Geneva 2014: Fiat 500 Cult, TwinAir 105 enginePOSTED BY Mick Chan ON 03 March 2014
The iconic Fiat 500 will take to Geneva this year with a new engine, and in a new range-topping variant, the Cult.
The Cult trim level builds on the existing Lounge specification, and brings upgrades such as a new design of wheel 16 inches in diameter, a gloss black roof panel aft of the sunroof, a choice of chrome or gloss black door mirror covers, chrome exterior detailing and gloss black surrounds for the tail light clusters.
Fiat’s range of engines for the 500 Cult comprises the 69hp 1.2-litre petrol; the 85hp 0.9 TwinAir Turbo Petrol (both also available with the Dualogic gearbox); the 95hp 1.3 MultiJet II Turbo Diesel and the new 105hp 0.9 TwinAir Turbo Petrol.
Paired with a standard six-speeed manual transmission, the new 0.9-litre TwinAir engine delivers 105hp at 5,500rpm and 145Nm of torque at 2,000rpm in Sport mode – in Eco mode, the powerplant produces 98hp and 120Nm. Equipped thus, the new Fiat 500 achieves a 0-100km/h time of 10 seconds on its way to a top speed of 188km/h.
Combined fuel consumption is a claimed 4.2l/100km, with CO2 emissions at 99g/km. As the newest member of award-winning TwinAir engine family, the TwinAir 105 employs a high-efficiency turbocharger, an exhaust manifold integrated into the cylinder head, a Start&Stop fuel-saving system and the new MultiAir II intake valve control system
According to the company, the 2014 Fiat 500 is the first vehicle in its segment to feature a TFT digital instrument display, which has been developed in conjunction with compatriot Magneti Marelli.