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Fiat 500C Abarth

The sporty Fiat 500C Abarth is great fun to drive with its turbo charged engine. It’s a proper hot hatch with the added bonus of a convertible top. The price has come down a little but it is still rather expensive particularly when you see how much fun can be had in the TwinAir Fiat 500C for a lot less. The Abarth brand, interior and styling details however do go along way to make it feel special in a way very few other cars can. The aluminium pedals and stitched leather steering wheel make it feel like an Italian exotic with a much higher price tag.

Fiat 500C Abarth Details

Production dates2010-current
Length3657 mm
Wheelbase2300 mm
Turning circle10.7 m
Luggage capacity185 litres
Fuel tank capacity35 litres
Warranty distance60,000 miles
Warranty length3 years
Service Intervals18,000 miles

Fiat 500C Abarth 1.4 16v Turbo T-Jet

Fiat 500C Abarth 1.4 16v Turbo T-Jet Specifications

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1368 cc
Power135@5000 bhp
Torque152@3000 lb.ft
Torque206@2000 nm
Transmission type5-spd manual / 5-spd auto
Kerb Weight1085 kg
UK Retail pricefrom £16,560
UK Insurance group27

Fiat 500C Abarth 1.4 16v Turbo T-Jet Performance

Max Speed (Manual)128 mph
Max Speed (Auto)128 mph
0-60mph (Manual)- seconds
0-60mph (Auto)- seconds
0-100kmph (Manual)7.9 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)8.1 seconds

Fiat 500C Abarth 1.4 16v Turbo T-Jet Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)43.5 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)43.5 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)155 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)151 g/km

Fiat 500 C Abarth 595

The Abarth 595 covers several cars which are all based on the same engine and chassis platform with various different trim specifications. These include the Turismo, Competizione and Cabrio Italia. The aim is to produce a pocket supercar that can compete with the Mini John Cooper Works. It is entertainingly quick and nimble although the high driving position and lack steering of steering feedback are a bit disappointing. It does look the part though in true Italian style which manages to look cool and never boy-racer. There is a full body kit with air intakes, big alloy wheels and beefy exhaust pipes. There are also numerous little details throughout the car both inside and out which make it feel special and set apart from the standard 500 Convertible. It gets a healthy 25 extra horsepower over even the standard Abarth model. There is a clear difference in the speed of the 595 and a raspy exhaust note that makes it an enjoyable car to drive while also easy to live with in the city.

Fiat 500 C Abarth 595 Specifications

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine size1368 cc
Power160@5500 bhp
Torque170@3000 lb.ft
Transmission type5-spd manual / MTA
Kerb Weight1085 kg
UK Retail pricefrom £20,990

Fiat 500 C Abarth 595 Performance

Max Speed (Manual)130 mph
Max Speed (Auto)130 mph
0-60mph (Manual)- seconds
0-60mph (Auto)- seconds
0-100kmph (Manual)7.4 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)7.6 seconds

Fiat 500 C Abarth 595 Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)43.5 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)43.5 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)155 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)151 g/km

Information last updated June 28, 2015

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