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Bkmagby
08-25-2011, 11:32 PM
Hello everyone, new member here.

I was at my local Fiat 500 dealer today and I ask about the Abarth. I was told that it would be out Jan/Feb time frame and that it would have 185 HP!

Everything I have been able to find on the Internet only indicates that it will have 170 HP.

Can anyone clarify the actual HP figure the new US Abarth will have?

Is my salesman correct with the 185 HP number, or is he mistaken and will it only be 170 HP?

If it is only 170 HP, I wonder were he came up with 185 HP number?

Thanks!

Fiat500USA
08-26-2011, 12:35 AM
Hello everyone, new member here.

I was at my local Fiat 500 dealer today and I ask about the Abarth. I was told that it would be out Jan/Feb time frame and that it would have 185 HP!

Everything I have been able to find on the Internet only indicates that it will have 170 HP.

Can anyone clarify the actual HP figure the new US Abarth will have?

Is my salesman correct with the 185 HP number, or is he mistaken and will it only be 170 HP?

If it is only 170 HP, I wonder were he came up with 185 HP number?

Thanks!

Hi Bkmagby,

Welcome to the forum! So far, horsepower for the 500 Abarth has not been confirmed. The engine is rated at 170HP in Euro tune (as installed in the Alfa MiTo). It could be more or less, or even offered at different, optional levels.

Stick around, because we may be the first to know... :friendly_wink:

Abarthlyness
08-26-2011, 11:30 AM
Stick around, because we may be the first to know... :friendly_wink:

Twist my arm why don't ya! lol

Oh, okay... I'll stick around:)

sjmst
08-26-2011, 06:48 PM
I would not be surprised if we get less than 150...

Prima 109
08-26-2011, 08:34 PM
I would not be surprised if we get less than 150...

Bite your tongue!! LOL.

SeaDawg
08-26-2011, 09:41 PM
I would not be surprised if we get less than 150...

What on earth would give you that idea? Or are you just stirring the pot?

Chris
08-27-2011, 07:54 AM
I would not be surprised if we get less than 150...

Won't happen.

Bkmagby
08-27-2011, 12:06 PM
Thanks everyone. I guess my salesman was just lying to me in order to get me to put a deposit on one.

I really don't like when salesmen do that, and to be honest, it doesn't give me the greatest feeling about the Manufacture who he is trained under their guidence to represent. His business card say's "Fiat 500 Expert".

Sorry for the rant, just annoyed. If the salesmen doesn't know something, they should just say, "I'm sorry, but I don't have that information" not just make something up like "it has 185 HP"

Thanks again for the more accurate information.

RacerRon
08-27-2011, 01:16 PM
I would not be surprised if we get less than 150...

I WOULD be surprised if the Abarth is less than 150 hp.

Chris
08-27-2011, 04:06 PM
Don't go that far yet- they honestly DON'T KNOW yet. The dealers are wondering as much as the public is.


Thanks everyone. I guess my salesman was just lying to me in order to get me to put a deposit on one.

I really don't like when salesmen do that, and to be honest, it doesn't give me the greatest feeling about the Manufacture who he is trained under their guidence to represent. His business card say's "Fiat 500 Expert".

Sorry for the rant, just annoyed. If the salesmen doesn't know something, they should just say, "I'm sorry, but I don't have that information" not just make something up like "it has 185 HP"

Thanks again for the more accurate information.

Fiat500USA
08-27-2011, 05:30 PM
OR maybe they do know something... He also may be relating information erroneously given to him, but by who... very interesting.

sjmst
08-27-2011, 05:42 PM
What on earth would give you that idea? Or are you just stirring the pot?
Someone with connections to dealers said it was a possibility.

RLove
09-19-2011, 07:55 AM
I hope it was a typo, but Road and Track mentioned the upcoming Abarth as having 135 hp. That would be a deal-killer. Hoping the 3 should've been an 8...even better, the 1 should've been a 2. :beguiled:

ozarkgolfer
10-04-2011, 06:07 PM
I hope it was a typo, but Road and Track mentioned the upcoming Abarth as having 135 hp. That would be a deal-killer. Hoping the 3 should've been an 8...even better, the 1 should've been a 2. :beguiled:

I have heard all sorts of hp numbers and a 135hp Abarth sounds more realistic than almost twice (185hp) the horsepower from an engine that only gives 101hp to start with.

Fiat of Denver
10-04-2011, 08:20 PM
Don't go that far yet- they honestly DON'T KNOW yet. The dealers are wondering as much as the public is.

+1

Felnus
10-04-2011, 09:10 PM
Hedging my bets, I'd say the Abarth will have 140 to 150 hp with an available "SS" package to bump it 165 to 175 hp. I guess we'll find out next month.