Abarth, Fiat’s performance arm, has detailed the regular versions of its hot 500e hatch and cabriolet for Europe, following “significant customer demand” for the now sold-out Scorpionissima launch edition.

    The Abarth 500e was first revealed in November 2022 and it’s confirmed to arrive in Australia late this year.

    At this stage it’s unclear what the Australian launch line-up for the Abarth 500e will look like just yet. A Stellantis Australia spokesperson said trim levels, pricing and specifications will be confirmed closer to the launch.

    The regular Fiat 500e will beat its Abarth counterpart to Australia with a mid-2023 launch, initially only available in La Prima launch edition guise with a price tag of $52,500 before on-road costs.

    The 2023 Abarth 500e is now available in two different trims levels in Europe, both available in hatchback and cabriolet body styles.

    The entry-level model is called just the 500e, whereas the flagship model is called the 500e Turismo.

    Both models are powered by a single electric motor producing 114kW of power and 235Nm of torque. It’s claimed to do the 0-100km/h sprint in seven seconds.

    This electric motor is paired with the same 42kWh lithium-ion battery as the Fiat 500e on which it is based. Abarth claims it has a range of 265km, according to an undisclosed testing cycle.

    The car supports DC fast-charging at rates of up to 85kW. Abarth claims charging from 0 to 80 per cent takes 35 minutes.

    Three driving modes are available: Turismo, which dials outputs back slightly to 113kW and 220Nm; Scorpion Street, which balances power and energy efficiency; and top-performance mode Scorpion Track.

    Both Turismo and Scorpion Street utilise the one-pedal driving feature, which allows drivers to decelerate by lifting their foot and simultaneously recovers kinetic energy to recharge the battery.

    The entry-level Abarth 500e comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, Abarth lettering in dark titanium grey above the front grille, a rear diffuser insert, matte grey mirror caps, and a green Scorpion logo on the side of the car.

    Inside, there’s a 7.0-inch TFT digital instrument cluster, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, dark headliner, vinyl-wrapped steering wheel, and sporty seats with embossed “scorpion stripes”.

    This model comes with a sound that’s claimed to reproduce the “rock guitar tone” every time the car is turned on or off. There’s also an “Abarth Jingle” for the acoustic vehicle alert system.

    The flagship 500e Turismo can be differentiated on the outside by its larger 18-inch diamond-cut titanium grey alloy wheels.

    Inside there’s also a seven-speaker JBL sound system, wireless charger, “premium” Alcantara dashboard, heated Alcantara sports seats with Acid-Green Scorpion double stitching, and a leather and Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel. It also picks up a rear-view camera and blind-spot warning.

    The 500e Turismo receives the Abarth Sound Generator as standard which reproduces the sound of an Abarth pretrol engine.

    In terms of exterior paint colours, the entire Abarth 500e range can be had with Antidote White, Venom Black, Adrenaline Red, Acid Green, and Poison Blue.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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