Category: Abarth Specs

Fiat 500 Abarth ECU Tuning

Fiat 500 Abarth ECU Tuning

Read the updated 2014 guide to Fiat 500 Abarth ECU Tuning! An engine’s tuning has a tremendous amount to do with its overall performance. Alternate tuning and aftermarket add-ons can expand the horsepower of an engine and substantially increase the engine’s power. Even high-performing cars that already exhibit a considerable amount strength and torque can […]

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2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Changes

2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Changes

The Fiat 500 Abarth combines the charm of an Italian car that is fun to drive in an affordable and fuel efficient package. With a year under it’s belt here in America, the 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth changes aim to keep all of the features customers loved from the 2012 version, while making some changes […]

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April Mailbag

Time for the monthly mailbag! As always, these are real questions from you, the readers! What is the 0 to 60 mph time? – mike S What is the 0 – 100km/h acceleration speed? What is the top end of the car? Is it available in South Africa? – chris The multi-air engine pushes out nearly 60 percent more […]

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March Mailbag: Part 2

With the Abarth soon to be on dealer lots, the questions keep rolling in! Which fuel grade is recommended for the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth, Premium or Regular Unleaded ? Is it the same for the standard models?  Thanks! – Frank V 87 octane is officially listed as “acceptable”, but 91 octane is “recommended” for the […]

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2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Specifications (Full)

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Specifications (Full)

Below is the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth official specifications. All information is taken from the official Abarth brochure and specifications sheet. Engine 1.4L 16v MultiAir® Turbo engine Abarth® induction and dual exhaust system Driveline 5-speed manual transmission Equal-length halfshafts Steering and Suspension 2-Mode Electric Power Steering (EPS) 15-mm lowered sports suspension Front – MacPherson design […]

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The Most Bang for Your Buck

The Most Bang for Your Buck

One of the phrases that gets thrown around a lot in automotive reviews is “bang for your buck”. Although I doubt Fiat will be using it in their upcoming marketing, the hot hatch segment has always been about combining performance and practicality, which often translates to a lot of bang for your buck. So what […]

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Fiat 500 vs. Abarth Part 4: Powertrain

Fiat 500 vs. Abarth Part 4: Powertrain

The differences between the Fiat 500 and its racing-inspired Abarth version are too many to list in a single post. So instead I’m continuing a four part series of posts that focus on the details of each aspect of the car: body, interior, handling, and powertrain. Now that Fiat has unveiled the American version of the Fiat […]

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Where is the 6th Gear? No Automatic Either

Where is the 6th Gear? No Automatic Either

Despite the Abarth mostly meeting expectations for power and interior quality, many are balking at the 5-speed manual transmission being the only option. Unfortunately, with “just” 14 months (short in manufacturing time) to convert the car to U.S. safety and market standards, they were forced to rely on a single solution that worked. My initial […]

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2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Official Specs

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Official Specs

The official specs for the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth have been released by Fiat. As was previously speculated, the 1.4-liter MultiAir® Turbo engine will feature 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque! Compared with the Fiat 500’s natural-aspirated 1.4-liter MultiAir engine, the boost to an estimated 160 horsepower on the new 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth […]

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Fiat Abarth Spy Shots and Specs

Fiat Abarth Spy Shots and Specs

The Fiat 500 Abarth has been spotted in Holly, Michigan by Fiataly and they’ve been nice enough to post the photos on their Facebook. Check out the album for more pictures. According them the car comes with 160 HP stock, about 10 less than we’d hoped, but they will be offering a 200 HP “tuner […]

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