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The New 595 Line-Up: Even More Abarth Following the launch of Abarth 124 spider, it is the evolution of the Abarth icon that since 2008 has gained enthusiasts at global level. Available as hatchback or convertible, the line-up features three trim levels – 595, 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione – corresponding to three levels of engine power and tuning. One of the major innovations is the increased power of the 1.4 T-jet engine equipping the 595 (145 HP) and 595 Turismo (165 HP) versions, the latter with Garrett turbine. The 595 Competizione is now optionally available with mechanical limited-slip differential (Abarth D.A.M.) to improve traction in extreme conditions. Koni FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) shock absorbers for 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione. New front end with oversized air intake, new and more pronounced rear diffuser and new specific inserts. New polyelliptical headlight clusters and LED daylights are standard. Xenon headlights available on request. The new 17” Granturismo alloy rims are 7% lighter and with more than 50% greater ventilating surface. New body colours: Modena Yellow, Abarth Red, three-layer Iridato White and the Scorpione Black/Podio Blue, Scorpione Black/Record Grey and Pista Grey/Abarth Red two-colour combos. The interiors are even more exclusive with the use of new technical materials, such as Alcantara® and carbon fibre. Corsa by Sabelt leather and Alcantara® seats with carbon shell are available on demand. New sporty flat-bottom steering wheel with viewfinder and a one-of-a-kind racing-derived instrument panel. Début of the Uconnect system – of which two 5’’ and 7” HD versions are available with high-def screen, navigator and DAB digital radio – and of the powerful 480 W BeatsAudio™ Hi-Fi system with seven speakers. FCA Bank, dedicated to motorists, is supporting the launch of the New 595 Abarth with an array of specific financing packages, insurance products and services tailored for each European market. It has been just over two months since the launch of Abarth 124 spider and now the brand with the Scorpion trademark is generating buzz again. The New Abarth 595 is the development of the iconic model: more powerful engines, even richer standard equipment and plenty of product innovations, some of which are usually reservedfor higher segment cars. With sales kicking off in June across the EMEA region, the new Abarth model is reasserting its reputation as a compact, lightweight and agile car and as a unique model in terms of configuration and tuning. In brief, the New Abarth 595 is the natural heir of the model launched in 2008 andpresent worldwide.Performance, technology and iconic Italian style are the key factors of a very successful strategy. Available as a hatchback or convertible, the New Abarth 595 is offered with three trim levels (595, 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione) and three power levels to satisfy the requirements of increasingly demanding and competent customers. Many of the upgrades introduced are the result of experience gained with the development of the 695 Biposto, dubbed the "smallest supercar", which implements real racing thrills and technology on a street-legal car. The distinctive yet affordable 595version is the Abarth entry levelmodel and offers all the standard equipment needed to ensure typical Scorpion enjoyment and driving pleasure. What is more, 595 is the ideal base for drivers who want to tune their car over time and make it unique. The 595 Competizione and 595 Turismo versions express other two distinctive souls of Abarth. The first, more "purist", is designed for those who love performance and no-compromise sportiness. The second, on the other hand, makes reference to the typical values of the Italian GTs in a compact size perfect for use in cities. Engine and gearbox One of the biggest innovations is the increased power of the 1.4 T-jet engine installed on the 595 and 595 Turismo versions. The first delivers 145 HP and 206 Nm of peak torque, while the second reaches 165 HP and 230 Nm. What is more, the latter is fitted with aGarrett turbine. On the other hand, 595 Competizione with its 180 HP is the car for drivers who crave racing adrenaline in terms of both performance and technical features. Accelerating from 0-100 in 6.7” and then braking safely with the oversize Brembo braking system with four-piston fixed aluminium callipers will be a pleasure in the anatomical “Abarth Corsa by Sabelt” shell seats. Moreover, the engine also achieves a specific power of 132 HP/litre as a result of the high-performance Record Monza exhaust with dual mode system.This exclusive feature is available, on request, on the rest of the range, together with the Record Modena exhaust that ensures identical performance combined with a less aggressive looking tailpipe. As standard, all variants of the 1.4 T-jet engine are paired with a mechanical five-speed gearbox but they can be fitted with an Abarth robotised sequential gearbox with shift paddles. Abarth D.A.M. The New Abarth 595 is the only car in its segment to fit a truly exclusive mechanical limited-slip differential (Abarth D.A.M.), for superlative performance. Available on demand, the Abarth mechanical limited-slip differential is available on the 595 Competizionewith manual transmission and derives directly from the experience acquired on the 695 Biposto. The Abarth mechanical limited-slip differential exploits the full potential of the 595 Competizione to the utmost and improves traction in extreme conditions. The mechanical limited-slip differential ensures adequate torque transferbetween