Fiat announced today that the 2012 Abarth 500 will be priced from $22,000 (not including destination), when it will hit the U.S. dealerships. The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth is powered by the all-new 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine capable to deliver 160 hp (119 kW) and 170 lb.-ft. (230 Nm) of torque. Moreover, the Abarth 500 comes with a tuned suspension, new brake system, a dual exhaust, turbo-boost gauge with integrated LED shift light and 16-inch aluminum wheels.
Inside, the vehicle features sport seats with a one-piece design with large side bolsters, racing-harness pass-through and accent stitching. The Blue&Me Handsfree Communication is offered as standard on the Abarth 500. Also as standard we find the Bose premium audio system and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
. The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth promises to remain faithful to the "small but wicked" saying coined for Karl Abarth's cars in the 1960s.“The Fiat 500 Abarth feels like a double shot of espresso straight to your veins," said Tim Kuniskis, Head of FIAT Brand for North America, Chrysler Group LLC. "With its wicked attitude, it will reward adrenaline fans who no longer need to pay six figures to feel the rush of true Italian performance."