In Europe, the 500 comes with three engine choices; the 69 bhp 1.2L 8V FIRE and the 100 bhp 1.4L 16V FIRE gas engines, and one diesel option, the 75 bhp 1.3 16v MultiJet engine.
In the US, initially only the 1.4L 16V gas engine will be available when the 500 makes its debut in December 2010.
In 2010, MultiAir will make its debut in the 1.4L 16V gas engines. The normally aspirated engines horsepower being the same, but with enhanced torque. This engine will be produced at Chrysler's GEMA (Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance) engine plant in Dundee, Michigan, USA.
2010 will also usher in the 1.3L MultiJet II diesel engine boosting hp from 75hp to 95hp plus torque to 148lbs.ft. As of March 2010, there is no mention when or if the MultiJet II engine will be sold in the US.