HAMANN tunes the Fiat 500 diesel with 90-hp

HAMANN has released its tuning package for the mini Fiat 500, called the HAMANN sportivo. To give it a little HAMANN touch on the outside, the German tuner first fitted the car with striking 17-inch black matt vanish rims and a strong sound of HAMANN’s sport exhaust system for the 1.4 liter petrol version.

Performance wise HAMANN put its engineers to work on the 1.3 liter Multijet 16V Fiat 500 diesel model, After re-programming the integrated control unit, the HAMANN Fiat 500 produces a 90-hp, up from the 75 it originally comes with.

Further increasing performance, HAMANN added a newly-developed braking system with two perforated and
ventilated brake discs (diameter 280 x 28mm) at the front axle with red 4-piston. The back axle can be upgraded with discs measuring 240 mm in diameter.

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HAMANN Fiat 500 (sportivo):



Press Release:

HAMANN sportivo –

The lively tuning programme for the Fiat 500

Normally HAMANN-Motorsport is renowned as a tuning company for BMW and for
refining sinfully expensive luxury cars. But sometimes the Laupheim-based
technicians move off the beaten tracks and devote themselves to something
completely unexpected ““ in this case the Fiat 500. The HAMANN-technicians started
with a lot of joy and enthusiasm for the cool little retro sports car and developed the
extensive HAMANN sportivo”“tuning programme. Striking 17-inch rims and a lively
flag pattern optically emphasize the racy character of this little Italian. The strong
sound of the HAMANN-sport exhaust system for the 1,4 litre petrol car also
underlines this acoustically. A performance optimization for the diesel model,
progressive chassis springs and a newly-developed braking system round out the
racy appearance and provide a speedy joyride.

The design wheel HM sportivo I stands for trendy mobile appearance and perfect
handling. The matt black varnish rim in one piece has a diamond-polished outer edge
and is offered in the size 7.0 x 17. HAMANN recommends matching tyres in the sizes
195/40 ZR17 or 215/35 ZR 17 by its technology partner Hankook. A complete wheelset
can be obtained from 1,420 €. The HAMANN-set for lowering chassis leads to a
further improvement in handling the car and ensures that the vehicle centre which is
made up from four progressively spun springs is lowered by 30mm.

The sport exhaust system which was especially devised for the 1,4 litre petrol car
renders a thrilling sonorous sound. The system includes a muffler (from 390 €
onwards) with two round end pipes made of high-grade steel (70 mm diameter), a
pre-muffler with metal catalyst and a sport fan manifold. All components can also be
obtained individually. Also for this model, HAMANN developed a stable sport braking
system for improved deceleration values. The set consists of two perforated and
ventilated brake discs (diameter 280 x 28mm) at the front axle in connection with red
4-piston fixed yokes and steal flex brake lines. The back axle can be upgraded with
brake discs measuring 240 mm in diameter.

The increased performance by HAMANN costs 699 € for the 1,3 Multijet 16V Fiat 500
diesel model. After re-programming the integrated control unit, the motor renders up
to 90 hp / 66 kW at 4,000 r.p.m. (series: 75 hp / 55 KW) and a maximum torque of
230 Nm at 1,750 r.p.m. (series: 145 Nm at 1,500 r.p.m.).

The aluminium pedal set including footrest and a car mat set with an embroidered
HAMANN sportive logo accentuate the interior and perfect the Fiat 500 programme
in a stylish way.

For more information about the extensive HAMANN tuning programme, please visit
the web site www.HAMANN-MOTORSPORT.com .