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versions described in this booklet at any time for technical and commercial reasons.
If you have any further questions please consult your Abarth dealer.
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This Supplement describes the operating modes of the ELECTRICAL SOFT TOP and the procedure for using the ABARTH
COMPETIZIONE TRANSMISSION by Abarth
.
In order to be able to use the transmission correctly, this Supplement should be read carefully and completely in order to understand
the correct, permitted operations from the outset.
For anything not dealt with, refer to the Owner Handbook in which this Supplement is enclosed.
LIST OF CONTENTS
ELECTRICAL SOFT TOP ........................................................ 3
EMERGENCY OPERATION ......................................................... 7
SUGGESTIONS ................................................................................. 3
INITIALISATION PROCEDURE .................................................. 8
OPERATION USING THE BUTTONS INSIDE THE CAR ..... 3
WIND STOP ..................................................................................... 8
Opening the soft top ........................................................................ 3
FRONT SPOILER ............................................................................. 8
– From soft top completely closed ............................................... 3
WASHING/CLEANING THE SOFT TOP ................................. 9
– From soft top in intermediate horizontal position ................ 4
Waterproofing the top ................................................................. 10
– From soft top in spoiler position to soft
top completely open ...................................................................... 4
Interior top fabric .......................................................................... 10
Closing the soft top .......................................................................... 4
ABARTH COMPETIZIONE TRANSMISSION .......... 11
STARTING THE VEHICLE .......................................................... 11
– From soft top completely open .................................................. 4
OPERATING MODES ................................................................... 12
– From spoiler position to soft top completely closed ............ 4
Manual operation (MANUAL) ..................................................... 12
– From intermediate position to soft top completely closed .... 4
Automatic operation (AUTO) ..................................................... 12
Opening the tailgate with soft top completely open ................. 5
“Kick Down” function ....................................................................13
OPERATION BY MEANS OF REMOTE CONTROL .............. 5
SPORT FUNCTION ...................................................................... 13
IMPORTANT NOTES ..................................................................... 6
LEVERS ON THE STEERING WHEEL ...................................... 14
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STARTING THE ENGINE ............................................................ 14
PRESS BRAKE AND REPEAT MANOEUVRE .......................... 21
MOVING THE CAR ...................................................................... 15
PLACE GEAR LEVER IN N (neutral) ......................................... 21
Engaging the 1st speed .................................................................... 15
TOWING THE CAR ................................................................ 22
Engaging the
2nd
speed ................................................................... 15
Engaging reverse (R) ....................................................................... 16
ENGAGING NEUTRAL (N) ........................................................ 16
DISPLAYED INFORMATION ..................................................... 17
WARNING BUZZER .................................................................... 17
CHECKING FLUID LEVELS ................................................ 22
ABARTH COMPETIZIONE TRANSMISSION
HYDRAULIC ACTUATION SYSTEM OIL .............................. 22
PARKING THE CAR ..................................................................... 18
PASSENGER SEAT SUITABILITY
FOR ISOFIX CHILD SEATS ................................................ 23
GENERAL WARNINGS ............................................................... 18
ENGINE ......................................................................................... 24
MANUAL GEARBOX............................................................... 19
ENGINE CODE - BODYWORK VERSION .................. 25
WARNING LIGHTS AND MESSAGES ......................... 19
TRANSMISSION ....................................................................... 25
ABARTH COMPETIZIONE GEARBOX FAILURE ................. 19
WHEELS ........................................................................................ 26
REDUCE GEARS ............................................................................ 20
PERFORMANCE ........................................................................ 26
MANUAL METHOD UNAVAILABLE ....................................... 20
DIMENSIONS ............................................................................. 27
AUTOMATIC METHOD UNAVAILABLE ............................... 20
CLUTCH OVERHEATING – SEE MANUAL ........................... 20
PRESS BRAKE PEDAL ................................................................... 20
PRESS BRAKE PEDAL – DELAYED START-UP ...................... 21
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SCHEDULED SERVICING PLAN ..................................... 22
WEIGHTS ..................................................................................... 28
CAPACITIES ............................................................................... 29
FLUIDS AND LUBRICANTS ................................................29
GEAR NOT AVAILABLE .............................................................. 21
FUEL CONSUMPTION ......................................................... 30
MANOEUVRE NOT PERMITTED ............................................. 21
CO2 EMISSIONS ........................................................................ 30
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ELECTRICAL SOFT TOP
The car is provided with an automatically actuated electric top.
The top can be opened and closed using
the controls inside the car located near
the courtesy light or the remote control
buttons (while opening and for the horizontal part only).
fig. 1 – Open to spoiler position
F0S0155m
fig. 3
F0S0300m
SUGGESTIONS
OPERATION USING THE
BUTTONS INSIDE THE CAR
It is advisable to close the top when the
car is parked. The closed top effectively
protects the car from rain and from theft.
WARNING The motor may overheat if
the top is repeatedly operated in a short
time. The system may be blocked by the
overheating protection in this case. Wait
for a minute and repeat.
