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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

More Fiat 500T Rumors


Fiat 500T first images?

I posted the first pictures of the Fiat 500T here in March. Now, more Fiat 500T news and rumors have begun surfacing from various sources. The 2013 Fiat 500T is a 500 Sport with a detuned 500 Abarth 1.4L engine. The engine makes 135 HP, or the same as the European Abarth 500.

This car would be slated between the $17,500 Fiat 500 Sport and the $22,700 Fiat 500 Abarth. The figure of $19,000 is often mentioned, again, this is not official, but is a logical assumption.



Transmission will be the heavy duty C510 from the 500 Abarth, but without the equal length driveshafts that the Abarth has . Done, no doubt, to save some money and probably not deemed totally necessary due to the the 500T's lower horsepower figure.

There is also a rumor that the C510 gearbox will  sport a sixth gear, however, that would be quite a coup and would mean there is a redesign of a chassis reinforcement that had previously precluded the fitment. This would also guarantee a sixth gear coming for the 500 Abarth for the 2013 model year. We'll have to watch this closely, and personally, I am thinking the long awaited 6 speed Dual Dry Clutch Transmission (DDCT) making its debut is a more likely scenario. A very interesting rumor indeed.




Other mechanical news is the car will have a single exhaust pipe and not the dual pipes the 500 Abarth has.

Fiat 500T preliminary engine output specifications:

Maximum Power (EEC)
100 kW @ 5000 rpm
135 HP @ 5000 rpm


Maximum Torque (EEC)
180 N·m @ 1750 rpm
133 ft. lbs. @ 1750 rpm

Remember, this is all very preliminary. Stay tuned...




4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the dual dry clutch is it for the tranny. We are starting to seriously consider a 500 for our 'second' car for getting around the village, but as a car that our daughter would be driving, an auto is a must (not to mention I would STRONGLY prefer not to mess with a clutch.) But on the other hand, after driving test driving the current sport 500, I really need a bit more power.

The Turbo would do the trick, just need it without a form of an automatic.

John G. said...

Any idea if the 500T will come in convertible version from moment one?

Eduardo Palandi said...

this is the one I would buy. if only it features ivory ambience and make it to Brazil...

Anonymous said...

What month would the 500 T be released? I'd like to wait out for one. the 101 hp on the sports model is just not enough for me.