2013 Fiat 500 Abarth
It hit our shores with an attitude propelled by a racing history that rivals the most legendary of marques. It makes passionate statements stitched in leather and projects pure performance from the heart of the racetrack.
From a vision of everything that the Abarth® badge has come to represent, behold the scorpion. This is the Fiat® 500 Abarth.
Turbocharged, Twin Intercooled 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque Power
Herein lies the heart of the FIAT 500 Abarth. Behind the unique Rosso Abarth engine cover and Abarth designed front fascia with twin intercoolers beats an engine that delivers 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque.
The all-new 1.4L I-4 16V MultiAir® turbocharged engine is backed by a five-speed manual transmission with a 3.35 final-drive ratio for quick acceleration. The Abarth specific equal-length half shafts help reduce torque steer for optimized handling and control.
The Sport button provides distinct engine and steering calibrations to maximize horsepower, torque, and responsiveness in Sport mode, while optimizing fuel economy and delivering a relaxed, economical drive in Normal mode.
Like its legendary predecessors, this powerplant eschews convention for the sake of standout performance. The engine's lightweight forged-steel connecting rods have been designed with a unique cross-section for strength and durability, while a high-flow fresh-air intake system with air box maximizes power with low induction noise.
A turbocharger converts exhaust heat and pressure, while the MultiAir technology takes into account the split-second changes and adjusts accordingly. The end result? A 7.5% fuel economy improvement over conventional engines.