What does TwinAir mean on Fiat 500?

TwinAir is a development of Fiat’s MultiAir engine – which optimises the air intake to improve performance and economy. The engine aims to combine the driving experience of a petrol engine with the emissions – and torque – of a diesel.

Is Fiat TwinAir air cooled?

Fiat’s TwinAir engine is an Straight-twin engine designed by Fiat Powertrain Technologies as part of its Small Gasoline Engine (SGE) family — employing Fiat’s MultiAir hydraulically actuated variable valve timing and lift technology….Fiat TwinAir engine.

TwinAir engine
Cooling system Water-cooled

How good is the Fiat TwinAir engine?

The TwinAir engine tested here is, according to Fiat, ‘the greenest petrol engine in the world’, yet it features no batteries, EV trickery or hybrid drivetrain. It’s just a highly efficient, low-friction, lightweight 875cc petrol engine with two cylinders and a turbocharger. We are not expecting it to be quick.

What fuel does a Fiat 500 use?

The 2017 fiat 500 requires premium gasoline, which helps it achieve a 357-mile total range.

What is the difference between Fiat 500 Sport and Lounge?

The Lounge and Sport add exclusive equipment to the 500 Pop. The Lounge version includes the Chrome kit which features chrome around the side window mouldings, on the exhaust tailpipe, on the trim of the inside door handle, the gear lever and the front and rear bumpers.

Is the Fiat 500 Twin Air any good?

The Fiat 500 TwinAir is still gorgeous and bursting with character, but an unfortunate cocktail of ergonomic flaws and equipment gaps adds up to make the 500 rather less desirable than it should be. More power and fewer emissions are always in vogue, which is why the 500 gets a revised TwinAir engine line-up.

Are Fiat 500s cheap to run?

Fuel economy Running a Fiat 500 won’t cost you an awful lot, no matter the model you end up buying. While prices are reasonable to start with, it holds its value well and the engines are largely frugal – at least on paper. Fiat claims CO2 emissions of 88g/km and 53.3mpg.

What are the problems with Fiat 500?

Fiat 500 Common Problems and Solutions

  • Overheating Engine. Problem:
  • Black Exhaust Smoke. Problem:
  • A Sweet Smell In Car. Problem:
  • Black Exhaust Smoke. Problem:
  • A Sweet Smell In Car. Problem:
  • Incorrect readings On Instrument Cluster. Problem:
  • Intense Shaking Beneath the Car. Problem:
  • Water Inside Car. Problem:

What is the best model Fiat 500?

Now, let’s find out which is best.

  • Fiat 500 Pop. The Pop is the most no-nonsense Fiat 500.
  • Fiat 500 Lounge. The Lounge is the most elegant Fiat 500 model.
  • Fiat 500 Sport.
  • Fiat 500 Star.
  • Fiat 500 Rockstar.
  • Fiat 500 Dolcevita.
  • Fiat 500 Hybrid Launch Edition.
  • Fiat 500C.

What kind of mpg does a Fiat 500 twin air get?

In the 1960s/70s I drove a 848cc mini and an 875cc Singer Chamois Sport both about the same size cc as your Twin Air. The mini would easily do 50mpg without even trying. Hardly a fair comparison when you consider the relative power output of the two engines.

Is the Fiat 500 TwinAir a bonkers car?

Fifth, it is bonkers because you can choose a hard top or a convertible, the colour, some stickers, stripes, wheel sizes and colours, interior colour and materials, and all sorts of other stuff if you really feel the need to be different. Hell, put flowers on it if you like.

Are there any Airbags in the Fiat 500 twin air?

Packed with safety technology, the Fiat 500 Twin Air will get you about with a few tricks up its sleeve, should the journey include a ding. Dual-stage driver and passenger airbags, side airbags, window airbags and a knee airbag comprehensively lurk behind the funky trim. Small doesn’t mean it can’t be clever.

Is there a woman driving a Fiat 500?

Any MINI that I see it’s just woman driving them but the 500 has slightly more men driving them. 500s tend to be more common in affluent parts of ‘city’ but where I’m based it isn’t so common.