2017 Fiat 500 Abarth is a city car by Fiat was firstly introduced between 1957 and 1975 as the Nuova (new) 500 in July 1957, Fiat 500 Abarth was a cheap and practical town car. Measuring only 2.97 meters long, and originally powered by an accordingly size 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the 500 redefined the term “city car” and is considered one of the first city cars. In 2007, the 50th anniversary of the Nuova 500’s launch, Fiat began inspired a new 500, stylistically by 1957 Nuova 500 but considerably heavier and larger, with a front engine and front wheel drive.
2017 Fiat 500 Abarth Engine
The standard 1.4L MultiAir® turbo engine in the all-new 2017 Fiat 500 Spider Abarth is the most powerful 4-cylinder engine in its class +. It is highly responsive, with two inter, 16 valves and a fresh air induction system. 2017 Fiat 500 Abarth reached the peak power 164 horsepower and 184 lb-ft torque at a much lower rpm as a vehicle in its class+.
The All-New 2017 Fiat 500 Abarth has a six-speed manual transmission with the short-throw shifter. This optimizes clutch operation for responsive ride characteristics. The ergonomically positioned clutch requires only a slight amount of power, so precise control over the rate of acceleration. With steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, available six-speed automatic transmission delivers excellent performance and provides a more direct feel in response to the pedal operation.
Fiat 500 Abarth 2017 model has a Bilstein® Performance Suspension with a front strut tower brace for exceptional handling. Shock absorbers help to maximize grip. Stiff front and rear spring rates reduce body roll and a rear stabilizer bar helps increase cornering grip. Nearly 50/50 weight distribution gives you the confidence of management and a smooth, balanced ride.
2017 FIAT 500 Abarth Specification
Type: Subcompact car
Rating: 4/5 · Autoblog
Model: 2017 FIAT 500
MSRP: From $19,995
Curb weight: 2,512 lbs
Horsepower: 160 hp
MPG: Up to 28 city / 34 highway
Engine: 1.4 L 4-cylinder
Other trims: 2017 FIAT 500 Pop, 2017 FIAT 500 Lounge
2017 FIAT 500 Abarth Configurations
2017 FIAT 500 Spider Abarth Manual Hatchback $19,995
2017 FIAT 500 Spider Abarth Automatic Hatchback $20,990