It is advisable to put valuables in the boot
and lock the lid even when the top is
closed.
Opening the soft top
fig. 2 – Full open position
F0S0156m
The soft top can be automatically opened
from closed position to spoiler position
fig. 1 and from this position to full open
position fig. 2.
From soft top completely closed
Press the “one-touch” button once
A-fig. 3 to open the soft top automatically to the horizontal opening position
(spoiler position).
If one of the two buttons is pressed before reaching the stop position, the soft
top may stop in an intermediate horizontal opening position.
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From soft top in intermediate
horizontal position
From the horizontal intermediate position
press the “one-touch” button A-fig. 3 to
move the soft top automatically to the horizontal completely open position (spoiler
position).
From soft top in spoiler position
to soft top completely open
From the spoiler position press the “onetouch” button A-fig. 3 to bring the soft
top automatically to completely open position (vertical opening).
If one of the two buttons is pressed before
reaching the final position, the soft top will
stop and movement will be reversed to the
initial position (spoiler position).
IMPORTANT The vertical opening will be
inhibited if the tailgate is open.
IMPORTANT If the soft top locks during
its movement, it may lose the position; in
this case, you should carry out a complete
opening/closing cycle.
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Closing the soft top
From soft top completely open
Press the “one-touch” button B-fig. 3
once to automatically close the soft top to
spoiler position (vertical closing). If one of
the two buttons is pressed before reaching the spoiler position, the soft top will
stop and movement will be reversed to the
initial position (completely open position).
From spoiler position to soft top
completely closed
Press the button “one-touch” button
B-fig. 3 in spoiler position to bring the soft
top automatically to safety position (approximately 25 cm from completely closed
position). If one of the two buttons is
pressed before reaching the stop position,
the soft top may stop in an intermediate
horizontal opening position.
NOTE The soft top will not automatically
close completely. Keep button B-fig. 3
pressed to close the soft top completely.
The soft top will stop immediately if the
button is released between reaching the
completely closed position.
From intermediate position to soft
top completely closed
Press the “one-touch” button B-fig. 3 in
horizontal intermediate position to bring
the soft top automatically to safety position (approximately 25 cm from horizontal completely closed position).
Keep the button B-fig. 3 pressed to close
the soft top completely.
The soft top will stop immediately if the
button is released between reaching the
completely closed position.
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WARNING
Keep hands away from the
soft top mechanism while
opening and closing the soft top or
if the soft top stops in a position before the cycle is completed to prevent
damage and injury.
fig. 4
F0S0158m
Opening the tailgate with soft top
completely open
Press the tailgate “one-touch” button
A-fig. 4 once to automatically close the soft
top to spoiler position. The tailgate can be
opened in spoiler position.
fig. 5
F0S0157m
OPERATION BY MEANS
OF REMOTE CONTROL
The remote control can only by used with
the engine off and the doors closed.
NOTE The remote control can only
open the soft top along its horizontal section (up to the spoiler position).
Keep the release button pressed A-fig. 5
to open the soft top. When the button is
released it will stop in any position.
Never open the soft top in
presence of snow or ice to
prevent damage.
WARNING
Keep children away from
the soft top turning area
when opening and closing the top.
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❒ The horizontal and vertical part of the
top can be operated at any speed lower
than 100 and 80 km/h respectively.
❒ When the soft top is opened using the
relevant control, if the heated rear windscreen had been engaged it is automatically deactivated and the warning light
switches off.
❒ The top can be operated at any temperature in the range from −18 to +80.
❒ Do not remove ice from the top with
sharp items.
❒ It is recommended to have the engine
running always when opening or closing
the soft top.
❒ Do not use scrapers or sprays to remove ice from the heated rear window to
prevent damage.
❒ If required, remove the battery with
open or closed soft top, but NOT when
the soft top is moving.
❒ Do not put objects on the top:
they could fall if the top is operated causing damage and injury.
Do not place objects on the
parcel shelf to prevent damage while the top is closing.
❒ Do not fix luggage transport devices to
the top and do not travel with objects
resting on the open top.
❒ It is advisable to cover the top with a
protective sheet if the car is left parked
in the open for a long time.
Do not position loads on the
top.
❒ The activation of the heated rear windscreen, upon request by the user, is carried out only if the soft top is completely
closed. If the soft top is closed incorrectly, the heated rear windscreen does not
operate and the relevant warning light
does not come on.
❒ Do not keep the top open for a long
time: this could cause folds and creases in
the fabric.
WARNING
When leaving the car, always
remove the key from the ignition to avoid the risk of injury to
passengers due to accidental operation of the top. Improper use of the
top can be dangerous. Before and during operation, always check that no
passenger is at risk of being injured directly by the moving top or by objects
getting caught in or hit by the top.
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IMPORTANT NOTES
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❒ Before moving the soft top, check that
there is enough room to carry out the operation and that there are no obstacles or
people close to the moving parts of the
soft top.
