Jul 8, 2010
During the third year of the new 500, Fiat presented the new 500c TwinAir 85 bhp, engine that will be marketed in September with Fiat 500, sedan and convertible. Founder of a new family of two cylinders, the engine employs the multi fluid dynamics combined with a specific, designed for maximum efficiency.
The new TwinAir family, which has a power range between 65 and 105 bhp, provides the second Fiat cut emissions impressive: up to 30% less CO2 than an engine “non-downsized”, so to speak, of equal power. Here are the details of the new Fiat 500 TwinAir.
The twin turbo 85 bhp marks the debut of a record that already excluded some hybrid model to market, has the lowest CO2 levels ever for a petrol engine with manual gearbox, the Fiat 500 TwinAir emits 95 g/km of CO2, with the Dualogic descend only at 92.
Fiat 500 and 500c TwinAir
The small turbine and valves allow specific management strategies to minimize the response time of the engine while maintaining high power values: therefore not only efficient but also more than adequate performance: compared with the 1.2 70 hp, the new engine is more powerful with 23%, but compared to the 1.4 16v, not only the benefits are almost equivalent, but even consumption reduction of 30%.
The Fiat 500 TwinAir reaches 173 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.0 seconds while consuming 4.1 l/100 km in combined cycle gas (4.0 with Dualogic). On the dashboard is also available an Eco button that can further reduce consumption in the city. When the button is disabled, the torque amounts to 145 Nm while when you choose to travel in eco mode the torque is limited to 100 Nm at 1750 rpm and the steering effort is reduced.
Moreover, in the presence of exchange Dualogic the strategy shift comes in eco-mode. Compared to a four-cylinder engine of equal performance, the TwinAir (engine also very nice in terms of reduction of friction) is shorter than the 23% and 10% lighter and will so in the future, as confirmed today by Fiat to produce two more decline, natural gas, the other hybrid electric motor between engine and gearbox and energy recovery system. On Fiat 500c TwinAir are also set the start & stop, the Gear Shift Indicator.
In conclusion, the unitary displacement of 450 cc was chosen based on virtual simulations which allowed to obtain the best yield thermodynamics and fluid dynamics the best configuration for maximum Multiair distribution. Finally, according to Fiat, the vibrations of the new TwinAir are equivalent to those of a normal four-cylinder, also thanks to a special balancer.
Price List for Fiat 500 and Fiat 500c TwinAir
Meanwhile the official presentation, Fiat has released the official price list of the new 500 and 500c TwinAir. The two cars equipped with the new twin-cylinder 85 bhp engine costs just 1,600 euros plus their corresponding versions with the 1.2 69 bhp. Indeed, the Fiat 500 TwinAir costs 13,250 euros for Pop productions and 15,050 euros in for Sport and Lounge, while the special version “by Diesel” is on sale at 16,850 euros.
As for Fiat 500c, the price for the TwinAir version in Pop development is 16,750 euros and reaches 20,750 euro for the Rock development, while versions in the fitting Lounge and “by Diesel” cost 18,550 euro and respectively 19,650 euro.
Moreover, Fiat announced an increase of 100 euros for all versions of 500 and 500c under Pop construction. Now the lists start at 11,650 euro for the Fiat 500 and 15,150 euro for Fiat 500c.
After the raise, the detailed price list of new TwinAir releases:
- Fiat 500 0.9 TwinAir Pop: 13.250 euro
- Fiat 500 0.9 TwinAir Sport: 15.050 euro
- Fiat 500 0.9 TwinAir Lounge: 15.050 euro
- Fiat 500 0.9 TwinAir by Diesel: 16.850 euro
- Fiat 500C 0.9 TwinAir Pop: 16.750 euro
- Fiat 500C 0.9 TwinAir Lounge: 18.550 euro
- Fiat 500C 0.9 TwinAir Rock: 20.750 euro
- Fiat 500C 0.9 TwinAir by Diesel: 19.650 euro
Stay tuned for more information about Fiat 500 and 500c TwinAir!