We know how much our drivers love taking the wheel of the FIAT® 500 Abarth
, and now we've given drivers one more reason jump behind the wheel. For the upcoming 2015 Abarth & Abarth Cabrio models, we are happy to announce that we will be offering a six-speed automatic transmission option! And while you manual-maniacs out there will still be able to get the classic five-speed manual transmission, we think this new option will open up the wicked world of the Abarth to a whole new faction of drivers.
Don't let the transmission fool you. This Scorpion still packs the same legendary Abarth sting
that has become synonymous with fun, exciting driving. To ensure the 2015 FIAT 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio remain true to their powerful design heritage, the six-speed automatic transmission has been reinforced with additional clutch plates with a more robust heat treatment to allow for higher torque capability. Enabling Sport mode allows for an even more engaged driving experience with special features such as fuel-cut upshifts, rev-matching downshifts, brake-assist downshifts, corner gear hold and fast-off gear hold, as well as a more aggressive pedal map.
Both automatic and manual transmission options for the 2015 FIAT 500 Abarth
and Abarth Cabrio will come equipped with our high-performing 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine. Plus, both models will continue to include the segment-exclusive Abarth Track Experience, which allows new Abarth owners to learn how to maximize their driving skills with a full day of professional driving instruction at a race track.
We figured you'd automatically be interested in this exciting new addition to the FIAT 500
line up. Tell us what you think of the new six-speed automatic transmission option for the Abarth in the comments below!