inch retro wheels with chromed lip, body-color accent and large center cap with historic “FIAT” emblem, and retro Fiat badges on the body.
Fiat 500 1957 Edition also gets a sport-tuned suspension and all-season performance tires, Marrone (brown) leather seats with Avorio accent stitching, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and six-speaker and 276-watt FIAT premium audio system with SiriusXM Radio. So while it looks old like a gramophone, the 500 1957 Edition is as modern and up to date as an iPod.
Engine-wise, the car comes exclusively with the 1.4-liter MultiAir engine and C514 five-speed manual transmission. You can opt for a six-speed automatic, but with the manual you can do up to 40 mpg.