❒ The cooled air flow into the passenger
compartment may decrease if the automatic climate control system is on and the
top is not completely closed.
❒ With the top open and the car in motion, the voice recognition system may not
recognise the voice commands because of
the background noise. With top closed
and at a high speed, the voice function for
number dialling may not be recognised.
EMERGENCY OPERATION
If the control buttons fail, the soft top can
be moved manually proceeding as described below:
❒ take the key A-fig. 6 provided and located in the luggage compartment in combination with the tool box or the Fix&Go
automatic kit.
fig. 6
F0S0307m
fig. 7
F0S0135m
fig. 8
F0S0302m
If the tailgate cannot be opened (e.g. because of a flat battery or a failure in the tailgate electric lock), proceed as follows:
❒ remove the head restraints and fold the
backrests;
❒ to release the tailgate mechanically,
from inside the luggage compartment, operate the lever A-fig. 7;
❒ introduce the key A-fig. 6 in the position shown in fig. 8 (located inside the
luggage compartment, underneath the parcel shelf);
To restore automatic movement conditions, contact an Abarth Dealership.
❒ turn the key clockwise to open the soft
top or anti-clockwise to close it.
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INITIALISATION PROCEDURE
The soft top must be re-initialised after
disconnecting the battery or if the relevant protection fuse is blown.
Proceed as follows:
❒ before carrying our any operation,
make sure the motor is running during the
whole initialisation procedure;
❒ keep the opening button pressed until
the soft top is completely open;
❒ when the soft top is completely open,
keep the button pressed for at least 2 seconds;
❒ keep the closing button pressed until
the soft top is completely closed;
❒ when the soft top is completely closed,
keep the button pressed for at least 2 seconds.
When the procedure is terminated, the
soft top will automatically carry out a complete opening and closing cycle (up to 25
cm from the completely closed position)
to inform the driver that correct operation has been restored.
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fig. 9
F0S0334m
WIND STOP
The Wind Stop fig. 9 is designed to improve driving comfort, by reducing air turbulence in the passenger compartment
when travelling with the top down.
To use it:
❒ Release the backrest of the rear seat
(single or split).
❒ Attach the Wind Stop by inserting the
central part inside the rear screen guard,
with the concave part in the direction of
the passenger, as shown in the figure.
❒ Correctly re-position the backrest; the
Wind Stop is locked between the seat and
parcel shelf.
fig. 10
F0S0308m
With the Wind Stop fitted, it is still possible to move the electric hood.
When not in use, the Wind Stop should
be stored in the luggage compartment
without loading excessive weight on top
of it; do not bend.
FRONT SPOILER
The car is provided with a front spoiler
which can be raised to improve aerodynamic comfort inside the passenger compartment.
To raise the spoiler, release the catch using the slider A-fig. 10 moving it to position b, as shown.
Be careful not to move the slider A-fig. 10
from position b to position a with the
spoiler raised.
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WASHING/CLEANING
THE SOFT TOP
Use of specific products is recommended for washing the top.
fig. 11
F0S0309m
To lower the spoiler, press the spoiler and
when the catch is positioned in its housing fig. 11 move the slider to position a
fig. 10 to lock it.
It is advisable to raise the spoiler when the
horizontal segment of the top is open and
at speeds faster than 50 km/h.
With the top completely open, it is advisable to keep the spoiler lowered to limit wind noise inside the passenger compartment.
Raising the spoiler will reduce the flow of
air to the rear seats.
The top fabric is treated with a special water-repellent, waterproofing product. The
water-repellent properties will degrade in
time with exposure to the elements. Observe the following instructions for washing:
Bird droppings and plant
resins must be washed off immediately and thoroughly as
the acid they contain is particularly aggressive.
Never use high-pressure washing systems.
When using steam washers or
high-pressure water washers,
maintain a suitable distance
and do not exceed a maximum temperature of 60°C. Damage, deformations and water infiltration may occur
if the distance is too small or the pressure is too high.
If a water jet is used, direct
away from the edges of the
fabric and the rear window
frame to prevent water infiltration.
Never use alcohol, petrol,
chemical products, detergents,
stain removers, wax, solvents
and “wash and polish” products.
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Remove as much dirt from the surface of
the soft top with a soft brush or vacuum
cleaning before washing it. This operation
will considerably improve the final result.
In absence of specific products, use water
and mild soap applied with a sponge preferably in the shade for washing.
Rinse the soft top with clean water after
having eliminated all the stains.
Hand washing is recommended; modern
automatic washing systems equipped with
soft brushes which do not apply excessive
pressure and employ specific soft top
products may be used.
Rinse immediately to remove
soap to prevent stains and
blots. Repeat the operation if
needed.
Leave the car in the shade after washing
avoiding direct sunlight.
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Waterproofing the top
Use specific waterproofing products for
fabric tops.
Follow the instructions on the
waterproofing product container for optimum results.
The rubber seals of the top
must be washed with water
only. Apply talcum power or
use specific rubber care products (silicone spray) if the seals are dry or partially stuck.
