One of the debuts most anticipated of yesterday at the Auto show of Los Angeles, was the Fiat 124 Spider. The new roadster Italian, based on the Mazda MX-5 debuted at the other side of the atlantic and, as such, the first specifications that came to light were those corresponding to the north american market. Now we also have the preliminary specifications for Europe, where the main difference is that the Fiat 124 Spider that we see on our roads will be less powerful than those on the other side of the Atlantic.
it Is expected that this new Fiat 124 Spider arrives at dealerships Spanish to mid-2016. What will you do with the same engine 1.4 turbo MultiAir in north America, but in this case instead d 160 HP will 140 HP. The maximum torque also is reduced from 250 Nm up to 240 Nm. The gearbox will be a manual of six relations, and even Fiat has not detailed if the six-speed automatic that will be offered in other markets will also be available.
it Is unknown the reason why Fiat has decided to bring a less powerful engine to Europe. It could be for one simple reason positioning, so that this Fiat 124 Spider, by power, is in no man’s land with respect to the Mazda MX-5, which have engines of 1.5 and 2.0 Skyactiv in the air of 131 and 160 horses, respectively.
Fiat has also taken the opportunity to give to meet other specifications relating to the marketing. In the range there will be two finishes, one basic called 124 Spider (or without name) and one more high-end with the nickname Lusso. The more simple look all the bodywork in the same color, with double exit exhaust and anti-roll bars black. The alloy wheels are of 17″, halogen headlamps, and cloth upholstery is black. Of series already has items such as cruise control or air conditioning.
The Lusso offer a higher termination with alloy wheels of 17″, windshield frame and roll bars silver-plated, upholstery black or brown leather, climate control and fog lamps. Both facilities have eight body colors: Red-Passion, White Gelato, Black Vesuvius, Grey, Argento Grey, Fashion, Brass, Magnetic, Blue, Italy White and Ghiaccio.
Source – Fiat
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