2013 Fiat 500 Turbo US review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 , 02:05:09 byVeronica

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Fiat 500 Turbo US

We will now tell you some new and interesting facts on the new 2014 Fiat 500 Turbo. European customers had the opportunity to by the little thing for a few years now under the name of Abarth. The US model is a lot similar to the European variant actually, but with a Turbo badge. The Abarth is even known under the name of 595 Turismo or 595 Competizione. The new model receives power from a 1.4-liter MultiAir turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 135 horsepower and 150 lb. ft. of torque. This amount of power enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds. The specialists have extended the fascia of the hatch by 2.7 inches to accommodate the larger turbocharged engine and larger air intakes and smoked headlamps. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have offered 16-inch alloy wheels covered in 195 / 45 R16 Pirelli Cinturato P7 tires.

On the inside, the model has beefier steering wheel and also more support seats with fixed headrests. The only performance cue is the larger five-speed manual shift knob. So that you know, there is no big difference between the Turbo and the Abarth. The former actually weighs 2.477 pounds and the latter is 35 pounds heavier. In terms of fuel economy there is no difference, both reaching 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. The sport tuned suspension of the Turbo version is fitted with larger CV joints that provide a 53 % improvement in overall torsional strength. This actually means that the car is better set up to handle the added power of the turbocharged MultiAir engine. The price for the Turbo model starts at $19.500 which means it is $900 more expensive in comparison to the Sport version. With other optional elements the price can go up to $26.550. Source: autoblog