Interior top fabric
Remove dust with a soft brush. Avoid using hard brushes made of synthetic material to prevent damaging the fabric beyond
repair.
Clean the surface with a microfibre cloth
or soft sponge dipped in a solution of water and mild soap.
Clean the entire surface, including the
zones where cleaning is not needed, to prevent stains.
Use common, car care mild stain removers for more stubborn stains.
Apply by blotting (never rubbing) directly
on the area of the stain.
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ABARTH
COMPETIZIONE
TRANSMISSION
The vehicle is equipped with an electronically controlled manual transmission
known as Abarth Competizione transmission which allows two operating logics: MANUAL and AUTO.
The transmission consists of a conventional manual transmission to which an
electronically-controlled electrohydraulic
device that controls the clutch and gear
shifts automatically has been added.
STARTING THE VEHICLE
Notes
fig. 12
F0S0163m
With key extracted from the starting device, the buttons on the gearbox dashboard (fig. 12) can be pressed with or
without the brake pedal depressed. When
the buttons are pressed, the system will
not perform any activation, therefore the
speed engaged before switching off the engine remains engaged.
With vehicle stationary and key in the
MAR position (ignition-operated electrical services activated), the screen displays
the speed engaged and the active operating mode (automatic = AUTO or manual = no display).
❒ At starting, the system sets in AUTO
mode.
❒ With the buttons 1, N, R and brake
pedal depressed, the 1st speed, neutral
(N) and reverse (R) can be engaged.
❒ With the buttons 1, N, R and without depressing the brake pedal, no
gear change request is implemented by
the system.
❒ With the levers on the steering wheel
(see paragraph “Levers on the steering wheel”) and even with the brake
pedal depressed, no gear can be engaged.
❒ If the vehicle is switched off with mode
SPORT or NORMAL active, the
mode previously set is maintained
when the engine is restarted.
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OPERATING MODES
Automatic operation (AUTO)
The transmission can work in two operating modes:
To switch automatic operation (AUTO)
on/off, press the button A/M on the transmission panel; activation is signalled by the
word AUTO and the gear engaged
shown on the display (fig. 13).
❒ the first manual type (MANUAL), in
which the driver decides directly when
to change gear;
❒ the second completely automatic
(AUTO), in which the system decides
when to make the gear change.
Manual operation (MANUAL)
In this operating mode, the driver is responsible for choosing the best gear ratio to engage, depending on the car operating conditions.
To change to a higher gear, operate the
lever “+” on the steering wheel; to change
to a lower gear, operate the lever “−”.
If the request is accepted by the system,
when the gear change is completed, the
display shows the new gear engaged.
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fig. 13
AB0A0200
NOTE The system shows the gear actually engaged on the display and not the
gear requested by the driver.
If the request is not accepted by the system, the display shows the gear engaged
before the request and an acoustic signal
is emitted.
If the gear change request may adversely
affect the correct operation of the engine
or the transmission, the system will not allow the gear change but will automatically change down if the engine reaches the
idling speed (e.g. during deceleration).
In AUTO mode the system changes gear
depending on the vehicle speed, the engine rpm and the intensity with which the
accelerator pedal is pressed.
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To move the vehicle, the 1st, 2nd or the reverse (R) gear must always be engaged
(with brake pedal depressed).
A gear change can be requested using the
control lever without having to switch off
this mode: this function known as “gear
suggestion” suspends the automatic mode
for the time necessary to carry out the
gear selection requested by the driver.
“Kick Down” function
The "Kick Down" function is also available:
if necessary (for example when overtaking), the system downshifts one or more
gears (if the rpm allow it) in order to provide suitable power and torque for the acceleration requested by the driver.
In this way the engine speed and power
can be suddenly increased and then automatically restored when the conditions set
previously are resumed.
WARNING The use of the “Kick Down”
function is recommended only when overtaking or accelerating fast, in order not to
increase fuel consumption.
Pressing the button SPORT on the dashboard activates the “SPORT” mode (the
word SPORT is displayed on the screen
located inside the turbocharger pressure
gauge – see paragraph “Information displayed”). If the button is pressed a second
time, the “SPORT” mode is deactivated.
fig. 14
F0S0164m
SPORT FUNCTION
The driver can also use the SPORT function which enables a sporty driving setting
by intervening on gear changes, the engine
control unit and the steering. To activate
this function, press the SPORT button
(fig. 14) located on the dashboard.
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STARTING THE ENGINE
To start the engine press the brake pedal:
the system engages neutral (N) automatically.
After the starting procedure, the 1st speed
(1) or reverse (R) can be engaged.
F0S0159m
fig. 15
fig. 16
F0S173Ab
LEVERS ON THE STEERING
WHEEL fig. 15
These enable sequential gear shifting.
– steering wheel lever + (pulling lever towards driver, see fig. 16): engage higher
gear;
– steering wheel lever − (pulling lever towards driver, see fig. 16): engage lower
gear.
