The biggest news of the year so far has been the proposed strategic global alliance between Chrysler and Fiat, two automakers that have drastically differing lines spread across drastically different markets. Certainly, that deal with the American automaker isn't all that Fiat has going on, and the Italian automaker is set to unveil a new line of engines at the Geneva Motor Show next month. So far, all of the engines are expected to be introduced in four cylinder guise, running on both gas and diesel fuel. One of the more eagerly anticipated engines will displace 1.8 liters and will be offered in both Fiats and Alfa Romeos making between 170 and 230 horsepower. New technologies like direct injection and variable valve timing will be included.
On the diesel front, Fiat is also expected to debut its latest 1.3 liter Multijet 2 powerplant in either Geneva or Frankfurt. These new engines will use Fiat's Multiair electrohydraulic valve-actuation, which should both increase horsepower and efficiency. Will any of these small powerplants make it Stateside? Time will tell.

[Source: Channel 4]


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