2012 Fiat 500 Abarth- A Review
Small yet stylish and comfortable, the new2012 Fiat 500 Abarth has made its appearance in auto markets of USA. With its racing performance, powerful engine, rigid outlook and comfortable interior, this new car will sure be the eye -candy for the driving passionates.
Head of FIAT Brand and Chief Marketing Officer, Olivier Francois said,
“Bringing the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth to the U.S. enables us to reach out to driving enthusiasts who want Italian performance at an attainable price. With its lightweight, track-tuned handling and purpose-built design, the Fiat 500 Abarth brings to life the legendary racing heritage of the brand and becomes the Italian high-performance car for everyday driving.”
This min-size compact vehicle exhibits a spectacular exterior with muscular chassis and brawny built. The body is engineered with front- and rear- MacPherson suspension design to provide improved aerodynamics and handling to the car. The racing 195/45 R16 Pirelli Cinturato P7 tires with 16 x 6.5-inch cast-aluminum wheels are bound to give you a true sporty performance. The 17 x 7-inch wheels are also available to give enhanced driving performance. The body is tuned with Frequency Selective Damping front shock absorbers that let you handle this car even on bumpy tracks.
The Vehicle Line Executive, of Fiat 500 Abarth, Joe Grace said,
“The new 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth is more than the addition of power and world-class technology, it’s designed, developed and tuned to deliver the responsiveness, control and precision a performance driver wants and expects And for our owners who plan on testing the car’s high-performance capabilities and limits, we have continued to develop from the proven European models to ensure the new 500 Abarth endures on the track.”
The compact yet comfortable interior can easily accommodate 4 passengers. The rear seat folds to create a total cargo capacity of 26.8 cubic foot. Your necessary luggage can easily be packed inside the car.
Previously nominated as the “Best International Engine in 2010,” by a panel of 72 journalists from 36 countries, the 2012 model has kept up its traditions and has engineered the new engine that exceeds the expectations of its consumers. The new 1.4-liter MultiAir turbo engine is designed to give powerful performance with a blazing output power of 160hp.
According to the Platform Manager for the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine, Mike Vincent
“With the addition of a turbocharger to the 1.4-liter engine, advanced intake technology including FIAT’s exclusive MultiAir system, a heavy-duty five-speed manual transmission and a host of other internal refinements to the powertrain, the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth transforms the Fiat 500 into a high-performance precision driving machine that every enthusiast will appreciate”
The five-speed manual transmission with Torque Transfer Control gives fastest acceleration. With oil change intervals set at 8,000 miles on this vehicle, it is preferred to use synthetic 5W-40 engine oil. The fuel economic engine provides 7.5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency and a 10 percent reduction in CO2 emissions. The powertrain control module (PCM) enhances engine performance and in “Sport” mode you get higher speeds.
State- of the art safety is ensured with the rigid body structure. At high speeds, electronic stability control system provides balance to the car. Torque Transfer Control system gives effective handling even at curvy paths. Selecting different settings for ESC system , the vehicles performance can be improved thus ensuring passengers protection.
So, get ready to drive this new sensation and enjoy your ride.