April Showers Are No Match for the FIAT® 500

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  Everyone knows that age-old saying “April showers bring May flowers,” but that’s no reason to sit inside and wait for the grass to grow. While you’re waiting for those “May flowers” to arrive, don’t let the stormy weather ruin your day on the road. When it comes to taking on wet and hazardous conditions, the FIAT 500® has you covered. With a wide variety of control features, you’re able to take a drive in your favorite FIAT® 500 model regardless of what Mother Nature throws your way. The FIAT 500 lineup is known for its excellent response on the road, especially when it comes to the brake systems. The FIAT 500 Turbo and the FIAT 500 Sport include the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) feature as part of the Anti-lock Brake System. This feature has the ability to detect loss of tire traction through a number of sensors placed around the vehicle. If ESC determines the vehicle has lost traction or drifted off its intended course, it will automatically apply individual or all brakes to help the driver get back on the right course. These FIAT vehicles also include a feature called the All-Speed Traction Control System, which is used for emergency braking. This feature helps to stop the vehicle in the shortest possible distance and control wheel spin when necessary.

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Of course, we can’t talk about top-of-the-line safety and control features without mentioning the FIAT 500 vehicle’s superior suspension. The FIAT 500 Abarth uses a 0.6-inch-lower-sitting front MacPherson suspension to help give FIAT fans precise control of the vehicle in any type of conditions, whether the driver is accelerating or hitting the brakes. The FIAT 500 Abarth design also proudly features a negative camber of -1.5 degrees. All of that, along with a rear 0.87-inch stabilizer bar, helps to ensure a smooth ride for all FIAT 500 fans.

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One more handling feature our drivers absolutely love is the Torque Transfer Control (TTC) system available on the FIAT 500 Abarth. This system allows drivers to maintain stability when they need it most. The TTC system helps to maximize traction of the vehicle through automatic distribution of engine torque between the two front wheels. The FIAT 500 Abarth also features an enhanced steering gear ratio of 15:5:1; this boosts the vehicle’s responsiveness on the road by 10 percent. With all the performance-enhancing features the FIAT 500 has to offer, we take pride in knowing our fans can enjoy a smooth, worry-free ride in their 500, rain or shine. For even more performance enhancements for your FIAT 500, click over to the official Mopar® site to discover the wide array of parts available!

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