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Price confirmed for new Abarth 500C with manual transmission

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Pricing for the new Abarth 500C convertible sports car, with manual gearbox, has just been announced – and it’s cheaper than the current car with ‘Competizione’ paddle-shift transmission.

This is the latest new version to join the well-established Abarth line-up, launched in the UK in July 2008. The sports brand continues to find new fans in the form of enthusiast drivers wishing to express themselves through their choice of car.

In keeping with Abarth’s philosophy of ‘Making the Ordinary Extraordinary’, Abarth has taken the convertible model and added the option of a five speed manual transmission, for those drivers who do not wish to take advantage of the ‘Competizione’ box.

About 500C with manual transmission available now priced at £16,856

About 500C with manual transmission available now priced at £16,856

Priced at £16,856 OTR, the Abarth 500C manual represents outstanding value for money – it’s around £1,000 cheaper than the automatic version. Along with a stylish electric hood with glass rear window, and third brake light incorporated into the spoiler, the car receives, as standard, a host of other equipment.

This includes seven airbags, xenon headlights, TTC (torque transfer control), parking sensors, Blue&Me hands-free telecommunications system, leather steering wheel and alloy wheels. A full range of options includes automatic climate control, leather sports interior, bi-colour paint, red brake callipers and coloured Abarth side stripes and mirrors.

Proof that the 500C is a true Abarth comes in the form of its 135bhp 1.4 16v Turbo T-Jet engine, which provides the convertible with a top speed of 128mph and a 0-62mph time of 7.9 seconds. But the frugal unit returns 43.5mpg fuel economy on the combined cycle and has a CO2 figure of 155 g/km.

The car features Dualdrive electrically assisted power steering with ‘Sport Mode’ while stopping is courtesy of front (ventilated) and rear disc brakes.

“With the choice between hatchback and convertible versions and in manual or Competizione form, we now have an Abarth 500 to suit all requirements and driving conditions,” says Ivan Gibson, head of Abarth in the UK. “And with the option to take on the 160bhp esseesse specification, open top performance motoring has never been more accessible.”


Abarth 500C UK prices and options

Monday, June 21st, 2010

We’ve established the factory options and UK prices for the new Abarth 500C.

As we revealed earlier, the Abarth 500C will be available next month priced from £17,500 on-the-road.

Standard specification includes:-

  • Dark tinted windows
  • Xenon headlights
  • ‘Abarth Competizione’ 5-speed MTA transmission
  • Steering wheel-mounted paddles
  • Blue&Me
  • Reverse parking sensors
  • Smoking kit

The factory options are as below:-

Option Price
Leather sports interior £800
Climate Control £260
50/50 split-folding rear seats (included with leather) £150
Auto-dimming rear view mirror £100
Red brake calipers and wheel centre caps with red border £150
Interscope Hi-fi system £260
17″ diamond-finish alloy wheel in white, 5-petal design £175
17″ diamond-finish alloy wheel with anthracite background, 5-spoke design £175
Red/White/Black Stripes and Mirrors £160
White Trim Liner £46
Black Trim Liner £46
Red Trim Liner Pack (Bicolour only – inc. Red body line, red brake calipers, red wheel centre cap borders) £200
Wind stop £150

Available colours are listed as Gara White (£400), Officina Red (£400), the new Record Grey metallic (£400), plus the two Bicolour options of Scorpion Black/Gara White (£900) and Pista Grey/Campovolo Grey (£900). Campovolo Grey is now the no-cost option.

There’s an incredibly complex array of choices of colours for hood colour (Black or Titanium Grey), rear spoiler colour (Matt Black, Titanium Grey, or body-coloured), and interior trims (Black Sports Cloth, or leather in Black, Grey, or Tan).  Most choices are only available with certain paint colours (Pista/Campovolo Grey Bi-colour cars can only have Titanium Grey hoods and spoilers, for instance), and these are best discussed with your dealer.

The new Abarth 500C

The new Abarth 500C

Source: Abarthisti Forum


Abarth Punto Evo UK specification and options

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

We’ve established the UK specification and available options for the new Abarth Punto Evo.

