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
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.