Using the levers incorrectly
(levers pushed towards the
dashboard, see fig. 17) could
break them.
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fig. 17
F0S174Ab
The engagement of a lower (or higher) gear
is only permitted if the engine revs allow it.
Independently of the mode (AUTO/
MANUAL), to engage the 1st speed or the
reverse (R), it is necessary to depress the
brake pedal and press the button 1 on
the transmission panel and the button R to
engage the 1st speed and the reverse respectively.
The levers on the steering wheel work only if the 1st speed has been engaged by
pressing the button 1: setting off in 2nd
speed is therefore possible by operating
the “+“ lever with brake pedal depressed
(in this case the selected mode AUTO/
MANUAL is kept active).
IMPORTANT The 1st speed cannot be engaged by pressing the lever “−” on the
steering wheel.
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Important notes
MOVING THE CAR
Engaging the 1st speed
If start-up is requested with the gearbox
faulty, run the “Delayed startup” procedure (see paragraph “Warning lights and
messages”): if the ignition key is turned to
the AVV position for at least 7 seconds
with brake pedal depressed, the engine
will be started. The system will remain in
a recovery situation (highest permitted
gear 3rd, Automatic mode not available).
If the engine does not start, contact an
Abarth Dealership.
Starting the vehicle (setting off) is permitted
in 1st and 2nd speed (recommended on road
surfaces with poor grip) and reverse (R).
Proceed as follows:
When the driver’s door is opened, the
system activates the hydraulics so that
they are prepared for the subsequent engine starting.
❒ press the brake pedal;
❒ press button 1 on the transmission panel;
Notes (concerning vehicle start up)
The gears can only be engaged by pressing the brake pedal. If the brake pedal is
not depressed, the display will show a dedicated message (see paragraph “Warning
lights and messages”).
Higher speeds that 2nd cannot be engaged:
in this case the display will show a dedicated message (see paragraph “Warning
lights and messages”).
When setting off on a medium-steep incline, it is advisable to engage the handbrake.
❒ release the brake pedal and press the
accelerator pedal (fully depressing the
pedal quickly to the end of travel position and switching off the ASR, if fitted,
with a “lively” departure).
Downshifting to the 1st speed is possible
by operating the lever “−” behind the
steering wheel.
Engaging the 2nd speed
Proceed as follows:
❒ press the brake pedal;
❒ press button 1 on the transmission panel;
❒ operate the lever “+” on the steering
wheel keeping the brake pedal depressed;
❒ release the brake pedal and press the
accelerator pedal.
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Engaging reverse (R)
Reverse (R) can only be engaged with vehicle stationary and brake pedal depressed.
Proceed as follows:
❒ press the brake pedal (vehicle completely stationary);
❒ press button R on the transmission
panel;
❒ release the brake pedal and press the
accelerator pedal.
When reverse is engaged, the system
emits an acoustic signal.
If the brake pedal is not depressed (and the
vehicle is stationary), the display will show
a dedicated message (see paragraph “Warning lights and messages”) and the system will
automatically engage neutral (N).
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IMPORTANT With the vehicle in motion,
the request is accepted and executed if the
vehicle speed drops below 3 km/h within
3 seconds from the request: if the request
is not executed, the system will keep the
speed engaged or, if the speed of the car
drops below 10 km/h, will put the gearbox
in neutral (N) and the manoeuvre will have
to be repeated.
ENGAGING NEUTRAL (N)
Neutral (N) can only be engaged with accelerator pedal released, regardless of the
brake pedal condition (depressed or not)
(in any case, pressing the brake pedal is always recommended).
The display will show the letter N together with the active operating mode.
When trying to engage the neutral with
accelerator pedal depressed, the system
will not accept the request and maintain
the speed engaged. In this case the display
will show a dedicated message (see paragraph “Warning lights and messages”) and
an acoustic signal is emitted.
To engage a speed from the neutral (N)
position, press button 1 on the transmission panel (it is not necessary to press the
brake pedal): the gearbox will immediately choose the correct gear according to
the vehicle’s speed.
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The vehicle always starts with the mode
AUTO active.
If the SPORT function is used, the display
(fig. 18) inside the turbocharger pressure
gauge will show the word SPORT.
SPORT
fig. 18
AB0A0204
DISPLAYED INFORMATION
When the ignition key is turned to the
MAR position, after about 1 second,
the display will show the speed engaged
and the last mode used (AUTO or
MANUAL):
IMPORTANT If 10 seconds elapse with
the ignition key in the MAR position and
the display does not show the gear engaged, turn the key to the STOP position,
wait for the display to switch off and then
repeat the manoeuvre. If the fault persists,
contact an Abarth Dealership.
WARNING BUZZER
For safety reasons, an acoustic warning is
emitted when parking the vehicle with the
gearbox in neutral (N) (the warning can
be heard when the ignition key is turned
to the STOP position).
