The 2017 FIAT® 124 Spider meets your passion for driving and exceeds it, highlighting its classically beautiful design with driver-centric features that put you in full control.
The standard short-throw 6-speed manual transmission or optional 6-speed automatic, along with the near-perfect weight distribution, lets you feel the excellent power-to-weight ratio. The ergonomic steering feel, throttle feedback and clutch engagement further intensify the experience.
The Spider made its debut at the 1966 Turin Auto Show in Italy. It became an instant classic and has remained an icon for enthusiasts and car collectors ever since. This elegant 21st-century interpretation of the roadster remains timeless by combining the heritage of Italian craftsmanship with new, enticing touches to its signature style.
The horizontal lines on the body are echoed through the hexagonal-shaped honeycomb grille. The signature available front and standard rear lamps in LED give the Spider an iconic look, day or night. Soft-touch interior materials are designed to continuously delight both driver and passenger.
With standard features like push-button start and hands-free communication13 with Bluetooth® streaming audio, the 124 Spider keeps you connected. The Lusso model comes with FIAT® Connect 7.0 with 7-inch touchscreen and is available with GPS navigation17 and SiriusXM satellite radio9.
A 9-speaker BOSE® Premium Sound System with dual Bluetooth headrest speakers, developed exclusively for the 124 Spider, is also offered and plays the perfect theme music for your drive.
The open air isn’t the only thing that will excite your senses inside the 124 Spider.
The interior is specially crafted to focus on the occupants. Ergonomic design improves the driving experience, ensuring easy operation of the steering wheel, pedals and shifter. The dashboard features a unique design with a coloured accent and uses soft-touch materials. Enhancing the feeling of oneness between car and driver, the seats have a unique netting structure for free upper body movement and consistent support throughout.
It’s been 50 years since the birth of the original FIAT® 124 Spider and to celebrate its iconic return, a special Prima Edizione model marks this milestone in pure Italian style.
Finished exclusively in Bronzo Magnetico (Titanium Flash Mica) exterior paint that’s available for the first 124 units, this limited production model showcases Saddle Brown leather-faced seats and a special
50th anniversary badge. The heated, auto-dimming side mirrors are a welcomed convenience, while standard safety technologies like Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Path Detection14 give you extra peace of mind.
The FIAT® 124 Spider provides an impressive fuel economy rating as efficient as 6.5 L/100 km (43 mpg) highway.18
5-CYCLE Official EnerGuide Label Ratings
2017 Model Year
What Has Changed With The 5-Cycle Method?
A more rigorous testing procedure to better represent actual driving
More realistic fuel efficiency ratings
While the ratings are different, actual fuel efficiency has not changed - just the way it's calculated
The 5-Cycle Method Tests For
Air Conditioner Usage
Cold Temperature Operation
Rapid Braking and Acceleration
|ENGINE||TRANSMISSION||AVAIL. MODELS||L/100 KM||IMP. MPG||L/100 KM||IMP. MPG|
|1.4L MultiAir® 16V I-4 Turbo||6-speed manual||9.0||31||6.7||42|
The Class-Exclusive Turbo engine delivers up to 164 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. It is the most powerful 4-cylinder in its class20 and is this engine’s first application in a rear-wheel-drive vehicle.
Twin intercoolers are employed to ensure a constant flow of fresh air to the turbo, while a standard short-throw 6-speed manual transmission gives you precise and responsive control. Out back, dual exhausts featuring twin or chrome quad tips hint at the performance beneath.
The dynamic handling and near-perfect weight distribution of the 124 Spider brings excitement to every curve. The responsive front double-wishbone layout and multilink rear suspension match perfectly to the performance feel only rear-wheel drive can provide.
This combines with the electric power assist steering, delivering smooth and confident feedback. Add an extensive use of lightweight aluminum in the body and chassis, along with an impressive power-to-weight ratio, for turbocharged performance you can truly feel when you hit the throttle.
Get a smoother drive with the short-shift
6-speed manual transmission, precisely designed to engage with minimal effort. Improve fuel economy with the direct-drive
6th gear, which lowers the final gear ratio for reduced drivetrain resistance.
Boost fuel efficiency even further with a more direct response to throttle, helped by the available AISIN® 6-speed automatic transmission that uses a lockup torque converter and damper - making for a cruising experience that keeps your fuel meter in check so you don’t have to.
The Abarth® model, with its Gun Metal exterior accents and aggressive front fascia, is all about race-inspired performance. A mechanical limited slip differential reduces torque from the rear wheel that slips and transfers it to the wheel with grip. This gives you responsive launches and increases acceleration performance out of corners.
Brembo® 4-wheel antilock disc brakes are available and a front strut tower brace adds extra chassis stiffness for increased handling. The Sport seats with leather bolsters and microfibre inserts hold firm with style, while a Sport mode and performance suspension featuring stiffer springs, and Bilstein® shocks let you have even more fun on your favourite piece of road.
With over 40 standard and available safety and security features, the all-new 124 Spider gives you the ultimate peace of mind. Innovative safety engineering gives you extra sets of eyes, so you can keep yours on the road. Available technologies like Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Path Detection, Park-Sense® Rear Park Assist System, and ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera work to keep you safe.
The standard LED taillamps and available LED headlamps increase overall visibility, while available adaptive front headlamps point in your intended direction to illuminate curves in the road based on steering input and speed.
At the very core of 124 Spider is a strong unibody constructed with high-strength steel. Crumple zones are designed to help absorb energy and redirect it away from occupants in the event of a collision.
The standard Electronic Stability Control7 can reduce power and apply individual brakes to help keep you in control. Active head restraints15 are also included and can reduce the risk of injury by minimizing the distance between the restraint and the occupant's head during a rear-end impact.
When you change lanes using the turn indicators, the available Blind-Spot Monitoring14 helps to alert you to a vehicle in your blind spot with an audible chime and illuminated icon in the side view mirror.
Rear Cross-Path Detection14 is included and helps detect vehicles approaching from either side when you’re reversing out of a parking spot.
Opt for a second set of eyes and ears with the available Park-Sense® Rear Park Assist System,14 which provides a visual reference in the in-cluster display as you reverse into a spot.
When driving at low speeds, the ultrasonic sensors detect stationary objects and provides an audible chime and visual warning that increases in intensity as you get closer to a potential obstacle.
The available ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera14, standard on Lusso and Abarth®, makes reversing easier by displaying what’s behind you on the FIAT® Connect 7.0 display. Grid lines appear on-screen to help steer you safely into place.