ABARTH ANNOUNCES PRICE OF NEW 695 MASERATI EDITION







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: May 21, 2012
Categories: Abarth, Abarth 695

The new limited edition Abarth 695 Maserati Edition will cost £32,000 (OTR) when it goes on sale in the UK at the end of this year, the high performance brand has just announced. A set of stunning Tramontano leather luggage is among the exclusive convertible’s long list of standard equipment.

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Just 499 of the 180bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged superminis will be produced. It follows the hugely successful Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari project of three years ago – but this time the collaboration with a sporting legend has resulted in a limited edition epitomising the elegance and comfort of a Gran Turismo with the handling of a car fit to take on the road every day.

The Abarth 695 Maserati Edition (Edizione Maserati) features exclusive style details and special technical features developed by Abarth engineers for Maserati. The 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v engine is linked to an electrically-operated manual Abarth Competizione gearbox with steering wheel controls, while performance tyres on 17-inch Maserati-inspired Neptune design alloy wheels also improve acceleration.

abarth 695 Inside

The chassis has also been engineered to cope with the extra power. Front brakes feature Brembo monobloc callipers with floating 305mm discs while special Koni shock absorbers guarantee high performance in complete safety. A variable back-pressure ‘dual mode’ exhaust improves engine performance and delivers an inspiring sound above 3,000 rpm.

The car is finished in Pontevecchio Bordeaux – a colour from Maserati which is achieved with special three-layer paintwork to reflect light and accentuate its shine. The same paintwork is added to the door mirrors while the electrically controlled soft top is made of grey fabric.

Inside, the seats are upholstered in sand beige leather, with a 695 logo embossed on the headrests. The dashboard and gearbox trim are distinguished by a special matt-finish carbon lining, further enhanced with the 695 logo, while the door panels and rear panels undergo a special UV-LUX treatment, to give an elegant grey ‘flocking’ effect.

The black leather steering wheel is characterised by beige leather inserts and tricolour hub and houses the steering wheel gearbox controls, while the instrument panel has been specifically produced by the Jaeger brand. Other details include the aluminium pedal unit and sill plates, the carbon fibre kick plate with customised Abarth 695 Maserati Edition graphics, and a plate with the car’s series number from 1 to 499.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – ABARTH 695 MASERATI EDITION

ENGINE 4 cylinder in line, 4 valves per cylinder, 1368cc Power: 180bhp (132 kW) at 5500rpm Maximum torque 250 Nm in sport mode at 3000rpm Supercharged with Garrett 1446 turbo
TRANSMISSION Abarth Competizione gearbox with 5 speeds, C510 gearbox family with gear paddles on the steering wheel
SUSPENSION Front Abarth Koni shock absorbers with FSD valves Rear Abarth Koni shock absorbers with FSD valves Lowered ride
STEERING Electric power steering with sport mode
BRAKES Floating, perforated and self-ventilating front discs ø 305mm × 28mm Ventilated rear discs ø 264mm × 22mm TTC - Torque Transfer Control
WHEELS Neptune Design 7×17" alloy wheels Tyres: 205/40 R17"
EMISSIONS Euro 5 EEC-F5 Standard
CO2 EMISSIONS 151 g/km
FUEL CONSUMPTION Urban consumption (mpg): 33.6 Combined consumption (mpg): 43.4 Extra-urban consumption (mpg): 52.3
PERFORMANCE Max speed >140mph. Acceleration 0–62mph: <7 secs.

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Special ‘Pontevecchio Bordeaux’ paint from Maserati Xenon headlights Titanium Grey soft top Automatic climate control Leather steering wheel with radio controls Blue&Me TomTom satnav Beige leather seats Dashboard, fascia and gearbox trim in matt carbon Door panels, console and tunnel in ‘Flocked’ UV-Lux Dual mode exhaust with Maserati-inspired design JBL hi-fi system Bag set by Tramontano