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 |  Jul 14 2010, 2:43 PM

Fiat is reportedly working on a hybrid variant of its 500 TwinAir supermini, which is estimated to get an astonishing 100 mpg.

The TwinAir 900cc two-cylinder motor, combined with a hybrid motor and Fiat’s dual clutch transmission, are all expected to fit underneath the hood, due to the compact packaging of all three components.

This will eliminate concerns about practicality, while the hybrid system, which could conceivably allow for rapid acceleration away from stoplights, would help to make the most of the 500′s city driving capabilities.

The 84 horsepower TwinAir is expected to be joined by a non-turbo version, and a hotted-up 104 horsepower TwinAir variant later in the model’s  life cycle.

[Source: Auto Express]

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 |  Jul 08 2010, 1:35 PM

In a move reminiscent of the original Fiat 500, the Italian automaker is launching a two cylinder version of their new Fiat 500 hatchback.

The two-cylinder model puts out 85 horsepower from a 900 cc two-cylinder engine. The engine uses Fiat’s innovative Multiair system, which is essentially a super-advanced variable valve timing system. With a turbocharger, the engine is capable of producing 105 horsepower from only two cylinder, an impressive output for such a diminutive engine.

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