the Abarth 500e, with 154 hp and a sports suit, is the rabid brother of the Fiat 500e

The wait is over. The first 100% electric Abarth greets us. And he is none other than the one already announced Abarth 500ewhich opens the door to the new era of the Fiat sports firm.

And it is that Abarth will become completely electric in 2024. Precisely this Abarth 500e serves as a preview of what we can expect from the brand in the coming years: zero emissions, yes, but seeking not to lose its sporty essence.

The Abarth 500e For now, it will be marketed in Europe and will continue to coexist with the combustion variants, the Abarth 595 and 695. For now, in terms of power, its brothers surpass it, although it remains very close to the 595. Be that as it may, the new era of Abarth has already started.

Looking for the differences with the Fiat 500e and its scorpion brothers

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The Abarth 500e It is based on the Fiat 500e, but it is distinguished by a more aggressive image both at the level of the body and the passenger compartment. Its electric motor also enjoys greater delivery. But in essence we are talking about the naughty brother of Fiat’s zero-emission urban.

Sport suit. The Abarth 500e is distinguished from that of Fiat by a specific front, with the Abarth name appearing on the bumper that is accompanied by a front lip.

It is also differentiated by the rear diffuser, more inspired by the small Abarth ones, sportier 18-inch wheels in the launch version, or the rear spoiler that dominates the rear. With respect to the Fiat, the tracks are also somewhat wider, which is why it is 1.68 m wide compared to the 1.52 m of its first cousin.

Abarth 500e 2023

With 154 CV and almost a second faster than gasoline. The engine that gives life to this Abarth 500e signs the 113 kW (154 CV), being somewhat less powerful than the Abarth 595 that reaches 165 CV. The pair looks at 235 Nm, which as an advantage are available almost at the first touch of the accelerator as it happens in all electric ones. Regarding the Fiat 500e, it is more powerful, since the one with the highest delivery reaches 118 CV.

Thus, this first electric Abarth makes the 0-100 in 7.0 secondsfor the 7.8 seconds it takes to do the same for the Abarth 595. The tip is smaller, yes: 155 km/h. In the end we are facing an electric and battery saving is key. The weight at the moment is not detailed, but it is understood that it will be close to the 1.44 tons that the Fiat weighs.

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Speaking of the battery, it is the same as the one in the Fiat 500e, with a capacity of 42 kWhoffers a approved autonomy of 250 km.

In addition, it is accompanied by a charging system of 85 kW of power, which promises charge 50 km autonomy in five minutes plugged into a quick outlet. To reach 80% capacity, it takes 35 minutes.

Managed with a single-speed automatic gearbox, this little electrified scorpion has three driving modes: Turismo (with power limited to 100 kW and torque to 220 Nm, and being the most efficient), Scorpion Street (maximum performance but with greater regenerative braking) and Scorpion Track (without limits).

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Abarth sound and welcome electric guitars. The brand has not wanted to put aside its characteristic roar, so the Abarth 500e has an optional Sound Generator system.

This technology mimics the sound of the gasoline engine of the 595 and 695essentially operating as the long-mandatory AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alert System) system in electrified cars.

Although it is disconnectable, so it has a more restrained sound with the AVAS. The Abarth-style sound was voted on by the community, by the way. On the other hand, when turning the motor on or off, it plays a sound of an electric guitar.

Launch version: the Scorpionissima

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The last name Scorpionissima has been chosen to accompany the one that will be the launch edition of this Abarth 500ewhat You can already pre-book in Spain. It will be limited to 1,949 units and its price will be known later.

The Abarth 500e Scorpionissima It has exclusive 18-inch diamond-cut titanium gray alloy wheels and its bodywork can be selected in two exclusive shades: Acid green or Poison blue.

But also, as usually happens in the launch versions, it is accompanied by the most complete equipment that this zero-emission scorpion will have.

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It mounts Full LED front headlights, aluminum pedal board, and the seats are upholstered in Alcantara. This velvety material is also present on the dashboard and on the appliqués on the sports steering wheel.

Inside they command two screens: the one on the digital instrumentation seven inches, which is pretty restrained, but not so with the display multimedia that arrives until 10.25 inches.

The infotainment system is the Uconnect, which integrates a browser, connected services and wireless connection for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Among its benefits we also find wireless charging for mobile devices, 360 ° camera and parking assistance rear view camera, heated front seats, keyless start and access, JBL premium audio system, climate control or interior electrochromic rear-view mirror among the highlights.

Abarth 500e 2023

They are not missing either assistance systems standard as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detector, active lane keeping assistant, cruise control, blind spot detector, intelligent road beam assistant or fatigue detector.

In the absence of knowing its full range and price, we already have the first electric scorpion. It will be launched on the market itself at the beginning of next year.


Source: Motorpasión by www.motorpasion.com.

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