the front wheels when either has less grip (a typical example is the different speed coming out of curves taken with high lateral load). This equipment allows the driver to close the line and eliminates understeer. Abarth D.A.M. is contained in the new Performance Pack – available on the New Abarth 595 Competizione with manual gearbox only – which includes 17” Supersport rims and Sabelt leather/Alcantara® seats with carbon shell, carved aluminium 595 badgeand the red, white or glossy black customisation pack to personalise the look of the car. Brakes, suspension and Sport button Standard on 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione are the Koni FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) rear shock absorbers that optimise the driving experience and safety by improving road-hold, handling and stability. And now, the same shocks are fitted as standard on 595 Competizione on the front suspension, with a considerable increase in dynamic performance. Also on the top-of-the-range version is theBrembobraking system with four-piston aluminium monoblock fixed callipers – standard red or optionally grey, black or yellow – combined with 305 mm ventilated and perforated discs. The standard callipers are instead black on the 595 Turismo, with red or yellow offered as alternatives. Finally, the New Abarth 595 also fits a Sport buttonto change different parameters of the car: from maximum torque output to power steering calibration to get a more direct and less invasive feel. Furthermore, the system adjusts the accelerator pedal calibration to guarantee prompter response and the TFT instrument panel switches to racing configuration, in perfect Abarth style. Exteriors On the outside, the New Abarth 595 has plenty of new features which improve performance. The front end, for example, was redesigned and nowhas an oversized air intake: this improves heat management in the engine compartment and increases cooling capacity by 18%. So, performance and regularity of engine delivery are increased, even in the case of more extreme racing tuning. Abarth engineers also worked on the rear bumper creating a more pronounced diffuser. Specific bumper inserts have also been created for each trim level. They are matte black for the 595, in matching body colour on the 595 Turismo and with the tar cold grey finish on the 595 Competizione. The front and rear headlight clusters are also new, with polyelliptical headlights and LED daytime running lights on the entire range as standard equipment. Xenon headlights are optionally available. They ensure better emitted light quality and excellent efficiency in all weather conditions because they are nearly three times brighter and longer lasting than normal halogen headlights. The new 17’’ Granturismo rims (standard on 595 Turismo) are 7% lighter and have over 50% more ventilating surface to the benefit of heat dissipation, and enhanced and more consistent braking system performance as a consequence. The distinctive features of the new Abarth 595 include new satin chrome trim on the 595 and Turismo versions, new mirror caps (satin chrome on 595 Turismo, matching body colour on 595 and tar cold grey on 595 Competizione) and the side stripes (standard on 595 Competizione), now wider and longer to give greater emphasis to the Abarth brand. Available in 15 body colours - including pastel, metallic and three-layer paints and five two-tone liveries - the exciting colour palette of the New Abarth 595 includes besides standard Pista Grey the exclusive Modena Yellow, until now only available on the 695 Biposto Record, the sporty and bright new Abarth Red pastel and the new three-layer Iridato White. Making their début are the three new two-colour combos: Scorpione Black/Podio Blue and Scorpione Black/Record Grey and Pista Grey/Abarth Red. Finally, three packs for customising the appearance of the car are available on demand with Abarth side sticker, mirror caps and front and rear bumper inserts in three colours: white, black or red. Interiors The New Abarth 595 is completely new on the inside, too. New technical materials, like Alcantara® and carbon fibre cleverly reassert the sporty character of the model. Furthermore, new upholstery is available on the entire range. In particular, the 595 version offers specific Abarth fabric seats characterised by extraordinary lateral support. The 595 Turismoversion comes with black, tan or red leather seats, while standard on the 595 Competizione are the Corsa by Sabelt seats, amongst the best supporting seats on the market today. They provide extraordinary lateral support and are perfect for sporty driving due to their ability to accurately transmit every minimum load shift to the driver. The seats have fabric upholstery with new graphics and materials for maximising grip. Leather and Alcantara® alternatives in the shades of black or tan are optionally available. Furthermore, the new flat bottom steering wheel with viewfinder was designed to ensure effective sporty driving. Inmoredetail, the standard steering wheel for the Competizione version is made of technical materials, such as carbon fibre and Alcantara®. The dashboard fascia, which has always been one of the most iconic features of the 595, is specifically characterised for each version: matching body colour on 595, matte grey on 595 Turismo and tar cold grey on 595 Competizione. The carbon dashboard fascia derived from the 695 Biposto is now available as optional equipment and may be ordered to complement the passenger compartment of the 595 Competizione even further. The innovations continue with a brandnew sports instrument panel,which improves readability, especially with the new graphics that characterise the