- Abarth triumphed in the Mini Car category, coming first in the imported car category and third in the general ranking.
- The prestigious recognition was awarded by the readers of the "Auto Motor und Sport" group magazines.
The new year could not have started better off for Abarth. With Abarth 595 and 695, the brand of the Scorpion triumphed in the fortieth edition of the "Best Cars" competition, one of the most important international consumer surveys in the automotive sector.
The readers of the automotive magazines of German publisher "Auto Motor und Sport" in 15 countries were asked to evaluate 364 vehicles in 11 categories. Two rankings resulted: one general and one for imported brands.
Abarth 595 prevailed in the imported car ranking of the Mini Car category ahead of the other 15 candidates. The car also came third in the general Mini Car ranking being the only sports car to gain the podium of the 20 models in the running.
Abarth is always ready to surprise just like back in the 50's and 60's when the small, agile car created by founder Carlo Abarth commanded the respect of beefier sedans and was known to even overtake competitors packing larger engine displacements on the racetrack. Still today, Abarth 595 is confirmed as an extraordinary car that allows ordinary motorists to enjoy thrilling driving experiences.
Sedan or convertible, the Abarth 595 range features three trim levels ("Elaborabile", "Turismo" and "Competizione"), three power levels of the 1.4 T-jet engine (140 HP, 160 HP and 180 HP) and two transmissions (five-speed manual or robotised sequential). Abarth 695 Biposto, the "smallest supercar" completes the line-up. Delivering 190 HP, the car secures the thrills and technology of a real racing car on everyday roads.
Turin, 29 January 2016