With the vehicle stationary, engine running and (1st), (2nd) or (R) gear engaged,
the system turns on the buzzer and automatically shifts the gearbox to neutral
(N) when:
❒ the accelerator and/or the brake pedal
are not operated for at least 3 minutes;
❒ the brake pedal is pressed for longer
than 10 minutes;
1 = first speed;
❒ the driver’s door is opened and the accelerator pedal or the brake pedal are
not operated for at least 1.5 seconds;
2 = second speed;
❒ a fault is detected in the transmission.
N = neutral;
3 = third speed;
4 = fourth speed;
5 = fifth speed;
R = reverse
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PARKING THE CAR
GENERAL WARNINGS
To park safely, keeping a foot on the brake
pedal, the 1st or reverse (R) gear must be
engaged and, in case of parking uphills/
downhills, the handbrake must be engaged. Wait until the indication of the gear
engaged disappears on the display before
releasing the brake pedal.
❒ With car stationary and gear engaged,
always keep the brake pedal pressed
until you decide to set off, then release
the brake and accelerate gradually.
IMPORTANT NEVER leave the car with
the gearbox in neutral (N).
❒ In order to safeguard the efficiency of
the clutch, do not use the accelerator
to keep the car stationary (e.g. when
stopped on an incline); if the clutch
overheats it could be damaged. Use
the brake pedal or the hand brake and
press the accelerator pedal only when
you decide to set off.
❒ During prolonged stops with the engine running, it is advisable to keep the
gearbox in neutral (N).
❒ Use the 2nd gear only when you need
more control when setting off for manoeuvres on surfaces with poor grip.
❒ If, with reverse (R) engaged, you need
to engage the 1st speed or vice versa,
change gear only with vehicle stationary and brake pedal pressed.
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❒ Although it is highly inadvisable, if you
are driving downhill and, for unexpected reasons, you let the car move
forward with the transmission in neutral (N), when there is a request to engage a speed, depending on the actual speed of the car, the system will
automatically engage the best speed
for the correct transmission of drive
torque to the wheels.
❒ When necessary, with the engine
switched off, it is possible to engage
the 1st speed, reverse (R) or neutral
(N) with key in AVV position and
brake pressed. In this case, it is advisable to change allowing at least 5 seconds to elapse between one gear
change and the next to safeguard the
operation of the hydraulic system and
the pump in particular.
❒ Fully and quickly depressing the accelerator pedal activates a function that
allows a “lively” departure.
❒ For departures on a hill, accelerating
gradually but fully immediately after
having released the handbrake or the
brake pedal allows the engine to greatly increase the number of revs and
tackle the steepest gradients with
more torque at the wheels.
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MANUAL GEARBOX
WARNING LIGHTS
AND MESSAGES
(for versions/markets, where provided)
To engage the gears, press the clutch pedal fully and shift the gear lever A into the
required position (the diagram is shown
on the knob fig. 19).
IMPORTANT The car can only be put into reverse gear when it has stopped moving completely. With the engine running,
wait for at least 2 seconds with the clutch
pedal fully pressed before engaging reverse to prevent damage to the gears and
grating.
Furthermore, to assist the transmission of
the drive torque, a limit on the engine revs
when setting off at 2700 rpm may be noticed. When the clutch pedal is released
and the vehicle is being driven, the engine
rev restriction is disabled.
To engage reverse gear R from neutral,
move the lever to the right and then backwards.
IMPORTANT The clutch pedal should be
used only to change gear. Do not drive
with your foot resting on the clutch pedal, however lightly. For versions/markets
where provided, the electronic clutch control may intervene if it interprets incorrect driving style as a fault.
ABARTH
COMPETIZIONE
GEARBOX FAILURE
(red)
fig. 19
WARNING
Depress the clutch pedal fully to change gear correctly.
Therefore, the floor area under the
pedal unit should be clear: ensure
that any rubber mats are flat and do
not interfere with the pedals.
Do not drive with your hand
resting on the gear lever, because this pressure, even if
light, can wear out the internal components of the gearbox over
time.
When the ignition key is turned to MAR,
the warning light turns on and should go
off after a few seconds.
The warning light in the panel comes on
flashing (together with a message in the
display and an acoustic signal) to indicate
that the gearbox is faulty.
If a fault in the Abarth Competizione gearbox is present,
contact an Abarth Dealership as soon as possible to check the
system.
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REDUCE GEAR CHANGES
This message appears in the display to indicate that the driver is using the gearbox
incorrectly.
Incorrect use (by the driver) could automatically activate a procedure for protecting the system.
Contact an Abarth Dealership if the message remains in
the display.
MANUAL MODE
NOT AVAILABLE
This message is shown in the display when
it is not possible to select MANUAL
mode with the engine running.
Contact an Abarth Dealership if the message remains in
the display.
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AUTOMATIC MODE
NOT AVAILABLE
The message appears in the display when
it is not possible to select AUTO mode
with the engine running.
Contact an Abarth Dealership if the message remains in
the display.
Contact an Abarth Dealership if the message remains in
the display.
