Fiat to expand the number of vehicles fitted with its TwinAir gasoline engine

Article by Christian Andrei, on May 18, 2011

Fiat S.p.A. intends to expand its line of car models fitted with TwinAir gasoline powerplant engine and to boost production of the engine unit too. The 875cc TwinAir, which is the only two-cylinder engine in Europe, has been selected last Wednesday by a jury of 76 industry experts and journalists from 36 countries as the 2011 International Engine of the Year.

The engine went on sale in July last year in the Fiat 500 minicar. In 2010, the company manufactured 14,000 TwinAir engines and intends to increase its output to 100,000 units for this year.

It also plans to achieve 250,000 units of output for next year with the expansion of its vehicle line. Lancia will start offering the engine in the new Ypsilon when it starts selling the vehicle on May 24. Also, Fiat intends to start rolling out the TwinAir in its best-selling Fiat Punto subcompact later this year.

In addition, Fiat is planning two further variants of the TwinAir, one of which is a more powerful 105hp turbocharged version which will be launched in the middle of 2012 on the new compact minivan family that will replace the Fiat Idea and Multipla.

The other variant is a greener 80hp turbocharged bi-fuel version, which can burn compressed natural gas (CNG) or gasoline, and will be fitted to the Panda in the second quarter of 2012. This will also cut emissions of carbon dioxide to about 80g/km from the 92g/km (4 liters per 100 km) – a level that the 85hp gasoline unit already achieves.

The company manufactures the TwinAir at its Bielsko-Biala powertrain plant in Poland. It is also the plant where the four-cylinder 1.3-liter Small Diesel Engine (SDE) is produced. This is the engine used by Peugeot, Opel/Vauxhall, Lancia, Fiat, Ford, Citroen and Alfa Romeo on light commercial vehicles and passenger cars.

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