For the fourth year in a row, the overall Fiat brand has produced the lowest CO2 emissions in Europe, a continent that actually pays attention to CO2 emissions figures.
The brand’s average, 123.1 grams per kilometer, dropped 4.7g from last year. And from the past four years the company’s CO2 emissions have dropped 10 percent, from 137.3g/km in 2007. In comparison, the European Union’s target for emissions is 130g/km by 2015.
Fiat chalks these figures up to its TwinAir engine, which they call “the world’s most ‘ecological’ turbo,” whatever that means. In America, their success translates to the Multiair fuel delivery system found in Fiat 500 engines, which the manufacturer claims to increase fuel economy and reduce emissions both by 10 percent without any loss of horsepower.