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Europeans won't be the only ones having all the fun with the Fiat 500 Abarth anymore. North American showrooms will be gaining the turbocharged 160-hp 1.4L MultiAir engine model packed full with an Abarth-tuned suspension, brake system, race-inspired design and technology features not normally seen on compact cars. Full power comes on at 5500 rpm, while max torque is rated at 170 lb-ft at 2500 rpm.

Improving aerodynamics and giving the Fiat 500 a more aggressive appearance, Abarth has outfitted the North American model with functional exterior changes compared to the run-of-the-mill Fiat 500 counterpart. The front bumper has been modified to ensure maximum airflow for the intercoolers while the Abarth-designed 16-inch wheels gives it a much sportier appearance. Those looking for even more can opt for 17-inch rollers to cover up their performance brake system highlighted by bright red calipers. In the rear, a large liftgate-mounted spoiler can be seen, extending the roofline and improving the aerodynamics with additional downforce.

Unique to the Fiat 500 Abarth's interior is the addition of a turbo-boost gauge with integrated LED shift light in the center. Tech-lovers can opt for the TomTom navigation with BLUE&ME hands-free all bundled into a 4.3-inch touchscreen display. Accenting the interior is an Abarth-designed aluminum pedal covers that feature nero rubber trim along with a nero leather shift knob with rosso accent stitching. The performance seats are a one-piece design with racing harness pass-throughs and accent stitching throughout.

In terms of suspension modifications, the Abarth model features 40-percent stiffer spring rates and a 0.6-inch lower height than the standard Fiat 500 model. Koni's dual-valve frequency selective damping shocks allow for plenty of adjustability for improved comfort and smoothness as well as driving performance. Braking upgrades from Abarth include larger 11.1-inch rotors in the front (compared to the standard 10.1-inch on the Fiat 500) paired with a single-piston brake caliper. The rears feature 9.4-inch discs also with a single-piston brake caliper.

No pricing was announced on the Fiat 500 Abarth yet.

More: 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Revealed with 160-HP: 2011 LA Auto Show on Autoguide.com
 

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ABARTH at Motor Village FIAT LA tonigt between 8PM-10PM!!!

Hi there,

I'd like to invite all of you readers to come to Motor Village FIAT LA this evening between 8PM-10PM and give you all the privilege to come and check out the ABARTH before they go to the LA Auto Show. Be the first ones to sit in it and touch them, we are taking orders. Look forward to meet you all !
 

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I find all of this weird. All of this waiting, revealing, Pre Order taking and yet no pricing is known. Makes me think they are trying to build so much anticipation that people won't care once they finally let everyone know it will be as expensive as a Cooper s. I thought the point of making us wait for info to be let out is we would get all of it. Pricing Is a pretty big factor in car purchasing
 
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