Abarth Abarth 595c Convertible 1.4 T-Jet 145 2dr

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5" Touchscreen radio with BT, USB, Aux & DAB Standard (ex. VAT)
5" Touchscreen radio with bluetooth, USB and DAB Standard (ex. VAT)
7" Touchscreen radio with bluetooth, audio streaming, USB and DAB Standard (ex. VAT)
7" Touchscreen radio with Bluetooth, USB, Aux & DAB £291.67 (ex. VAT)
7" Touchscreen radio with bluetooth, USB and DAB £291.67 (ex. VAT)
7" Touchscreen radio with navigation, Bluetooth, audio streaming, USB, Aux-in and DAB £333.33 (ex. VAT)
7" Touchscreen radio with navigation, bluetooth, USB, AUX, and DAB £583.33 (ex. VAT)
7" Touchscreen radio with navigation, bluetooth, USB and DAB £583.33 (ex. VAT)
6 speakers Standard (ex. VAT)
Beats audio system £291.67 (ex. VAT)
Hifi by beats audio system £291.67 (ex. VAT)
Solid paint Standard (ex. VAT)
Body colour electric adjustable door mirrors Standard (ex. VAT)
Matt black front and rear bumper insert Standard (ex. VAT)
Electrochromatic rear view mirror £104.17 (ex. VAT)
Red Abarth side stripes, inserts and door mirrors £166.67 (ex. VAT)
White Abarth side stripes, inserts and door mirrors £166.67 (ex. VAT)
Black Abarth side stripes, inserts and door mirrors £166.67 (ex. VAT)
Dark tinted rear windows £145.83 (ex. VAT)
Wind stop £145.83 (ex. VAT)
Black abarth side stripe and door mirrors £166.67 (ex. VAT)
Red abarth side stripe and door mirrors £166.67 (ex. VAT)
White abarth side stripe and door mirrors £166.67 (ex. VAT)
Black roof £208.33 (ex. VAT)
Black Roof with standard colour £250.00 (ex. VAT)
Special solid paint £291.67 (ex. VAT)
Metallic paint £458.33 (ex. VAT)
Additional special solid paint £416.67 (ex. VAT)
Carbon fibre front and rear bumper inserts £437.50 (ex. VAT)
Bi-Xenon headlights £562.50 (ex. VAT)
Carbon fibre door mirrors £604.17 (ex. VAT)
Carbon fibre door mirrors electric adjustable £604.17 (ex. VAT)
Tri coat paint £625.00 (ex. VAT)
Matt paint £625.00 (ex. VAT)
Air conditioning Standard (ex. VAT)
Cloth upholstery Standard (ex. VAT)
Diamond cloth upholstery Standard (ex. VAT)
Smoking kit £45.83 (ex. VAT)
Automatic climate control £250.00 (ex. VAT)
Leather upholstery £708.33 (ex. VAT)
Diamond black leather upholstery £708.33 (ex. VAT)
Diamond tobacco leather upholstery £708.33 (ex. VAT)
Diamond helmet brown leather upholstery £916.67 (ex. VAT)
U-connect pack with touchscreen radio - 595 Standard (ex. VAT)
Pack Red 595/595C £270.83 (ex. VAT)
Pack Black 595/595C £270.83 (ex. VAT)
U-connect pack with 5" screen and Navigation - 595 £291.67 (ex. VAT)
U-connect pack with 7" screen and Navigation - 595/695 £583.33 (ex. VAT)
Solid - Circuit grey Standard (ex. VAT)
Special solid - Gara white £291.67 (ex. VAT)
Special solid - Campovolo grey £291.67 (ex. VAT)
Special solid - Abarth red £291.67 (ex. VAT)
Special solid - Modena yellow £416.67 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Record grey £458.33 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Trofeo grey £416.67 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Podium blue £458.33 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Scorpione Black £458.33 (ex. VAT)
Special solid - Yellow £416.67 (ex. VAT)
Special solid - Green £416.67 (ex. VAT)
Special solid - Adrenaline green £416.67 (ex. VAT)
Tri-coat - Ghiaccio white £625.00 (ex. VAT)
Matt - Performance grey £625.00 (ex. VAT)
Matt - Asphalt Grey £625.00 (ex. VAT)
Red seat belts £125.00 (ex. VAT)
Yellow seat belts £125.00 (ex. VAT)
Yellow brake calipers £145.83 (ex. VAT)
Black brake calipers £145.83 (ex. VAT)
Red brake calipers £166.67 (ex. VAT)
Cloth - Black Standard (ex. VAT)
Cloth - Black with metal grommets Standard (ex. VAT)
