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Car of the Month June 2013

2013 Fiat Abarth 500 Cabrio

Compact Performance Convertible

A three-quarter front view of the 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio
In short: A small, thrilling and agile convertible.

2013 Fiat Abarth 500 Cabrio Review

This turbocharged version of Fiat’s iconic Cinquecento adds an aggressive edge to the 3-door hatchback. Fitted with a stiffer suspension and responsive vented front disc brakes, the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio is quick and athletic while still earning 34 mpg highway. Stylish touches like flashy red brake calipers and the signature Abarth scorpion let everyone know that this isn’t your everyday Fiat 500. And to be sure you are not missed by anyone, the sharp exhaust sound is one way to get noticed and the other would be by blasting the beats by dr.dre audio system.  The 500’s soft top can be retracted at speeds of up to 60 mph, meaning you can let in a little sunshine without ever slowing down.

Warranty/Service: 4-year/ 50,000-mile basic warranty

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Base Price: $26,000 / As Tested: $31,100

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door convertible

Engine: 1.4-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine
Horsepower: 160 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Torque: 170 lb-ft @ 2,500-4,000 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual

Curb weight: 2,508 lbs
Wheelbase: 90.6 in
Length/Width/Height: 144.4 / 64.1 / 61.7 in
Turning circle: 18.3 ft

Brakes:
4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Suspension: strut front with coil springs

Traction: three-mode electronic stability control; traction control

0-60 mph: 6.8 seconds
60-0 mph: 117 ft
Top Speed: 130 mph

EPA City: 28 mpg
EPA Highway: 34 mpg
Combined MPG: 31 mpg

Seating Capacity: 4
Safety: advanced multistage front airbags, supplemental front seat-mounted side airbags, driver inflatable knee-bolster airbag


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Photography: AlphaMedia

Make: Fiat, Vehicle Type: Convertible

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