At the 2014 New York International Auto Show, Fiat is going to showcase the 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio models with a new, much-anticipated feature. Can you guess the one we are talking about? These high performance 500 models have offered plenty of features except for an automatic gearbox, but the 2015 iterations of the same will be available with an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. The new 6-speed transmission will be available alongside the standard 5-speed manual unit and have been specifically tuned to deliver performance.

To match the performance level of the potent engine that powers the 500 Abarth models, Fiat has added more clutch plates and have heat-treated the unit’s components to withstand high torque outputs. There will also be a Sport mode which when enabled offers an even more engaging experience. The new automatic transmission will not be available on the 500 Abarth and Abarth