2013 Fiat 500 Turbo gets 135-hp, price starts at $19,500

The 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is turning out to be quite a show. Besides supercars and ultra-elegant concepts, Fiat has shown up to Monterey, California with the new 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo.

Power for the 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo comes from a 1.4 liter MultiAir Turbo engine making 135-hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. It also gets a track-proven manual transmission and sport exhaust.

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“We listened to our customers,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of FIAT Brand North America. “The new Fiat 500 Turbo is the answer to all the fans that loved the style of our Cinquecento but wanted more power and performance for their daily drive. With 135 horsepower and 150 lb.-ft. of torque, the Fiat 500 Turbo hits the sweet spot between the regular Cinquecento and the high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth. The Fiat 500 Turbo balances and blends the best Italian flavors that our portfolio has to offer, becoming the perfect canvas for customization.”

Fiat says that the Fiat 500 Turbo also features a sport-tuned suspension, steering, front-lower control arms and high-performance brake system.

For 2013, buyers also have the choice of equipping their Fiat 500 with a Beats by Dr. Dre audio system.

Sales of the Fiat 500 Turbo will start this fall with prices starting at $19,500.

– By: Omar Rana