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
► Land Rover DC100 [Defender Concept]
Land Rover's DC100 and DC100 Sport concepts investigate the potential
design direction for a replacement for the iconic Defender.
Foremost of these is the next generation of Land Rover's acclaimed Terrain
Response system which will optimise the car for any conditions without
driver pre-selection. In addition, a new Terrain-i system creates an
intelligent map of the topography in front of the car and displays it as a
3D visualisation. Terrain-i automatically identifies potential hazards and
suggests alternative routes. In urban environments the same system is able
to identify pedestrians and hazards with great accuracy.
A new Wade Aid system utilises sonar sensors mounted in the bumpers and
wing mirrors to measure water depth. As with Terrain Response, Wade Aid
will optimise the car for water crossings by closing body vents, raising
the ride height, selecting a low gear and advising on the safest speed.
► 2012 ML 63 AMG [interior]
The new ML63 AMG showcases exceptional new technology. The AMG 5.5-liter V8
biturbo engine features spray-guided
gasoline direct injection with piezo injectors, ECO stop/start system, an
all-aluminum crankcase, four valves per cylinder with camshaft adjustment,
air-to-water charge air cooling and efficient alternator management. With a
displacement of 5461 cc, the eight-cylinder engine generates a maximum
power output of 518 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Combined with the AMG
Performance Package, these values rise to 550 hp and 560 lb-ft. This
difference in power and torque results from an increase in the maximum
charge pressure from 14.0 to 18.8 psi. Both variants of the ML63 AMG
deliver sports-car performance. Acceleration from zero to 60 mph takes 4.7
seconds and 4.6 seconds respectively, while the top speed remains at 155
mph (electronically limited) and at 174 mph with the AMG Performance
Package. With or without the AMG Performance Package, fuel economy remains
unchanged. The AMG Performance Package also includes an engine cover in
high-quality genuine carbon fiber, calipers painted in red and the AMG
Performance steering wheel in Premium leather/DINAMICA.
► 2013 Porsche 911 CABRIOLET [991 Carrera S]
What the Coupé began with the new aluminium-steel body, the Cabriolet
continues with the all-new, unique hood: As a result, the typical 911 roof
line is initially retained in its entirety. Even when closed up, the
Cabriolet cuts a fine figure. Intelligent light- weight design, even
including the use of magnesium in the hood, ensures less weight and more
sportiness, lower fuel consumption and greater comfort. With the open-top
911s as well, Porsche has managed to reverse the weight spiral and make the
new Cabrio models significantly lighter than its predecessors.
Each of the two new Cabriolets has the same engine as its Carrera Coupé
equiva- lent. The rear of the 911 Carrera Cabrio houses a 3.4-litre flat
engine generating 350 hp (257 kW) of power driving the rear wheels through
a seven-gear manual trans- mission. The open-top Carrera S comes with a
3.8-litre six-cylinder engine develop- ing 400 hp (294 kW) and also a
seven-gear manual transmission featured as stan- dard. That means that the
open-top 911s as well are distancing themselves even further from the
competition in terms of efficiency; both models consume less than ten
litres of fuel per 100 kilometres (NEDC). The Cabriolets as well have the
Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) available as an optional extra,
delivering even lower fuel consumption and shorter acceleration times.
With the longer wheelbase compared with the predecessor model, the wider
front track and the new electro-mechanical power steering, the new
Cabriolets offer even sportier driving characteristics, greater precision
and agility. Depending on model, there are other standard or optional
active control systems available as well that fur- ther enhance the driving
The 911 Carrera Cabriolet will be launched in Germany on March 3, 2012. The
prices for the 911 Carrera Cabriolet start in Germany with 100,532 Euros,
the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet starts with 114,931 Euros including value-added
tax in both cases.
► 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
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
2012 MINI Cooper S versus Fiat 500 Abarth 0-60 MPH Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Perhaps the car that most closely competes with
the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth is the equally diminutive MINI Cooper S. Both
cars are tiny European hot hatches that make driving fun. Both cars are turbo charged and both cars will easily
spin their from wheels when you slam down the accelerator. We also think
that both cars will appeal to the same car shopper. So which of these two
mini-rockets is faster to 60 MPH?
Is it the Brit or the Italian. Check out this video to find out.
The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Rips up the Race Track
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth is the first Fiat 500
Abarth to get the new MultiAir turbo
Engine which produces 160 horsepower that is fed
through the front wheels. So how does the car drive where it counts....on
the race track? We had the chance to find out when we took the car out for
a spin with one of the lead engineers who developed the car for America as
on the race track in Nevada. Check out this video as t he 2012 Fiat Abarth
rips up the race track.
