Abarth 595 Competizione range receives more power, new standard equipment

Article by Christian Andrei, on May 20, 2015

Abarth’s 595 Competizione range will soon get a new hatchback as well as a new Cabriolet version that boasts of high performance and sophisticated technology. Power has been given a boost to 180hp and the models come with an assortment of standard equipment, which include a set of 17-inch alloy wheels with titanium finish, a throaty Record Monza exhaust system, a Brembo brake system, red brake callipers, Sabelt sports seats, Xenon headlamps, leather sports steering wheel, rear parking sensors and aluminium pedals.

Among the options are leather sports seats, Interscope audio system with four speakers and two tweeters, electric glass sunroof, and a variety of alloy wheel, body colour and stripe kit possibilities.

The new 595 Competizione, which previously had an output of 160hp, is getting a 20hp increase in power. The 595 Competizione now delivers 180hp and a maximum 250Nm of torque at 2500 rpm.

As a result, it can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in only 6.7 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 140 mph. However, it returns 48.7mpg fuel economy on the official Combined Cycle.

UK consumers will get the new hatchback as the first of the new 2015 model year cars to arrive in the country. A Cabriolet version will follow. Ordering begins later during this month of May. These two versions are available in either manual or automatic (MTA) forms.

There is a new standard colour for the 2015MY range. Officina Red replaces Campovolo Grey as the colour choice that is a no-cost option. Gerry Southerington, head of Abarth UK, said that he is sure that customers will be “delighted” with the more powerful 595 Competizione.

He added that this “thrilling car” has a new uprated engine, a race-bred braking system, lowered sports suspension and Record Monza tailpipes. However, customers will be able to give the car their “own unique touches.”

The hatchback version of the Abarth 595 Competizione is priced at £19,890 OTR (£21,190 MTA version). Meanwhile, the Cabriolet version has a price tag of £21,890 OTR (£23,190 MTA version).

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