New for 2018, the Fiat 500L Beats Edition in a cool and understated luxury version of this compact family 4-door, that really cuts a dash in the city, but eats up the motorway miles with its choice of powerful petrol and diesel engines. Boasting a superb 7-speaker AudioBeats sound system and a wealth of additional kit, a trip to the supermarket was never so funky.
From the outside, the new 500L Beats Edition is designed to be admired but not stared at. Raised suspension, dark 17-inch alloy wheels, extended wheel arches, new skirts and redesigned bumper trims, all set a classy tone. The car comes in a variety of stunning monochrome schemes, combining blacks and whites and greys. Deep red trims on the brake calipers, mirrors and hubs create a distinctly metropolitan feel.
Inside the Beats 500L, the chosen colour scheme is pleasingly reflected on the stylish dash and the unique muted upholstery has striking red stitched logos. Leather trimmed throughout, the raised cabin is a pure pleasure to ride in.
For the driver, there is no shortage of features and equipment aboard the 500L Beats Edition. As well as the touchscreen media and entertainment system, the car is for sale with with light and rain sensors, dual climate control, parking sensors, multi-function steering wheel as well as Bluetooth and mp3 connectivity.
The 2018 500L Beats edition is twinned with a choice of two outstanding engines. The 1.6L Multijet Diesel is an great unit for the long haul and will tour effortlessly with 4 bodies plus luggage, whilst at the same time, returning over 60mpg and an impressively low 120g of CO2 per km. This is the more expensive spec, listing from around £21,500. At about £1K cheaper is the perky new 1.4L T-jet petrol engine with 120PS which manages over 40mpg whilst clocking 0-60 in 10 seconds. Style and performance in union.