The car manufacturer italo-american Fiat Chrysler Cars (FCA) does not impede his activity despite the fact that economically it seems that they are not going very well. Now it is the turn of your new range of gasoline engines of small displacement and low power consumption. Three months ago the firm announced that it had two new mechanical gas small cylinder called FireFly.
When we speak of Fiat and small motors (with the exception of the new TwinAir) comes to mind the current mechanical Fire. These engines have been with us for a few years already, but the result that they are giving you is so good that have been stretched until they no longer have been able to more. However I must say that although the mechanical FireFly are completely new, many of the solutions employed by the Fire are present in them.
As we told you at the time, the first two mechanics of this new family petrol engines are the air intake and are represented by a three-cylinder 1 liter displacement, 8-valve, and a power of 72 hp. The other engine is a four-cylinder engine with 1.3 liters of displacement, 8-valve, and a power of 101 hp. The main feature of both blocks is that their design and construction is modular, so that it will share a large number of components.
If we take into account this feature, we have that the block of 1 litre and the 1.3 litre are the same but with the difference that the second is a cylinder. This design will allow the brand to save the time of its manufacture. In addition, from this base of the brand will be able to create a new family of mechanical adapted to the needs of their smaller models.
On this occasion, the news is that FCA has decided that to meet demand in Europe occur in the plant that are in Bielsko-Biala (Poland). Currently the engines made there are the TwinAir 0.9 and diesel Multijet 1.3 in its different variants of power. These engines will join the new family, FireFly, and for that, they have made an investment of 250 million euros to adapt the plant and the lines productive.
The first market that have come these engines has been Brazil in the new Fiat Uno, but with the next generation of the Fiat 500 and Panda should reach the rest of Europe. In addition, in the not too distant future incorporated versions with turbo to reach larger models of FCA.
Source – Fiat Chrysler Cars (FCA)
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