New 2017 FIAT 500 Abarth at Thomson Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram for Thomson, GA
The 2017 Fiat 500 Abarth has more charisma than any other subcompact car on the road today. Inspired by the original Fiat Cinquecento, the Fiat 500 Abarth is designed with Italian style and spunk in mind. The Abarth is the highest trim available of the FIAT 500s, and it has high-performance in mind. With a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine and performance suspension and braking, the Abarth can give you an exciting and responsive ride through compact urban streets. Highlights for the 2017 model include the available body striping, Beats audio package, colored roof package, and power sunroof. For those who want to zip around town with the top down, the Cabrio option is also available. The convertible cloth-top can be opened with just a push of a button even while driving up to 60 mph.
Under the 500 Abarth's Hood
The 2017 FIAT 500 Abarth is equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine, producing 160 hp and 183 lb-ft of torque, and a five-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic transmission is available as well. Per Edmonds testing, the Abarth with a manual transmission went from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds. The Abarth's fuel economy is estimated at 28 city/33 highway. Lastly, the handling on the Abarth is superior than other subcompact competitors. Designed with the Italian racetrack in mind, the Abarth includes a turbo boost gauge, dual exhaust, performance suspension and brakes, wider tires and a lowered body height.
Design of FIAT 500 Abarth
For a subcompact car, the Abarth's front seats are roomy even for taller occupants. There are two smaller rear seats in the back, allowing for a total of four passengers. Standard on the Abarth are some of the following features: cloth covered high bucket seats in the front, a leather-wrapped instrument panel and shift knob, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, halogen projector headlights, fog lights, a performance spoiler, driver and passenger seat memory, tinted windows, an Alpine audio system, the Uconnect system with a 5-inch touchscreen, voice command, a navigation system, keyless entry, and more. As mentioned earlier, there is an optional sunroof. The sunroof operates with one touch and it can tilt from the rear for ventilation or slide back to provide a full opening. To add a sportier look, side striping and roof striping can be added, along with different rooftop paint colors and forged aluminum hyper black or bronze wheels. A Beats audio system with satellite radio is also available. Cargo space on the Abarth is approximately 30.2 cubic feet with the rear seats down, and the hatchback design allows room for bulkier items.
Is the FIAT 500 Abarth a convertible?
Yes, choose the Cabrio option and you can have a cloth-top convertible Abarth.
The 2017 FIAT 500 Abarth comes standard with numerous safety features. The 3-mode electronic stability control, hill start assist, rear park assist, security alarm, anti-lock performance brakes, and engine immobilizer all ensure that the car and its passengers remain safe. The Abarth exemplifies the European subcompact car yet with an Italian flair. It is a safe and highly functional urban car for the sporty-inspired driver. Come down to Thomson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT today and take one out for a spin!