Progressive engines and reliable transmissions
also means being able to count on high-performance yet
progressive engines together with strong and reliable
transmissions. For this reason Fiorino Qubo comes in two
Euro 4 versions – the sparky 1.3, 75 hp Multijet and the
reliable 1.4, 73 hp petrol – which stand out for driving
pleasure, excellent performance, and reduced operating
costs, as well as for their reliability and respect for the
The new Qubo just had to have a 1.3 16v Multijet, the
smallest and most advanced “Common Rail” direct injection
diesel engine of the second generation produced by FPT -
FIAT Powertrain Technologies - in the Polish plant in
Bielsko-Biala. This version is combined with a manual,
5-speed or with a robotized 6-speed, “Dual Logic"
transmission with sequential or automatic functions and an
Economy button to optimise running with a view to reducing
fuel consumption. The turbo diesel produces a hefty 75 hp
(55 kW at 4000 rpm) of maximum power.
And the turbo produces maximum a torque of 19.4 kgm (190 Nm
at 1750 rpm), guaranteeing excellent performance and the
best consumption figures in its class: for example, maximum
speed is 155 kph while, in the combined cycle it records 4.6
l/100 km (4.5 l/100 km with the robotized transmission),
which means about 1000 kilometres with a fill-up of 45
litres of diesel fuel.
Furthermore, a Qubo with this engine is an eco-friendly
vehicle - some versions have CO2 values of less than 120
g/km – and if equipped with the particulate filter
(optional), it can reach particle emissions of 0.005 g/km
(in conformity with Euro 5 ratings).
Performance of the 73 hp 1.4 8v is just as good, having been
specially developed with a view to performance and
consumption. The engine supplies 73 hp (54 kW) at 5200 rpm
and a maximum torque of 12 kgm (118 Nm) at 2600 rpm. Then,
combined with a mechanical 5-speed transmission, the engine
is peppy (maximum speed is 155 km/h) but thrifty, consuming
7.0 l/100 km in the combined cycle.