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Abarth 500e review

£34,140 - £38,140
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Published: 19 Sep 2023
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Buying

What should I be paying?

The Abarth range starts in price where the regular Fiat 500 electric range tops out in upper spec La Prima trim. The Abarth 500e hatch is £34,195, while the Cabrio, with an electrically driven roof, is an extra £3k on top.

On lease, you’re looking at around £449 and £459 respectively, on a four-year agreement with a £5k down payment and 6,000 yearly mileage allowance, through Abarth’s own finance scheme.

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As standard, you get 17-inch alloy wheels, a matt grey dashboard, 7.0-inch instrument cluster and 10.25-inch infotainment system, and that Abarth sound generator that outputs an exhaust noise modelled on the petrol Abarth 695. Fortunately, you can turn it off to avoid annoying everyone.

The Turismo trim adds 18-inch wheels, a whole lotta Alcantara (think steering wheel, dashboard, seats), heated front seats, mirrors and windscreen, a wireless charging pad, a rear-view camera with 360-degree sensors, keyless entry and go, a blind spot warning system, and glass roof on the hatch. That's a £4,000 uplift.

Standard colour is white, while green, red, blue or black are an extra £600. If it were our money, we’d go all out and get the Turismo in livelier green, red or blue. Not like you’re going to be using one of these as your family runaround, is it?

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