Diamond cloth - Black/Black hood/Black spoiler Standard (ex. VAT)
Diamond cloth - Black/Grey hood/Grey spoiler Standard (ex. VAT)
Carbon fibre interior trim finishers £437.50 (ex. VAT)
Carbon fibre front inserts £437.50 (ex. VAT)
Leather - Red £708.33 (ex. VAT)
Leather - Black £708.33 (ex. VAT)
Leather - Tobacco £708.33 (ex. VAT)
Diamond leather - Black/Black hood/Black spoiler £708.33 (ex. VAT)
Diamond leather - Black/Grey hood/Grey spoiler £708.33 (ex. VAT)
Diamond leather - Tobacco/Black hood/Black spoiler £708.33 (ex. VAT)
Diamond leather - Tobacco/Grey hood/Grey spoiler £708.33 (ex. VAT)
Diamond leather - Heritage Brown/Black hood/Black spoiler £916.67 (ex. VAT)
Diamond leather - Heritage Brown/Grey hood/Grey spoiler £916.67 (ex. VAT)
16" 8-spoke anthracite alloy wheels Standard (ex. VAT)
16" 5 spoke retro alloy wheels £166.67 (ex. VAT)
17" 10 spoke diamond finish alloy wheels £291.67 (ex. VAT)
17" 5 spoke anthracite diamond cut alloy wheels £291.67 (ex. VAT)
17" 5 petal anthracite alloy wheels £291.67 (ex. VAT)
17" Sport alloy wheels with anthracite finish £291.67 (ex. VAT)
17" 5 spoke anthracite alloy wheels £291.67 (ex. VAT)
Trip computer
Dualdrive Power Assisted Steering
Sports button
TFT display screen
Rear parking sensors
Uconnect live service
U-connect access via mobile
Apple car play/Android Auto
7" TFT instrument display with sports mode
Wakeup screen for 7" radio
Bluetooth audio streaming
Poly elliptical headlights
Electric front windows
Front fog lights
Body coloured bumpers
Black bumper inserts
Satin chrome exterior door handles
LED daytime running lights
Twin chrome exhaust tailpipes
Front bumper with honeycomb grille and embossed Abarth logo
Twin exhausts with satin steel tailpipes
Electrically operated soft top
Satin chrome finished handles and badge surrounds
Front passenger seat memory
Sports seats
Height adjustable steering wheel
Rear headrests
Glovebox
Chrome gear knob
Front head restraints
Driver/front passenger seat height adjustment
Interior stowage net
12V socket
Multifunction leather steering wheel
Stainless steel sports pedals
Sports leather multifunction steering wheel with controls and satin chrome detailing
Anti-lock brake system
Driver and passenger airbags
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front side airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Drivers knee airbag
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Electronic Stability Programme + Anti-Slip Regulation/Motor Slip Regulation + Hydraulic Brake Assist + Hill holder
Window airbags
High performance brakes
2 x 3-point rear seat belts
Rear brake discs
240x11 mm Rear brake discs
284x22 mm Ventilated front brake discs
Alarm
Immobiliser
Remote central locking
Central locking
Front suspension with FSD technology (Frequency selective Damping)
Torque transfer control (TTC)
Body colour dashboard
Fix and go kit
CO2 152
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1368
Compression Ratio 1893
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves N/A
Gears 5
Transmission Manual
Combined 42.80
Urban 35.80
Extra Urban 57.70
Badge Engine CC 1368
Badge Power 145.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 7.55
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 7.80
Engine BHP 145.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1075
Engine Torque 206.00
Top Speed 130
Front Tyres 195/45 R16
Rear Tyres 195/45 R16
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1485
Length 3660
Wheel Base 2300
Width 1627
Fuel Tank Size 35.00
Weight 0
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1075
Towing Weight Unbraked 400
Number Of Seats 4

