GRANDE PUNTO +
2008 - 2010
THE ABARTH GRANDE PUNTO IS THE FIRST CAR TO BE RELEASED BY THE NEWLY CREATED(2007) FIAT-OWNED ABARTH & C. S.p.A. POWERED BY A POWERFUL 1.4 T-JET 4 CYLINDER ENGINE, IT PRODUCES 155 HP. AS FROM 2008 THERE WAS AN ESSEESSE KIT WHICH ADDED UPRATED BRAKES, SUSPENSION AND INCREASED POWER OUTPUT OF 180 HP
Abarth was last seen as a badge-engineered ‘warm’ version of the unpopular Stilo, and fans of the iconic marque with decades of racing and tuning heritage would be justified in feeling nervous. But Fiat has bestowed Abarth status as a brand in its own right, alongside Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Maserati in its automotive stable. The 155bhp hatchback (180bhp with factory-approved dealer modifications) is impressive on the road and is good value, plus it should remain exclusive as a result of the small network of specialist dealers.
Initially the Abarth Grande Punto was released with a 150 PS (155 PS when using 97 RON fuel) 1.4 turbo engine, but from 2008 there was available an Essesse kit, which could be installed at official Abarth service centres rather than in the factory. Amongst various refinements included uprated brakes and suspension, the Essesse kit provided an uprated power output of 180 hp.
The first car from the newly created (2007) Fiat-owned Abarth & C. Sp A. the Abarth Grande Punto differs significantly from its donor car.
The colour scheme of all the launch cars is ‘1949 White’ (1949 being the year Abarth first came into existence) with red detailing. you can choose from Speed Red or Scorpion Black paint instead.
A V A I L A B L E I N T H E F O L L I N G C O L O U R S
ROSSO PASSIONALE PAST.
NERO PROVOCATORE MIC.
BIANCO ABARTH PAST.
176 / A
891 / B
E N G I N E
4 cylinders in line, 4 valves per cylinder, 1368 cc Maximum power 155 bhp (114 kW) @ 5750 rpm Peak torque 206 Nm (230 Nm in “SPORT BOOST” at 3000 rpm IHI RHF3-PI fixed geometry turbocharge
T R A N S M I S I O N
6-speed mechanical gearbox M32
S U S P E N S I O N
McPherson front suspension with enforced anti-roll bar Torsion bar Semi-independent rear suspension
S T E E R I N G S Y T E M
Electric power assistance with “SPORT BOOST” MODE
B R A K E S
Brembo Fixed front Calipers 4 piston with self-ventilating discs Ø 305 mm x 28 mm rear discs Ø 264 mm x 11 mm
W H E E L S
ET 39 7" x 17" alloy wheels with diamond cut and internal paint finish 215/45 R17" Pirelli Pzero tyres
C O N S U M P S I O N
Urban consumption: 29.4 mpg Extra-urban consumption: 53.3 mpg Combined consumption: 40.9
P E R F O R M A N C E
Top speed 129 mph
A C C E L E R A T I O N
0-62 mph in 8.2 Secs
Metalic paint (Black) £375
Sky Dome Electric sunroof £725
Climate control £27
Interscope Hi-fi system £250
Leather upholstery £850
Front centre armrest (not with Sabelts) £110
Abarth Corse Seats by Sabelt £2,250
Abarth Premium Pack £410
Blue&Me Nav system £350
Red Stripes and mirrors (White cars only) £160
12V Power point £35
Smoker kit £50
O P T I O N S
O P T I O N A L E S S E E S S E K I T
O P T I O N A L S A B E L T S E A T S
ONE OF ABARTH’S WINNING FEATURES IS THAT IT REPRESENTS A SEPERATE UNIVERSE. THAT OF EMPOWERMENT. ONE INDISSOLUBLE PART OF THIS WORLD IS REPRESENTED BY KITS AND ACCESSORIES. ABARTH KITS OFFER AN EVEN MORE POWERFULL ENGINE, MORE AGGRESSIVE STEERING AND HAIR-RAISING PERFORMANCE IN ALL DRIVING CONDITIONS. THE ACCESSORIES ARE MODELLED ON THE WORLD OF RACING. THEY ARE FUNCTIONAL BUT “MEAN” AS NEVER BEFORE. RACING SEATS, FUELCAPS, SPECIAL PACKS, PERFORMANCE ADDITIVES, APPS AND SATALITE NAVIGATION SYSTEMS ABARTHWORLD 2012
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The 'esseesse' kit adds numerous components including a new Garrett GT 1446 turbocharger which increases boost pressure from 1.3 to 1.5 bar, new water and oil pipes to the turbo, new exhaust manifold, heat shield, complete injector rail, MAP sensor, boost sensor, modified catalytic converter, larger diameter exhaust, new intercooler pipework, adapted radiator pipe, new water pump, wastegate valve, BMC air filter, and new engine ECU. Visually the 'esseesse' kit adds 'esseesse' logos on the tailgate, wing mirror covers and an engine cover.Fitted with the full 'esseesse' kit, the Abarth Grande Punto produces 180 bhp at 5750 rpm and 272 Nm (200 lb ft) at 2750 rpm. Top speed is increased to 133 mph, while accelerating from 0-62 mph now takes just 7.7 seconds.
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