2012 Fiat 500 Abarth (U.S.-spec) unveiled in L.A. [video]

U.S.-spec 500 Abarth is expected to come with 160 hp (119 kW / 162 PS) and 170 lb-ft (230 Nm) of torque from its 1.4 liter MultiAir turbocharged engine.

Fiat has debuted the U.S.-spec 2012 500 Abarth at the Los Angeles motor show.

Although Fiat-Chrysler still won't say what output the 1.4 liter MultiAir turbocharged engine will have on the U.S.-configured 500 Abarth, reports are that it will be uptuned from the European version to 160 hp (119 kW / 162 PS) and 170 lb-ft (230 Nm) of torque - slightly more than the euro-spec's 140 PS (138 bhp / 103 kW ) and 206 Nm (152 lb-ft) of torque.

The 500 Abarth features a body kit for better aerodynamics and comes standard with 16-inch wheels, 17-inchers will be optional. 

The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth is expected to arrive in North American dealer showrooms early in 2012.

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Motor show Los Angeles Auto Show
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Article type Special Editions
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