In order to safeguard the efficiency of the
clutch, do not use the accelerator to keep
the car stationary (e.g. when stopped on
an incline); if the clutch overheats it could
damage it; use the brake pedal instead
and only use the accelerator pedal when
you decide to set off.
CLUTCH OVERHEATING SEE MANUAL
PRESS BRAKE PEDAL
This message appears in the display together with an acoustic signal when the
clutch overheats.
This message is shown in the display together with an acoustic signal during an attempt at starting when the brake pedal is
not pressed.
In this situation, limit setting off and gear
changes or, if necessary, park (turning off
the engine) until optimum conditions are
restored.
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PRESS BRAKE PEDAL –
DELAYED START-UP
The display shows these messages alternately and in sequence together with an
acoustic signal when the system does not
recognise the brake pedal as operational
during a starting attempt.
In this situation, keep the key on AVV for
at least 7 seconds with the brake pressed.
The engine will start. The system will be
in recovery mode (maximum speed permitted: 3rd)
IMPORTANT If start-up is requested with
the gearbox faulty, carry out the “Delayed
start-up” procedure (see associated messages): turn the key to the AVV position
for at least 7 seconds with the brake depressed and the engine will start. The system will remain in recovery mode (highest gear permitted 3rd, Automatic mode
not available). If the engine does not start,
contact an Abarth Dealership.
IMPORTANT The messages are only displayed if the engine is started with a gear
other than neutral (N) engaged.
Contact an Abarth Dealership if the messages remain in
the display.
GEAR NOT AVAILABLE
This message appears in the display together with an acoustic signal in the following cases:
❒ when it is not possible to change gear
due to a fault in the system;
or
❒ when, due to a fault in the system, it is
only possible to engage 1st, 2nd, 3rd or
reverse (R).
Contact an Abarth Dealership if the message remains in
the display.
MANOEUVRE NOT PERMITTED
The message appears in the display together with an acoustic signal when the
system will not accept a gear change via
the control lever because certain conditions required for acceptance of the gear
change are not met.
PRESS BRAKE AND REPEAT
MANOEUVRE
The message appears in the display accompanied, in some cases, by an acoustic
signal for safety reasons if you attempt to
change gear without previously pressing
the brake pedal.
Contact an Abarth Dealership if the message remains in
the display.
PLACE GEAR LEVER
IN N (neutral)
This message appears in the display together with a warning acoustic signal when
the system asks the driver to perform the
manoeuvre.
When the gearbox is changed to (N) the
message in the display should go off.
Contact an Abarth Dealership if the message remains in
the display.
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TOWING THE CAR
Make sure that the gearbox is in neutral
(N) (checking that the car can be moved
by pushing) and proceed in the same way
as for towing a normal car with a manual
gearbox (see description in Owner Handbook).
If the gearbox cannot be put in neutral, do
not tow the vehicle and contact an
Abarth Dealership.
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SCHEDULED
SERVICING PLAN
The gearbox oil is “For Life”-type and
does not have to be checked regularly, excepting the cases of leaks or malfunction
of the device.
During each scheduled service operation
or every 12 months, check the operation of the soft top (opening and closing),
check the seals and lubricate the top sliding side guides.
CHECKING LEVELS
ABARTH COMPETIZIONE
GEARBOX HYDRAULIC
ACTUATION SYSTEM OIL
The oil level should only be checked at
an Abarth Dealership.
Used gearbox hydraulic actuation system oil contains substances that are harmful to
the environment. It is advisable to have the oil changed by an
Abarth Dealership where it will be disposed of respecting the environment
and according to legal requirements.
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PASSENGER SEAT SUITABILITY FOR ISOFIX CHILD SEATS
The table below shows the different installation possibilities of Isofix restraint systems on seats fitted with Isofix attachments in
compliance with European standard ECE 16.
Weight group
Group 0 up to 10 kg
Group 0+ up to 13 kg
Group I from 9
up to 18 kg
Child seat
position
Isofix size
class
Rear side
Isofix position
Facing backwards
E
X
Facing backwards
E
X
Facing backwards
D
X
Facing backwards
C
X
Facing backwards
D
X
Facing backwards
C
X
Facing forwards
B
IUF
Facing forwards
B1
IUF
Facing forwards
A
X
IUF: suitable for Isofix child restraint systems which face forwards, universal class (fitted with third upper attachment), approved for
the weight group.
X: Isofix position not suitable for Isofix child seats in this group of weight and/or class.
