At the first glance, the model doesn't seem too spacious, comfortable or simply appropriate for long trips, but Bravo might be able to make you change your mind.
First of all, the maximum speed for this particular version is 195 km/h (121.1 mph), with the engine developing 300 Nm of torque at 1,500 rpm. The maximum torque is delivered at impressively low revs: 300 Nm at 1,500 rpm which, in the context of an open road, is fairly welcomed.
Unfortunately, there are several "minuses" at this chapter, and we'll detail them below.
First of all, the engine seems a bit too noisy at higher speeds and, although this might sound like a really awesome feature for those of you who'd like a sporty car, driving it on a highway might become annoying after a few hours of continuous driving. Secondly, there's no cruise control which, once again, turns it into a more city-oriented model. Cruise control is however available as an option across the range.
Fuel consumption is now closer to official figures, as the best we could achieve was 5.4 l/100 km (43.5 mpg), not too far from Fiat's 4.1 l/100km.
The car weighs 1,320 kilos and this is almost unnoticeable while driving on open road, but stability and handling remain decent even at higher speeds. Cornering at higher speeds however could cause some trouble to less experienced drivers, especially due to the lack of ESP, which makes the vehicle prone to oversteering or understeering.
However, once again, the adaptive fog lights are quite an useful feature, especially when driving on serpentine roads where visibility is reduced to a minimum. As we said, the cornering front fog lights are specifically designed to increase visibility by switching on the light automatically depending on the angle of steering.
Another good thing on Bravo is the design of the taillights which have been specifically adjusted to block the air flow from getting to the rear of the car and thus affect the aerodynamics. Inspired by several other models currently on the market, Fiat's engineers created a small "fin" on each taillight to improve aerodynamics, which further translates into improved fuel consumption and less emissions, no matter the speed.Continue reading
Hold on, Mary would like to say something...
Wow! Just wow! Never would have I imagined to drive a car whose steering needs Viagra. That steering wheel moves so easily that I nearly broke a nail the first time I tried to turn into a parking spot. I thought a lighter steering wheel would be more helpful for a lady like me, but it turns out I was wrong.
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