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2011 Fiat 500 Sport

By luanpa in | September 21, 2010 | Comments Off on 2011 Fiat 500 Sport

We’re getting more information about 2011 Fiat 500 in North America, it is the most famous subcompact, and  will be equipped and marketed when it goes on sale in the U.S. later this year.

Fiat official provided photos of the 2011 Fiat 500 sport US spec Sport trim, which features red-painted brake calipers, a chrome exhaust tip, 16-inch aluminum wheels, lowed sills and a larger front air dam.There will also be an available panoramic sunroof.

The Fiat 500 will be powered by the Fiat’s 1.4-liter four-cylinder with MultiAir technology. MultiAir is a more sophisticated version of the variable intake valve timing and lift that has spread around the industry in the past 10 years. According to Fiat, MultiAir improves fuel economy and power delivery by up to 10 percent when compared to similar engines. Unlike conventional valvetrains, which control all the valves in unison, MultiAir can adjust separate valve positions individually over a broad range using electronically controlled hydraulic valve lifters. It’s similar to BMW’s Valvetronic, which uses a small electric motor at each cylinder to achieve similar ends. Both systems do away with a conventional throttle valve in the air intake stream. The claimed advantages are lower emissions, higher efficiency and higher power compared with conventional engines.

No word on specific horsepower ratings, but according to Chrysler’s official powertrain strategy, the 1.4-liter four-cylinder is rated at 100 horsepower and 95 pounds-feet of torque, and a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder with MultiAir gets 170 hp and 170 pounds-feet of torque.







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