Abarth 595 1.4 T-Jet 180 Competizione 70th Anniversary 3dr Review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
3 doors
Available colours:
Abarth 595 2020
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RRP£22,940
Review

The Abarth 595 is undoubtedly stylish, and the top models are startlingly quick but there are plenty of small hot hatches that are both cheaper and better to drive

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The Competizione is a serious bit of kit with 17in Corsa alloy wheels, 4-piston Brembo brake calipers, drilled and ventilated brake discs, all-round Koni dampers, a Record Monza exhaust, Sabelt racing seats, leather and Alcantara interior highlights and rear parking sensors.

The top of the range is the Competizione model, which features a 178bhp version of the 1.4 T-Jet engine. The 0-62mph sprint takes just 6.7sec, and while it can feel like you're waiting for the turbo to kick in at times, the engine pulls strongly once it's into its stride.


Key information

Doors3
Seats4
0-62 MPH6.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

36.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

185

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

171

g/km

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