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2015 Abarth With A New Auto Transmission Begins

By Expert Author: Victoria Patrick

Production for the 2015 Fiat Abarth and the Fiat Cabrio will begin in Mexico. The high performance Fiat will now be offering six speed auto transmission. This optional auto transmission is connected to the 1.4 liter MultiAir Turbo engine that has 157 horsepower with of 183 feet lb.–ft. of torque. To ensure that the two vehicles continue being high performance and be track ready, the auto transmission continues to have stronger clutch plates and heat treatment for better torque capability.

New Automatic Transmissions
According to Fiat, the automatic is derived from the same Standard 500 Aisin Unit. However, it has undergone specific engineering to make it compatible with the added power of the 1.4 liter MultiAir turbo engine.

According to a vehicle integration engineer, Allison Singer, the gearbox modifications include “Gears that have been reinforced and a few extra clutch plates.” These are only a few of the changes that have come to light. It is interesting to note that the automatic transmission model will bring a new set of power numbers as compared to its manual counterpart. It will have torque of 183 pound feet and horsepower of 157. The horsepower of the manual model is 160. Although the horsepower is low, the torque is 13 feet pound more in the automatic model. This aids drivability.

The five-speed manual packs 160 horsepower and 170 ft. - lb. of torque. The new model will also have a dedicated sports mode, fuel cut upshifts, rev matched downshifts, shift logic for holding gears in fast off circumstances and corners, and at the same time, provide a better throttle tuning. Although the torque is higher, the manual model is quicker when performances are compared. It is, however, the availability of the auto transmission that gives it a broader appeal, reaching out to the market of purchasers.

The Communications Head for Fiat North America has stated in her interview with Autoblog that the younger generation, who are not able to drive a manual transmission car, will not miss it. The automatic transmission has widened the appeal of Fiat Abarth and this should help increase the Abarth sales. There is an upshift in the market, with sales expected to rice up to 16 percent.

The new 500 Fiat Abarth will also have a seven inch color display, replacing analog gauges that were popular in the previous cluster of instruments. Lookout for the pedal map that is more aggressive, has a cup holder, and has a fully functional extra USB Port, which is connected to the radio.

Fiat is a reputable brand that is passionate about self-expression. It encourages the masses to take charge of their life and celebrate even the minutest change in it with vibrancy and excitement. The company embodies its philosophy in the Fiat 500 and the Cinquecento, which is a small but high performance car.

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