Fiat engine plant in Poland builds 5 millionth 1.3 MultiJet diesel engine

Article by Anita Panait, on March 30, 2013

Fiat Powertrain Technologies Poland’s Bielsko-Biała plant has recently reached a new milestone after rolling out its 5,000,000th 1.3 MultiJet diesel engine. The milestone underscores the success of the 1.3 MultiJet engine that boasts of four cylinders, 16 valves and a capacity of 1,248 cubic centimeters. The plant has been building the engine since 2003.

The 1.3 MultiJet diesel engine is considered to be the world’s first application of MultiJet technology, the evolution of the Common Rail system that the Fiat Group developed in 1997. The latest of the 1.3 MultiJet engine – the MultiJet II – is now available in different output levels: from the variants with fixed geometry turbocharger that provide from 70 to 75 hp, to more high-performance variable geometry turbocharger versions that return from 85 to 95 hp.

The 1.3 MultiJet is fitted on several units in the vehicle range of the Fiat Group: Fiat Panda, Fiat Punto, Chrysler Ypsilon, Alfa Romeo MiTo, Fiat Qubo, Fiat Doblò, Fiat Strada, Fiat Fiorino and Fiat 500 and 500L. The engine is also fitted in other models by other carmakers. The Bielsko-Biała plant’s 5,000,000th engine, an 85-hp 1.3 MultiJet will power a Fiat 500L -- the new Fiat City Lounge.

The production milestone at the Bielsko-Biała plant also underscores the production qualities of the Fiat Powertrain Technologies Poland plant that has adopted the WCM (World Class Manufacturing) rules, which is considered as the international methodology for the organization of the production process in line with the highest standards at an international level.

Certified in 2012 with the WCM gold medal, Fiat Powertrain Technologies Poland’s plant is one of the most advanced in the automotive sector, building the 0.9 TwinAir, the revolutionary two-cylinder petrol engine that received the ‘International Engine of The Year 2011’ award. The TwinAir engine also won accolades in three other rankings: ‘Green Engine of the Year,’ ‘Best New Engine of the Year,’ and an award for engines with a capacity of less than a liter.

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