With its all-new 1.4-liter MultiAir® turbo engine, Abarth-tuned suspension and brake systems, race-inspired design, and technology features not traditionally included on a small car, the new 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth unleashes the brand's legendary performance heritage to American streets.
4 cylinder - 160 hp (119 kW) @ 5,500 rpm
hits the market : march 2012
► 2012 Fiat 500
Fiat Returns to the United States with the New 500
Fiat is making its comeback to the North American market at the Los Angeles
International Auto Show slated to run from 17 to 28 November. Marking its
return is the new 500, a statement of style and "Made in Italy"
technological innovation, the heir of a model that became legendary as a
veritable icon of motoring.
"The Fiat 500 has always been the right car at the right time," stated
Laura Soave, manager of the Fiat brand in North America. "With the new Fiat
500 a truly exclusive car in one of the most rapidly growing segments in
North America is being introduced. It offers prestigious Italian design,
value and efficiency, all smartly calibrated for our market."
The Fiat 500 satisfies the new generations of Americans who want a
captivating, customised, ecologically sustainable and technologically
advanced vehicle that reflects their image. "Like the historic model, the
new Fiat 500 redefines the concept of transportation and gives a new sense
to expression and individual opportunities," Soave added. "At a time when
America is returning to simplicity with renewed attention focussed on the
environment, the new car identifies with the current minimalist bent and
offers an advanced and eco-sustainable technology enveloped by an aura of
top quality, precision and style."
Produced in Mexico and proposed at a starting price of $15,500, this
alluring segment A "four seater" ensures a driving experience and
sensations that are unparalleled owing to its ideal size for the city,
thrilling driving dynamics, brand-new 1.4 litre MultiAir engine, innovative
Blue&Me hands-free communication system and seven airbags supplied as
standard (two in front, two window-bags, two side bags and one for
protecting the knees), not to mention the reactive head restraints that
activate in case of shunting accidents. This package is further perfected
with high quality characteristics calibrated for the U.S. market, including
the brand-new six-speed automatic transmission.
The Fiat 500 range in the United States offers three trim levels (Pop,
Sport and Lounge), one engine type (101 HP 1.4 MultiAir), 14 exterior
colours (metallic, pastel colours and with pearly triple-coat finishes), 14
colour combinations and materials for the seats, two interiors (black or
ivory) and a complete line of exclusive accessories made by Mopar to
further customise one's car, including decal packages, stylish accessories
for interiors and exteriors and merchandising in original Fiat style
available at local dealers. One of the most interesting contents is the
Blue&Me Tom-Tom, the multifunctional portable navigation system with an
original design developed for the model with an innovative vehicle
integration technology. Among other things, the Fiat 500 customer can make
use of the free eco:Drive software application that collects the journey
data through the Blue&Me interface of the car and analyses them to give the
user handy personalised tips to cut travel costs and the environmental
impact of his driving style. Last but not least, the model offers a
standard total warranty of four years/50,000 miles and four years of
unlimited roadside assistance in addition to a three-year/36,000-mile
maintenance plan with parts subject to wear and vehicle downtime
The new Fiat 500 is a perfect combination of advanced technology and
Italian style that can be personally configured by American customers on
the website www.fiatusa.com
► 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth debuts at 2011 L.A. Auto Show
With its all-new 1.4-liter MultiAir® turbo engine, Abarth-tuned suspension and brake
systems, race-inspired design, and technology features not traditionally
included on a small car, the new 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth unleashes the brand's
legendary performance heritage to American streets.
4 cylinder - 160 hp (119 kW) @ 5,500 rpm
hits the market : march 2012
Jay Leno's Garage: 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth
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Tim Kuniskis of Fiat North America stops by the garage to test drive the
Abarth with Jay. This "wicked cousin" to the 500 packs 160 hp in its 1.4
liter turbo engine, gets 34/28 mpg, and
for you fashionistas, comes in both Gucci and Tributo Maserati versions.
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2012 Fiat 500 Abarth - Part 2
2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Colorado Iron Horse race Road Trip Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth is one of the smallest
and most fun cars that you can buy in America. It competes with the MINI
Copper S for the hearts, minds and wallets of American small performance
car shoppers. So how is the Fiat Abarth to live with on a daily basis?
We decided to take the tiny Fiat 500 Abarth on a road trip across Colorado.
But to make things a bit more interesting we set our sight on Durango,
Colorado and the annual Iron Horse Classic...an epic bike race that pits a
steam train against man across two high mountain passes from Durango to
So which one is faster....man or
machine when the going gets very step. Check out this Fiat 500 Abarth road
trip review to find out and to see if you can even fit a bike into this
small Italian import?
Test: Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari (Fiat 500)
Ledersportschalensitze, Brembo-Bremsanlage, turbolader, 180 PS und über 200 km/h
Spitzengeschwindigkeit. Eigentlich Werte eines ordentlichen Sportwagens.
Sie stehen aber für den auf 1.199 Stück limitierten Fiat 500 Abarth
Sexy supermodel Catrinel Menghia seduces new Fiat 500 Abarth Venom
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) You probably don't know her name, but if you
watched the Super Bowl you'll know her as the sexy super model that
introduced the new Fiat 500 Abarth to America. Catrinel Menghia is back
and this time she's got her curvy body into the the seat of the 200 HP
Fiat 500 Abarth Venom.
Fiat Abarth First Test Drive by RoadflyTV with Emme Hall
The Roadfly crew was recently in Las Vegas for the US Media introduction of
the 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth. The highly respected Abarth with it's racing
heritage did not disappoint. It's quick off the line, spins the tires at
will, and has the horsepower and torque to
back it up.
We were also lucky enough to meet Catrinel Menghia the supermodel who
appeared in the Fiat super bowl commercial. Make sure to watch our video
Host: Emme Hall with Charlie Romero
Executive Interviews: Joe Grace and Mike Vincent
Engine: 1.4l MultiAir
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Fuel Economy: 22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
For more pictures and specs please tune into http://www.roadflytv.com
Fiat 500 Abarth.MOV
First drive in a 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth. This little pocket monster has 160
five-speed manual transmission and a big, straight voice. Compared to the
101-hp in the standard Fiat 500, the Abarth is the obvious choice for
enthusiasts. It's all about lifting and shifting and going for the big
grin. It sticks, it corners and there's plenty of rev range in first and
second. It deserves to be enjoyed on a track. I got stuck in traffic :(((
Abarth 500 : Car Review
This is the Abarth 500. It may look like its baby Fiat cousin, but as the
badge suggests, this 500 has a real sting in its tail.
The Abarth name became synonymous with diminutive race tuned Fiats in the
1950s and 60s so the aim here is to recapture some of that competition
pedigree for the hottest version of Fiat's retro city car.
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