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