Fiat unveils 500 Turbo; slots between standard 500 and Abarth
Chrysler/Fiat announced today that there's a new model in the Fiat 500 lineup. Slotting above the standard 500 and below the Abarth is the 2013 500 Turbo. This model will use a detuned version of the 1.4-liter turbocharged MultiAir engine found in the Abarth, and is good for 135 horsepower and 150 ft./lbs. of torque. It will only come in a five-speed manual, and have a number of sport-tuned touches including steering, suspension, and the Abarth-like front fascia and side skirts. It will start at a price of $19,500 USD + $750 for destination.
Fiat 500: 101 hp.; 98 ft./lbs. torque Fiat 500 Turbo: 135 hp.; 150 ft./lbs. torque Fiat 500 Abarth: 160 hp.; 170 ft./lbs. torque