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nrg19uk

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I could do with one of these baby ;-)
« on: January 05, 2011, 10:00:27 PM »

FIAT 500 now to come with hugely impressive 2-Cylinder engine- 12/07/10








FIAT have announced their brand new engine offering with their popular retro mobile, the 500. To go with the open top version, 1.2, 1.4 and 1.4 Turbo Abarth versions, Fiat are ready to sell the 500 with an ultra modern take on the old-school 2 cylinder engine, reports Autocar.

This engine is 900cc, turbocharged and consists of just 2 cylinders. However, they have priced this model at almost the same level as the current 1.4 model, which is nearly £1500 above the entry level 1.2 model.

Headline figures for the 900cc 2 cylinder engine are deeply impressive. They can match the 1.4 petrol 4 cylinder N/A engine for performance, hitting 0-60mph in 11sec and topping out at 108mph. This is mainly due to the tiny turbo they have employed, which eliminates turbo lag and offers a swell of torque at low revs.

The reason the price is comparable to the 1.4 is that for similar performance, there are 30% increases in fuel economy, tax breaks (which for Londoners should mean zero tax and zero congestion charge) and simplified, long lasting internal parts which should also limit engine servicing requirements and therefore ownership costs.
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Re: I could do with one of these baby ;-)
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011, 10:05:14 PM »
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Re: I could do with one of these baby ;-)
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011, 11:48:53 PM »
Ohhppsss missed that one! Lol
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Re: I could do with one of these baby ;-)
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2011, 01:33:43 PM »

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Re: I could do with one of these baby ;-)
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2011, 08:26:27 PM »
Kitten I don't like the new 500 I would rip the guts out of it and transplant it in a 126 ;-)
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Re: I could do with one of these baby ;-)
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 07:00:36 PM »
This is a very clever engine, i guess it would fit the 126 Air Cooled. I prefer my 500 though, a little bigger than the Twin air but still turbocharged!


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Re: I could do with one of these baby ;-)
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011, 09:44:23 PM »
It would be great to see one of you guys who are skilled with engines actually transplant the new twin air into a 126. The two cylinder twin air will probably suit a watercooled Bis rather than an aircooled version.

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Re: I could do with one of these baby ;-)
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2011, 10:23:57 AM »
I don't think there'd be enough space to get it into a BIS without a lot of fabrication, more than would be involved in an AC. Should be a ton easier than getting a FIRE in there, just getting it to work would be a lot harder.