The 2025 Abarth 600e electric crossover has more power than any other Abarth before it.
Abarth & CSpA, wholly owned by Fiat since 1971, has made a name for itself on racetracks and rally stages with its lightweight racing cars. The brand’s road cars are typically small and — if you believe the naysayers — underpowered.
Considering that Abarth squeezed 178 horsepower from the 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder of the Fiat 695 500, critics probably don’t understand that small vehicles don’t need a lot of power to be fun. With the Stellantis range shifting to all-electric vehicles due to fuel economy and emissions regulations, it should come as no surprise that Abarth will have to adapt as well.
Unveiled in the latter half of 2022 for the 2023 model year, the Abarth 500e is based on its combustion-engined sibling with a front-mounted drive unit that produces 152bhp and 173lb ft (that makes 235Nm) with all its chatter. Acceleration from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) takes 7.0 seconds, and is EveTop speed isn’t exactly impressive at 96 mph (155 km/h).
The market for small performance electric hatchbacks is relatively limited, which is why Abarth has been allowed to develop a faster version of its latest crossover. Enter the Fiat 600e-based Abarth 600e, a subcompact crossover that will be built in Poland at the plant where Stellantis also produces the Jeep Avenger. It did not take long for Alfa Romeo Milano to join Fiat and Jeep.
What makes the Abarth 600e stand out from its more pedestrian sibling? According to the company resulting from the merger between FCA and PSA, this fellow rides on the Perfo-eCMP electric car platform. Based on Groupe PSA’s famous eCMP system, this architecture would not have been possible without Stellantis Motorsport’s know-how.
Camouflaged on every square inch of the bodywork, the Abarth 600e features high-performance tires “Developed through experience in Formula E competitions.” The rubber concerned with handling dynamics also ensures sound insulation thanks to the polyurethane. The EV’s limited-slip front differential must also be mentioned, along with the larger brake rotors and calipers.
Abarth also talks about the custom suspension setup, comfortable seats with racing ergonomics, and 237 horsepower from the front-mounted electric motor. That means 240 ps if you prefer the metric system, which is more than any other Abarth system before it. Abarth is on the road, that is. Lest we forget, the Abarth 3000 SP tops the playing field with 350 horsepower from its 3.0-liter V8. The stillborn T-140’s engine is also worth remembering, a 6.0-litre V12 intended for the FIA Group 6 sports car racing model.
Equipped with 225/40 R20 Michelin tyres, the Abarth 600e will debut later this year at a relatively hefty price tag. Given the retail prices of the Fiat 600e and Abarth 500e, it’s very likely that Abarth will advertise this zero-emissions crossover at €40,000, or a staggering $43,910 at current exchange rates.
The Abarth in 600e draws power from the same high-voltage battery as the Fiat version. From 54 kilowatt hours, of which 51 are usable, the Fiat 600e is good for up to 249 miles (400 km) in WLTP. Otherwise, look forward to approximately 200 miles (322 km) for the more capable and powerful Abarth 600e.
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