Fiat Multiair Technology Nominated for Awards in the US

The US magazine Popular Science nominated MultiAir technology “Best of What’s New” 2010. Fiat’s revolutionary system was chosen for ts innovative features that raise the bar in terms of fuel efficiency and eco-friendliness.

Fiat Powertrain Technologies developed the innovative platform, that uses electro-hydraulic intake valve management to reduce fuel consumption and emissions levels.

In the United States, MultiAir technology will soon be available for the Fiat 500, which will be equipped with a four-cylinder 1.4 liter FPT engine. The technology in the little city car will cut fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 10%, while obtaining 10% more power and 15% more torque. The engine’s management controls the air intake for every cylinder, for every stroke, without the use of a throttle valve. Furthermore, careful combustion control and monitoring also reduces polluting emissions.

The current range of cars that come with MultiAir includes the Abarth Punto Evo 1.4 MultiAir Turbo 165 HP, Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.4 MultiAir 105 HP and 1.4 MultiAir Turbo 135 HP and 170 HP, Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4 Multiair Turbo 170 HP, Lancia Delta 1.4 MultiAir Turbo 140 HP, Fiat 500 0.9 TwinAir Turbo 85 HP, Fiat Bravo 1.4 MultiAir Turbo 140 HP and Fiat Punto Evo 1.4 MultiAir 105 HP and 1.4 MultiAir Turbo 135 HP. At the moment, the improvements are only available for all petrol engines in the Fiat range, but potential developments are in store for diesel engines as well.

Fiat Powertrain Technologies, is adding important recognitions in the US to the numerous awards already gathered in Europe. Back in June of this year, a 1.4-liter Turbo, the first engine to implement MultiAir technology, won the European “Engine of the Year” award in the new best engine of the year category, assigned by an international panel of 65 specialist journalists from 32 countries.
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