Abarth introduces 2019 595 with retuned 1.4-liter T-Jet

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Abarth has introduced the 595 range, with a Euro 6D-Temp compliant 1.4-liter T-Jet engine and a new Record Monza Active exhaust system. Available in three variants, the redeveloped 1.4-liter unit is available with power levels ranging from 145ps to 180ps.

The Abarth 595 Competizione is the most performance-oriented model with 180ps and a zero to 100km/h of 6.7 seconds, and comes fitted with the new Record Monza Active exhaust as standard. The Record Monza Active exhaust system is an active valve controlled by a Sport button on the dashboard. The opening of the exhaust valve – which was previously based on exhaust gas pressure but can now be actively controlled – means the driver can choose either a more composed engine sound or a more traditionally Abarth note.

The Sport button can be used to adjust various parameters of the car, such as torque delivery and power steering calibration, for a more direct feel and a less invasive intervention of the electronics, as well as managing the Record Monza exhaust. The system adjusts engine response to the accelerator pedal and the TFT instrument panel switches to a racing configuration.

Abarth 595 Turismo delivers 165ps, offering a power-to-weight ratio of 6.3kg/ps and acceleration from zero to 100km/h in 7.3 seconds. The performance-oriented 595 Trofeo comes with 160hp and, like the Competizione, is also equipped with the new Record Monza Active exhaust.

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