2017 Fiat 124 Spider ~ Complete Specifications & Tidbits

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North American market specific – some specs may differ in other markets


Body Style: Roadster
VIN platforms (variants of Mazda’s  MX-5  ND platform, released 1 year earlier):
→ →NE: Abarth brand globally (except North America)
→ →NF
: Fiat brand globally (including Abarth model in North America)
Assembly Plant: Hiroshima, Japan
EPA Vehicle Class: Two-seater
Safety Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (ANCAP)
NF Introduction Dates: Classica, Lusso – Summer 2016; Abarth – Fall 2016
Build Markets: Global
Zero to 60 mph: 6.8 seconds
60 mph to Zero (Braking with standard wheels, tires + brakes):
→ →113 ft. Classica; 110 ft. Lusso; 104 ft. Abarth
Quarter Mile: 14.9 sec. @ 93.2 mph
Top Speed: 138 mph
Drag Coefficient (Cd): 0.35 all models

Layout: Monocoque unibody; front and rear suspension sub-frames
Chassis construction: High-tensile strength steel
Aluminum body panels: hood, front quarter panels, decklid
Steel body panels: doors, rear quarter panels, narrow panel just ahead of decklid

Engine: Fiat 1.4 Liter Turbocharged MultiAir* I-4, assembled & shipped from Termoli, Italy
Type and Description: In-line four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, turbocharged
Displacement: 83.48 cu. in. (1,368 cc)
Bore x Stroke: 2.835 x 3.165 in. (72.0 x 80.4 mm)
Valve System: Belt-driven, MultiAir*, SOHC, 16 valves, hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers
Fuel Injection
: Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless
Construction: Cast-iron block with aluminum-alloy head and aluminum-alloy bedplate (explained in detail here)
Compression Ratio: 9.8:1
Weight-to-Power Ratio: 15 lb./hp
ECU: Delphi
Turbo: Garrett GT 1446 (great article on how the Fiat boost is controlled)
Maximum Turbo Boost: ECU limits max. to 22 psi / 2.49 bar
Maximum Engine Speed: ECU limits max. to 6,250 rpm
First longitudinal installation application of this engine required changes to:
manifolds, oil pan, timing cover, intercooler, mounts, cover and ignition coils

*    MultiAir: Hydraulically-actuated variable valve timing (VVT) engine technology enabling “cylinder by cylinder, stroke by stroke” control of intake air directly via the engine’s inlet valves

Classica & Lusso: (SAE) 160 hp (119 kW) @ 5,500 rpm
Abarth: (SAE) 164 hp (122 kW) @ 5,500 rpm; extra 4 hp due to larger diameter exhaust crossover  and mid-pipe with no resonator

Classica, Lusso & Abarth (normal mode): 184 lb.-ft. (250 N•m) @ 3,200 rpm
Abarth (sport mode): 184 lb.-ft. (250 N•m) @ 2,500 rpm

Fuel Grade Requirement:
→ →87 octane acceptable; 91 octane recommended
Fuel Tank Capacity: 11.9 U.S. gallons (45 liters)
EPA Fuel Economy (U.S. city/highway/combined):
→ →26/35/30 mpg with six-speed manual transmission
→ →25/36/29 mpg with six-speed automatic transmission
Highway Range (manual / automatic): 416.5 miles / 428.4 miles
CO² emissions: .66 lb./mile
MotorTrend “Real Fuel Economy” (U.S. city/highway/combined):
→ →30.4/43.4/35.1 mpg

Oil Grade Recommended: API Certified SAE 5W-40 Full Syntheticmeets FCA MS-12991 (example: Pennzoil Platinum Euro) ($2 / quart rebate)
Oil Change Interval (shorter of ):
→ →10,000 miles max. or 1 year (nice article on changing oil) (DIY instructions)
Oil Capacity: although the manual states 4 qts. (3.8 liters)
oil 03→ →with dry filter, 3½ qts. is advised to prevent overfill
→ →and add as necessary to top off, after engine running
→ →for a few moments (and then turned back off)
Oil Drain Plug with O-ring: Mopar 6507741AA, M14 x 1.5
Oil Drain Plug Torque: 19 ft.-lb.
Wrench size for drain plug: 13 mm (1/2″)
Wrench size for (9) oil drain belly pan bolts: 12 mm (15/32″)
Oil Filter: Mopar 68102241AA (or equivalent)
Wrench socket for oil filter cap: 27 mm (1 1/16″)
Reset Oil Change Lamp: Ign ON, press accel pedal down 3X within 10 seconds, Ign OFF or via the Maintenance application in FIAT Connect 7.0 Radio, if so equipped

Mopar 68163848AB Antifreeze/Coolant ~ 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive Technology) mixed 55/45 with distilled water (or equivalent*, see note below).
Coolant Capacity:
→ →7.6 qts. (7.2 liters) with six-speed manual
→ →7.5 qts. (7.1 liters) with six-speed automatic
Normal Operating Temperature Range: 170°F – 195°F

*    Note: Mazda fills system with FL22 (green) premix coolant at the factory, and the coolant reservoir cap (Mazda) recommends same.

