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Fiat Introduces Two Diesel 4x4s

30 November 2005

Sedici
4x4 = Sedici

Fiat is introducing two new diesel four wheel-drive vehicles at the Bologna Motor Show: a new compact SUV and new Panda CROSS supermini.

The new compact SUV Sedici’s (Sedici means “16” in Italian. 4x4 (four-wheel drive)= 16) design was developed in conjunction with Giorgetto Giugiaro’s Italdesign company as part of the Fiat-Suzuki manufacturing project.

The Sedici offers a 1.6-liter gasoline engine as well as the 1.9-liter Multijet diesel, both combined with five- or six-speed manual gearboxes. The Panda Cross offers only a 1.3-liter Multijet diesel.

The inline, four-cylinder, eight-valve Multijet delivers power of 120 hp (88 kW) at 4,000 rpm and a torque of 280 Nm at 2,000 rpm. The power unit has undergone several engineering changes to increase performance and engine torque at low speeds and to reduce noise and vibration levels.

Fiat Sedici
  1.6 1.9
Displacement 1,586 cc 1,910 cc
Fuel Gasoline Diesel
Power 79 kW (107 hp) 88 kW (120 hp)
Torque 145 Nm 280 Nm
Fuel cons. comb. 7.1 l/100km n/a
Fuel econ. comb. 33 mpg US n/a
Emission level Euro 4 Euro 4 (w DPF)
CO2 173 g/km n/a

An electronically-controlled turbocharger with variable geometry turbine helps improve power delivery while also allowing very high torque delivery even at low rpms—90% of maximum torque is available between 1,750 and 3,250 rpm.

The 1.9 Multijet engine also meets Euro 4 standards due to its EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) emission control system that includes an electrically-operated valve managed directly by the engine control system, a heat exchanger for cooling recirculated exhaust gases and a close-coupled catalytic converter.

A self-regenerating DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) is standard equipment. The engine control unit manages the regeneration process automatically according to the amount of carbon that has accumulated in the filter and vehicle service conditions without the need for additives and without requiring any particular maintenance operations.

Pandacross
Panda CROSS

The 1.6-liter gasoline engine develops power of 79 kW (107 hp) at 5,600 rpm and torque of 145 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The new engine is fitted with a VVT (Variable Valve Timing) system that allows the intake and exhaust valve timing to be varied. This system optimizes cylinder filling and also allows internal EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) to be implemented by making intake and exhaust valve opening overlap for a considerable improvement in emission and performance.

This ensures combustion is more complete and improves performance. A Fiat Sedici with this engine can achieve a top speed of 170 km/h (106 mph) with European combined-cycle fuel consumption of 7.1 l/100 km over mixed routes (33 mpg US).

Panda CROSS
  1.3
Displacement 1,248 cc
Fuel Diesel
Power 51 kW (70 hp)
Torque 145 Nm
Fuel cons. comb. 5.3 l/100km
Fuel econ. comb. 44.4 mpg US
Emission level Euro 4
CO2 141 g/km

The Panda CROSS is the latest in the line of Panda 4x4s. The 1.3-liter Multijet develops 51 kW (70 hp) at 4,000 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 1,500 rpm, and is mated with a five-speed manual gearbox. Thus equipped, the Panda CROSS with this unit can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 18 seconds and reach a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph).

The CROSS offers combined cycle fuel consumption of 5.3 l/100km (44.4 mpg US), and CO2 emissions of 141 g/km.

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Comments

I dunno what others thinking, but i am just thinking "when will i ever see these diesel babies available at local market???" and with a reasonable price of course.

The "Sedici" Will be sold in the US as the Suzuki SX4 for 07. No diesel though. 147hp 2.0 gas.

That Panda getting to ~62mph in 18 seconds is too pokey for American roads--it would be crushed like a bug under some yahoo's Hummer.

Mike continues to tease and tantalize with European vehicles that you can't have. Want a diesel car in the U.S.? Well, there's a VW, Jeep, mercedes, VW, and oh, did I mention VW?

I find it very amusing to hear folks in the environmental movement that know nothing about cars rhapsodize about high efficiency diesel cars as if U.S. automakers ought to start making them... Hello?!... There's a whole world of small fuel efficient cars you can't buy here for some really silly regulatory reasons.

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