As we revealed a few weeks ago, Abarth, Fiat’s performance division, will bring two new models at the Geneva Motor Show which kicks off next week. Said cars are based on the Fiat 500C and the new Punto Evo models, which were recently launched.
Now, the company confirmed them and revealed a fresh batch of details surrounding these new pocket rockets, even though they won’t be so aggressive as the Hamann-tuned Fiat 500. The new Abarth 500C will see 138 HP and 152 lb-ft of torque squeezed out of the 1.4-liter T-Jet engine. The power unit will be coupled with a six-speed automatic gearbox, complete with paddle shifters.
It will be able to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 7.9 seconds and reach 127 mph, all while you and your passengers will be feeling the wind through your hair.Those of you with a passion for more performance will be pleased to hear that an even more aggressive Esseesse edition will be launched, but at a later date.
The Abarth Punto Evo brings a bit more power, 161 HP, from the 1.4-liter turbocharged MultiAir engine, and will see an Esseesse version right from the get go, capable of 178 HP. The “simple” Abarth will be capable of 0 to 62 mph in 7.5 seconds, and will top out at 133 mph. It will also be quite frugal, with a fuel economy of 47 mph and CO2 emissions of around 142 g/km.
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