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Old 13th January 2009, 00:22   #481
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The facility will also manufacture Fiat’s successful 1.3 litre Multijet diesel engines and 1.2 & 1.4 litre Fire gasoline engine. Apart from Fiat cars, the facility will also produce Tata passenger and next generation cars with investment exceeding € 650 Million. The plant is expected to provide direct and indirect employment to more than 4,000 people.
I suppose this means that the 1.9 engine won't be coming; even if it does come, it'll be sourced so can't expect it to be cheap. Well, there goes my dream
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Fiat Linea Retuned By PSI

Standard : 90 HP 66 kW 200 Nm
PSI : 102 HP 75 kW 220 Nm
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Fiat Linea Retuned By PSI

Standard : 90 HP 66 kW 200 Nm
PSI : 102 HP 75 kW 220 Nm

Pardon my ignorance, but What is this PSI? How did the engine produce 102 hp and 220 nm of torque?
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Fiat Linea Retuned By PSI



Standard : 90 HP 66 kW 200 Nm
PSI : 102 HP 75 kW 220 Nm
Am unable to see the pic. Is it the same with others?

Can see it now! problem with my browser

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@Muneemmk - thanks for this - very interesting info. So a 25K investment would make it a 100bhp machine. A good 10 bhp increase starting at around 1750 and going well till 4000.

Will it be good enough to shave of a couple of secs in the 0-100 (or at least bring it down under 14 secs)? Do we have a number there from Pete?

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@Muneemmk - thanks for this - very interesting info. So a 25K investment would make it a 100bhp machine. A good 10 bhp increase starting at around 1750 and going well till 4000.

Will it be good enough to shave of a couple of secs in the 0-100 (or at least bring it down under 14 secs)? Do we have a number there from Pete?
But if you notice the engine is also peaking very late. The current advantage of better drivebility would suffer.
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@Guna - i don't get it. The curves are similar, with additional bhp only available between 1750-4250. I see no loss to existing drivability other than a little additional push in the turbo range.

Are you saying that additional push will kill the linear nature? If you look at the curves it's not very linear till 1750 anyway (the case with any car)
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@Muneemmk - thanks for this - very interesting info. So a 25K investment would make it a 100bhp machine. A good 10 bhp increase starting at around 1750 and going well till 4000.

Will it be good enough to shave of a couple of secs in the 0-100 (or at least bring it down under 14 secs)? Do we have a number there from Pete?
0-100 under 14 secs should be possible in original stocks. Drive in second gear till 60Kmph and then change to 4th gear directly. After 2nd gear, 3rd gear power band is almost over and useful only till 83Kmph, after which 4th gear is quicker. But the gear change time will be 0.5 seconds which will do the damage to 0-100. See my earlier post, with reference to ACI.
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@Guna - i don't get it. The curves are similar, with additional bhp only available between 1750-4250. I see no loss to existing drivability other than a little additional push in the turbo range.

Are you saying that additional push will kill the linear nature? If you look at the curves it's not very linear till 1750 anyway (the case with any car)
No, I think I mis-read the curves. The peak point is not shifting as I wrongly intrepreted it.
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@opendro - you wrote this in ACI forums right? did they come back? I am surprised if ACI/OD miss this trick.
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Default Correct tyre for Linea

Just did a quick calculation on the correct tyre size for Linea's speedo.

Linea's speedo read 100Kmph with 195/60R15 when actual speed is 94Kmph. So, an upgrade to something like 205/65R15 will correct the speedo (I'm not going to shell out to upgrade the alloy, but my next tyre will be that one). The same rim will do good for 205/65.

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@opendro - you wrote this in ACI forums right? did they come back? I am surprised if ACI/OD miss this trick.
They didn't come back.
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Default Fiat Linea Emotion with video

1) Its bigger than you think.Dont believe in pix
2) Built quality is awesome! Just coz its brother is a Palio Stilo or that its in a Tata showroom, dont underestimate the quality! This is way ahead. Shame to Verna/Fiesta! That good.
3) 0-100, he is not a hero here but 3-4 is good.
4) Yes, there is engine noise, its a diesel. "Think" Swift is more silent, but then would be coz this is more powerful ?
5) Wow to brakes!
6) What a steering, Grab me! drive me!
7) Space is good. 3 sit comfortly, yes, 6 footers may have issues whenit comes to headroom.
8) Has a rear vent for AC !
9) Hei, my first q to the salesguy! How do I lock/unlock the door? Nice one here Fiat!
10) Oh and I didnt take my hand from the grab bar(handle once I closed the door) , ah ! what a plush feeling, emm, pat me more!
11) Very muted when you jump potholes. Man, I will give this 8.5/10. So great!
12) Nice ICE (Its a Blau unit), the song you hear in background is from stock ICE.

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Just did a quick calculation on the correct tyre size for Linea's speedo.
Million Dollor question, What PCD wheels are used in Linea?
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Exclamation Lineadmire!

If anyone didn't notice...

LINEA launches tomorrow in most of India! Finally two years of threads are over- this car will totally be a success. The only thing remaining now is the official price which Top Gear magazine says will make your "jaws drop down".

I also mentioned that in Chennai the launch happens on 19th January after the Pongal holidays. And I'm going for the launch!!!!!

I'm uploading pics of the official invitation from Fiat itself! I'm going!

The last oic exceeded the limit so its in the document! Thats the most important pic so don't forget to see it!

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Don't also forget that the Linea site Linea :: will be fully functional tomorrow.
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Million Dollor question, What PCD wheels are used in Linea?
from what i heard - pcd is 98 not 100 and you might have the usual trouble trying to find pcd 98 alloys. I think thats the case with all fiats.
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