Fiat 500 and 500C TwinAir Introduced, Sales Start in September
According to Fiat, the new family – delivering from 65 to 105 HP – emits 43% less CO2 than an engine of similar performance. The new TwinAir 85 HP two-cylinder engine will complement other solutions featured in the Fiat 500 to keep a low level of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Both the 500 and the 500C come with start&stop, a system which temporarily stops the engine and starts it again when the car is stationary with the engine idling, therefore reducing the urban cycle average consumption by up to 12%. The models also include eco:Drive, an innovative software for analyzing driving behavior and helping motorists optimize consumptions and emissions by using the USB port of the Blue&Me system.
Finally, Blue&Me – TomTom, the latest evolution of the Blue&Me system, will be appearing on the Fiat 500 along with the new TwinAir engine. Blue&Me – TomTom is a fully integrated infotainment system that lets you manage telephone, navigation and useful driving information functions using a practical colour touch screen interface.
“Perfectly in line with this environmental protection commitment, the brand new TwinAir 85 HP is a further step forward that will certainly increase the commercial success and international appreciation of the Fiat 500, already demonstrated by the 52 awards assigned worldwide and the goal of 500,000 units made which was reached last April, only 31 months after its release,” a company statement reads.