Americans love the predecessor. Nearly 90 percent of all built 1968-1985 specimens remained in the States. Now they get ?? nearly 50 years after the unveiling of the original ?? a new Fiat 124 Spider dished. Because the Italians know where ( once again) the main buyers are found for her little Roadsterlein, let the world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show to go ( 20 to 29 November 2015) on the stage. California and the rest of America is likely to love the 124 Spider. It is based on the wonderful Mazda MX-5, but packs considerably more curves and a spark more glamor to the plate.
You can what Fiat's Centro Stile has since conjured in Turin from the little Nippon roadster, only be described as something bombastic, the reminiscences of the old 124 Sport Spider, however, are obvious. Chassis and equipment originate largely from the current MX - 5 and can do the retro - Italo - convertible only good. There is double wishbone front, multi-link rear axle, manually ( but very simple ) to use soft top and rear wheel drive. For US customers and their tendency to comfort you but the 124 Spider constructed something cuddly. There is more noise insulation, a "light and responsive " Steering and luxurious extras such as adaptive headlamps, a seven-inch infotainment system with rear view camera, heated seats and a Bose sound system.
How much all of the luxury contributes to the weight technically only about 1,000 kilos of MX-5, is not yet known. However, Fiat 124 Spider replaced when the naturally aspirated engines of the MX-5 by its own 1.4-liter turbo engine with 140 hp and 240 Nm of torque. Switched manually with six gears, America gets an automatic. For performance and price is so far not known. However, there will be the two configurations " 124 Spider " and " Lusso ". To start the Spider Fiat puts also an " Anniversary " edition. It is limited to 124 vehicles, with red livery and black leather seats. Market launch of the Fiat 124 Spider in summer 2016. A hotter Abarth version, possibly with 180 PS is easy to imagine . ( sw )