Abarth 500e: The Scorpion is electrified with 155 CV of power…

New Abarth 500e

The history of Abarth could not be understood without Fiat and vice versa. Indeed, it was in 1949 when the Italian house was born: one of the most special for its craftsmanship and sporty concept. However, the evolution of the automotive sector has taken it to a complicated extreme: sportiness and autonomy are like oil and water. Yet in Stellantis they are determined to bury that taboo and the new Abarth 500e is the proof. In fact, he wants to be unique…

Yes, because although returns to take as a base his brother Fiat 500e get distance. And incidentally put their rivals against the ropes: Honda and Mini Cooper SE. Before them he shows off a differential design and a technique that is not revolutionary but helps him to get ahead of them. Furthermore, although we still don't know what its price will be, surely the range is tighter. All in all, if you like it and want to get to know him, don't miss it, because he wants to be a success...

The aesthetics of the new Abarth 500e is more radical and attractive than that of its brother Fiat 500e...

On an aesthetic level, as we have indicated before, the new Abarth 500e is based on the Fiat 500e. In fact it is the same vehicle although with substantial improvements to distance it. To this end, it follows the motto “New era, same roots, same DNA” to the letter. Now the Abarth logo goes on the bonnet line and on the grill, in the center area, the name of the brand. In addition to the diffuser or bumper with a honeycomb grid in the center.

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The side view is identical to that of its Fiat sibling. Even so, to distance itself, it shows off the electrified side logo of the Scorpion house. For their part the alloy wheels, which may be 18 inches, are also new. And it is not the only thing, since it incorporates a rear window and tinted rear windows as standard to offer greater privacy in the passenger compartment. As for the cabrio CC version, it integrates a specific spoiler that gives it a sportier appearance.

The interior of the 500e is familiar, but now it has sporty additions...

New Abarth 500e

If the exterior design of the Abarth 500e resembles that of the Fiat 500e, the same thing happens inside. What's more, there are no big differences except for the materials and textures used to decorate it. First of all, it draws attention to the generous 10,25-inch central touch screen. It comes to life thanks to the uConnect system that includes navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity or the new "Performance Pages”.

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As Abarth has said, they allow modify configurable 7-inch digital instrument cluster. This way you can modify the view and graphics to make them look more sporty. As for the interior, the union of dark tones gives it a sporty touch as well as elegant. In addition there is the possibility of including contrasting seams that give a touch of color to the interior. In addition to the renewed logo of the scorpion that goes on the steering wheel.

The special launch version "Scorpionissima" is limited to 1.949 units... and it reaches the top of equipment...

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To help boost initial orders for the new Abarth 500e, the brand is pulling out the “Scorpionissima” special edition. The first novelty is that the body can be painted in Acid Green or Poison Blue. There are also 18” Diamond-Cut Titanium Gray alloy wheels or a glass roof for the coupe version. Lastly, it includes sports steel pedals and an engraved logo plate.

The 1.949 units of the special version "Scorpionissima" honor the year the brand was founded. In addition, they will be available for coupe and convertible bodies

Regarding equipment, the new 500e “Scorpionissima” includes elements such as JBL premium sound system or a complete package of active driving aids. Among the most outstanding there is no lack of active cruise control, blind spot warning or lane keeping assistant. To help when parking, you can count on the help of the 360º vision cameras. As soon as it has habitability and trunk, the data is identical to the Fiat 500e.

Good technical base but with some secrets yet to be discovered...

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If you have come this far you will sense that the technique of the Abarth 500e is the same as the Fiat. But there are a series of changes that give the scorpion model greater exclusivity. First the electric motor offers 113,7 kW (155 hp) and 235 Nm of torque or what is the same, 37 CV more than the Fiat. To feed itself, it uses a 42 kWh battery of which it still we don't know what its autonomy is because the Italian firm has not given this figure.

Abarth announces a acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 7,0 seconds and a recovery from 40 to 60 km/h in 1,5 seconds. But he still keeps to himself the maximum speed or the autonomy, although uses the same 42 kWh battery as the Fiat 500e

As a novelty, the brand has developed three driving modes: Touring, Scorpion Street and Scorpion Track. Depending on which power is used, it varies, such as in Turismo, where the performance drops to 136 CV and 220 Nm. Scorpion Street mode, for its part, regenerates more energy when used. Finally, the Scorpion Track mode is designed to enjoy its power on the circuit. Also, Abarth enhances its sound with an equalizer.

Regarding the load, a very important section in a model of this type, it follows the pattern of the Fiat 500e. Is that the on-board charger is 11 kW and of DC arrives at a maximum power of 85 kW. In this way, you can fill the accumulator, in the most beneficial situation, in about 35 minutes. This represents 80% of the charge, although the rest goes down so as not to damage the battery.

When will the new Abarth 500e hit the market?

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For now, Abarth has kept this and other secrets. However, it is a matter of days or weeks to release all the information that is pending. there will be see your base price, although it gives us the nose that it will be cheaper than its rivals... Who bets...?

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