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|23rd December 2009, 10:20||#1|
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First look: Fiat's new 0.9L 2 cylinder multiair turbo gasoline motor
Fiat 500 to get 0.9-liter Turbocharged Two-Cylinder Engine in 2010 - Carscoop
We just got our hands on the Fiat Group's refreshed product plan for 2010 and 2011 that was introduced by the firm's CEO Sergio Marchionne in Rome today. We'll bring you the full monty later on but here's a taster of what the company is planning to launch into the market.
Next year will see the arrival of Fiat's long anticipated New Small Gasoline Engine that will make its premiere on the 500 mini. The innovative 0.9-liter twin-cylinder gasoline engine features turbocharging and Fiat's Multiair technology that controls the intake valves, depending on the horsepower needed.
Fiat says that while the new engine offers the same performance as a larger naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, fuel economy and, as a consequence, CO2 emissions are significantly improved.
In addition to the advantages in fuel consumption, the twin-cylinder engine is also said to be 20 per cent lighter in weight and more compact in size compared to a 4-cylinder engine with the same output.
"This is the maximum expression of the concept of downsizing, offering lower consumption and emissions without impacting performance," Marchionne said during the presentation.
The new two-cylinder engine is expected to be offered in two turbocharged variants developing 80HP and 105HP while Fiat will add a 65HP naturally aspirated version, also equipped with the Multiair system followed up by a CNG version.
At least in Europe, the twin-cylinder engine will find its way on the Fiat Group's A- and B-Segment models like the Fiat 500, Panda and Punto EVO.
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|23rd December 2009, 11:00||#2|
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Thanks Sid! Would be interesting to see when Fiat decides to bring it in India, and in which car. How would a twin cylinder car sound, I wonder..!
|23rd December 2009, 12:15||#3|
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@phoenix. Knowing Fiat, that will take a long time. I will be glad to be proved wrong. Fiat always had lot of potential but never brought in the numbers.
|26th December 2009, 19:02||#5|
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Is this a same engine that is used to be their on Fiat Uno or is it going to be an engine that the Fiat will have on its small car in India ??
|26th December 2009, 19:31||#6|
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1) Multiair, IIRC, is just allowing or controlling amount of air entering the cylinder. May be I am wrong as I was not able to get detailed information unlike VTEC.
2) This engine will not appear in Nano IMO. This is a high tech engine which will increase cost for Nano. Nano is very price sensitive product and this rise will not be good.
3) Multiair engines are not very good performers at high rpm. Variable valve timing offered by Japs are better for high rpm. But this engine is good for lower end torque. Good for cities in EU, but for India, the cost will go up, so IMHO, no chance of getting this engine here.
|27th December 2009, 15:47||#7|
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I was watching this auto show on TV. There was atleast one thing I could agree with. According to experts, future passenger cars are going to be driven by smaller turbo charged engines with better emission norms with 1.6 capping the max. Can't say how far this prediction can hold true, but looking at the auto scene today in two of the world's most populous nation's this statement does have some merit in it.
Whether or not this engine will become a national engine like the 1.3multijet, will be decided only by the economics and not by views. Interesting times ahead though.
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source: Fiat Two-Cylinder 85 HP TWIN-AIR Engine Previewed for Geneva Debut
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