Fiat & GM bag 'Engine of the Year 2005' award for 1.3 diesel engine

BANGALORE: The Jury of the "International Engine of the Year" award have chosen the 1.3 turbo diesel engine, a product of Fiat and GM, as the "Engine of the Year 2005" in the 1 to 1.4 litres category.



The Fiat-GM 1.3 diesel engine has preceded in the order with: the 1.3 IMA of Honda, the 1.4 diesel of Peugeot-Citroen / Ford, the 1.4 FSI of Volkswagen, the 1.4 diesel of Toyota and the 1.3 of Daihatsu, informed an official release.

The jury of the "International Engine of the Year" award, which composes of 56 of the most influential journalists of the automotive sector from 26 countries all over the world, who have evaluated every engine in production, which have been installed in the cars that sells in more than one country. The list usually includes at least 60 new engines introduced in the market in the last 13 months.



Made in Poland, the 1.3 diesel Common Rail, makes use of the "Multijet" technology, which has been developed in the Fiat Research Centre. "Multijet" utilizes the electronic control to subdivide the principal injection into final small multiple injections (jets) to obtain a more homogenous combustion, reduced emission and more power output, the release added.



The reduced weight is another point in favor of this propeller of 70 Cv and 170 Nm. In addition, it is also compact, a characteristic, which allows it to be installed in a wide range of vehicles.

On receiving the award in Stoccarda (Germany), chief product engineering of Fiat Powertrain Italy Paolo Ferrero said, "With a production in 2004 of 405,000 units, the 1.3 engine represents a new chapter in the diesel technology affirms Fiat. Like the Fiat Croma 1.9 TDI, which was launched, in 1988, the first automobile series in the world and being adopted by a direct injection diesel propeller."

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