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2013 Fiat 500L

The 500L is a five-seater model, though sources state that Fiat will present a longer version with seating for seven later this year. However, only the 5-seat model will be offered in the U.S.A.

The small MPV will launch in Europe in the last quarter of 2012 with an engine range that will initially comprise two petrol engines, the two-cylinder TwinAir anda 1.4-liter inline-four, plus a 1.3-liter turbodiesel. U.S. sales of the 500L are expected to start in 2013.

It will be produced at Fiat’s factory in Kragujevac, Serbia.

(vía Carscoop)

R.I.P. New Lancia Stratos: Michael Stoschek Officially Pronounces the New Stratos Project Dead

Automotive industry entrepreneur, collector and historic car driver Michael Stoschek has just joined their ranks after attempting to build a 21st century version of one of rallying’s iconic cars: the Lancia Stratos.

Earlier this week, Stoschek announced that he will not be able to fulfill the 50 orders he had already received: “The reason lies in the attitude of Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa, who opposes the production of other vehicles by companies that work with Ferrari,” he wrote on his website.

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2013 Dodge Dart - First Look

First look at the 2013 Dodge Dart. (R/T Trim Level Shown)

Engines for the 2013 Dart include a base 2.0-liter four-cylinder, mid-level 1.4-liter turbo four with MultiAir technology, and a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine for top of the line trim. Six-speed manual, auto or dual-clutch transmission will be available and a nine-speed will be available at a later date.

The 2013 Dart will debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, and arrive at your Dodge showroom later this year. Expect more info on the 2013 Dodge Dart to be announced soon.

PREVIEW: 2013 Dodge Dart (Leaked Official Images)

The Dart effectively replaces the Caliber in Dodge’s lineup offering the Chrysler Group a direct rival to the Ford Focus and Chevrolet saloons.

It is based on a wider and longer version of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta’s platform and will offer American buyers an initial choice of three gasoline four-cylinder engines including a pair of natural aspirated units with a displacement of 2.0-liters and 2.4-liters rated at 160 and 184-horses respectively as well as a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine from the Abarth 500 with 160-ponies.

The front-wheel drive Dart will debut with a Fiat Group-sourced 6-speed dual-clutch transmission and a six-speed manual gearbox but in 2013, it will gain a new 9-speed transmission that is currently being developed by the ZF Group.

(vía Carscoop)

Abarth 500 vs Subaru Impreza WRX STi

While driving at Franciacorta racetrack i played with a modified Subaru Impreza WRX Sti. I was also very surprised to keep up with such a fast car with my modified Abarth. So, both cars have more hp than the stock version but here you can clearly see the difference between the drivers. Unfortunately my GoPro HD stopped to record the action for no reason!

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2012 Abarth Punto Scorpione (Special Limited Edition to 99 Units)

The Abarth Punto Scorpione is based on the esseesse model and is powered by the same 180HP 1.4-liter turbocharged MultiAir engine. It accelerates from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.5 seconds and its top speed is 216 km/h (134 mph).

However, it comes with several unique cosmetic touches. These include the special exterior paint job with a two-tone Nero Scorpione livery enhanced by special matte black paintwork for the bonnet and roof that encompass glossy black stripes. The Italian hot hatch also gets black alloy wheels and yellow Brembo brake calipers.

(vía Carscoop)