Tuesday, 3 March 2015

NEWS - Abarth 500 Bi-Colore announced

A new version of Abarth’s stunning 500, the Bi-Colore Edition, will cost just £15,990 OTR,and can be ordered now. That being said, don't hang about if you're tempted, because only 50 of these striking 500 Bi-Colore editions will be built. A unique Scorpione two-tone Black over Record Grey paint finish, 17-inch 10-spoke diamond finish alloy wheels, Abarth sports seats with natural leather trim, and rear privacy glass all feature as standard on the special edition. It's definitely easy on the eyes.

Based on the Abarth 500 Custom, the Bi-Colore is powered by a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16-valve engine with a sporty five speed manual gearbox. With 135bhp of power available and a maximum 206Nm of torque at 3000 rpm, the Abarth has a 0-62 mph time of just 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 127 mph, yet it returns 47.1mpg fuel economy on the official Combined Cycle. It's a shame the Abarth isn't a six-speed manual, but without having driven one I couldn't tell you whether the 5-speed is effective or not. 

Fog lights and satin steel rear twin exhausts complete the sporting look, while inside, the leather steering wheel, Dualdrive electric power steering with Sport function, climate control, CD and MP3 with six speakers and Blue&Me hands-free system are also all standard equipment, meaning the 500 is as nice to live with as it is to look at.

“The Bi-Colore colours across the Abarth range have already proved popular with our customers, and this exclusive Black over Grey edition is a particularly good example of how striking the cars can look,” says Gerry Southerington, Head of Brand, Abarth UK.

“So with just 50 available in the UK, anyone looking for something special, with top quality equipment included as standard, should move quickly to secure this latest Abarth Bi-Colore.”

You know what Gerry, I agree with you. So go and get one ordered!

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