Sport mode. Moreover, the manometer lighting is white so as to make reading easier and more immediate. Infotainment All versions are equipped with Uconnect™ 5” Radio with touchscreen and Uconnect Live services as standard equipment (also with built-in navigator and DAB on request). Uconnect™ 7” HD, a fast platform complete with high-def screen, navigation and DAB digital radio, is also appearing for the first time on the range. The Uconnect 7” HD system comes with high-def screen andAbarth Telemetryun for gauging driving performance on preloaded circuits to study driving style and improve it. It is also customisable, offering the possibility to record new tracks and store them for later retrieval to compare performance. With the preloaded points of interest (Officine Abarth and other significant places for the brand) each owner can now "collect" special badges. Results and progress can naturally be shared on the social pages. Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto – considered the best smartphone mirroring solutions for Apple iOS and Android – will become available upon request on Uconnect 7". This will allow quick and easy access to all the functions and contents of the smartphone on the touchscreen of the New Abarth 595s. Finally, the refined and powerful BeatsAudio™ system with seven speakers is making its appearance on the New Abarth 595. It will certainly win over even the most demanding music lovers. Developed in collaboration with Beats by Dr.Dre, the BeatsAudioTM system boasts an impressive total output of 480 watts and features a digital eight-channel amplifier integrating an advanced equalisation algorithm capable of recreating the entire sound spectrum that an artist experiences during studio recording. The Beats AudioTM sound system has two dome tweeters installed in the front pillars, two 165 mm midwoofers in the front doors, two full-range 165 mm speakers in the rear side panels and one 200 mm subwoofer in the middle of the boot in the spare wheel compartment. FCA Bank To support the launch of the New 595 Abarth, FCA Bank, dedicated to motorists, is offering three financing packages to give the possibility of accessing the brand's trademark exciting driving experience to all customers. Advanced Payment Plan: the extra motivation to drive off in an Abarth in complete freedom. With this innovative system, you pay half of the price right away and then after two years without any instalments in between, you can choose whether to replace the car, complete the payment or renegotiate the financing package. Personal Contract Purchase and Leasing, on the other hand, offer the opportunity to drive the new model with affordable monthly instalments and customisable end-of-contract options, such as replacing the car with a new one, renegotiating the financing package or returning the car. Full-service solutions, like Long-Term Rental, typically available to business customers, are now offered to retail customers so they can enjoy all the thrills of driving a New 595 Abarth without worries or concerns. FCA Bank, in collaboration with Abarth, has created special loyalty programmes to incentivise 500 Abarth owners to replace their car with a New 595 or to upgrade to the 124 Spider. Finally, the usual insurance services for the car and its occupants are available, like Protected Loan, which guarantees payment of part of the financing package in the event of unforeseeable contingencies such as a job loss, and services including fully comprehensive insurance, collision insurance, GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection) and VIN etched windows (as deterrent to prevent theft). Every European market in which FCA Bank operates will adapt its offering, using the described financing solutions and adapt them better to suit to the needs of the reference targets. Mopar Vehicle Protection Mopar Vehicle Protection lets car owners keep their cars in optimum condition by offering a wide range of service agreements guaranteed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Designed to ensure cart owners the pleasure of driving their cars worry-free and without any unforeseen events. Only Mopar Vehicle Protection provides the certainty that all servicing will be performed by highly qualified and specialized professionals at authorised workshops throughout Europe, where only genuine spare parts will be used. The Mopar Vehicle Protection product portfolio contains a wide and flexible range of extended warranties and maintenance plans that can be transferred to the new owner if the car is sold. Each designed to accommodate your driving needs, with a series of different coverage tiers, in terms of durability and mileage. For the New 595 Abarth, Mopar Vehicle Protection has planned a wide range of services that keep your vehicle in perfect running order. The Maximum Care warranty extension, for example, is conceived to cover all mechanical and electrical parts of the car, and extends the warranty up to a maximum of 3 years beyond the manufacturer's warranty. The Easy Care scheduled maintenance plan, fixes the price of your regular servicing for up to 5 years, ensuring our customers vehicle never miss a service interval. Mopar Vehicle Protection service contracts can be subscribed directly to when purchasing a new car and be included (if desired) in the FCA Bank financial offer (on selected markets). Easy Care can be purchased any time before the first service, whereas MAXIMUM CARE can be subscribed to within 24 months after vehicle registration. 160607_Abarth_595_Technical-Specs_ENG.pdf
