Wednesday, April 8, 2015

2015 FIAT 500 ABARTH Powertrain

Turbocharged cars need their fair share of fresh air, and the 1.4L 16V MultiAir® Turbocharged engine gets it. Twin “nostrils” are precisely positioned on both sides of the front fascia to maximize airflow in and out of the two intercoolers, helping to provide maximum performance.

In addition to drawing-in fresh air to the engine, Abarth also draws-in a larger audience with the available AISIN® 6-speed automatic transmission. The transmission goes the extra mile toward your sales numbers, ensuring that the Abarth market is now open to drivers who only wish to drive a vehicle with an automatic transmission.

1.4L 16V MultiAir® Turbo Engine

1.4L 16V MultiAir® Turbocharged engine features twin intercoolers that create cooler, higher density air for more power. An Abarth-designed intake system with high-flow air filter, air box and smooth-flowing plumbing also result in maximum power and low induction noise, while a forged-steel crankshaft with lightened counterweights produces high-engine rpm operation.

Heavy-Duty Five-Speed Manual Transmission

Built to handle the additional horsepower and torque from the 1.4L 16V MultiAir® Turbocharged engine, the heavy-duty C510 5-speed performance manual transmission with 3.35 final-drive ratio delivers quick acceleration and faster top speed while maintaining fuel efficiency. The system features large half-shafts, increasing strength and reducing torsional driveline stress, plus large constant velocity (CV) joints that add durability and refinement.

Heavy-Duty Six-Speed Automatic Transmission

The available heavy-duty AISIN® six-speed automatic transmission on FIAT® 500 Abarth Cabrio supports Abarth’s turbocharged engine with reinforced with added clutch plates and a more robust heat treatment to allow for higher torque capacity.

Sport Button

The Sport button elevates the steering response and engine and shift response for a feeling of quickness, stability and control for an even more engaged driving experience. In Sport Mode, the vehicle automatically adjusts the degree of differential locking, depending on dynamic factors including vehicle speed.

Turbo Boost

Abarth-tuned Powertrain Control Module (PCM) provides specific engine calibrations to maximize horsepower and torque in Sport mode, helping Abarth unleash the full power of the 1.4L 16V MultiAir Turbocharged engine. So drivers have a clear understanding of what’s going on, the analog turbo-boost gauge with integrated LED shift light in the center illuminates to optimize gear changes.


A turbocharger is essentially an air pump that forces more air and fuel into the cylinders and increases the engine power output. It can also be referred to as a forced induction system. Its purpose is to help smaller engines deliver power comparable to larger engines.
The components of the turbocharger include:
  • The exhaust manifold: The turbo mounts to the exhaust manifold. The manifold funnels all of the exhaust gasses to the turbocharger
  • Exhaust turbine housing: Houses the exhaust side of the turbine. As exhaust gasses leave the engine, they force the turbine to spin
  • Turbine: These are two fans connected by a shaft. One fan is driven by exhaust gasses, the other fan draws in/compresses intake air
  • Intake turbine housing: Houses the intake side of the turbine. As the intake side of the turbine spins, it draws in/compresses intake air
  • Intake piping: Routes the intake air to the intercooler. The intercooler cools intake air, making it more dense for enhanced combustion and power output

All of these components use the energy that would normally be lost through the tailpipe to pump cool, pressurized air into the engine. This results in a more powerful, cooler-running engine.

For more information about your FIAT 500 ABARTH, give us a call.  We're here to help.

Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT
5665 Scarborough Blvd
Columbus, OH 43232
614.328.0830
www.BobBoydFIAT.com

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

FIAT 500 ABARTH Standard Features


FIAT 500 Abarth Standard Features:

  • 1.4L 16V MultiAir® Turbo engine (160 hp)
  • Heavy-duty 5-speed manual transmission
  • Sport mode with turbo boost gauge and integrated LED shift light
  • 160-mph speedometer
  • Electric power steering
  • Torque transfer control
  • Three-mode Electronic Stability Control1 with full shut off mode
  • 4-wheel disc antilock performance brakes with Rosso (Red) brake calipers
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution
  • All-speed traction control
  • Brake Assist
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Performance suspension
  • Bi-functional halogen projector headlamps
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Fog lamps
  • Advanced multistage front air bags2 
  • Side-curtain front and rear air bags3 
  • Supplemental front-seat side air bags3
  • Driver-side knee bag3 
  • Lower Anchor and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
  • Keyless entry with engine immobilizer
  • Security alarm
  • Cruise control
  • Seven-inch TFT Premium Cluster Display
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Display
  • Air conditioning
  • AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio with 6 speakers
  • FIAT® Premium Sound System
  • BLUE&ME® Hands-Free Communication
  • Media hub with USB4 and aux ports
  • USB4 charging port
  • Auxiliary audio input jack
  • Driver-side height-adjustable seat with armrest and memory function
  • Performance-designed high-back bucket seats
  • Tilt steering column
  • Perforated leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel with audio controls
  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Power locks
  • Power windows with front 1-touch down

