The Geneva International motor show is the ideal showcase for the world premiere of the new TwinAir trim level of the Fiat 500 model (saloon and cabriolet). From now on, the TwinAir name will be used not only for the revolutionary two-cylinder engine but for a genuine product line that can be identified by its unique and recognizable look.
The new product is a specific response to the extraordinary appreciation displayed by the international press and the general public for the ideal marriage between the 85 HP TwinAir and the 500 model, which is incredibly fun to drive while offering low fuel consumption and surprisingly low emissions in addition to a highly satisfying retro sound reminiscent of the historical 1950s version.
In the Pop and Lounge trim levels, customers can also choose one of the other three engines: the tried and tested 69 HP 1.2, the perfect answer for those who drive mainly in town (Downtown line) the 100 HP 1.4 for those who want more performance (Uptown line), and lastly the 95 HP 1.3, ideal for those who use their Fiat 500 an out-of-town jaunts and long journeys (Outoftown line).
Separate mention must be made of the 85 HP TwinAir Turbo - forerunner of a new two-cylinder engine family from FPT - Fiat Powertrain, with performance levels between 65 and 105 HP – which emphasizes the fun driving qualities of this car while returning excellent performance levels, borne out by a top speed of 173 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 11 seconds. When compared with the 100 HP 1.4 engine, the 85 HP TwinAir delivers a torque increase of 25% at 2,000 rpm despite a reduction of 30% in fuel consumption. This remarkable performance offers significant driving satisfaction and a significant reduction in fuel consumption: 4.0 l/100 km and 4.1 l/100 km in the combined cycle with a Dualogic robotized gearbox and manual gearbox respectively. It should also be noted that the Fiat 500 TwinAir boasts the best CO2 emission levels in the world for a petrol engine: 92 g/km with Dualogic robotized gearbox and 95 g/km with manual gearbox.
Source: Fiat press