The Mopar coolant is purple, and if you are simply topping off your coolant level rather than flushing and replacing, the color may turn to black, depending on the amount added.  If you wish to maintain color, consider Mazda FL22 coolant instead (and don’t add water).

If choosing other brands, it is most important that your coolant choice be OAT, extended life, ethylene glycol based and 2-EHA free.

(great article on coolants confusion)

Spark Plugs:  NGK (93618) SIKR9A7 Laser Iridium; Gap: 0.026″ (0.65 mm)

Emission Controls:
Three-way catalytic converter, heated oxygen sensors and internal
engine features

Availability Optional: Classica, Lusso, Abarth
Description: Planetary gear train, longitudinal layout
Prior usage: was also used in Miata NC & currently used in Miata ND
Rating: 229 lb.-ft.
Lockup Torque Converter: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th gears
Fluid Requirement
JWS 3309 Automatic Transmission Fluid
Fluid Capacity: 7.8 qts. (7.5 liters)
Wrench size for fill plug: 24 mm
Wrench size for drain plug: 14 mm

Drain plug crush washer: 18mm ID/25mm OD
Gear Ratios (overall):
→ →1st: 3.538 (12.68)
→ →2nd: 2.06 (7.38)
→ →3rd: 1.404 (5.03)
→ →4th: 1.00 (3.58)
→ →5th: 0.713 (2.55)
→ →6th: 0.582 (2.09)
→ →Reverse: 3.168
Max. Speeds in gears:
→ →(manual shift mode, 17″ wheels, top gears value theoretical)
→ →1st: 35 mph
→ →2nd: 61 mph
→ →3rd: 89 mph
→ →4th: 126 mph
→ →5th: 177 mph
→ →6th: 216 mph

TBD: MAZDA P66M-D or AISIN AZ6 or C635?

Availability Standard: Classica, Lusso, Abarth
Description: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th gear: Triple cone
Prior usage: was also used in Miata NC (not Miata ND though)
Rating: 184 lb.-ft. (if AZ6)
Fluid Requirement75W-90 GL-4 Gear Lube (not GL-5, per Workshop Manual
05-11B-2: Chapter 05-11B, page 2)
Fluid Capacity: 2.2 qts. (2.1 liters)
Wrench size for filler & drain plugs: 24 mm
Drain plug crush washer: 18mm ID/25mm OD
Gear Ratios (overall):
→ →1st: 4.363 (15.07)
→ →2nd: 2.348 (8.11)
→ →3rd: 1.647 (5.69)
→ →4th: 1.262 (4.36)
→ →5th: 1.000 (3.45)
→ →6th: 0.844 (2.92)
→ →Reverse: 3.863
Max. Speeds in gears:
→ →(17″ wheels, top gear value theoretical)
→ →1st: 30 mph
→ →2nd: 56 mph
→ →3rd: 79 mph
→ →4th: 104 mph
→ →5th: 131 mph
→ →6th: 155 mph

Availability Standard: Classica, Lusso
Limited-Slip Differential Availability Standard:  Abarth
Description: Helical gears
Wrench socket for filler plug: 23 mm
Wrench socket for drain plug: 24 mm
Filler and drain plug crush washers: 18mm ID/25mm OD
Fluid Requirement
75W-90 GL-5 Hypoid Gear Oil
Fluid Capacity: 0.63 qt. (0.6 liter)
Axle Ratio: 3.454:1  with manual / 3.583:1  with automatic
Final-drive Ratio: 2.91:1

Alternator: Denso SC2 150 A with LIN regulator
Battery: Q85, “start-stop” battery, 520 CCA, 65 Ah [20 hr rate], 52 Ah [5 hr rate], 37 lbs (16.8 kg), replace with 90+D23L (L is standard, don’t get R), more details

→ →Double-wishbone; Sport
→ →Tokico shocks (Classica, Lusso)
→ →Bilstein shocks (Abarth)
→ →Front stabilizer bar size: 23.6 mm
→ →Strut tower brace (Abarth)