Ten Second Review

There's something just so right about a beefy engine in a tiny car. The Abarth 595 models take that formula and really amp up the details. Whether you choose the standard 595, the Turismo, the Competizione, Pista or the Esseesse model, you get a 1.4-litre T-Jet turbo engine driving the front wheels in a lightweight body that spells fun with a huge F.

Background

The Abarth name might be a bit of a mystery to some younger buyers who won't remember it being plastered over hot Fiats of the Seventies and early Eighties. In case you were wondering, the Abarth name has been owned by Fiat since 1971, but it was originally the racing team of Karl Abarth, founded in Turin in 1949. A long and illustrious competition history lent the Scorpion badge quite some kudos and those of a certain age will go a little dewy eyed remembering cars like the Autobianchi A112 Abarth and the Fiat 131 Abarth. In later years, Fiat used the badge sparingly, although it appeared on some fairly undistinguished vehicles like the Fiat Stilo. These days, Abarth is a separate division, housed in the old Mirafiori factory. It's responsible for these Abarth 595 models, probably the best cars to wear the badge for many a year.

Driving Experience

The Abarth 595 range starts from just under £18,000 for the 145hp model, but most Abarth 595 buyers choose a 165hp version of the same 1.4-litre petrol turbo engine, this the unit fitted to 'Turismo' variants. In the great scheme of all things hot hatch, 165hp isn't a huge hill of beans. You can get hatches with more than double that power output, but as recent developments in sports car manufacture has shown, more power isn't always analogous with more fun. The next stage up lies with 'Competizione' and 'Esseesse' variants which boast an uprated 180hp output. Flog the 165hp version off the line and the 1.4-litre T-Jet turbocharged petrol engine will deliver 60mph to you in a mere 7.1 seconds en route to a top speed of 127mph. In the 180hp Competizione derivative, those figures improve to 6.7s and 140mph. That should be quick enough to get your jollies, especially when peak torque is achieved at a mere 3,000rpm. Useable power in a small package? Brilliant. The engine uses an over-boost function which modulates the amount of available turbo boost and is activated by a 'Scorpion' button on the steering wheel. Carried over from the 500 model is Torque Transfer Control, which helps to improve the transfer of torque to the driven wheels. The car is fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard or, as we said, on some models you can choose the MTA paddle-shift gearbox.

Design and Build

It's hard to go too far wrong with a donor vehicle as pretty as the Fiat 500, but making it look convincingly mad, bad and dangerous to know is an altogether tougher task. The essential character of the car changes from something a little bit cutesy and twee to something that is decidedly malevolent in its intent. The Competizione is identified by its 17" alloys, red or yellow brake calipers, record grey paint, dark tinted rear windows and an optional opaque Abarth racing side stripe. Go for the Turismo instead and you'll get front brake discs which are cross-drilled and ventilated, while the rear discs are cross-drilled. For a more unique touch, there is the option to specify either red or yellow calipers. Over the brakes are the exclusive 17" Abarth alloy wheels featuring the scorpion detail. Available exclusively to the 595 Turismo is the Abarth special two tone paint available in Grigio Pista (Racing Grey) or Rosso Officina (Works Red). The detail continues on the outside with titanium grey finished detailing of the front and rear grilles. On all 595 derivatives, the interior is snug, with the front two well supported by sports seats, though the rear chairs are best left for bags or very small kids. The boot is a paltry 185-litres and even when you fold the rear seats and load the car to the roof, there's only a little bit more room than you'd get in the boot of a BMW 7 Series. A 7-inch 'Uconnect' centre-dash touchscreen with 'Apple CarPlay' is now standard.

Market and Model

Prices for the '595' models start at around £17,800, which gets you the standard 145hp '595' variant. There's a £2,650 premium for the cabriolet bodystyle. The 165hp 'Turismo' variant starts from just under £21,000 - this being the model you'll need to get the option of paying around £1,300 more for MTA auto transmission. Go for the 180bhp 'Competizione' 595 model and the list price rises to around £23,000. The top 'Esseesse' version have the same engine and start from just over £26,500. The 'Turismo' derivative features Alutex trim for the pedals, footrest and door kick-plates, bespoke floor mats, machined aluminium fuel and oil filler caps and dark tinted rear windows. There's also upgraded front and rear dampers, automatic climate control, leather upholstery and xenon headlights. Go for the Competizione and you also get some beautiful Sabelt seats in fabric upholstery, a Monza exhaust upgrade and anthracite finished alloys.

Cost of Ownership

While it is possible to spend well over £20,000 on these cars, especially if you opt for one with a paddle shift gearchange, you can get all the fun for a saving of more than £2,000 below that figure if you opt for the entry level 595 or 595 'Turismo' model, the versions that seem to represent the value in the range. You should find that day to day running costs won't break the bank as its 1.4-litre T-Jet powerplant is one of those modern turbocharged engines that actually returns really good fuel economy if you're not constantly making the turbo do manic hamster wheel impressions. The quoted economy figure for a manual Abarth 595 Turismo is 42.8mpg on the combined cycle and even around town it'll manage over 30mpg. Emissions are pegged at between 153g/km and 165g/km, depending on variant. The manual Abarth 595 Competizione 180hp manages 41.5mpg on the combined cycle. Residual values will be good if previous hot versions of the Fiat 500 are anything to go by and reliability seems to be improving after teething troubles with early cars. Expect insurance in the Group 28 region.

Summary

Abarth has hit this nail squarely on the head. If you want the most stylish and funky warm hatch on the market, this is unquestionably it. The Abarth 595 looks great and is quick enough to entertain yet not so overblown that it brings with it massive bills. Hotter versions of the MINI come close, but Abarth has really upped the standard and offered all of those cool design cues in an even more distilled form. Of course, there will be some who sniff at the relatively modest 165 or 180bhp power outputs and claim that this car could be faster, ignoring the fact that extra power would probably ruin its delightful handling balance. Whether you choose the base version, the base 595, the Turismo, the Competizione or the Esseesse, hard top or soft top, manual or MTA paddle shift gearbox, it's hard not to find a place in your heart for a car this cheeky. You'll need to keep an eye on the price you end up paying when looking at option packs, but other than that, there's not much cause for complaint here.