Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth info

Yep, it's official: The Fiat 500 Abarth info is out. According to Chrysler, the Mexican-made Abarth model gets a turbocharged/intercooled version of the 1.4-liter MultiAir engine that'll make 160 hp and 170 ft./lbs. of torque. The Abarth model will also showcase 16- or 17-inch wheels, a performance suspension, aero kit, 10% quicker steering, tuned Koni shock absorbers, and a bunch more—but to me the performance stuff is  what really matters.

So how much will it weigh? The press release says 2,533 lbs. It's available with a five-speed manual only, by the way (as it should be). No word on price or fuel economy yet, although I'll guess and say it'll be around $22,000, and 25/31 for fuel economy. Until the official numbers come out, I think I'll bask in the oh-so-cool media images. You should too.


Jim L said...
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Jim L said...

Great picutres. As a fan of the new Fiat I am looking forward to seeing the performance stats. on this bad boy.