The Fiat 500 range moves to an all turbo line up for 2018 in an announcement from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
The Fiat 500 range will cease using normally-aspirated engines in favour of a 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo powerplant capable of producing up to 135 horsepower along with 150 lb-ft of torque. The engine will come standard with a 5-speed manual transmission in both models, with a 6-speed automatic available as an option.
“With an all-turbo lineup, the iconic Fiat 500 now offers an even more dynamic driving experience and more standard horsepower than any of its competitors,” says Fiat Chrysler’s new Head of Passenger Car Brands in North America, Steve Beahm.
“In fact, the entire FIAT brand lineup now comes standard with turbocharged power, adding to our roster of fun-to-drive, Italian-designed vehicles.”