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Fiat 500 Multiair concept - Click image for gallery

Fiat's rumored 2-cylinder engine has finally been confirmed for the Fiat 500 and will start production in Poland next year. The small displacement engine, called SGE, uses all the goodies from Multiair technology and is able squeeze three different power levels from the out its 900 cc. There is an aspirated version good for 64 hp and two turbo versions able to produce 80 and 105 hp, all in line with the current 4-cylinder engines that are currently used for this model. Fiat could also use these engines to power other cars across the range, such as the Fiat Panda, where this engine was first featured as a concept, or the larger Fiat Punto, where sub-100 g/km CO2 figures will be available for gasoline models.

[Source: Motor Report]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      When? And what will the price be?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thank goodness we're starting to get away from cookie-cutter four cylinder engines and starting to see some creativity. Smaller, lighter, fewer components is the way to go. Kudos to Fiat for this engine.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How much do these 2 cyl. engines tend to weigh and cost? If the weight is lower they could be an interesting development, or rather, the beginning of series of interesting developments with regard to low weight vehicles. Efficiency, and reliability will be interesting developments for these types of engines as well, but I wonder if they will tend to have more vibration.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A small engine like this would be able to fit on the rear axle allowing a lot more flexibility in fitting batteries into the vehicle.
      • 5 Years Ago
      500 will never be a response to NANO, as it is almost 10 times more expensive ;) Fiat panda on the other hand might be, but I dont think that FIAT would be willing to lower the image of their brand in order to compete with NANO
        • 5 Years Ago
        "500 will never be a response to NANO..."

        No, but having a two cylinder drivetrain available puts Fiat in an excellent position to build a car that is a response to the Nano.

        This Blog post is about an engine, not about the 500. The 500 may be the first car to utilize the engine, but its unlikely to be the only one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      900cc Multiair should have amazing mileage and CO2+other emission figures...

      Is there still no word on this engine having a CNG option, known as "NaturalPower" ?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I see many more 2cyls coming as well. Ford has already metioned a 800cc ecobosst engine. Probably for the Fiesta nd Ka. VW have shown their TDI 2 cyl. I can't wait to see the powertrain from the L1 in the new Lupo.
        • 5 Years Ago
        BMW has also been talking about reviving the Isetta concept which had one and two cylinder engines.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This could mean that Fiat is preparing a response to the Nano.
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