Granted, the 500 is hardly a big car, but that's a 15pc CO2 reduction over a regular 1.2 litre petrol 500. If you opt for Fiat's Dualogic semi auto gearbox, the numbers are better still, at 70.6mpg and 92g/km.
Fiat has long held a reputation for engine development, and it's now gone and halved the cylinder count for its popular 500.
Fiat's achievement is worthy of significant praise. In 85bhp trim 105bhp turbo and 65bhp non turbo variants are scheduled to follow you get the power, acceleration and cruising ability of a small capacity four cylinder petrol car but with the economy and, crucially, emissions of something much smaller. How does 68.9mpg and 95g/km Nike Kyrie 2 Black And Green Glow
tune is in keeping with the 500's visual charm.
And, boy, is that engine note addictive. The unit's smooth power delivery and ample reserves of torque ensure that you're never left stranded. A predictably sprightly performer around town, the 500 Twinair is equally at home away from the city. Sensibly spaced gear ratios enhance the engine's flexibility, overtaking needs less planning than you might imagine and maintaining a motorway speed pace is easier than you think.
Fiat 500 Twinair mini motoring marvel
Since its launch the 500 has sold well, but was in need of something special to lift it above its numerous rivals. With its clever Twinair engine, Fiat has injected a welcome shot of added interest and set a new benchmark for engine technology.
That the Twinair can also be had in 500C convertible guise is proof Fiat firmly believes two cylinder motoring should be fun. And it's right this particular 500 is a genuine mini marvel for the masses.
With all that data in mind, it only takes a minute to realise how much this particular 500 could save you in fuel and tax over the course of a few years. That's only part of the ownership experience, however. Turn the key and you enter a new world of two cylinder fun.
The upshot for the consumer is a 500 with more character. When it first appeared some observers were disappointed by its lack of a technological highlight. Sure, the car was a faithful, if larger, reproduction of a popular classic. It didn't boast anything ground breaking, though. That's changed with the arrival of Fiat's Twinair engine, and it's difficult to think of a more appropriate home for this remarkable little motor.
Save for a few hardy souls who have grappled with Citroen's 2CV, most people will have no experience of two cylinder engines. Unlike with the iconic tin snail, Fiat's 500 Twinair couldn't be further from the wheezy, underpowered two pot stereotype if it tried.
Fiat's engineers have done an excellent job of isolating the traditional characteristics of such an engine noise, vibration and harshness and as a result it proves a charming companion to live with. You warm to its slightly offbeat angry bumble bee engine note. Such a signature Nike Lebron 12 Low Performance Review
With equipment levels mirroring the regular four cylinder model line up and positioned Nike Zoom Pegasus 32 Purple
price wise a step above the entry 500, the Twinair variant is not about sacrificing creature comforts when in the pursuit of saving fuel end money.
There's no question that the technology underpinning the Twinair engine is impressive. Borrowing Fiat's recent Multiair development where airflow into the engine is managed electronically cylinder by Nike Lebron Soldier 10 Gold And Black cylinder through the unit's inlet valves, not the throttle this two cylinder engine is the product of a clean sheet design, a new type of turbocharger and a few hundred million euros.
Dubbed Twinair the 500's 875cc, twin cylinder petrol unit offers significant savings over a larger four pot motor in terms of economy, emissions and weight. Fiat is clear that this engine will be the first of many, and the aim is to reduce emissions to new lows in advance of country specific legislation.
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