Geneva Preview: Abarth unveils its Fiat 500C and Punto Evo

Published by Andrew Christian @andrew4wheels Google+ | Thursday August 26, 2010

Geneva Preview: Abarth unveils its Fiat 500C and Punto Evo

Abarth versions of Fiat 500C and Punto Evo will be launched at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The Abarth 500C will be powered by a 138bhp, 152lb ft 1.4-litre T-Jet engine. A six-speed automated manual gearbox with paddle shifters is fitted as standard. This much power can enable the car to accelerate from zero to 62mph in 7.9 sec and arrive at a top speed of 127mph.

Fiat also made a striking announcement of an upgraded Esseesse model being developed but it will be some time yet before it will be made available. The Abarth Punto Evo is powered by a 161bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged Multiair engine and a 178bhp Esseesse version that will be offered from launch. The standard car is able to accelerate to 62mph in 7.5sec and boasts a top speed of 133mph.

Coming in as standard is a stop-start system. Combined fuel economy is 47mpg and its CO2 emission level is at 142g/km. Pricing information isn´t available yet. Nevertheless, fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new Abarth models that will go on sale later this year.

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