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Abarth Cars => Abarth 500 => Topic started by: simer on May 12, 2011, 06:33:24 pm

Title: 175 bhp 1.4 MultiAir 500 Abarth
Post by: simer on May 12, 2011, 06:33:24 pm
Excuse the online translation but this seems to be the latest info on the US market A500. Perhaps we will get the same engine come the facelift?

"The Abarth 500 will be reviewed, as was the Fiat 500 during its passage across the Atlantic for the transition to standards.
The main constraint to respect is that the more severe rear crash test in the USA. This will result in the use of a specific rear, currently used on the 500 NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement).
The amounts of the windshield will also be modified to meet the standards of frontal crash test.

The performance will also be revised upwards from its European cousin. The 500 Abarth will indeed be equipped American bloc 1.4 MultiAir developing a maximum output of 175 bhp and 230 nm of torque (15CH is more than the 500 Abarth esseesse European).

Other differences are mainly located at the cockpit, or access to the rear seats will be optimized, the addition of steering wheel to use the cruise control function (speed)."
Title: Re: 175 bhp 1.4 MultiAir 500 Abarth
Post by: olopboy on May 12, 2011, 07:03:55 pm
I remember ages ago there was something about the American market only having SS versions, could be that when/if it finally comes out in the UK the MA 500 SS will be 175bhp or could be that will just be the American market as they won't be getting the Evo.
Title: Re: 175 bhp 1.4 MultiAir 500 Abarth
Post by: Ninjauk on May 12, 2011, 07:05:17 pm
Would they have the same 6k service schedule?
Title: Re: 175 bhp 1.4 MultiAir 500 Abarth
Post by: alberto on May 12, 2011, 07:21:28 pm
its 18k 10w40 :P
Title: Re: 175 bhp 1.4 MultiAir 500 Abarth
Post by: scuderia sitar on May 12, 2011, 08:14:50 pm
Is that 6K oil changes and 18K service?  I suppose it will be made clear in the manual when it comes out  :whistle:
Title: Re: 175 bhp 1.4 MultiAir 500 Abarth
Post by: FWD_Boy on May 12, 2011, 09:12:50 pm
Domestic and non-domestic models are a strange only thing, the Yanks have all kinds of funny motors that havent been avaliable in the UK and europe even tho they maybe a european manufactor. Ofcourse the multi-air in the 500 would be the next step forward, it was for the Punto but we're wait and see
Title: Re: 175 bhp 1.4 MultiAir 500 Abarth
Post by: Trooper on May 12, 2011, 09:19:49 pm
Im just looking forward to getting a glove box  :hysteria:
Title: Re: 175 bhp 1.4 MultiAir 500 Abarth
Post by: needsmust on May 12, 2011, 09:26:37 pm
Troop, you have one already.  You do know about the secret one...  you know, glove sized, with the tricky flap?
Title: Re: 175 bhp 1.4 MultiAir 500 Abarth
Post by: Trooper on May 12, 2011, 09:29:32 pm
Yeah yeah i want a real one that i can actually put things in  ;D
Title: Re: 175 bhp 1.4 MultiAir 500 Abarth
Post by: DanDey on May 12, 2011, 10:42:41 pm
oh oh oh cruisssssse control  :hysteria:
Title: Re: 175 bhp 1.4 MultiAir 500 Abarth
Post by: tomv1to on May 13, 2011, 01:15:29 am
I remember reading this a while back. It was also rumoured that the Abarth 500 was going to be marketed as an Alfa as well but that hasn't come to fruition.

Is there a facelift due for the UK soon? I hope not as I wouldn't change anything about the current design (except maybe the gear box.)
Title: Re: 175 bhp 1.4 MultiAir 500 Abarth
Post by: bar shaker on May 13, 2011, 09:20:13 am
Rumours of the facelift...

http://www.caradvice.com.au/82670/fiat-500-facelift-could-get-all-wheel-drive-and-lpg/

All speculation although there have been reports of test cars seen in Poland. 
Title: Re: 175 bhp 1.4 MultiAir 500 Abarth
Post by: DraigFlag on May 13, 2011, 06:35:00 pm
That's one of the worst Photoshop jobs i've seen, it's a Panda 100HP grill!  :D
Title: Re: 175 bhp 1.4 MultiAir 500 Abarth
Post by: mightydquinn on May 13, 2011, 07:13:18 pm
lets wait and see :D
Title: Re: 175 bhp 1.4 MultiAir 500 Abarth
Post by: Binnypuss on May 14, 2011, 12:27:49 am
God, that's pretty horrible :thumbd:
Title: Re: 175 bhp 1.4 MultiAir 500 Abarth
Post by: garyskisplym on May 14, 2011, 07:40:55 am
In the article it says it will go up against the new mini countryman but the 500s smaller and got less doors.

Surly the panda 4 wheel drive is more suitable to take on the countryman
Title: Re: 175 bhp 1.4 MultiAir 500 Abarth
Post by: FWD_Boy on May 14, 2011, 04:26:26 pm
Not sure the Panda has quite the same brand to go upagainst the Mini in any shape or size.