  • Front reading/map lamps
  • Rear cargo area lamp
  • Rear cargo shelf panel
  • 50/50 split, fold-down seat
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Aluminum pedal covers
  • Tinted glass
  • 10.5-gallon fuel tank
  • Tire Service Kit
  • Delete spare tire
  • Rearview day/night mirror
  • Rear window defroster
  • Rear window wiper/washer
  • Removable short mast antenna
  • Leather-wrapped cluster bezel
  • Body-color instrument panel bezels
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Locking glove box
  • Abarth front floor mats
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Door trim with cloth inserts
  • 12-volt power outlet
  • 16-inch aluminum wheels
  • 195/45R16 XL tires
  • Two front cup holders
  • Two rear cup holders
  • Rear body-color spoiler
  • Side-sill ground effects
  • Body-color power, heated mirrors with driver-side spotter mirrors
  • Dual bright exhaust tips
  • Chrome exterior door handles
  • Body-color fascias
  • Abarth badging
  • Abarth Track Experience
To learn More about your FIAT 500 ABARTH, Schedule a test drive or just talk with people who share your enjoyment of ABARTH, give us a call.  We're here to help.

Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT
5665 Scarborough Blvd
Columbus, OH 43232
614.328.0830


Intro to ABARTH

Karl (or Carlo) Abarth, the founder of Abarth, was a man with two missions: Go faster than yesterday and win more. His mission embodies the performance spirit of the FIAT 500 Abarth.


Every last bit of the FIAT 500 Abarth drives desire. The 1.4L 16V MultiAir® turbo four-cylinder engine is fed by twin intercoolers to produce 160 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque for adrenaline-pumping performance. And, so that drivers who enjoy a manual or automatic transmission can enjoy the Abarth experience, the engine can be mated to the standard heavy-duty five-speed manual transmission or the available heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission.




 This small but wicked wonder is as committed to performance as it is occupant safety. The FIAT Abarth 500 offers over 35 advanced standard and available safety and security features. Seven air bags,1 steel cage crumple zones and standard three-mode Electronic Stability Control2 all work together to help protect vehicle occupants while a full shut-off mode on the ESC system leaves room for complete, unleased performance.

Exceptional Value

  • Low entry pricing
  • Exceptional levels of standard features
  • 4-Year/50,000-Mile Basic Limited Warranty3

Standard Safety

  • 3-mode Electronic Stability Control2 with Brake Assist and full-off capability
  • 4-wheel performance disc brakes with ABS
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • Seven air bags1
  • Security alarm
  • Fog lamps

Standard Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Power windows, locks and mirrors
  • AM/FM/CD FIAT sound system
  • BLUE&ME® Hands-Free Communication
  • Media Hub including USB4 and Aux ports
  • USB4 charging ports
  • Perforated leather-wrapped flat bottom steering wheel with audio controls
  • Cruise control

Outstanding Performance

  • 1.4L 16V MultiAir® turbo engine delivers 28 city /34 highway mpg5
  • Standard five-speed manual transmission and available six-speed automatic transmission
  • Dual exhaust system
  • Dual intercoolers
  • Performance suspension
  • KONI® front shock absorbers with dual valves
  • 11.1-inch diameter ventilated front rotors
  • Single piston front and rear brake calipers
  • Turbo boost gauge with integrated LED shift light
  • Torque transfer control
  • 160-mph speedometer
  • Refined driving and handling dynamics
  • 16-inch wheels and tires

Technology Throughout

  • Available ParkSense® Rear Backup Camera6
  • BLUE&ME® Hands-Free Communication
  • Seven-Inch HD TFT Premium Cluster
  • Available TOMTOM® With BLUE&ME (Navigation System)
  • FIAT® Premium Sound System
  • Available BeatsAudio™ Premium Sound System

Design with Purpose

  • Four paint colors, available Mopar® Accessories, wraps, top covers, stripe and mirror cap color packages and more all allow the client a wide range options to customize their vehicle
  • High-back performance cloth bucket seats with racing harness pass-throughs
  • Aluminum pedal covers
  • Bi-functional halogen projector headlamps 

To learn more about the FIAT 500 ABARTH and why you should #GoFasterThanYesterday give us a call.  We're here to help.

Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT
5665 Scarborough Blvd
Columbus, OH 43232
614.328.0830

FIAT 500 ABARTH - The Scorpion

Whether you call it the “Ah-barTH” or “Ah-barT” you’re right; the Italians would have us say the latter, but we care less about how you say it and more about how you drive it!  The FIAT 500 Abarth is what happens when you tell performance enthusiasts to take a small, capable package and make it more capable.  


With the same 1.4L Multiair engine found in the non-Abarths, but also found with a Honeywell turbocharger on it, this Abarth produces 160hp and 170lb.ft. of torque that screams out the open exhaust.  

The Abarth’s sport bucket seats have been designed specifically with racing in mind, including the center pass-through for racing seat belts if you ever decide to get them.  


Each Abarth not only has plenty of the features you’re accustomed to in the Sport model, like standard fog lights, FIAT Alpine audio system, and 7” TFT display, but it also includes a few more goodies like the heavy-duty transmissions; either a 5-speed manual or all-new for 2015 6-speed automatic.  

Every new Abarth comes with the Abarth Experience, a one day track-focused driving school that takes place a few weekends per year across the country. 


Give us a call or email us so we can set up a time for you to visit us and learn even more about this small but wicked monster.



 Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT
5665 Scarborough Blvd
Columbus, OH 43232
614.328.0830
www.BobBoydFIAT.com