Let’s call this tiny man Abarth Light. For 2013, Fiat is adding the latest indication to the 500 range, as good as if you find the bottom car’s porridge to be the bit as good cold though do not wish the full viciousness of the prohibited Abarth, this center kid Turbo should be only right.
Fiat has in use the detuned chronicle of the 1.4-liter MultiAir turbocharged inline-four, good for 135 horsepower as good as 150 pound-feet of torque.
The large change value articulate about is underneath the metal cover where Fiat has in use the detuned chronicle of the 1.4-liter MultiAir turbocharged inline-four, good for 135 horsepower as good as 150 pound-feet of torque. That represents increases of 34 as good as 52, respectively, over the customary 500, though falls twenty-five hp as good as twenty lb-ft reduced of the strong Abarth. That deep grown is suited with the five-speed primer transmission, as good as specific opening enhancements embody the competition suspension, improved steering calibration (to be fair, we’ve listened which the singular prior to with the Abarth), stiffer shocks as good as upgraded brakes. Sounds potent. And you positively goal which the Turbo’s sport-tuned empty delivers the same arrange of guttural snarl which we’ve depressed in adore with upon the Abarth. (In box you forgot, conduct over to the First Drive as good as strike the fool around symbol upon the video to listen to which glorious empty note.)
Visually, the Turbo is set detached from bottom models with the further of the singular aero pack as good as smoked-out headlamps. Inside the cabin there have been competition seats, the leather-wrapped steering circle as good as change knob, as good as discretionary exhilarated tanned hide seats. The coolest interior feature, however, is which the 500 Turbo will occupy the Chrysler Group’s Beats by Dr. Dre audio system. Good, given the customary stereo in the 500 is, well, not good.
The 500 Turbo goes upon sale this tumble labelled from $19,500, (*)excluding $700 for destination.
Which begs the question: Is this latest Turbo indication the improved altogether package than the super-fun Abarth? It’s cheaper, offers the same arrange of framework upgrades, sacrifices the tiny volume of energy as good as has which torpedo latest receptive to advice system, all for the couple of thousand bucks reduction than the range-topping Scorpion. We’ll have to wait for until you get the Turbo out upon the main road prior to you decide. For now, corkscrew down for the full sum in Fiat’s press release.
Fiat 500 Turbo hits the honeyed mark in the Cinquecento line-up
- New indication amplifies the Cinquecento’s power, opening as good as personalization levels whilst gripping total the impression of the iconic 500
- Beefed-up powertrain: turbocharged as good as twin-intercooled 1.4-liter MultiAir® Turbo engine for 135 horsepower, 150 lb.-ft. of torque, track-proven primer delivery as good as competition empty Precise handling: sport-tuned suspension, steering, front-lower carry out arms as good as high- opening stop system
- Dynamic styling: performance-designed fascias as good as side sills yield jaunty coming as good as broach aerodynamic functionality
- Studio-quality sound: latest segment-exclusive Beats by Dr. Dre audio complement accessible for high- clarification song knowledge the approach the artist intended
- Fiat 500 Turbo arrives during FIAT Studios national this tumble with an MSRP of $19,500, apropos the singular of the many affordable turbo-charged vehicles in America
Monterey, Calif. , August 17, 2012 – Today during the Concorso Italiano – the singular of the largest gatherings of Italian vehicles in North America – the FIAT Brand introduced the latest 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo, touting the 135-horsepower 1.4-liter MultiAir® Turbo engine, sport-tuned suspension, track-proven brakes, energetic extraneous pattern as good as sport-styled interior. The latest Fiat 500 Turbo answers the call for enthusiasts who have been drawn to the Italian character of the Fiat 500 though wish some-more energy as good as opening for their every day drive.
“We listened to the customers” conspicuous Tim Kuniskis, Head of FIAT Brand North America. “The latest Fiat 500 Turbo is the answer to all the fans which desired the character of the Cinquecento though longed for some-more energy as good as opening for their every day drive. With 135 horsepower as good as 150 lb.-ft. of torque, the Fiat 500 Turbo hits the honeyed mark in between the unchanging Cinquecento as good as the high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth. The Fiat 500 Turbo balances as good as blends the most appropriate Italian flavors which the portfolio has to offer, apropos the undiluted board for customization.”
New 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo
Behind the performance-designed front fascia, the latest 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo facilities the singular turbocharger, identical tiwn intercoolers as good as sport-tuned empty to broach 34 percent some-more energy (135 vs. 101 horsepower) as good as 53 percent some-more hanging ornament (150 vs. 98 lb.-ft.) compared to the Fiat 500′s of course aspirated 1.4-liter MultiAir engine.
