Abarth 500 (Fiat)

Description

The Fiat 500 is a A-Segment car launched in 2007 and received a facelift in 2016.

The performance version, Abarth 500, launched in 2008 at the 78th Geneva Motor Show, a year after the rebirth of the Abarth brand (FCA’s subsidiary). The car was developed by the Fiat Group Automobiles Style Centre with the spirit of the legendary 500 Abarths of the 1960s.

All models use a turbocharged and intercooled version of the 1.4 L Fire I4 petrol engine. In the first Abarth 500, the engine produced 135hp (99kw) of power and 206Nm of torque, allowing the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7,9 seconds, reaching a top speed of 205 km/h (127 mph).

Visually the car was distinguished from the regular 500 by an aggressive bodykit that included a redesigned front bumper with larger air intakes, side skirts, new rear bumper with a diffuser and twin chromed exhaust pipes, as well as sporty alloy wheels and a rear wing.

In 2012, the car was replaced by an updated version, the Abarth 595 which was facelifted in 2016. Other versions of the Abarth 500 include the Abarth 500 Essesse (2008), the limited edition 695 Tributo Ferrari (2009) and the more extreme 695 Biposto (2014)

 

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Additional information

Model

Abarth 500 (Fiat)

Production

2008-2012

Segment

A

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1368 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Injection

Power (hp)

135

Power (kw)

99

Power (@rpm)

@5500 rpm

Torque (Nm)

206

Torque (@rpm)

@3000 rpm

0-100km/h

7,9 sec

Top Speed (km/h)

205 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

127 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

6,5

CO2 (g/km)

155 g/km

Gearbox

5 MT

Weight

1120 kg

Length

3657 mm

Width

1627 mm

Height

1485 mm

Wheelbase

2300 mm

Front Track

1409 mm

Rear Track

1402 mm

Boot Space

184 liters

Tire Size

195/45 R16

Front Brakes

284mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

240mm Discs