AUBURN HILLS, MI – An Abarth derivative of the Fiat 500 will arrive in Chrysler Group LLC showrooms sooner rather than later. As Chrysler announces plans to produce Fiat Auto SpA’s 1.4L Fire I-4 for the 500, CEO Sergio Marchionne confirms a 170-hp turbocharged version of the engine will launch simultaneously, paving the way for the high-performance Abarth. The 500 is scheduled to make its North American debut in fourth-quarter 2010 – just 18 months from the time Fiat acquired its 20% ...
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