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2012 U.S.-spec Fiat 500 Abarth debuts at L.A. Auto Show

2012 U.S.-spec Fiat 500 Abarth

This week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Italian automaker Fiat has introduced the Abarth version of the 500 model. The bad news is that they didn’t share official details about the output of the 1.4-liter MultiAir turbocharged engine.

2012 U.S.-spec Fiat 500 Abarth

According to various rumors, the engine will be a little bit more powerful than its European sibling, and it is expected to develop 160 hp (162 PS / 119 kW) and a peak torque of 170 lb.-ft (230 Nm) which is a little bit more than the 138 hp (140 PS / 103 kW) and 152 lb.-ft (206 Nm) of the Euro-spec 500 Abarth.

2012 U.S.-spec Fiat 500 Abarth

The 2012 U.S.-spec Fiat 500 Abarth rides on 16-inch alloys (optional 17-inchers) and features a body kit that improves the car’s aerodynamics.

2012 U.S.-spec Fiat 500 Abarth

The car is scheduled to arrive in U.S. dealerships in the beginning of next year.

Source: Fiat

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