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ENGINE
1.4 TB PETROL ABARTH
ABARTH COMPETIZIONE GEARBOX
MANUAL GEARBOX
312A3000
312A1000
Type code
Cycle
Otto
Number and arrangement of cylinders
4 in line
Piston bore and stroke
mm
72 x 84
Total displacement
cm3
1368
Compression ratio
Max. power (EEC)
at a speed of
Max. EEC torque
at a speed of
Spark plugs
Fuel
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9.8 : 1
9.8 ± 0.2
kW
HP
rpm
NORMAL
103
140
5500
SPORT
103
140
5500
NORMAL
99
135
5500
SPORT
99
135
5500
Nm
kgm
rpm
180
18.3
2000
206
21
2000
180
18.3
2000
206
21
2000
NGK IKR9F8
Unleaded petrol 95 RON (Specification EN228)
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ENGINE CODE - BODY VERSION
1.4 TB PETROL ABARTH
Engine code
Bodywork version
ABARTH COMPETIZIONE GEARBOX
312A3000
312AXF11 07B (*)
312AXF11 07F (**)
MANUAL GEARBOX
312A1000
312AXD1A 05C (*)
312AXD1A 05E (**)
(*) Euro 5
(**) Euro 6
TRANSMISSION
1.4 TB PETROL ABARTH
Gearbox
Clutch
Drive
ABARTH COMPETIZIONE GEARBOX
MANUAL GEARBOX
Five forward speeds plus
reverse with electronically
managed electrohydraulic
Five forward speeds plus reverse
with synchronisers for
selecting forward gears
control system electronically
controlled electrohydraulic system
Self-adjusting with pedal
with no free play
Front
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WHEELS
RIMS AND TYRES
Rims
Tyres provided
61/2 J x 16 H2 ET35
195/45 R16 84V XL (*)
7J x 16 H2 ET35
195/45 R16 84V XL (*)
7J x 17 H2 ET38
205/40 R17 84W XL (**)
7J x 17 H2 ET35
205/40 R17 84W XL (**)
(*) Tyre suitable for 7 mm snow chains.
(**) Tyre not suitable for snow chains.
COLD TYRE INFLATION PRESSURE (bar)
Tyres
Medium load
Front
Full load
Rear
Front
Rear
195/45 R16 84V XL
2,3
2,1
2,6
2,4
205/40 R17 84W XL
2,3
2,1
2,6
2,4
Add +0.3 bar to the prescribed pressure when the tyres are warm. However, recheck that the value is correct with the tyre cold.
With snow tyres, add +0.2 bar to the inflation pressure value prescribed for standard tyres.
When travelling at speeds over 160 km/h, inflate the tyres to the values specified for fully laden conditions.
PERFORMANCE
The top speed after the vehicle has been run in is 205 km/h.
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DIMENSIONS
Dimensions are expressed in mm and refer to the vehicle equipped with its original tyres.
Height is measured with the vehicle unladen.
Boot volume
Capacity with vehicle unladen
(VDA standards) ....................... 185 litres
F0S135Ab
A
B
C
D
3657
776
2300
581
E
F
1480/1485(▲) 1415/1409(▲)
G
I
L
1627
1408/1402(▲)
1893
(▲) With 205/40 R17 tyres
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WEIGHTS
1.4 TB PETROL ABARTH
ABARTH COMPETIZIONE GEARBOX
MANUAL GEARBOX
Unladen weight
(with all fluids, fuel tank filled to 90%
and without optional equipment):
kg
1085
1075
Payload (*)
including the driver:
kg
355
390
Maximum permitted loads (**)
– front axle:
– rear axle:
– total:
kg
kg
kg
830
640
1440
830
640
1430
Towable loads:
– braked trailer:
– non braked trailer:
kg
kg
800
400
800
400
Maximum load on roof:
kg
–
–
Maximum load on the ball:
kg
60
60
(*) If special equipment is fitted (tow hitch, etc.) the unladen vehicle weight increases, thus reducing
the specified payload.
(**) Loads not to be exceeded. The driver is responsible for arranging goods in the luggage compartment and/on load platform
within the maximum permitted loads.
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CAPACITIES
ABARTH COMPETIZIONE GEARBOX
1.4 TB PETROL ABARTH
litres
kg
0.70
0.59
ABARTH COMPETIZIONE GEARBOX
hydraulic activation system
Recommended fuels
Recommended products
TUTELA CAR CS SPEED
Special oil with
“ATF DEXRON III” additive
Contractual Technical
Reference No. F005.F98
FLUIDS AND LUBRICANTS
RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS AND THEIR SPECIFICATIONS
Use
Grease for
electrical soft top
movement
Fluid and lubricant features
for correct car operation
Synthetic grease based on oil and complex lithium
soaps.
Original fluids and
lubricants
TUTELA GREASE
SYNTH P1
Replacement
interval
According to
Scheduled
Servicing Plan
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FUEL CONSUMPTION
According to the current european directive in force (litres / 100 km)
1.4 TB PETROL ABARTH
ABARTH COMPETIZIONE GEARBOX
MANUAL GEARBOX
Urban
Extra-urban
Combined
8,4 / 8,5 (*)
5,4 / 5,3 (*)
6,5
8.5
5.4
6.5
(*) Euro 6
CO2 EMISSIONS
According to the current european directive in force (g/km)
1.4 TB PETROL ABARTH
ABARTH COMPETIZIONE GEARBOX
MANUAL GEARBOX
(*) Euro 6
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The CO2 emission figures refer to combined consumption.
151 / 150 (*)
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NOTES
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