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2013 Fiat 500 Now Gets Up to 40 MPG and Beats Audio System

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For the 2013 model year the Fiat 500 lineup has been expanded with the introduction of the Fiat 500 Turbo that packs a 135 horsepower engine and gets other styling and performance upgrades over the lesser powered 500 models. Fiat has just announced that the 2013 Fiat 500 and 500 Cabrio models are also getting a few updates for the new year.

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The 2013 Fiat 500 and 500c with the manual transmission are now rated at 31 mpg city and 40 mpg highway (up from last year's 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway rating). The C514 manual transmission now features a revised final-drive gear ratio from 3.73 to 3.44, which reduces the engine speed during highway driving.

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For music fans, the Fiat 500 and 500c models are now available with a Beats by Dr. Dre audio system. The Beats Audio studio-quality sound system includes six speakers, an 8-inch dual-voice coil (DVC) subwoofer with trunk-mounted enclosure and 8-channel 368-watt amplifier with Beats Audio digital sound processing (DSP) algorithm.

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Other updates include two new exterior colors, bring the total to 15 available colors and leather seats are now available on the Fiat 500 Sport.

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