2010 Fiat 500 Gets 900cc Two-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine

In an official presentation, Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has revealed that the company’s long anticipated Small GasolineEngine (SGE) will make its way to the market next year in the form of a 0.9 liter turbocharged, twin-cylinder gasoline unit mounted on the Fiat 500.

The engine will feature the group’s innovative Multiair technology, which controls the intake valves in order to provide the exact amount of power needed. According to Fiat the new unit will offer the same performance as a larger naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine while having better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.

The engine’s layout will make it 20% lighter and also significantly more compact than a 4-cylinder unit with a similar output.

"This is the maximum expression of the concept of downsizing, offering lower consumption and emissions without impacting performance," Marchionne said during the presentation.

There will be two turbine equipped versions with 80HP and 105 HP and also a more modest, naturally aspirated 65 HP incarnation of the engine, also featuring the Multiair system. A compressed Natural Gas (CNG) version will also be available.

In Europe, the unit will be available on Fiat Group’s A- and B- platforms, so it will power the 500, Panda and Punto EVO. This new product development is part of Fiat Group’s plans to launch 17 new models and 13 updated versions of existing models in the next two years, including a Fiat-branded crossover developed for Europe by Chrysler.
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