Welcome to the FIAT® 500 Abarth edition of FIAT Fan Mail. In this episode, the small but wicked vehicle takes center stage in the garage, with its aggressive look and impressive performance and technology features. We’ll let hosts Samantha and Andy give you a walk-around — and roller-skate — tour that’s built to thrill.
The FIAT 500 Abarth packs the punch of a 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo engine with 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft torque* and features a 5-speed manual or available 6-speed automatic transmission. The 3-mode electronic stability control lets you control driving capability for a variety of conditions, and Sport Mode enhances driver control and can even enhance the look of the driver. We’ll let Andy explain.
In addition, the 11.1-inch ventilated front brake rotors and single-piston red brake calipers help with stopping power, while the iconic side stripe makes the Abarth look like it’s at top speed even sitting still. Aluminum pedals and flat-bottom steering wheel put the power at your hands and your feet, and striped race-ready seats put you in pole position. With the Cabrio, the soft top comes with four pre-set positions, retractable up to 60 mph.
And while the FIAT 500 Abarth is a seductive powerhouse, that’s no reason Samantha won’t get nerdy about technology like the Uconnect® 5.0 5-inch full-color touchscreen.
Learn more about the full lineup of FIAT vehicles at fiatusa.com, and check out all four FIAT Fan Mail videos.