Fiat is not conquered America as planned, but a glimmer of hope appeared at the end of the year when all 3,000 copies of the 500 Abarth sports models sold overnight. However, with a starting price of $ 22,000 Abarth is not a cheap car, and as much as $ 6,000 more expensive than the base 500, and the Italian carmaker noticed that his many customers who want affordable car. For less money, however, can get a Hyundai Veloster Turbo and Chevrolet Sonic Turbo, and only a few thousand more and the Ford Mustang V6 and Volkswagen GTI. Help is on the car and the 2013 year Fiat is in the USA added another version of the 500, which carries the Turbo label, and it is the same model that for some time in Europe is supplied as 500 Abarth (American 500 Abarth 595 Turismo fact, European and 595 Competizione). If you look at the numbers we conclude that the 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo Abarth still much closer than the basic 500 (which, in the USA, is launching the 1.4L engine with 100 hp).
2013 Fiat 500 Turbo (USA) engine
Under the hood is the 1.4L MultiAir turbocharged I4 engine that develops 135 hp and 203 Nm of torque between 2,500 and 4,000 rpm, which is 25 hp and 27 Nm of torque less than the Abarth, but the 35 hp and 70 Nm of torque more than standard 500 Acceleration to 100 km / h takes 8.1 seconds – 1.2 seconds slower for the Abarth, but also for two seconds faster than the 500.
2013 Fiat 500 Turbo (USA) redesign
From the design 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo is located between the two aforementioned models, more aggressive bumpers and headlights and 16-inch alloys, but also a lot of similarities with the 500 Sport. On the other hand, the interior is copied from Abarth, which is certainly high praise because it is one of the most beautiful and best design on the sports subcompact. On the way similarity with Abarth is more similar to, and during city driving, and most drivers will not be able to tell the difference. However, Abarth more torque he can make a big difference when driving on the track, and the main rival Mini Cooper S offers a better suspension.
We will mention and consumption, according to factory figures 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo is 8.4 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 1.5 liters less on the highway.
2013 Fiat 500 Turbo (USA) price
Starting prices for 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo is $ 19.500, an increase of $ 900 compared to the 500 Sport, but still significantly smaller $ 2.500 compared with Abarth.