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Fiat 124 Spider

The Fiat 124 Spider is very much its own car, despite being built on the same chassis platform as its nearest competitor. While Mazda sticks to their well-worn route of eager, supple handling in a forgiving chassis, Fiat has dug into their long heritage to create a car with classic lines and a more relaxed style.

That’s not to say the 124 Spider isn’t a competent sports car, but with plenty of torque available at low revs there is no need to thrash the life out of Fiat’s 1.4 litre turbocharged engine. In an era of bloated equipment levels and strict safety regulations, the Spider’s light weight and agility should be celebrated. The ride is smooth and involving but feedback from the electric power steering is limited.

If retro styling is your thing then the Spider is likely to appeal. It takes influence from the Pininfarina designed 124 of the 1960s and there are plenty of classic sports car details alongside the very modern levels of equipment. The interior is sporting and well equipped. There are plenty of modern roadsters on the market but perhaps nothing else is as evocative as the Fiat. The 124 was born for cruising along winding Mediterranean on a summer evening or weaving through the streets of Rome.

Fiat 124 Spider Details

Production Dates2016-current
Length 4054 mm / 160 in
Width 1740 mm / 69 in
Height 1233 mm / 49 in
Wheelbase 2310 mm / 91 in
Luggage Capacity 140 litres / 4.94 cu ft
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 litres / 11.9 US gal
Warranty 3 years or 999999 miles
Service Intervals 12 months or 15000km miles

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Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Driven Wheels Rear-wheel-drive
Engine type Straight 4
Engine Capacity 1368 cc
Power 140@5000 bhp
Torque 240@2250 nm
Transmission type 6-speed manual/auto
Kerb Weight 1050 kg / 2315 lb
UK Retail Price from £21,050
UK Insurance Group 25E


Max speed (manual) 134 mph / 216 kph
Max speed (auto) 133 mph / 214 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 7.5 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 7.6 seconds

Economy and Emissions

EU Combined Fuel Economy (manual) 44.1 mpg / 6.4 L/100km
EU Combined Fuel Economy (auto) 42.8 mpg / 6.6 L/100km
CO2 Emissions (manual) 148 g/km
CO2 Emissions (auto) 153 g/km
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