Celebrating its 73rd anniversary this year, Abarth has updated its range with two models, two power versions and four spec upgrades.
The Abarth 595 with 165hp and Abarth 695 with 180hp both offer thrilling performance, a roaring exhaust, an irreverent and playful, yet bold, style and, of course, the joy of driving. Read on to find out more…
Abarth 595 performance and specs
The Abarth 595 is available in basic spec (£21,295-23,945) or it can be equipped as either the Turismo, more focused on style, or the F595, which emphasises performance.
The iconic silhouette is enhanced by 16-inch alloy wheels, a double chrome exhaust, front fog lamps and mirror caps in body colour. The internal mouldings and door handles are satin chromed. Plus, the grey dashboard fascia perfectly matches the black fabric of the seats, the leather of the cockpit, the steering wheel and gear knob.
As standard, the beating heart of the new Abarth 595 is the 165hp, 1.4 T-jet Euro 6D Final engine, equipped with an increased Garrett turbocharge: this combination provides a top speed of 135mph, and 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds with manual transmission.
DAB features as standard with a 7-inch touchscreen along with Apple CarPlay and compatibility with Android Auto.
The 595 Turismo (£22,295-24,945) positions itself as the ideal choice for a modern and elegant driver and is available in hatchback or convertible to combine sportiness and exclusivity. It features satin chrome mirror caps, light Granturismo 17-inch alloy wheels, a grey dashboard fascia, a dedicated steering wheel, a special badge on the body, automatic climate control, 3D Navigation system and black or brown leather upholstered seats.
The F595 (£22,295-24,945) is aimed at the motorsport enthusiast, with a Record Monza Sovrapposto exhaust system configured with four pipes — two per side — which are vertically stacked. The exhaust valve is controlled the through the scorpion button on the dashboard and allows the driver to choose, with a simple push of a button, between the sounds of a gentleman driver and Abarth’s more traditional, deeper roar. Finishing off the F595, there are Koni frontal suspension roads, automatic climate control, 3D Navigation system, 17-inch alloy wheels and the special F595 badge.
Abarth 695 performance and specs
The new Abarth 695 (£24,495-27,145) stands out for its distinctive, high-performing style.
Compared to the equipment already present on the 595 model, the aggressive 695 adds some elements which enhance its sportiness. These include Sabelt Fabric seat with Matt grey shell, automatic climate control, 3D Navigation system and special 17-inch alloy wheels.
Plus, it includes the famous Record Monza exhaust system with its unmistakable roar, which has accompanied generations of Abarth drivers and always been synonymous with power and performance.
The new Abarth 695 is equipped with a powerful 1.4 T-jet engine which supplies 180hp of power and 250Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm with a top speed of 140mph and acceleration from 0 to 62mph in just 6.7 seconds.
The same sportiness applies to the Koni FSD shock absorbers on both axles and the powerful braking system which features red, front 4-piston Brembo calipers and 305mm front and 240mm rear ventilated discs. This allows one to quickly accelerate and brake effectively, which is a must for an enjoyable, sporty drive.
For sporty customers, the 695 Turismo (£25,295-27,945) is available in hatchback or convertible with leather seats in two colours — black or brown — and Alcantara-upholstered dashboard fascia. A sunroof is included in the pack to provide an extraordinary, open-air drive, with styling finished off with 17-inch alloy wheels and the 695 Turismo badge.
The 695 Competizione (£25,295-27,945) sits at the top of the range and turns a basic model into a vehicle for expert drivers. This can be seen in its Record Monza Sovrapposto exhaust system with titanium pipes which provides both sound and driving pleasure. The same goes for the Sabelt seats with red stitching and carbon shell which guarantee greater lateral support and are perfect for sporty driving.
Lastly, customers purchasing the 695 Competizione can choose between the mechanical limited slip differential (as standard), which improves traction in difficult conditions and uneven roads, or the Abarth robotised sequential gearbox with steering wheel paddles.
Racing Style Pack, which is exclusive to the Abarth 695, features the ‘Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile’: this allows for an increase in aerodynamic load, resulting in improved stability on bends and greater responsiveness in mixed sections and is adjustable to 12 positions, with an inclination from 0° to 60°.