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Monday, April 27, 2009
The New Fiat Hybrid System...
Fiat will unveil a new hybrid power system that will power the new Fiat Topolino super mini and the 500. The technology works with the 900cc twin turbo SGE (Small Gasoline Engine) gas engine coupled to a new Dual Clutch automatic transmission that has an integral electric motor with next generation lithium-ion battery technology.
Two cylinder SGE - Small Gasoline Engine, 0,9 l Turbo, bi fuel (gasoline/CNG hydrogen blend), 8 valves, 105 HP (gasoline mono fuel version) with Multiair technology
Fiat has released little about the hybrid system, but the 900cc twin turbo SGE engine uses Multi-air technology and is rated at up to 105hp in conventional form. In hybrid application it is reported to be at 90hp and the electric motor at 20hp.
The big news is packaging all this technology into a small space. Conventional hybrid cars are currently in mid to larger sized vehicles were it is easier to package what is essentially two power plants (electric motor and gasoline engine) and heavy batteries. Through advanced design and engineering, the new Fiat hybrid system will enable these units to be installed into the mini sized Fiat 500 (length 3.5 meters, 139 inch) and the new, upcoming Fiat Topolino super mini city car (length 3.15 meters, 124 inch). This technology, when combined with these smaller Fiats, promises to offer incredible fuel economy.
The new Fiat hybrid system is to be first installed into the Fiat 500 and then will show up in the new Fiat Topolino which is due for introduction at the 80th Geneva International Auto Show in Spring 2010.
This advanced hybrid system along with the new Multiair engine management system is just some of the technology Fiat will be share with Chrysler if the proposed merger goes through.