→ →Multi-link; Sport
→ →Tokico shocks (Classica, Lusso)
→ →Bilstein shocks (Abarth)
→ →Rear stabilizer bar size:
→ →Classica & Lusso: 14.0 mm
→ →Abarth: 13.0 mm

124 SPIDER ~ STEERINGsteering
Type: Double pinion with electric power assist system (DP-EPAS)
Overall Ratio: 15.5:1
Turning Diameter:
(curb-to-curb) 30.8 ft. (9.4 m)
Steering Wheel Turns:
(lock-to-lock) 2.7
Steering Wheel Diameter:
14 ½”

Refrigerant Type: HFC134a (R-134a)

Availability Standard: Classica, Lusso, Abarth
→ →Ventilated front discs
→ →Size and Type: 11″ floating (279 mm)
→ →Pad thickness: 9 mm (new); 1.5 mm (min.)
→ →Swept Area (per caliper): 10.5 sq. in. (67.8 sq. cm)
→ →Solid rear discs
→ →Size and Type: 11″ floating (279 mm)
→ →Pad thickness: 8 mm (new); 1.5 mm (min.)
→ →Swept Area (per caliper): 9.8 sq. in. (63.0 sq. cm)

Availability Optional: Abarth
→ →Front Brembo ventilated front discs with aluminum calipers
→ →Size and Type: 11″ opposed (279 mm)
→ →Swept Area (per caliper): 18.6 sq. in. (120 sq. cm)

Power-assist Type: Vacuum Booster
Brake Fluid Type: DOT 3 (DOT 4 is acceptable); DOT 4 standard on Abarths in other than North America markets
Brake Fluid Capacity: 0.57 qt. (0.55 liter)
Parking Brake Type: Mechanical (lever type)
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS): Standard
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) & Traction Control System (TCS): Standard
Reset DSC: Hold DSC/TCS  button 10 seconds+



Wheel Bolt Pattern: 4 x 100 PCD (same as MX-5)
Wheel Inset
: 45 mm
Wheel Offset
: 45 mm
Center Bore
: 54.1 mm
Lug Nut threads
: M12 x 1.5
Lug Nut Torque (min/max)
:  65/87  ft.-lb.
Wrench socket for lug nuts
:  21 mm (13/16″)

Availability Standard: Classica
Tire Mfr. and Model: Yokohama Advan Sport V105
Tire Size, Type and Rating:  195/50R16, three-season, “V” (149 mph)
Tire Weight:  18 lbs.
Tire Dimensions:  23.7″ diameter, 7.7″ width, 3.8″ sidewall
Wheel Revs per Mile: 852
Wheel Rims: Custom  16″ x 6.5″ aluminum alloy, silver, 14 spokes, 16.8 lbs.

Availability Standard: Lusso
Tire Mfr. and Model: Bridgestone Potenza S001
Tire Size, Type and Rating:  205/45R17, three-season, “W” (168 mph)
Tire Weight:  19 lbs.
Tire Dimensions
:   24.3″ diameter, 8.1″ width, 3.6″ sidewall
Wheel Revs per Mile: 832
Wheel Rims: Custom  17″ x 7″ aluminum alloy, silver, 12 spokes, 20.4 lbs.

Availability Standard: Abarth
Tire Mfr. and Model
: Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
Tire Size, Type and Rating:  205/45R17, three-season, “W” (168 mph)
Tire Weight:  20 lbs.
Tire Dimensions
:   24.3″ diameter, 8.1″ width, 3.6″ sidewall
Wheel Revs per Mile:  832
Wheel Rims: Custom  17″ x 7″ aluminum alloy, gun metallic, 10 spokes,
21.78 lbs. w/o TPMS sensor

Recommended Tire Pressure (all models): 29 PSI (cold) per B-pillar placard (just below the striker plate for the driver’s door latch)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS):
Classica & Lusso uses ABS algorithms; no actual wheel sensors
Reset TPMS lamp  (Classica & Lusso):
Hold TPMS button until beep, and lamp has flashed twice

Abarth wheels have/require individual 433 Mhz TPMS sensors
Reset/Register TPMS sensor’s ID codes (Abarth only):
After tire(s) changed, Ign ON, Ign OFF, wait 15 min., drive at least 16 mph for 10 minutes

