Zagame Fiat is excited to introduce the Abarth 500e – the first full-electric model in Abarth history.
The very first public showing of the car in Australia is at the 2023 Melbourne EV Show.
Combining performance, electric power, style and a new exciting sound, the Abarth 500e turns advanced technology into adrenaline and sustainability into performance.
The Abarth 500e is the most responsive, exciting and Abarth in urban driving and the fastest and most enjoyable in suburban driving. The electric architecture performs better than petrol thanks to an improved weight distribution, better torque and a wider wheelbase. It is one second faster in the urban pickup, which means 50% faster acceleration from 20 to 40 km/h than its petrol-powered counterpart.
Equipped with a 42-kWh battery coupled with a powerful e-motor, it combines the performance of the Scorpion with the innovation of electric mobility.
Outside of city driving, on hairpin bends, from 40 to 60 km/h it can reach the target speed in just 1.5 seconds—much faster than its petrol version, which lags behind by 15 meters, reaching 60 km/h a second later. On the open road, it performs overtaking maneuvers faster than its petrol version, reaching a speed of 100 km/h (starting from 60km/h) when its petrol counterpart is still driving at 91 km/h, with a difference of approximately one second.
Three exclusive driving modes are available which focus on performance – Turismo, Scorpion Street and Scorpion Track – giving customers total freedom to fully enhance the sporty set-up and unleash the power of their Abarth in every challenge on the road.
With a battery range up to 252km, and a supporting fast charging of up to 85kw in direct current (DC), the Abarth 500e ensures plenty of driving excitement. It takes less than 5 minutes to build up sufficient energy reserve for daily mileage requirements (around 40 km) and the fast charge reaches 80% of the range in only 35 minutes.
Abarth’s signature and unmistakable “roar” can be heard thanks to the Abarth Sound Generator that accompanies every trip with the 500e. This standard feature on the model highlights the vehicle’s performance, reproducing the sound of an Abarth petrol engine inspired by the famous Record Monza exhaust.
Abarth 500e debuts two distinct all new exterior colors to the Abarth line-up: Acid Green & Poison Blue. The eye-catching exterior is enriched with dedicated 18” diamond-cut titanium grey alloy wheels which bring the driver closer to the road with their holding performance and aggressive and sharp design.
Inside, sportiness and style find their fullest expression with its premium Alcantara interior, a racing material that provides a dark sporty look and fine touch feeling. The unique sport seats with integrated headrest bring the Acid-Green Scorpion – lasered on the Alcantara – inside the cabin and the Acid Green & Poison Blue double stitching provide visual continuity from the seats to the door panels.
The Abarth 500e launches into its new era with an updated touchscreen infotainment system, with a 10.25” tablet combined with a 7” TFT full digital cluster which provides intuitive information with a seamless experience. Paired with premium JBL audio, the driver is completely immersed into the driving experience.
The Abarth 500e will launch in Australia with the exclusive limited edition Scorpionissima. Only 1,949 units will be produced worldwide, with the number of units reflecting the year the Abarth brand was founded.
Scorpionissima customers can rest assured they will stand out from the crowd, available exclusively in Acid Green or Poison Blue with unique ‘Abarth’ decals applied to the side profile of the vehicle (Acid Green paired with black “Abarth” decals, and Poison Blue paired with white “Abarth” decals). These units will be the first ones to arrive in the country, expected later this year.
Following Scorpionissima, Abarth 500e will be available in a Turismo, offering great performance, unique style and the original Abarth sound. Customers can choose among five thrilling colors: Antidote White, Venom Black, Adrenaline Red, plus the brand-new Acid Green and Poison Blue, which make the Abarth 500e stand out from the crowd.
Please go to zag.com.au or visit Zagame Fiat for more information.