Fiat Styles Up 124 Spider With New S-Design Model

Fans are split on whether the Fiat 124 Spider is better looking than the Mazda Miata but the company is trying to settle the debate once and for all with the new 124 Spider S-Design.

Set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, the 124 Spider S-Design is a stylish roadster which has been outfitted with red stripes and unique 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels. The car also sports a small tricolor badge on the back and has an assortment of components – including the roll bar, mirror caps and A-pillar – decorated in polished steel.

Besides the sporty styling touches, the model comes nicely equipped with leather seats and an automatic climate control system. Other highlights include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a Keyless Go system.

A turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine resides under the hood and produces 140 PS (103 kW) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque. When paired to the standard six-speed manual transmission, the engine allows the roadster to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of 215 km/h (133 mph).

The model will be joined by the 500X S-Design and Tipo 5-Door S-Design. The latter car has a Metropoli Grey exterior with Bi-Xenon headlights and black accents. The Tipo also boasts 18-inch wheels and a unique interior with piano black trim.

The show car will be powered by a 1.6-liter Multijet turbodiesel engine that develops 120 PS (88 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque. It will be connected to a dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Last but not least, Fiat will show three versions of the 500 Mirror. Each comes equipped with a 7-inch HD Live Uconnect infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

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  • Dariush

    Just.Buy.An.Mx5

  • Zed68

    WOW, a red stripe… WOW… (sigh)

  • The whole fiat line up makes me sad. And every time there is Geneva what FCA would do is launch “limited edition” cars like this.

  • Markey

    much better looking than the Miata

  • Vassilis

    It’s funny how such subtle changes make such a difference. The car looks more elegant.

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