09.02.2011 FOUR MILLIONTH 1.3 MULTIJET 16V DIESEL ENGINE IS BUILT AT FIAT POWERTRAIN'S POLAND FACTORY

FIAT 1.3 MULTIJET 16V 4 MILLION, POLAND
FIAT 1.3 MULTIJET 16V 4 MILLION, POLAND

The 4 millionth 1.3 MultiJet 16v engine has left the Fiat Powertrain plant in Bielsko Biala; this is an important achievement which testifies to the success that this small diesel engine has achieved since production began in 2003.

The 4 millionth 1.3 16v MultiJet engine left the Fiat Powertrain plant in Bielsko Biala, Poland on Friday 4th February. This is an important achievement, which testifies to the success that this small diesel engine has achieved since 2003, the year in which production began, featuring the first ever application of MultiJet technology on a world-wide scale.

It is the evolution of the Common Rail system invented by Fiat in 1997. Constantly updated in terms of technological content, the 1.3 16v MultiJet (currently produced in its latest development which is known across the world as the MultiJet II) has been awarded many important prizes in the last seven years, including Engine of the Year (in the 1.0-1.4 litre category) in 2005.

The engine is available with several power levels: from 75 HP, with fixed geometry turbocharger, to 85 HP and even 95 HP, both with variable geometry turbocharger. In all versions, the MultiJet ensures high performance levels and low consumption levels as well as - thanks to its cutting-edge technology - offering very long service intervals: oil change every 35,000 kilometres and service every 250,000 kilometres.

The MultiJet is fitted on a large number of cars from the Fiat Group Automobiles range, from the Fiat Panda to models in the Punto family, from the Lancia Ypsilon to the Fiat Qubo, the Alfa Romeo MiTo (under the Alfa Romeo branding name JTDm) and the Fiat 500. Indeed, it is on a Fiat 500 intended for a French customer that the 4 millionth MultiJet will be installed, specifically a 95 HP Euro 5. Since 2008, the 1.3 16v MultiJet has also been produced in the Fiat Powertrain plant in Ranjangaon in India.
 

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