As standard, the £16,500 Abarth Punto Evo is set to feature:-

  • Dark tinted windows
  • Cruise Control
  • Blue&Me
  • Interscope hi-fi system
  • Preparation for anti-theft alarm
  • Preparation for satellite navigation
  • Locking fuel filler cap
  • Red brake calipers
  • Smoking kit

The available options are set out in the table below, along with their prices which, for the most part, appear to have been carried over from the Abarth Grande Punto.

Option Price
Leather Sports interior £850
Electric “Sky Dome” sunroof £725
Dual Climate Control £260
Auto-dimming rear view mirror £160
Rain sensing windscreen wipers (only with the above) £80
Front centre armrest £110
Abarth Corse Seats by Sabelt in Leather/Alcantara £1,690
Abarth Corse Seats by Sabelt in Fabric £1,320
Alternative 17″ alloy wheels with 205/45 tyres £150
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) £250
White/Black/Red Stripe & Mirror kits £160
Preparation for CD Multi-changer £100
Chrome mirrors £60
12v socket £28

Campovolo Grey is now the no-cost colour option, with 1949 White, Scorpion Black and Velocity Red all now £400 options.

Update: these prices have now been confirmed.

The new Abarth Punto Evo

The new Abarth Punto Evo

Source: Abarthisti Forum.


Abarth 500C, Abarth Punto Evo and Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari UK prices revealed

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

We’ve heard from sources currently in Italy that UK pricing for the three eagerly-anticipated new Abarth models has been set as follows:-

Abarth 500C: £17,500.
Abarth Punto Evo: £16,500.
Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari: €35,500.

The source also says that the 500C will feature the automated manual (“flappy paddle”) gearbox as standard, along with xenon headlights and rear parking sensors.

Sales of the 695 are being handled by Abarth Italy, and as such all monies are apparently to be paid to them direct, cutting Abarth UK out of the equation.

We’re pleasantly surprised at the price of the Abarth Punto Evo – £16,500 compares very favourably with the £15,295 of the Fiat Punto Evo Sporting.

More details when we have them.


Abarth 500C Italian pricing revealed

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

The Italian pricing for the new Abarth 500C has been revealed today.

The Abarth 500C will be priced from €21,000 – an up-lift of around €2,200 over the tin-top Abarth 500.

The ‘Bicolore’ two-tone version shown at Geneva is priced a little higher – at €22,700.

The only option currently listed is Climate Control at €140.

This largely confirms our previous estimation that, given the Fiat 500C’s £3,000 uplift over the standard Fiat 500 in the UK, the Abarth 500C is likely to land here in July wearing a £17,500 starting price tag.

We’ll hopefully know more later this week after the dealer conference in Italy.

The new Abarth 500C

The new Abarth 500C


Abarth Punto Evo Italian pricing revealed

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

The Italian pricing for the new Abarth Punto Evo has been announced today.

The Abarth Punto Evo will start from €19,400 – an up-lift of around €1,500 over the Abarth Grande Punto that it replaces.

Given the £15,295 UK price tag of the 135 bhp Fiat Punto Evo Sporting, we’re still expecting the new Abarth Punto Evo to figure in around the £17,000 mark when it arrives here in July.

The new Abarth Punto Evo

The new Abarth Punto Evo


Grande Punto Abarth price increased

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

The UK price of the Grande Punto Abarth will be increased on 4th August 2009. The new on-the-road price will be £13,800, an increase of nearly £600.

As well as the price increase, there are a few revisions to the standard spec and the factory options.

The Interscope hi-fi system is no longer standard, nor is the 12v power socket in the boot, although both now become cost options at £250 and £35 respectively. The CD autochanger and the alternative 17″ alloy wheels appear to be missing from the options list, too, although we’re not sure if that means they’ve been deleted.

New options arrive in the shape of the front centre armrest that’s been available elsewhere in Europe since launch (£110), TPMS, the tyre pressure monitoring system (£250), and the Premium Pack which combines Climate Control and Interscope (£410).

The Sabelt seats also appear as a factory option, although in a move that I can only describe as misguided, they’ve been priced at the same level as in the accessory catalogue – an already eye-watering £2,250.

