New for 2015 is an automatic Abarth for people who want the excitement of driving but do not (or do not want to) drive a stick shift. One thing that is worth noting is that the automatic has six speeds while the manual remains with five. I still think it needs an extra gear for the highway but apparently space is an issue.

I think it is best explained by Allison Singer who is part of the design team.

This might be the perfect car for my 82 year old mother (LOL)…

Powerful Features

  • 1.4L 16V MultiAir® Turbo Engine with 160 HP and 170 LB-FT of Torque
  • Heavy-Duty Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Dual Exhaust System
  • Dual Intercoolers
  • Performance Suspension
  • KONI Front Shock Absorbers with Dual Valve Frequency Selective Damping (FSD)
  • 11.1-Inch Diameter Ventilated Front Rotors
  • Single Piston Front and Rear Red Brake Calipers
  • Three-Mode Electronic Stability Control (ESC)+ with ‘Full Off’ Capability
  • Turbo Boost Gauge
  • 16-Inch Performance Aluminum Wheels
  • Fog Lamps
  • Torque Transfer Control (TTC)
  • High-Back Performance Cloth Bucket Seats with Racing Harness Pass-Throughs
  • Leather-Wrapped Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel
  • Aluminum Pedal Covers
  • Full-Day Abarth Track Experience+ with Professional Instructors (Included with Vehicle Purchase)
  • Bifunctional Halogen Projector Headlamps
  • FIAT® Premium Audio System
  • BLUE&ME® Hands-Free Communication with Bluetooth® Streaming Audio and an interface for a USB, MP3 Player and iPod® Mobile Device
  • AM/FM Radio with CD Player
  • Seven Airbags+