Fiat has added two new engines to its 500L line-up. A 77kW, 1.6-litre Multijet II turbo diesel and the 875cc, twin-cylinder TwinAir Turbo petrol engine, also rated at 77kW.The TwinAir is already available in Europe, while the diesel is due to reach EU showrooms by the end of March.
Fiat 500L with the 1.6-liter MultiJet II turbo diesel produces 105 HP (74 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque. It runs from 0-100 km/h in 11.3 seconds and goes for a top speed of 181 km/h (112 mph). In terms of efficiency, it uses 4.5 L/100km (52.2 mpg US / 62.7 mpg UK) of fuel, having CO2 emissions of 117 g/km.
Fiat 500L with the 0.9-liter TwinAir Turbo possesses 105 HP (74 kW) and 145 Nm (107 lb-ft) of torque. This allows the vehicle to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 12.3 seconds, and to reach a top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph). This version is not very fast so it is economical enough to use only 4.8 L/100km (49 mpg US / 58.8 mpg UK) of fuel, having CO2 emissions of 112 g/km.
The two new engines are desired to satisfy customers with different attitudes and requirements. However, we can say it aims at customers who wish to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, especially in cities, and in countries where high-emission cars are restricted and heavily taxed.
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