The new 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo features a single turbocharger, twin intercoolers and sport-tuned exhaust to deliver 135bhp and 203Nm of torque. This is 34 bhp and 70Nm more than the naturally-aspirated 1.4-litre Fiat 500. The engine is mated to a track-proven C510 five-speed manual transmission with a 3.35 final-drive gear ratio for quick acceleration and higher top speed. The turbocharged variant achieves a fuel efficiency figure of up to 6.9L/100km.
Interior updates for the Fiat 500 Turbo include a new gear knob, sport seats, and a revised steering wheel with silver stitching. Those who are particular about In-car entertainment can top up to get a Beats audio system that comes with six speakers, a subwoofer and an amplifier.
The Fiat 500 Turbo will face competition from other subcompact offerings such as the Audi A1, Mini and VW Bettle. Perhaps, Fiat should develop an automatic version of the car to attract a wider mass of customer.