View Full Version : 500L Living, Turin to Paris one tank drive

10-11-2013, 01:41 PM
"A fleet of Fiat 500L Living diesels has made the nearly 500-mile trek from Turin, Italy to Paris, France on a single tank of fuel, part of the first-ever Bosch Diesel Challenge. The Fiats achieved a fuel economy of about 71 miles per gallon (EU scale) in the process and received accolades from French and Italian speakers alike.

The trip was actually 497 miles and, translated to American distances, that's the same as going from Boston to Washington, D.C., with about fifty miles to spare to search for a decent parking spot in either city. You can try to recreate the drive in a little while, as the model is expected to debut in the US late next year. The 500L Living features a 105-horsepower turbocharged diesel engine that delivers 236 pound-feet of torque and includes what Fiat says are faster injectors to improve efficiency. The model is about eight inches longer than the standard-issue 500L and will likely retail for around $28,000.

The car will also offer the option of three rows of seats, making it capable of seating seven people. Thankfully, there weren't seven people packed to the gills in any of the cars on the Turin-to-Paris trek. That would've been brutal. Read Autoblog's First Drive review of the 500L and check out Fiat's press release below. "

Fiat press release at link: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/10/10/fiat-500l-living-diesel-fleet-goes-from-turin-to-paris-on-a-sing/

Does this mean we're getting the diesel? That'll please a lot of people!