Wheelbase: 90.9″ (2,309 mm)
Track Width, Front: 58.9″ (1,496 mm)
Track Width, Rear: 59.1″ (1,503 mm)
Overall Length: 159.6″ (4,054 mm)
Overall Width (w/o mirrors): 68.5″ (1,740 mm)
Overall Height: 48.5″ (1,232 mm)
Approach angle: 13.1°
Curb Weight, pounds (kg):
→ →2,436 (1,105) six-speed manual (Classica, Lusso)
→ →2,477 (1,124) six-speed manual (Abarth)
→ →2,476 (1,123) six-speed automatic (Classica, Lusso)
→ →2,516 (1,141) six-speed automatic (Abarth)
Corner weight distribution: LF 28%;  RF 25%; LR 23%; RR 24%


courtesy of Good-Win Racing ~ 2017 Classica with Technology package, full tank of gasoline, manual transmission ~ note extra weight in driver’s corner partially attributed to turbo

Seating Capacity: 2
Head Room: 37.4″ (950 mm)
Legroom: Classica, Lusso, Abarth
→ →43.1″ (1,095 mm) for driver
→ →38.0″ (965 mm) for passenger due to subwoofer/wedge
Shoulder Room: 52.1″ (1,325 mm)
Hip Room: 52.0″ (1,320 mm)
Seat Travel: 8.3″ (210 mm) driver / 6.7″ (170 mm) passenger
Seat Back Angle: 25° nominal, 12° forward, 22° rearwardMazda-mx-5-gets-five-star-ancap-rating3
Cargo space: 4.94 cu ft (140 liter)
Convertible Rollover Protection: same windshield framing and fixed hoops as ND MX-5
Magnetic CB antenna capability: yes, on either rear fender, unlike the ND MX-5

Exterior Lights

LED headlights (optional) {1}:
→ →Front parking lights: LED
→ →Front side-marker lights: W5W (5 Watts)
→ →Low-beams: LED
→ →High-beams: LED
→ →Daytime Running Lights (DRL): LED

Halogen headlights (standard) {1}:
→ →Front parking/side-marker lights: WY5W (5 Watts)
→ →High-beam/Daytime Running Lights (DRL): HB3 (60 Watts)
→ →Low-beams: H11 (55 Watts)

Front turn signal lights {2}: WY21W, SAE 7443NA (21 Watts)
Side turn signal lights: WY5W (5 Watts)
Front Fog lights (optional) {3}: H11 (55 Watts)
Rear tail lights {5}: LED
Brake lights {5}: LED
Center High Mount Stop Light (CHMSL) {7}: LED
Rear turn signal lights {5}: WY21W, SAE 7443NA (21 Watts)
Rear side-marker lights {4}: W5W (5 Watts)
Reverse lights {6}: W21W, SAE 7440 (21 Watts)
Rear Fog light (optional) {6}: W21W, SAE 7440 (21 Watts)
License plate lights: W5W (5 Watts)

Interior lights
Overhead light
: DE3175 (10 Watts)
Trunk light: DE3022 (5 Watts)

Replacing bulb instructions:  Exterior     Interior

paint 124

Where to find your paint code: Mazda prints their paint code for your 124 Spider on the B-pillar VIN placard (just above the striker plate for the driver’s door latch)

Color name (regional variations)   (notes)
→ →
Fiat’s paint codes
→ →
Mazda’s paint code  | Mazda’s color name      

Rosso Passione | Passion Red | Costa Brava 1972 Red   (solid)
→ →PBM PR2 895A 895B
→ →A7V | True Red

Bianco Gelato | Alpine White | Arctic White Clear Coat | Turini 1975 White   (solid)
→ →A4D | Artic White


Bronzo Magnetico | Titanium | Bronze   (metallic)
→ →42S | Titanium Flash Pearl

Azzurro Italia  | Pacific | Isola d’Elba 1974 Blue | Azure   (metallic)
→ →KBP PBP 599
→ →44J | Dynamic Blue Mica

Grigio Moda  | Meteor Gray | Dark Gray   (metallic)
→ →243B  PA5 (may be incorrect)
→ →42A | Meteor Gray Mica

Nero Cinema | Nero Vesuvio  | Black | Jet Black | San Marino 1972 Black   (metallic)
→ →PXC PX8 601
→ →41W | Jet Black Mica

Grigio Argento  | Glacier Silver Metallic | Aluminum Metallic | Portogallo 1974 Grey   (metallic; MY 2017 only)
→ →PSN NSN 348B
→ →38P | Aluminum Metallic

Bianco Ghiaccio Perla | Arctic Pearl |  Crystal White Pearl | Tri-Coat White Pearl   (pearlescent; MY 2017 only)
→ →34K | Crystal White Pearl

Bleu Scuro | Dark Blue Metallic   (metallic; new color for MY 2018)
→ →PHB
→ →42M | Deep Crystal Blue Mica

Puro Bianca Perla | Tri-Coat White Pearl   (pearlescent; new color for MY 2018)
→ →PWW
→ →25D | Snowflake White Pearl Mica


Grigio Chiaro | Light Gray | Silver Metallic   (metallic; new color for MY 2018)
→ →PSP
→ →45P | Sonic Silver


sources: fiat500usa.com, automobile catalogowner’s manual, tiresize.com, 124spider.org, mariokart, IHeartRoadsters

bookletThis compilation of technical specifications is printable in Word booklet format.  If your printer doesn’t have 2-sided print capability, remember to check the “Manual Duplex” option when printing.


