2017 Fiat 124 Spider ~ Complete Specifications & Tidbits

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

technical-specifications1
124 SPIDER ~ GENERAL INFORMATION

Body Style: Roadster
VIN platforms (versions of Mazda’s  MX-5  ND platform, released 1 year earlier):
→ →NE: Abarth brand globally (N/A in North America)
→ →NF
: Fiat brand globally (including Abarth model in North America)
Assembly Plant: Hiroshima, Japan
EPA Vehicle Class: Two-seater
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


124 SPIDER ~ BODY AND CHASSIS
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


124 SPIDER ~ ENGINE SPECS, REQUIREMENTS & CAPACITIES:
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

Power:
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

Torque:
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:
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:
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: 4.0 qt. (3.8 liter) with dry filteroil 03
Oil Drain Plug with O-ring: Mopar 6507741AA
Oil Drain Plug Torque: 19 ft.-lb.
Wrench size for drain plug: 13 mm (1/2″)
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


Coolant:
Mopar 68163848AB (or equivalent*) Antifreeze/Coolant ~ 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive Technology) mixed 55/45 with distilled water.
Coolant Capacity:
→ →7.6 qt. (7.2 liter) with six-speed manual
→ →7.5 qt. (7.1 liter) with six-speed automatic

*    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.  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


124 SPIDER ~ B400 AISIN SIX-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
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.
Fluid RequirementJWS 3309 Automatic Transmission Fluid
Fluid Capacity: 7.8 qt. (7.5 liter)
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


124 SPIDER ~ C635 SIX-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
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)
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 qt. (2.1 liter)
Wrench size for filler plug: 24 mm
Wrench size for drain plug
: 14 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


124 SPIDER ~ DIFFERENTIAL
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


124 SPIDER ~ ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
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


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

Rear:
→ →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”


124 SPIDER ~ AIR CONDITIONING
Refrigerant Type: HFC134a (R-134a)


124 SPIDER ~ BRAKES
Availability Standard: Classica, Lusso, Abarth
Front:
→ →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)
Rear:
→ →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+


124 SPIDER ~ TIRES AND WHEELS

wheels

Availability Standard: Classica
Mfr. and Model: Yokohama Advan Sport V105
Size and Type: 195/50R16 three-season
Rating & Tire Pressure: V (149 mph), 29 psi (cold) per B-pillar placard
Weight: 18 lbs.
Dimensions:  23.7″ diameter, 7.7″ width, 3.8″ sidewall
Revs per Mile: 852
Wheel Rims: Custom  16″ x 6.5″ aluminum alloy, silver, 14 spokes, 16.8 lbs.

Availability Standard: Lusso
Mfr. and Model: Bridgestone Potenza S001
Size and Type: 205/45R17 three-season
Rating & Tire Pressure: W (168 mph), 29 psi (cold) per B-pillar placard
Weight: 19 lbs.
Dimensions
:   24.3″ diameter, 8.1″ width, 3.6″ sidewall
Revs per Mile: 832
Wheel Rims: Custom  17″ x 7″ aluminum alloy, silver, 12 spokes, 20.4 lbs.

Availability Standard: Abarth
Mfr. and Model
: Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
Size and Type
: 205/45R17 three-season
Rating & Tire Pressure: W (168 mph), 29 psi (cold) per B-pillar placard
Weight
: 20 lbs.
Dimensions
:   24.3″ diameter, 8.1″ width, 3.6″ sidewall
Revs per Mile: 832
Wheel Rims: Custom  17″ x 7″ aluminum alloy, gunmetal, 10 spokes,
21.78 lbs. w/o TPMS sensor

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″)

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


124 SPIDER ~ DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
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)


124 SPIDER ~ ACCOMMODATIONS
Seating Capacity: 2
Head Room: 37.4″ (950 mm)
Legroom: 43.1″ (1,096 mm) for driver; less for passenger because of wedge/subwoofer
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° rearward
Cargo space: 4.94 cu ft (140 liter)
Convertible Rollover Protection: same fixed hoops as MX-5


124 SPIDER ~ LIGHT BULBS
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


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

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.

14 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. 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?

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  3. 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.
    Use this link to obtain your build sheet. The 3rd choice down in the left column is “Equipment Listing”. Select that and enter your VIN #.

    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 😉

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    • 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.

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    • 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).

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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    • 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.

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

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