Two-Cylinder Fiat 500 TwinAir Launched

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
two cylinder fiat 500 twinair launched

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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  • Chad Chad on Jul 08, 2010

    Impressive for such a small size? Um...motorcycle engines have been doing this for decades at this size and smaller.

  • Derek Kreindler Derek Kreindler on Jul 14, 2010

    Somehow I don't see a 15,000 rpm bike engine being successful in a compact car. Very different applications require very different characteristics.