Geneva preview: Fiat’s greener engines

February 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

Fiat is unleashing a whole new series of cleaner, greener engines at next week’s Geneva Motor Show. Besides the two-cylinder, 85bhp Twin-Air unit, to make its debut in the 500 from September and to appear in 65-105bhp iterations, it is launching the following:

– The 2010 Bravo (pictured) with a new 1.4 Multiair turbo engine (140bhp) and stop-start; this emits just 132g/km of carbon dioxide, and a 129g/km version will follow in selected markets. Fuel consumption is 10% better than that of the current T-Jet 120bhp, and there’s also a ‘sport’ mode.

– The second-generation 1.3 Multijet diesel engine, showcased in the latest 500 by Diesel edition model (that’s ‘Diesel’ as in the Italian designer jeans firm), with stop-start and 95bhp.

– Two new engines for the Punto Evo: the 135bhp 1.4 Multiair meeting Euro 5 emissions standards (and emitting 129g/km), and the 85bhp Multijet II diesel (85bhp, with the Eco pack bringing emissions down to 99g/km).

– The seven-seater Doblo MPV gets a 105bhp 1.6 Multijet engine with stop-start.

– The Sedici mini-crossover gets two new engines, a 120bhp 1.6 16v and the 135bhp 2.0 16v Multijet diesel (129g/km).

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