2008 Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 T-Jet Sporting review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 3 August 2007 , 06:08:10 byAngela

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Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 T-Jet Sporting

The Grande Punto range welcomes the new 1.4 T-Jet 120 Sporting. This model is the perfect combination between performance and driving enjoyment because of the modern technology it uses. The car has as base the Sporting trim levels of the range and it is available in both three and five door versions. The equipment includes: 17-inch alloys, air conditioning, six airbags, ESP and a lot more. It is powered by a 1368cc petrol engine that is capable of delivering 120 BHP and 152 lb. ft. of torque. This new engine helps the model reach a top speed of 121 mph and also it helps acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 8.9 seconds. The recommended price for the 1.4 T-Jet 120 is EUR 11.995 for the three-door version and EUR 12.595 for the five-door one.

Fiat`s comprehensive Grande Punto range has just expanded further with the arrival of the storming new 1.4 T-Jet 120 Sporting.

This major new addition to the popular range combines performance and driving enjoyment with Fiat`s advanced engine technology. The new T-Jet petrol engine uses the latest turbocharging expertise to give outstanding power and torque but with notably low emissions and fuel consumption.

Available now in both three- and five-door versions, the new Grande Punto 1.4 T-Jet 120 is based on the range`s Sporting trim level, and comes packed with stylish standard equipment, including:

17-inch alloy wheels
Air conditioning
Sports seats
Leather steering wheel
Chrome tailpipe
Spoiler and sideskirts
Six airbags
It also features Blue & Meâ„¢, Fiat`s innovative voice-activated music and communications system, developed in conjunction with Microsoft.

The new T-Jet 120 versions join the 25-strong Grande Punto range at a buoyant time â€" Fiat has sold more than 58,000 units in the UK since the car`s introduction last year, and the combination of Grande Punto`s affordable style combined with the T-Jet engine`s performance, economy and low emissions, makes the car a serious proposition in a crowded segment of the market place.

The 1368cc petrol powerplant is one of a new family of turbocharged T-Jet engines that made their debut this year in Fiat`s new Bravo range. Producing 120bhp and
152 lb ft of torque, this responsive new engine gives the Grande Punto a 0-62mph time of just 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 121mph. However, fuel consumption is modest, returning 42.8mpg on the combined cycle, while the engine emits just 155g/km CO2.

Recommended retail prices for the 1.4 T-Jet 120 are £11,995 for the three-door model and £12,595 for the five-door.

1.4 16v T-Jet 120 bhp

Capacity: 1368cc
Type: 4-cylinders, 16 valves
Power: 120 bhp @ 5000 rpm
Torque: 152 lb ft @ 1750 rpm
Top speed: 121mph
Acceleration (0-62mph): 8.9 secs
Fuel consumption
Urban: 32.5mpg
Extra urban: 52.3mpg
Combined: 42.8mpg
CO2: 155 g/km