There are hardly few days remaining for the year calendar to flip to 2010 and during this peak time, Fiat has revealed its plans to introduce a new 900cc twin cylinder engine which will be the smallest from its stable. The engine will feature Fiat’s MultiAir technology along with CNG compatibility. A turbocharged variant of the same engine will also be made available.
There were rumors that Fiat is developing a small car to compete with the Tata Nano, the Maruti 800 & Maruti Alto. This 900cc engine seems perfect to give the rumors a rest. According to sources however, the Fiat 500 hatchback and Fiat Panda will be amongst the first to experience the engine.
Fiat has also mentioned that the new 900cc engine would have the capacity to perform as good as a four cylinder engine and at the same time, can boast of a very low CO2 emission. The new engine will also provide better fuel efficiency. According to Fiat, the small engine will be able to produce a peak power of about 65 horsepower and the turbocharged variant will be able to produce about 80-105bhp.