Cinquecento 1.1 litre Sporting Model
|The Cinquecento 900 was
introduced in May 1993, designated S and SX in the UK. It was fitted
with a mildly developed version of the well-established iron-block OHV
engine, inherited from the 127, Panda and Uno, with the same (903cc)
capacity for Italy, but with slightly reduced capacity (899cc) for the
UK and other export markets. All 899cc engines have quieter, hydraulic
valve tappets. The 900 SX has electric front windows, glass sunroof and
remote central locking.
In January 1994 a new two-tone facia was introduced with illuminated switches and brighter interior trim. The SX retains central locking but no longer remote.
In January 1995 the Cinquecento Sporting model was launched in the UK with a 54 bhp, 1.1 litre FIRE OHC engine (Fully Integrated Robotised Engine, Overhead Camshaft). External features are alloy wheels with low-profile tyres, and body coloured bumpers/skirts and mirrors. Internal features are sports seats, electric door windows and central locking fitted as standard, with sunroof optional.
In June 1995 there was a general range revision, still consisting of S, SX and Sporting, all of which now get the FIAT code immobiliser system. The SX has body coloured bumpers, side rubbing strips, a centre console inside the car and wider (155/65R13) tyres. The 899cc engine management system is modified to meet more stringent exhaust emission limits.
In June 1996 the Cinquecento Soleil special edition model became available, based on the SX but with a large electric folding sunroof and unique trims.
Repair Manual and Service Guide
Mike Gascoigne, Write_on
Photo courtesy of FIAT UK