The Eco and GSI functions show you the right road and the best way to drive it: in addition to the normal infotainment functions (radio/CD, hands-free telephone, navigator and trip computer), the system displays GSI gearbox messages and eco:Drive information.
Engine and transmissionLower friction To increase durability and efficiency, reducing wear: optimised slip, low-friction flexible piston rings, low-viscosity engine and gearbox oil and a variable displacement oil pump.
The next-generation Common Rail ensures better fuel injection management increasing injections from 5 to 8 for each engine cycle (multiple injections close in time).More noiseless than the previous version, MultiJet II will save you 3% on fuel consumption and up to 20% on nitrogen oxide emissions.
The personal trainer of eco-friendly driving: this innovative and revolutionary system carries out a real-time analysis of your car's fuel consumption and emissions, based on your driving style, and offers you tips on reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
In manual gearbox models, the gear shift indicator suggests the best gear to the driver, for a more efficient use of the power unit in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
This is a robotised gearbox with clutch and gear selection managed by an electronic control unit (implemented automatically by electro-hydraulic actuators): gear selection is always optimal and you do not need to use the clutch any more.Select your driving style with Dualogic to privilege either performance or saving. You can switch from automatic operation to manual mode at any time with a flick of the joystick.
An innovative, efficient system which stops the engine when it is not needed - when standing at traffic lights or in queues - and starts it up again when it is time to set off. The system also recognises stop-start queues and is automatically deactivated. It turns itself back on after reaching a speed of 10 km/h.
Croma Diesel direct injection
The Croma, first saloon in the world with a direct injection diesel engine, allowed fuel savings of 15% compared to diesel engines and 30% compared to a petrol engine of corresponding size.
Panda Elettra standard-production electric car
The Panda Elettra was the first standard-production Fiat electric car; built in a limited edition, with 12.5 HP engine and a weight of 1,150 Kg
The Marea was the first car with a petrol/methane dual fuel system. The tank is fitted in the luggage compartment.
The Common Rail
Single rail delivering very high pressure fuel to the cylinders and distributed to the single electronically controlled injectors. Fitted on the Marea 1.9 JTD 105 HP, its legacy was handed down to the entire automotive industry.
Second generation Common Rail, MultiJet allows multiple injections (up to five for each cycle) and a significant noise reduction by adopting a different fuel pre-injection strategy. Fitted for the first time on the Punto 1.2.
The Tetra Fuel, a development of the Flex Fuel, can run on four different fuels: petrol, ethanol, gasoline and methane.
Petrol and ethanol no longer work as alternatives, as in the petrol/methane B-fuel cars, but are mixed in the same tank.
Fitted for the first time on the Palio in 2006.
This technology was developed by the Group back in 1999. A robotised gearbox is a manual gearbox with electronically-controlled clutch and gear shifts. Fitted on a Fiat for the first time in 2004, with the Panda.
The latest generation of the common rail system acquired a different piloted hydraulic balancing valve system that allowed greater injection flexibility (up to 8 per cycle), aided by the Injection Rate Shaping system that optimises fuel injection.
Fiat was first in the world to offer an electro-hydraulic system where air intake is no longer managed by the throttle but by electro-hydraulic actuators that modulate intake valve opening to eliminate energy and pumping losses. Fitted for the first time on the FIRE 1.4 engine.
The most eco-friendly petrol engine in the world due to MultiAir technology applied to the most extreme incarnation of the downsizing philosophy: two cylinders instead of four.
A turbocharged engine with a capacity of only 99 cc capable of 85 HP and only 92 g of CO2/km in MTA version: limited fuel consumption and emissions.
Compared to mechanical or hydraulic self-locking differentials, electronic differential lock management avoids the need for extra weight and friction with consequent higher fuel consumption and emissions.Performs well on slippery and uneven surfaces.
Two cylinders as efficient as four. TwinAir is the epitome of downsizing: not only is the engine smaller but it even has fewer cylinders. Air treatment is maximised: MultiAir, turbocharger and optimised fluid-dynamics.