Designed with the much-loved Fiat 500 in mind, the Abarth 595 Competizione adds an athletic dimension with a more powerful engine. The body and interior have been reworked too to create a sporty vehicle that still retains the unique charm of the original.
The unmistakable Fiat 500 features are present but, like the engine within, they have been fine-tuned to create a more animated effect. Powerful and adaptable Xenon headlights distinguish the front-end, with fog lamps just below. The Competizione also features a lowered sports suspension giving it with a more assertive stance. Titanium-finish 17-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in 205/40 ultra-low profile tyres add an extra touch of class. Dual-mode Record Monza exhaust pipes look the part, and provide the rich signature Competizione roar.
Features including electrically-adjustable door mirrors made from anthracite and body-coloured bumpers. A heated rear window deals well with condensation and ice, particularly with its wash/wiper function. A Satin Grey stripe runs along the flank of the car, with the Abarth legend stencilled upon it. Officina Red is the standard livery for the Competizione, with Gara White, Podium Blue and three distinctive grey hues available as options.
Bespoke Abarth Corsa bucket leather- covered seats, created by Sabelt, look smart and provide comfort. Choose from black, grey or natural leathers at no extra cost, to personalise the cabin. A leather-trimmed steering wheel features remote controls, providing you with easy command of the car’s audio equipment and more. It is also height-adjustable, so you can quickly find your optimal position. A grab-handle is positioned above the front passenger seat – ideal for those times when the Competizione demonstrates a quick burst of speed. And you and your fellow passengers can enjoy the ideal temperature thanks to the inclusion of automatic dual-zone climate control.
A 1.4-litre petrol engine produces 178bhp and a peak torque of 250Nm at 3,000rpm. Five-speed manual transmission comes as standard, with a five-speed Abarth automated manual transmission (AMT) gearbox available as an option. The Competizione can go from 0-60mph in 6.8 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 140mph. With the default gearbox fitted, the car can achieve as much as 47.1mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 139g/km. These figures are improved slightly with an AMT gearbox installed.
The car’s Blue&Me infotainment system features Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to stream music from your compatible hand-held devices. It also enables you to make and receive calls hands-free. USB and AUX ports give you the option to plug-and-play and a radio, and CD and MP3 player are also included.
A range of safety features are fitted as standard, from a selection of airbags to technology such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). ABS comes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and gives you greater control on slick surfaces. Electronic Stability Programme automatically applies the brakes to help steer the vehicle where you intend to go. Tyre Pressure Monitoring System keeps an eye on each tyre and alerts you if there are any significant fluctuations in air pressure.
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