Fiat 500C TwinAir vs 500C Abarth review - Auto Express
We pitch Fiat's new two-cylinder TwinAir against the pinnacle of the 500
range. The Abarth is faster in a
straight line, but is it more fun to drive?
Size matters. And for Fiat, it's a case of the smaller the better with its
new TwinAir 900cc two-cylinder engine. On the outside, there's little to
distinguish the two-cylinder Fiat from any other 500, but as soon as you
turn the ignition key, it's clear that there's a very different powerplant
under the bonnet.
New Fiat 500 - Dining Room Table Reviews
Review of the New Fiat 500 automobile from my dining room table... Almost.
While every effort has been made to ensure the technical information
presented in this video is accurate, the review includes information from
third-party sources such as Wikipedia and the manufacturer's own Web sites
in Canada, the USA and Europe, none of it guaranteed to be 100% accurate.
For example, the CPG Factor for the Pop configuration might be off because
the US site lists way too many standard features normally found on
higher-end models. Air conditioning, leather trimmed steering wheel, cruise
control, and the Blue&Me hands-free system included in an entry-level car
at that price? Not so sure about that.
Video equipment used:
- Canon HF200 camcorder (exterior shots and forward-facing road cam,
- Canon HF R10 camcorder (rear-facing road cam, dynamic image stabilizer
activated, manual focus set to infinity)
- Kodak Zx3 video camera with after-market fish-eye lens (on the dashboard,
set to 720p 60 fps and zoomed in to its optimal scaling point)
Colour correction and contrast/brightness adjustments have been applied
during editing. This is perfectly normal since no camera, amateur or
professional, can get the colour right especially when the environment
changes constantly, or when you're shooting through a tinted car window!
Vehicle provided by HOLAND CHRYSLER of Montreal. http://holandchrysler.ca
Music by Kevin MacLeod. http://incompetech.com
Produced by Randall Martin and François Caron
Written and directed by François Caron
Copyright 2011 TCPub Media Inc.
Abarth 500 vs Subaru Impreza WRX STi
While driving at Franciacorta racetrack i played with a modified Subaru
Impreza WRX Sti. I was also very surprised to keep up with such a fast car
with my modified Abarth. So, both cars have more hp than the stock version
but here you can clearly see the difference between the drivers.
Unfortunately my GoPro HD stopped to record the action for no reason!
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2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive
variety! In today's video, we'll take an up close and personal, in depth
look at the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth.
MSRP pricing for the 500 Abarth starts around:
$22,000, price as tested, approx. $25,000
***Prices may vary depending on options
During this presentation, we will take a 1st person look at what the
vehicle is all about beginning with the start up, performance data, fuel
economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach
you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed
fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership
yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight key styling and unique
differences about the vehicle, any available options, and of course it
would not be an enthusiast car video without the good ole engine portion
with rev and Exhaust note with
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Fiat 500 Abarth - Interior details
FIAT ABARTH 500 - For those of you in the USA who are awaiting the arrival
of the fantastic Abarth 500 in 2011/2012, i made a short video to show you
a few of the interior details and features! I'm sure you'll agree, an
Interior this luxurious is usually found on much more expensive cars. Note
the high contrasts between the black headlining and trim against the Red
leather seats, and colour coded dashboard. This particular model is tuned
by TMC Motorsport to approximatley 162 to 170 BHP, similar to the figure
that the US model will be sold with. Comments, requests and questions
Fiat 500 Lamborghini | Abbiamo provato un mostro travestito da citycar!
[Per saperne di più:
Se una farfalla battesse le ali in Italia, si scatenerebbe una tempesta in
Australia, agli antipodi. La metafora della teoria del caos, nel caso
dell'incredibile Fiat 500 Lamborghini protagonista della video-prova, calza
a pennello. Perché? Beh, il marchio del costruttore di questo bolide, la
Oemmedi Meccanica, ha come simbolo proprio una farfalla. Che nel mondo
dell'auto - regno di tori, cavallini rampanti, leoni, giaguari e scorpioni
- sottolinea ancor di più quanto sia straordinario montare un motore V12
di 6.2 litri da 580 CV su una piccola 500 "storica". Provarla, come ho
avuto il privilegio di fare, è un'esperienza speciale, da ricordare. E
Iscriviti al canale:
Servizio di: Giuliano Daniele
Riprese: Alessandro Croci
Editing: Corrado De Bonis
Fiat 500 Abarth 695
This is a Ferrari tribute car, the 695 Abarth. The car features a large use
of carbon fibre parts which adds to the Ferrari like build. The car is
really a race spec 500.