A new zero-cost option – 57X ‘Homologation Code’ – reduces the GPA’s emissions to 159 g/km (down from 162) when specified, and improves economy: 30.1 mpg urban (was 29.4), 54.3 mpg extra-urban (was 53.3), 42.2 mpg combined (was 40.9).

Option Code Price
Metallic paint (Black) 5CE £375
Sky Dome Electric sunroof 400 £725
Climate control 140 £270
Interscope Hi-fi system 4JF £250
Leather upholstery 732 £850
Front centre armrest (not with Sabelts) 132 £110
Abarth Corse Seats by Sabelt 4HV £2,250
Abarth Premium Pack (140+4JF) 5QH £410
Blue&Me Nav system 55Y £350
TPMS 365 £250
Red Stripes and mirrors (White cars only) 59A £160
12V Power point 823 £35
Smoker kit 989 £50
Homologation code 57X £0

500 Abarth esseesse kit price

Friday, January 9th, 2009

The price of the 500 Abarth esseesse kit has been announced as £2,500 including VAT and fitting.  The cost of the kit itself is £2,150, but allowing for 4 hours labour takes the on-the-road cost to the £2,500 figure.

That makes a base 500 Abarth esseesse something in the region of £16,100, compared to, say, a Mini Cooper S at £16,575.

Remember, the 500 esseesse kit is much simpler than the Grande Punto Abarth’s esseesse kit – there’s no replacement turbo or associated ancillaries, for instance.

Technical details of the 500 Abarth esseesse are here.

Fiat 500 Abarth Esseesse

Fiat 500 Abarth Esseesse


Official Abarth merchandise UK price list

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

We’ve managed to get a copy of the Abarth merchandise price list for the UK, courtesy of Vospers.

UPDATE: You can now buy official Abarth merchandise through Abarthisti.

Part Number Description Colour Price
303067p Mans T- shirt White- red stripe £18.95
303068p Mans T- shirt White- Abarth logo £18.95
303069p Mans T- shirt Black – Abarth logo £18.95
303070p Mans T- shirt long sleeve White – red stripes £32.95
303071p Sweat shirt Black £57.95
303072p Womans tank top White – red stripe £18.95
303073p Womans T – shirt White – Abarth Logo £14.95
303074p Kids T- shirt White – Abarth Logo £14.95
303075p Kids T- shirt Black – Abarth logo £14.95
303076p Kids T- shirt White – red stripe £14.95
303077p Baseball cap White – red stripe £16.95
303078p Baseball cap Red – Abarth logo £16.95
303079p Kids Baseball cap Red – Abarth logo £12.95
303080p Baseball cap Black – Abarth logo £16.95
303081p Sun Visor Red – Abarth logo £11.95
303053 Abarth Logo Poster £6.95
303054 S2000 Poster £6.95
303055 Punto Abarth Poster £6.95
303056 Punto Esse Esse Poster £6.95
303057 Abarth stripe poster £6.95
303032 Abarth Flag White £7.95
303082p Abarth Key ring £8.95
303083p Bag Black £14.95
303084p Necklace £6.95
303116 500 Abarth peddle car White £100
303117 500 Abarth Electric car White £184.95
3030105 1:24 scale S2000 model White £7.95
3030106 1:43 scale S2000 model White £4.95
3030107 1:24 scale GP SS Model White £7.95
3030110 1:43 scale GP SS Model White £4.95
3030113 1:20 scale S2000 R/C Model White £19.95
3030114 1:24 scale 500 Abarth Model Whlte £7.95
3030115 1:43 Scale 500 Abarth Model White £4.95
303085p Mans Sweat shirt White £65.95
303065p Body Warmer White – Abarth Logo £73.95
303064p Body Warmer Red – White top £73.95
303066p Fleece Black £80.99
303095p Official team shoes Red £149.00
303123p 500 Abarth Kappa top White £84.95
303005 History of Abarth book £42.95
303001 Silver Abarth tie pin £19.95
303006 White Gold Scorpion cuff links £304.95
303004 Abarth Plaque £24.95
303002 Mouse Mat £13.99
303045 1GB Scorpion USB stick £53.99

You can download a copy of the catalogue here: Official Abarth merchandise catalogue