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Low depreciation as a used car - Fiat 500 Hybrid is "residual value giant"

Source: AutoMotoTV (Glomex)

The Fiat 500 Hybrid is one of the most value-stable vehicles on the German market. This is the conclusion of the latest forecast by market research company bähr & fess forecasts. This analysis expects a current new Fiat 500 Hybrid to have a residual value of 53 percent in four years, regardless of its already favorable purchase price and low operating costs. This makes the Fiat 500 with environmentally friendly mild hybrid drive the "residual value giant 2025" in the A segment, which bähr & fess forecasts calls "subcompact cars." The Fiat 500 Hybrid, which is offered as a sedan and as a convertible with an electrically operated soft top, combines a three-cylinder naturally aspirated gasoline engine with a belt-driven starter-generator (RSG). This is connected to the crankshaft via a belt system and, depending on the situation, either supports the gasoline engine or operates as a power generator. When braking or rolling with a gear engaged, the RSG generates electrical energy through recuperation, which is stored in the 12-volt on-board battery and an additional lithium-ion battery (12 volts, 11 Ah). When starting from a standstill and accelerating, the generator assists the gasoline engine. The mild hybrid technology thus reduces fuel consumption and emissions. The standard consumption of the 51 kW (70 hp) Fiat 500 Hybrid is just 4.1 liters per 100 kilometers, corresponding to CO2 emissions of just 93 grams per kilometer.

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