After selling out the Scorpionissima launch edition, Abarth has now announced the full model range of its first electric model, the 500e. There are two equipment levels, both available as a hatchback or a convertible model, with European pricing starting from around €39 000.
The 500e is Abarth’s first foray into electric mobility, following the recipe set by the older 595 and 695 models by adding some extra performance to the Fiat 500e. It was announced late last year as a fully-equipped Scorpionissima launch edition, which had a starting price of a whopping €43 000. Now, the rest of the range has been announced, with a slightly more reasonable starting price.
500e or 500e Turismo
The Abarth 500e will be available in two trim levels: a nameless entry-level version, which features 17-inch wheels, a dark cloth interior, and a 10,25-inch Uconnect infotainment system with Abarth-specific graphics and chimes. This model has a European starting price of around €39 000 including taxes, dependent on the market.
The top-level trim is called Turismo. It adds 18-inch diamond cut wheels, an Alcantara interior with heated seats, a rear-view camera, a JBL sound system, and the Abarth Sound Generator, which imitates the exhaust noise from Abarth’s gas-powered models with their grumbly Record Monza exhaust system. This version has a sticker price of around €43 500.
Both versions are also available as convertible, which adds around €3 000 to the price. On a technical level, however, every version is the same: a 154 hp electric motor powers the front wheels and is fed by a 42 kWh battery, promising a WLTP range of around 265 km, quite a bit lower than the promised 320 km in the Fiat 500e.
Abarth promises a 0-100 km/hour sprint in less than seven seconds and a much faster acceleration response compared to the 595/695 gas-powered models, although those remain a bit quicker in a straight line thanks to more power and less weight.
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