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2013 Fiat 500 Turbo

Diet Abarth Try as I might, I just can't bring myself to stick to a routine of drinking diet soda. Nevermind the fact that I'm trying to cut soda out of my life altogether – every now and then, I just want the high-octane stuff, and diet simply won't do. If I'm already going to subject myself to the sweeteners and caffeine, I'm going to take the calories that go along with it. Some people feel the same way about cars (go big or go home!), but I'm not one of them – I often see the merit in less-potent machines that automakers offer. For example, while I simply adored the... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 1.4L I4
Power:
135 HP / 150 LB-FT
Transmission:
5-Speed Manual
Base Price:
$19,500
As-Tested Price:
$22,350
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    Spy Shots: Fiat 500L seven-seater spotted
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    We like the small Fiat 500 a lot, but we're not so fond of the upsized version Fiat is planning. When the five-door 500L debuted at Geneva, calling it homely was being generous, indeed. We can't deny the logic in offering a more family friendly 500, however. But a size-large seven-seater? This quite literally stretches the limits of the 500's ethos. Yet ...

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    Spy Shots: Fiat's high-riding, all-wheel-drive 500
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    The 2012 Fiat 500 may just be launching here in the United States, but elsewhere, Fiat appears to be working on an all-wheel-drive 500 to battle the high-riding Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Sonic that have both been recently spied. Rumors have suggested that the AWD variant will be introduced around the same time as the slightly facelifted 500 in ...

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    Spy Shots: Fiat 500 getting AWD variant?
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    An alert enthusiast in Sicily caught sight of a jacked up Fiat 500 and crawled underneath to investigate. What he found was a driveshaft and rear differential, leading one to deduce that Fiat is working on an all-wheel-drive version of its popular little hatch. This update would be a natural evolution: the Fiat Panda, on which the 500 is based, is ...

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    Spy Shots: Fiat 500 "Cabrio Coach"
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    The only thing that could possibly make the Fiat 500 any cutesier than it already is – short of a Hello Kitty sticker job – would be to turn it into a convertible. Castagna tried its hand at just that with the unique Tender Two concept, but the latest batch of spy shots indicate that Fiat's own is getting closer to completion. In fact, reports ...

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    Spy Shots: Fiat 500 Abarth SS
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    Fiat is set to debut the high performance version of its fashionable 500 -- possibly in October at the Paris Motor Show -- and spy shots have revealed that development is well underway. If fans of the retro-mobile were let down by the Abarth model's relatively puny 133-horsepower and sub-eight-second run to 60, the SS model will improve those numbers ...

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    Spy Shots: Fiat Abarth 500 SS
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    The hotrod version of Fiat's new 500 was snagged by photographers in frozen Scandinavia practicing its flick. Wearing a tape job, the Abarth 500 SS doesn't do a whole lot to disguise its body mods. The snout and rump have their details pretty well obscured, but the overall motif is discernible. The wraps will come off this extra-aggressive Lilliputian in ...

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    Spy Shots: Fiat 500 Abarth SS
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    Before you overlook the Fiat 500 Abarth SS as just another sporty hatch that will be sold in a few select European markets, note that it could be sold in the U.S. as well as Asia-Pacific as an alternative to cars like the MINI Cooper. In July, Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne hinted that selling the 500 outside of Europe was a definite option, although nothing ...

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    Spy Shots: Fiat Abarth duo
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    Abarth is returning to the scene with force. The historic Italian tuning house, long a part of the Fiat group, has been hard at work turning Fiat's models into hot hatches worthy of the scorpion badge's revival. At Geneva we saw the production preview of the Grande Punto Abarth, and the Abarth version of the newly-launched 500 retromobile is expected at ...

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    VIDEO: Fiat 500 Abarth tackles the 'Ring
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    The video embedded after the jump's a good one. In it, we see the forthcoming Fiat 500 Abarth bombing around the Nurburgring with aplomb, and with each turn it takes, we become more envious of our friends in Europe, who are going to have first crack at the scorpion-emblazoned hot hatch. Power numbers are still a matter of speculation -- the video's producer ...

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    Spy Shots: Fiat 500 Abarth scooting around the 'Ring
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    Camera wielding spies around the Nurburgring have spotted what appears to be an Abarth variant of the new Fiat 500 super-mini. Abarth is Fiat's long-time in-house tuner and it looks like the Italians are taking direct aim at the latest Mini Cooper S with the new Abarth 500. The larger lower-profile tires put down what is anticipated to be 150 hp from a 1.4L ...

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    Spionaggio! new Fiat 500 pics leaked
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    If you ask us, it's a good thing Fiat has resisted the urge to branch out of automobiles and into boat manufacturing, because as it stands, they've got far too many leaks. The latest are a series of photos and details of the upcoming highly-anticipated 500, ostensibly leaked from Fiat in a slide show for internal consumption. Silly Italians, didn't you know ...

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    Spy Shots: Fiat 500 cabrio
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    Fiat's launch of the chic retro 500 supermini, scheduled for late next year, is bound to be at least as successful as BMW's revival of the MINI. The original iconic Cinquocente didn't have much power, but that doesn't stop Michael Schumacher from driving one. (Nor did it stop Luigi from stacking his tires in Cars.) The new 500 should follow the same ...

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    Spy Shot: 2008 Ford Five-Hundred
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    The Ford Five Hundred is getting a 2008 makeover en route to its 2012 replacement. As we reported earlier, the facelifted full-size sedan will adopt Ford's new three-bar chrome family grille, as well as a revised cabin. Looks like there'll also be a butt-lift for the rear end, which is also masked by a cover in this spy pic. Still, this is our best view yet ...

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    Fiat 500 Spy Photos Surface
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    Italian website Quattroroute has what appears to be the first spy photos of the new Fiat 500. Snapped while it was driving the streets of Turin, the heavy cladding obscures all the 500's key details, but the shape is there, as are the round headlights. The full gallery of photos has clear shots of the side and rear of the little Fiat as well. Interest is ...

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