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Abarth 500C Details Announced

Abarth UK announced this week that the Abarth 500C (along with the Abarth Punto Evo) will be unveiled to the public at Goodwood on Thursday 1st July, and will be launched to the Press week-commencing 12th July, by which time all UK dealerships will have taken delivery of their first showroom and demonstrator models to enable them to have their own launch.

Full pricing, options, colour, interior and alloy wheel availability are attached.
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Re: Abarth 500C Details Announced

Thanks Scrogg.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but am I right in thinking the new C doesn't yet get the multiair engine?

By the time you have added leather, climate and paint to this car it is nudging 20,000.

I actually don't care because it is so obviously no longer intended to be popularly attainable that the price is irrelevant, and the two-tone paint will make it stand out and be a moving ad for Fiat. Many people will be attracted. Fair enough.
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Re: Abarth 500C Details Announced

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but am I right in thinking the new C doesn't yet get the multiair engine?
Not yet. It has the same engine as the current Abarth 500, just cleaned up a bit to meet Euro V emissions regulations.
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Re: Abarth 500C Details Announced

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but am I right in thinking the new C doesn't yet get the multiair engine?
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Not yet. It has the same engine as the current Abarth 500, just cleaned up a bit to meet Euro V emissions regulations.
I stand corrected!

Just looked on the ordering system and Abarth 500C is listed as 1.4 16v T-Jet MultiAir 140bhp...

...so I guess it does?
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Re: Abarth 500C Details Announced

Thanks for that. The engine designations are a minefield. I wish Fiat would agree to clarity of nomenclature.

Good review of the Abarth C in Auto Express by the way.

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carrevi...14e4e0860e51ed

I actually like the idea that it is comfortable, but I bet the reason was not really to suit women, but to lessen the stress on the holed body.
And it doesn't look like the economy or CO/2 are so great; if it is a Multiair engine? I must check the figures for the Punto Evo...
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Thought there would be more of a BHP increase with the multiair. If that article is to be believed the Essesse kit will still top out at 160BHP, making it worse value than it is now
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Re: Abarth 500C Details Announced

The A500C isn't getting the multiair for a year or two yet...
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The A500C isn't getting the multiair for a year or two yet...
Well the ordering system seems to suggest otherwise?
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Re: Abarth 500C Details Announced

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The A500C isn't getting the multiair for a year or two yet...
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Well the ordering system seems to suggest otherwise?
The Product Guide that accompanied the Price List that I posted also confirms the engine as 1.4 16v Turbo T-Jet MTA 140bhp, so looks like you're wrong I'm afraid Draigflag87.

I'm in the process of trimming it down (both to remove 'confidential' information and to get it to a size that can be attached as a .doc or .pdf file) so once I do I will post it for all to see...
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Re: Abarth 500C Details Announced

This piece states the the Punto Evo DOES have the Multiair, but it doesn't state this emphatically re the Abarth 500c. Instead it says TJet. Why the vagueness?

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/defa...?storyId=21615

Possibly careless reporting, but Fiat is crap at being clear about what engine is what and you have to read the whole spec to find out, and then you're left wondering

I think from reading various reports that the 500c is not in fact a Multiair, but I wouldn't be in the least surprised if the importer hasn't got a clue either and has made a mistake with the spec.

PS. Just read your post Scrogg, so in stand corrected, I think. hh!!!!!!
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Re: Abarth 500C Details Announced

According to the Abarth dealers on the Abarth forum, it's not coming until 2011/12. They have quite an insight into this kind of thing...

but things could have changed i suppose (doubt it) I'm sure the MTA has a bigger power increase, not just 5 HP!
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According to the Abarth dealers on the Abarth forum, it's not coming until 2011/12. They have quite an insight into this kind of thing...

but things could have changed i suppose (doubt it) I'm sure the MTA has a bigger power increase, not just 5 HP!
It's got a 5bhp increase in power.....

http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evoc...road_test.html
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It's got a 5bhp increase in power.....

http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evoc...road_test.html
Yea but the MTA adds at least 20% power, and would have better economy too. Most A500's are running much higher than 140 HP as it is. Fiat wouldn't invest millions on MTA engines for 5 HP would they?!
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Yea but the MTA adds at least 20% power, and would have better economy too. Most A500's are running much higher than 140 HP as it is. Fiat wouldn't invest millions on MTA engines for 5 HP would they?!
Huh? How does a transmission add power? MTA is the transmission, NOT Multiair.
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Huh? How does a transmission add power? MTA is the transmission, NOT Multiair.
Sorry getting confused now! Thougth MTA was short for multiair
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