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The BMW Group and Fiat Group Automobiles (FGA) are considering the possibility of co-operation in the areas of architectures and components for their MINI and Alfa Romeo vehicles. A Memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed by Friedrich Eichiner, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Corporate and Brand Development, and Alfredo Altavilla, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Fiat Group Automobiles and CEO

Fiat Group Automobiles, with the brands Fiat and Fiat Professional, are participating as Technical Sponsor in the "Green Schooner" initiative, which will run from 27th June to 18th August. The initiative is a summer campaign run by Legambiente, which has been travelling the Italian coastlines since 1986, providing information on seawater cleanliness and organizing events linked to safeguarding the marine and coastal ecosystem. Leading roles on th

Fiorino Qubo is the name of the new car marketed by the Fiat dealer network. This original name clearly conveys the model’s attributes: it is reliable and robust, as well as being uniquely practical and versatile. And the original choice of the letter Q evokes the distinctive personality of the car as much as the rou

It has to be the most expensive Fiat 500 in the world – and at £200,000, it turned out to be one of the star lots at an amazing fund-raising charity auction in London last week. Generous donors from the ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) charity raised an incredible £25 million for children at a gala reception in the Royal Naval College, Greenwich on Thursday (5 June) with an auction which included the iconic Fiat.It wasn’t just any 500 though. This was one of four specially designed and pa

On 14 and 15 June, a Fiat dealer network open door event will be held in Italy devoted to the Grande Punto Model Year 2008. The model has consistently played a leading role in all international markets (sales of over 850,000 since the launch, of which half outside Italy) and has now been revamped to offer customers sig

The Fiat 500 is one year old, there will be great celebrations throughout the world on 5 July. From Italy to Japan and France to South Africa, all owners - and those who can't wait to become one -will be guests of honour at the ‘500 PICNIC’ events, a campaign introduced to share the passion and thrills of this great community. More than 112,000 customers are already driving the 500 along the roads of 70 countries, while another 100,000 are due to join them in the coming months. To harness

Three new additions to Fiat’s 5-door mid-size Bravo range – two 1.6 MultiJet versions and an Eco option – went on sale here earlier this month. These Euro 5-compliant versions join a buoyant Bravo line-up, which has enjoyed significant recognition since its introduction to the UK in June last year. The 2007 launch marked Fiat’s return to the second largest segment of the UK market, which equates to almost 600,000 cars per year or some 25 per cent of the total. The new engines enhance

TV star Christopher Ellison, who played DI Burnside in ITV’s The Bill, has launched Fiat’s new ‘Bravo Challenge’ – a 48-hour ‘go anywhere’ car adventure. The actor, who has also appeared in other major TV series including Eastenders, Casualty, Bergerac and The Sweeney, kicked off Fiat’s exciting tour

Fiat Group Automobiles is entering its brands Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeo in a historical re-enactment entitled ‘Mille Miglia 2008’, assuming the role of joint presenting sponsor. The ‘finest race in the world’ – as Enzo Ferrari famously termed it - will set off in Brescia on 15 May and return to the same city on 17 May, after crossing Italy and taking in the historical centres of the some of the most lovely towns in Italy. The race m

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. Striki

The absolute star of the stand is the Grande Punto Abarth “essesse” (Super Sport) prototype. A jewel of assertiveness and elegance, the car is offered with a booster kit that almost doubles its power output with relation to the basic model (up to almost 180 bhp). The ‘“essesse”’ kit also envisages a number of specific elements that accentuate both the sporty look of the Abarth model (for example adhesives with the ‘essesse’ logo or a chequered flag) and its dynamic behaviour,

Enter the new 500, the manifesto of the ‘new Fiat’, a model that represents to all intents and purposes the materialisation of a new approach, of new brand strategies, and a different approach to the car. Exactly 50 years after the launch of the first edition of the model, which was to become an icon of Italian motoring and of an entire period of history, Fiat is accelerating into the future. Anyone could re-edit the 500, because its shape is part of our collective memory. Some industrial