Developed for high-output applications, the Fiat 500 Turbo is interconnected to the track-proven C510 five- speed primer delivery with the 3.35 final-drive rigging comparative measure for discerning increase in speed as good as faster tip speed, whilst achieving up to 34 mpg highway. In addition, the beefed-up powertrain facilities an middle missile with equal-length as good as twenty-three percent incomparable (28.1 mm vs. 22.8 mm hole in the Fiat 500) half shafts to lessen hanging ornament steer. To hoop the increasing energy as good as hanging ornament of the latest 1.4- liter MultiAir Turbo engine, incomparable consistent quickness (CV) joints with 53 percent incomparable torsional strength (2600 N•m vs. 1700 N•m in the Fiat 500) broach combined continuance as good as refinement.
For the some-more assertive appearance, the latest 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo facilities the conspicuous front fascia, pushed 2.7 inches brazen of the Cinquecento’s signature “whiskers as good as logo” face, to house the latest 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine. Below, incomparable openings yield incomparable engine cooling, whilst identical tiwn “nostrils” have been precisely positioned upon both sides of the front fascia to show off airflow in as good as out of the dual intercoolers (both intercoolers have been manifest by the “nostril” inlets). Finishing off the front have been latest Gloss Black headlamps as good as parking flare bezels for the some-more ominous look.
The Fiat 500 Turbo facilities bolder side skirts to emanate the some-more straight bodyside profile, whilst additionally enhancing the iconic Cinquecento shape. Behind the singular 16-inch aluminum wheels with Nero (black) embellished pockets, the Fiat 500 Turbo facilities the high-performance stop complement with semi- lead stop linings during all 4 corners, incomparable 11.1-inch ventilated front rotors for incomparable interlude energy (up from 10.1-inch) as good as stop calipers lacquered in Rosso (red) paint. To have certain this Cinquecento scrupulously handles the some-more absolute engine, the Fiat 500 Turbo facilities the singular reduce carry out arm as good as the 500 Sport model’s sport-tuned open rates, startle tuning as good as steering calibration.
At the rear, the liftgate-mounted spoiler extends the roofline of the Fiat 500 Turbo as good as improves the hatchback’s aerodynamic behavior. New taillamps with Gloss Black bezels reinstate chromed units for the dissimilar look. Below, the two-piece back fascia accentuates the road-holding position of the Fiat 500 Turbo with the black-accented back diffuser written to optimize airflow, whilst the latest sport-tuned empty provides an enthusiast-desired sound.
Exterior colors for the 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo embody Argento (silver), Bianco (white), Grigio (gray), Nero (black), Rame (copper), Rosso (red) as good as all-new Verde Azzurro (green & blue.)
Inside, the latest Fiat 500 Turbo facilities sport-styled seating, sport-designed leather-wrapped change doorknob as good as steering circle accented with Argento (silver) stitching, as good as the Grigio/Nero (gray/black) seating as good as interior environment. For an even some-more upscale look, exhilarated tanned hide seating in Nero/Nero (black/black) or clear Rosso/Nero (red/black) is available.
The 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo arrives to FIAT Studios this tumble with the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $19,500 incompatible $700 end charge.
New Beats by Dr. Dre audio system
New for 2013, the segment-exclusive – as good as first-time-ever in the tiny vehicle as good as FIAT vehicle – Beats by Dr. Dre audio complement offers passengers of the Fiat 500 Turbo the high-definition song knowledge the approach the artist intended. The accessible Beats Audio studio-quality receptive to advice complement includes 6 reward speakers, an 8-inch dual-voice curl (DVC) subwoofer with trunk-mounted enclosing as good as eight-channel 368-watt amplifier with Beats Audio digital receptive to advice estimate (DSP) algorithm.
About the FIAT Brand
The FIAT Brand stands for find by ardent self-expression. It encourages people to be in assign of their lives, live quietly as good as applaud the smallest of things with spreading excitement. That truth is embodied by the North American key of the iconic Fiat 500 or Cinquecento – the tiny vehicle which lives big. Italian during heart as good as secure in the abounding heritage, the 500 is synonymous with complicated elementary pattern consistent form, duty as good as the honour of tenure which is genuine.
Reminiscent of the strange Cinquecento, the 2012 Fiat 500 as good as Fiat 500c (Cabrio) set up upon the vehicle’s tellurian popularity. Since the primary launch in 2007, some-more than 800,000 Fiat 500 vehicles have been sole in some-more than 80 countries around the world. The model’s complete recognition is the outcome of the Fiat 500′s good capability to broach unmatched personalization options with modernized solutions in conditions of quality, engine as good as newcomer comfort. In further to success upon the sales front, the Fiat 500 has warranted some-more than 80 awards, together with being declared the 2008 European Car of the Year, 2009 World Car Design of the Year, Best New Engine of 2010 (FIAT MultiAir Turbo) as good as the 2012 “Recommended Pick” by Consumer Guide.