With the two small cylinders, Fiat wanted to show that it was serious about reducing consumption and emissions. In some specifications, the engine has reached an consumption schedule of 3.8 liters per 100 km, which means emissions of less than 100 g/km of CO22. And as you know, in many Western countries this has put small fees in the lowest tax brackets.
However, the reality was completely different. Although the engine had low table consumption, it often showed values up to 50% worse in operation. Even from our tests, we remember that driving under 5.5 liters per 100 km is a lot of effort. In a relatively heavy car, the small cylinder broke down and the driver had to constantly stand on his neck so as not to pin others. In addition, the appearance of the engine with an unpleasant hum at low revs required the unit to be kept at higher revs, when it had the nicest sound of all. And that didn’t help consumption much either.
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