2018 Fiat 124 Spider S-Design
The new 2018 Fiat 124 Spider S-Design will be making its début at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The special series that spotlights the dynamism and sportiness of the triumphant 2-seater roadster from the house of Fiat. Presented in the rich “Luxury” trim level, it will feature additional style details sure to win over fans of high performance and strong emotion behind the wheel under an open sky. Indeed, Mopar®, the Official Service Partner of Fiat for Services, Spare Parts and Original Accessories, Roadside Assistance and Customer Care, has fitted an exclusive package of accessories on each vehicle as standard.
The new collection includes roll bar, front pillar and rear mirror caps in polished steel. This unique look is completed by 17-inch lightweight alloy wheel rims in a special design, a tricolour badge on the rear and a sporty red adhesive stripe which draws attention to the classic body side, the low centre of gravity and the seating position, tilted back towards the rear axle, providing a shapely silhouette with the proportions of a thoroughbred sports car.
And as if style wasn’t enough, the contents of the vehicle are top class too. The Fiat 124 Spider S-Design always offers the following features as standard equipment: four airbags, automatic climate control, mp3 radio with USB port and four speakers, leather seats and steering wheel, lower fascia and brow of the dashboard with visible seams, cruise control and Keyless Go system. The vehicle also presents the Active Hood Lift System, a dual chrome exhaust and fog lights.
And when the engine gets going, the emotions rev up too: the Fiat 124 Spider S-Design is equipped with the reliable 1.4-litre turbo four-cylinder engine with MultiAir technology, which delivers 140 HP power and 240 Nm of torque, and is available with a six-speed manual gear and automatic transmission.
The performances, with manual transmission are exceptional: a maximum speed of 215 km/h and 7.5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (instead 214 km/h and 7.6 seconds are the data for the automatic version). The 124 Spider’s suspension uses a double-wishbone layout in front and a multilink in the rear, specifically tuned for greater stability while braking and turning. Steering is precise and responsive with the use of an electric power assist system.
In short, the combination of the steering and suspension set-ups lightweight frame, balanced weight distribution and turbocharged engine ensures a dynamic driving experience. Noise vibration and harshness (NVH) enhancements, including an acoustic front windscreen, also help to deliver a refined, quiet ride.
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