My Dinner With A Fiat/Chrysler Engineer

While out in Vegas to review the Fiat 500 Abarth, one exciting moment was that they had captive drivetrain engineers there to answer questions and explain things. So, one night at dinner, thanks to a cunning arrangement of tables as obstacles and excellent seafood buffet access, I was able to corner one and make him… » 3/08/12 12:00pm 3/08/12 12:00pm

Fiat's Itty-Bitty Two-Cylinder Twin-Air Engine: First Look

Fiat will introduce the 500's next-generation micro-engines, dubbed "TWIN-AIR," at next month's Geneva Motor Show. The two-banger's got two 900cc variants with electro-hydraulic variable valve timing in either naturally-aspirated or turbocharged flavors. Power ranges from 64HP to a whopping 104HP. » 2/24/10 11:00am 2/24/10 11:00am