U.S.-spec 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth to make L.A. show debut

Fiat USA has issued a Tweet announcing the L.A. Auto Show introduction of the North American-spec 2013 500 Abarth.

The U.S.-spec Abarth is expected to be very similar to the Euro-spec one which, in standard guise, comes powered by a 140 PS (138 bhp / 103 kW ) 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with 206 Nm (152 lb-ft) of torque. An Abarth Essesse (SS / Super Sport) comes with 170 PS (125 kW / 168 bhp).

Fiat did not announce which of the aforementioned configurations would be making it stateside or whether there would be a uniquely American edition.

We expect the U.S.-market 500 Abarth to have a starting price of around $19,000 and go on sale sometime in 2012.

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