22 thoughts on “2017 Fiat 124 Spider ~ Complete Specifications & Tidbits

  1. I would like to thank you for your site, been looking for Info on my Spider specs for sometime now. will save this site and use it in the future. Again THANKS

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  2. Writing everything into a blog helps me organize all of the info I gather, and it sure beats having scraps of paper with notes in a pile or folder 😉

    …and it hopefully helps out other 124 Spider owners too!


  3. I am planning to take my car to a track later this month. But the track owner wants documentation of the Spider’s rollover protection. They allow the current Miata on the track with its factory rollover protection. And they say they will allow my car if I can document it. They told me to check the manufacturer’s specs. But so far I can’t find this info anywhere. I can’t find the info for the Miata either so I can compare. Any idea where I can get this?


  4. Good question! I looked in my Specs files and found nothing. Since “Rollover Protection System” is listed as a standard item for every 124 on some dealer’s sites, and since it consists of EXACTLY the same components as those in the MX-5 (perhaps that is enough for some track owners?), I expected “Rollover Protection System” to appear on my official build sheet, but it isn’t listed there either unfortunately. If it is listed on your build sheet, perhaps that can be used for documentation purposes.

    Add your VIN to the end of this link to create a detailed pdf file of your 124 Spider build.

    For the heck of it, I added:
    Convertible Rollover Protection: same fixed hoops as MX-5
    to the SPIDER ACCOMMODATIONS section of my Specs page, but I doubt that will carry much weight with track owners 😉


    • I already had the build sheet. But it doesn’t list any kind of rollover protection. In all my searching I still haven’t really found what I’m looking for. But I did find this link to the safety and security section of the Press Kit for the Spider. I thought you might be interested in it.


    • Debbie, I address that issue in my first blog article. I just measured the trunk opening today and added that info. I am able to get two large folding chairs into my trunk with plenty of room for other cargo and they are longer than the opening.


    • If your beach chairs are unusual, you could take one of your chairs to your local dealership and see if you can jam them in. lol Joking aside, you can purchase an aftermarket chromed exterior luggage rack that mounts on the trunk lid… kind of a 50’s/60’s retro kind of look, but with that you could strap pretty much anything on (so long as it didn’t weigh so much that it caved the trunk lid in).


  5. Great resource Dan. I’ve downloaded and printed out the booklet. I’m fairly sure the centre hub for the wheels is 54.1mm if it’s the same as the MX5.


  6. Tire pressure warning light on my Classica will not go out. Reset doesn’t work even after trying all suggestions. Any ideas? Dealer can’t help either.


    • Do you mean the salesman can't help you?
      The dealer service department has to help you resolve this warrantied service issue. They have a procedure to follow to lead to the root cause, as the lamp may be indicating trouble with an ABS related component.


      • Service only said it was “temperature change”. 4,000 mile road trip later it’s still on and reset doesn’t change it.


  7. Just noticed a small mistake. The manual transmission you have listed is C635, with is actually a FIAT-made dual clutch used in other FIAT and Alfa Romeo models. It’s not what’s in the 124. You correctly state that it’s the Miata NC’s transmission, but that’s the Aisin AZ6.

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  8. Hi,

    Great info here, thanks!

    Have you encountered the issue I have with my Abarth 124 where when I open the roof with the ignition off, the windows drop 2-3 inches but then I can’t move them either up or down unless I start the engine. simply switching the ignition on wont move them, odd!?

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    • Just turning on the ignition works for me and is all that should be necessary. You are probably only putting the car into ACC mode, rather than ON (one more touch of the switch).

      I’m in the habit now of leaving the engine running while raising/lowering the top, adjusting the windows and then turning off the ignition to avoid all the inconvenience.


  9. Dan, would you check your source for “Oil Drain Plug Torque: 19 ft.-lb.”. I’m looking at the “Engine Oil Drain Plug” spec in the manual and it says 20 Nm.


  10. I can’t find any mention of that in my Owner’s manual. On a Dart forum, I just found 27 N-m which equates to 19.9 ft-lbs. I’m not sure where my original source was from.


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