The Abarth 500EV 2023, it is spied conducting tests in Europe with camouflage below and on the wheels.
Spied on the Abarth 500 EV 2023 in Europe
Stellantis had already announced earlier this year its plan to be a strictly electric firm in Europe by the end of the decade and Abarth It will be one of the first brands to put aside the combustion engine.
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The brand will improve the experience with the launch of the charge for electric cars based on the fiat 500 of the latest generation, which is marketed exclusively as a zero emission model. Although he still holds the ICE Y Abarth continue your updates.
Its design will not have many improvements, however, the prototype that I spied kept a lot of camouflage. Abarth it kept the wheels and side mirror covers camouflaged, the roof spoiler at the back was covered by black tape.
Retains restyled bumpers and is expected to arrive with the letters of the name «Abarth» to the relief on the front, as a replacement for the logo “500” of the standard model of Fiat.
We are sure that it will come with various mechanical changes. Which could be upgraded brakes and a stiffer suspension setup for better handling, along with an updated chassis.
The powertrain update will be the most significant, most likely based on the variant equipped with the larger 42 kWh battery pack.
The 500 standard It comes with 117 horsepower and an instant torque of 220 Newton-meters (162 pound-feet). Hopefully the Abarth improve on these production figures that allow the regular model to accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in nine seconds. Fiat It features an electronic top speed limiter programmed to operate at 93 mph (150 km/h).
As long as you keep the battery, which has a usable capacity of 37.3 kWh, the range will fall below the 199 miles (320 kilometers) achieved by the fiat 500 according to him WLTP test cycle.
Placing a larger battery would only add weight, which would affect performance. The global premiere of the model is expected to be later this year or early 2023.
Writing by Gossipvehiculos/Source: www.motor1.com