Fiat is an Italian automobile manufacturing company that was founded in 1899. Fiat is the third largest automobile manufacturer in the world. Fiat is known for its small, sporty cars and successful rally racing heritage. The Fiat Coupé was produced from 1993-2000. Owners can keep the potent sports Coupé at peak performance with a Fiat Coupé workshop manual.
The Fiat Coupé is one of the most popular models for collectors, who are drawn to the vehicles unique, angular styling and functional, attractive interior. Coupled with a range of powerful engines and a chassis engineered for spirited driving, the Coupé has established a strong following of enthusiasts.
Power was provided from either a 1.8L or 2.0L petrol engines, including a four cylinder turbo charged 2.0L and a 20 valve five cylinder turbo charged 2.0L that pumped out an impressive 220 metric horsepower (PS). With that much power, the little car could reach 100 km/h in just 6.3 seconds. The dual overhead cam equipped engines were derived from an engine acquired from Lancia.
A small number of special, limited-edition Fiat Coupé models were produced in 1998, featuring unique interior components, badging and paint colors. The LE Coupé had race car-like features, including Brembo brakes, a push-button starter and a slick six-speed manual transmission that put the driver in firm control of the car. Each of the LE cars has a badge near the rear view mirror that indicates its unique production number. Rumors that only three hundred would be built proved false, and it is thought that around 1400 LE Coupés were built in 1998.
A separate model produced in 2000 and called the Plus featured most of the unique options of the LE model, minus the special badging. This model helped to bring the desirable options of the LE to buyers seeking an affordable vehicle with performance to spare.
With a total production of just over 72,000 units, the Fiat Coupé is gathering steam as a collector’s item, and prices are likely to climb in years to come. The do it yourself owner can easily repair and maintain these potent Italian economy sports cars with a Fiat Coupé service manual. These Manual show in detail each step needed to remove, repair and replace each component and how the home mechanic can diagnose problems. Well-maintained examples of the Fiat Coupé are destined to be desirable.