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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fiat 500 Abarth Engine Technology Video

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Powertrain

The engine in the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth won “Best International Engine in 2010,” and was judged the single most innovative engine technology to appear in 2010.   The turbocharged, twin-intercooled, 1.4L four cylinder is equipped with MultiAir technology, making it a marvel of engineering.   In this video, Mike Vincent, Chief Powertrain Engineer for the Fiat 500 Abarth, highlights some of the main features of this award winning engine.





ENGINE: 1.4-LITER SOHC 16-VALVE TURBOCHARGED MULTIAIR® INLINE FOUR-CYLINDER
Availability Standard — Fiat 500 Abarth
Type and Description Inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, turbocharged
Displacement 83.48 cu. in. (1368 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke 2.83 x 3.31 in. (72.0 x 84.0 mm)
Valve System Belt-driven, MultiAir®, SOHC,16 valves, hydraulic end-pivot roller
rockers
Fuel Injection Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless
Construction Cast-iron block with aluminum-alloy head and aluminum-alloy
bedplate
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Maximum Turbo Boost (psi / bar) 18 psi / 1.24 bar
Power (SAE) 160 bhp (119 kW) @ 5,500 rpm (117 bhp/L)
Torque (SAE) 170 lb.-ft. (230 N•m) @ 2,500-4,000 rpm
Max. Engine Speed 6,500 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Requirement 87 octane (R+M)/2 acceptable
91 octane recommended
Oil Capacity 4.0 qt. (3.8L) with dry filter
Coolant Capacity 4.6 qt. (14.4L)
Emission Controls Dual three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors
and internal engine features(a)
Max. Gross Trailer Weight Not rated for trailer tow
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy mpg
(City/Highway/Combined)
28 / 34 / 31
Engine Assembly Plant GEMA Engine Plant, Dundee, Mich.

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