http://lanciafan.blogspot.ro/2015/11/abarth-695-biposto-record.html Abarth 695 Biposto Record New Abarth 695 Biposto Record Is The Ultimate 500, But Costs More Than An M235i! Fiat’s, or rather Abarth’s new Limited Edition 695 Biposto Record packs a mighty punch for its size, but at a cost that might leave you feeling like someone just punched you in the stomach. Announced on Tuesday for the UK market, the special edition Abarth model that’s based on the Fiat 500 city car comes with a 190hp 1.4-liter turbocharged four and plenty of styling and performance upgrades at a pretty hefty cost, as it’s priced at £36,610 OTR (equal to $55,700 or €52,300). But those are UK prices, some of you will say, and to you, we reply that the BMW M135i Hatch and M235i Coupe start from £31,860 and £35,075 respectively, while the new 350PS Ford Focus RS and 310PS Honda Civic Type R both start from £29,995. Nevertheless, this is a very special limited production model aimed at enthusiasts who want the fastest production city car or as the Italians put it, the ‘world’s smallest supercar’. Only 133 examples will be made for worldwide distribution with just a portion of those cars coming to the UK, so we imagine that Fiat shouldn’t have a problem convincing diehard fans looking for the ultimate 500. The Record model is based on the two-seat Abarth 695 Biposto using the same 190hp and 250 Nm strong 1.4L turbo mill which has to push around only 997kg (2,198 pounds), resulting in the best-in-category weight-to-power ratio at 5.2 kg/hp and 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint time at 5.9 seconds, with the mini achieving a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). In this limited edition Record trim, it’s finished in an exclusive 'Modena Yellow' color with 'Tar Cold Grey' trims and '695 Record' badges, and sports 18-inch OZ alloy wheels, large Brembo brakes and a throatier Akrapovic exhaust. On the inside, there’s a special instrument panel animation, Sabelt carbon shell seats, four point seatbelts, a cargo net and a unique numbered plate. http://www.carscoops.com/2015/11/new-abarth-695-biposto-record-is.html
http://lanciafan.blogspot.ro/2015/11/the-great-abarth-classiche-project.html The Great Abarth Classiche Project Introducing Abarth Classiche, a long-term project which involves the entire universe of the Scorpion brand. Indeed, the initiative will be composed of several elements, starting with the restoration centre being opened today, 18th November, at the Mirafiori Abarth Workshop in Turin. In the beating heart of the business designed to develop serial and racing models, an area spanning approximately 900 square metres has been set up as a workshop dedicated to restoring customers' historic Abarths. The restoration activities will be carried out with a high level of accuracy and will aim to ensure that any changes faithfully recreate the original conditions of the vehicle. To ensure compliance with the original designs and mechanics, Abarth will rely on a full range of documentation, including technical drawings, which has recently been catalogued and digitalised. This will also prove useful for the purpose of certifying the authenticity of the mechanical parts (engine, gearbox, exhaust and suspension), and when defining the certification procedures, Abarth has called upon on the advice and experience of the ASI (Historical Italian Automotoclub) and FIVA. The launch of the Officine Abarth Classiche is only the beginning of a larger project that envisages the creation of the Abarth Register, designed to bring all the enthusiasts of the brand together with a series of activities ranging from the participations in meetings to vintage car races, managed by the Automobile Club d'Italia, through Aci Storico. The Abarth Classiche project is also online at www.abarthclassiche.com. The face of the initiative is Anneliese Abarth, Carlo's wife, who enthusiastically accepted this role to publicise the long story of the company founded by her husband on 15 November 1949. An important story, marked from its very beginning by a string of successes and a wealth of inventive spirit. Starting with the victory in the 1100 Sport Italian Championships, with the 204A and in the Formula 2 field, then progressing to the great commercial success of the kits for transforming the Fiat 500 and 600 economy vehicles, which allowed many young and not so young enthusiasts to successfully try their hand at racing using everyday vehicles. Tens of vehicles were developed and built by Abarth between 1949 and 1971, the year in which the company was bought by Fiat, which continued developing its success stories, both in the racing field and commercially, with enhanced utility models such as the Abarth Autobianchi A112. These are all vehicles with a wide fan base in Italy and abroad, owned by an army of enthusiasts who conserve them with extreme dedication. From now on, these models can rediscover their original personality thanks to the Officine Abarth Classiche, where customers will be issued with a file containing all the information relative to the vehicles, lovingly restored to their former glory. The story of the Abarth brand is also told in a work composed of three volumes written by Sergio Seccatore and entitled "Abarth: the Scorpion's tale", created by the Italian Fiat Register. Abarth also tells its story through references to its current models, such as the 695 Biposto Record, manufactured in a limited series of only 133 cars: the same number as that of the records held by the Scorpion's vehicles. Instead, the anniversary of the quarter-mile acceleration record broken on 20 October 1965 was celebrated with the launch of the Abarth 695 Assetto Corse Record on the Mugello racetrack during the Italian Endurance Touring Championships. The full press release is available at "Text" link. Turin, 18 November 2015