The most eco-friendly fuel and the only real alternative to oil derivates. Methane reduces all emissions (-23% CO2 compared to petrol), including aromatic compounds, such as benzene and most reactive hydrocarbons which promote the formation of ozone.
It has potential as a renewable source through biomethane and its cost is much lower than that of other fuels.
It also allows you free access to urban areas with restrictions for environmental reasons.
The Fiat methane range is now the most extensive in the world: five models to choose from.
More info on Natural Power: www.fiat.it
The Eco and GSI functions show you the right road and the best way to drive it: in addition to the normal infotainment functions (radio/CD, hands-free telephone, navigator and trip computer), the system displays GSI gearbox messages and eco:Drive information. All of this without ever lifting your hands from the wheel.
More info on Blue&Me™: www.blueandme.net
Easy Power GPL
Original equipment GPL: the system is designed, made and guaranteed by Fiat with original factory-fitted quality and safety. Save up to 500/600 euros a year* (costs are lower because this fuel is a by-product of petrol processing) and reduce CO2 emissions by 14% compared to a petrol engine with EasyPower GPL.
Fiat EasyPower, the largest GPL range in the world with five models to choose from.
Engine and Transmission
To increase durability and efficiency, reducing wear: optimised slip, low-friction flexible piston rings, low-viscosity engine and gearbox oil and a variable displacement oil pump.
Management of heating stage
To regulate metering of the various injections with greater accuracy: electronically-controlled thermostat (friction is higher when the engine is cold and consequently the engine consumes more and pollutes more).
Smart engine power management
To optimise all uses: eco mode for optimised delivery to reduce fuel consumption and emissions; low-consumption climate control system that prevents power loss.
To overcome air friction and control lift: spoiler, streamlined add-ons under shock; vehicle ride.
To reduce contact resistance with the ground, limit noise and prevent generation of fine dust: low rolling coefficient tyres.
Reduction in noise and vibrations
To prevent noise generation and absorb it when this is inevitable: injector covers, high-damping tyres and high-efficiency soundproofing features (windscreen with soundproofing PVB, breathable roof, foam-filled front for A segment). All these features contribute to better comfort, quiet running and on-board soundproofing.
The latest-generation Common Rail allows more effective management of fuel injections, increasing them from 5 to 8 per engine cycle (closely-spaced multiple injections).
More noiseless than the previous version, MultiJet II will save you 3% on fuel consumption and up to 20% on nitrogen oxide emissions.
The smallest variable geometry turbine, but just as efficient. This small turbocharger modulates air flow at low rpm more efficiently: your driving pleasure is enhanced - thanks to 20% more torque - and 3% less fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, by extending the gearbox ratios.
The personal trainer of eco-friendly driving: this innovative and revolutionary system carries out a real-time analysis of your car's fuel consumption and emissions, based on your driving style, and offers you tips on reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Download the eco:Drive programme on a USB memory stick and insert in your car's Blue&Me™ port; at the end of your trip, plug the memory stick into your computer to display your performance and receive advice.
Log onto eco:Ville to compare your driving style with that of the other eco:Drivers.
Read more and download eco:Drive now: www.fiat.com/ecoDrive
The revolutionary advanced engine intake valve management system.
The secret of MultiAir is variable valve opening, which allows accurate control of air taken into the engine, reducing fuel consumption and improving peak performance and entertainment.
For the first time in the world, air intake is managed by electro-hydraulic actuators which control intake valve opening instead of the throttle in a petrol engine: the amount of air depends on how much each valve opens, cylinder by cylinder, revolution by revolution.
In manual transmission models, the gear shift indicator suggests the best gear to the driver, for a more efficient use of the power unit in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Robotised gearbox with clutch and gear selection managed by a control unit (performed automatically by electro-hydraulic actuators): gear selection is always optimum, and you no longer need to use the clutch.
With Dualogic, you select your driving style to prioritise performance or saving; and you can
An innovative, efficient system which stops the engine when it is not needed - when standing at traffic lights or in queues - and starts it up again when it is time to set off. The system also recognises stop-start queues and is automatically deactivated.
It turns itself back on after reaching a speed of 10 km/h.
Turbo-downsizing applied to methane-fuelled engines improves combustion and reduces CO2 emissions by 33% compared to petrol. More range and more fun.
Croma Diesel direct injection
The Croma, first saloon in the world with a direct injection diesel engine, allowed fuel savings of 15% compared to diesel engines and 30% compared to a petrol engine of corresponding size.
Panda Elettra standard-production electric car
The Panda Elettra was the first standard-production Fiat electric car; built in a limited edition, with 12.5 HP engine and a weight of 1,150 Kg.
The Marea was the first car with a petrol/methane dual fuel system. The tank is fitted in the luggage compartment.
The Common Rail
Single rail delivering very high pressure fuel to the cylinders and distributed to the single electronically controlled injectors. Fitted on the Marea 1.9 JTD 105 HP, its legacy was handed down to the entire automotive industry.
Second generation Common Rail, MultiJet allows multiple injections (up to five for each cycle) and a significant noise reduction by adopting a different fuel pre-injection strategy. Fitted for the first time on the Punto 1.2.
The Tetra Fuel, a development of the Flex Fuel, can run on four different fuels: petrol, ethanol, gasoline and methane.
Petrol and ethanol no longer work as alternatives, as in the petrol/methane B-fuel cars, but are mixed in the same tank.
Fitted for the first time on the Palio in 2006.
This technology was developed by the Group back in 1999. A robotised gearbox is a manual gearbox with electronically-controlled clutch and gear shifts Fitted on a Fiat for the first time in 2004, with the Panda.
The latest generation of the common rail system acquired a different piloted hydraulic balancing valve system that allowed greater injection flexibility (up to 8 per cycle), aided by the Injection Rate Shaping system that optimises fuel injection.
Fiat was first in the world to offer an electro-hydraulic system where air intake is no longer managed by the throttle but by electro-hydraulic actuators that modulate intake valve opening to eliminate energy and pumping losses. Fitted for the first time on the FIRE 1.4 engine.
The most eco-friendly petrol engine in the world due to MultiAir technology applied to the most extreme incarnation of the downsizing philosophy: two cylinders instead of four.
A turbocharged engine with a capacity of only 99 cc capable of 85 HP and only 92 g of CO2/km in MTA version: limited fuel consumption and emissions.
Compared to mechanical or hydraulic self-locking differentials, electronic differential lock management avoids the need for extra weight and friction with consequent higher fuel consumption and emissions.
Performs well on slippery and uneven surfaces.
Two cylinders as efficient as four. TwinAir is the epitome of downsizing: not only is the engine smaller but it even has fewer cylinders. Air treatment is maximised: MultiAir, turbocharger and optimised fluid-dynamics.
With TwinAir you can cut fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 30% for the same performance.
What would the world be like with TwinAir? Think Twin!
The engine is smaller, but the power is unchanged due to the turbo. The combination of a turbocharger with a much smaller engine (downsizing) decreases CO2 emissions and consumption, while delivering the same power and improving entertainment value.