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Fiat 500 TwinAir launched in Ireland

New two-cylinder Fiat 500 priced from €14,295.

Fiat has launched its innovative Fiat 500 TwinAir in Ireland. The two-cylinder engine is 10 percent lighter than the four-cylinder 1.2-litre and shaves 30kg in weight from the car in total. 

It is 23 percent shorter than the four-cylinder 1.2-litre engine, which will allow for packaging of a hybrid powertrain in the near future. 

The new engine has significantly lower emissions, at 95g/km with a manual transmission and 92g/km with the Dual Logic clutchless transmission. 

The two-cylinder petrol engine puts out 85hp and 145Nm of torque. The 0-100km/h sprint takes 11 seconds and there is a top speed of 173km/h. 

The TwinAir starts at €14,295, which is €1,600 more than the 1.2-litre 8v version. Fiat expects about ten percent of Fiat 500s to be sold with the TwinAir engine. 

You can read our review from the European Test Drive here.

Published on December 13, 2010
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