Ambient Thermal Management is proud to reintroduce the stepped core intercooler to the Fiat 500 Abarth market. This FMIC continues to bring cooler intake air temperatures with little cost of pressure drop to hundreds of Abarth owners.
SIZE- We've measured the available area in front of the bumper in both depth and height and custom designed an intercooler that makes the most of this space - the result is an intercooler with 66% more frontal area and 81% more core volume than stock.
CORE- ATM is the only FMIC manufacturer producing a stepped core as one single assembly. Our core is custom made to our specifications, including the ambient and charge row height and internal and external fin count. And of course, at the heart of every ATM intercooler core is our unique rounded header bars which act as a velocity stack for the charge rows, increasing the flow efficiency from 80% to 98%.
System Volumes- We also opted not to utilize any of the factory plumbing. Our reasoning was simple; the factory Abarth plumbing IS the flow restriction in the charge side due to diameter, direction changes and unnecessary volume as well as a plethora of potential leak points. The ATM FMIC setup solves this by including efficient and direct low-volume charge pipes. This results in a whopping 1300ml total charge pipe volume compared to 3570ml volume in the stock design. That's 64% less volume than stock.
Endtank Design- All endtanks are not created equal. Air likes to flow in a smooth curved radius just like you see on the rounded cast endtanks of the ATM FMIC.
The end result is the ATM FMIC's ability to remove more temperature, meet the targeted air flow, and minimize the pressure drop on your Fiat.
More core volume than stock? - Yes, 81%
More ambient face than stock? - Yes, 66%
More charge rows than stock (12 and 10)? - Yes, 14
Bar and Plate construction? - Yes
Less charge pipe volume than stock? - Yes, 64% less volume
Removes restrictive stock plumbing? - Yes
Weight of the intercooling systems? - Factory 20lbs with most of weight in the plumbing - ATM 19lbs with most of the weight in the Intercooler
We also designed the intercooler to sit against the factory heat exchangers, so the radiator fan could still draw ambient air through the core when the vehicle is in low speed situations