Fiat’s 1.3 MultiJet diesel engine production crosses 50 lakhs mark in Poland
1.3 Multijet is an award winning diesel engine from Fiat. The engine is manufactured at their plant in Bielsko-Biala, Poland and in Ranjangaon, India. The plant in Poland has revealed that their production has crossed the 5 million (50 lakhs) milestone.
Available in a total of three versions, the 1.3 MultiJet engine was the winner for the Engine of the Year 2005 awards, in the 1.0 to 1.4L category.
The rolling off of the 5 millionth engine was a historic moment for the company. It showcased the success of this small diesel engine with four in-line cylinders and 16 valves. It’s three versions include one with a fixed turbocharger and two with variable turbochargers, while power output is between 70 and 95 hp.
This high performance, world-class engine is seen in a number of Fiat vehicles which include the Fiat 500 and Fiat 500L along with Panda, Punto, Linea, Chrysler Ypsilon, Alfa Romeo MiTo, Fiat Qubo, Fiat DoblĂ˛ Fiat Fiorino and Fiat Strada. It has also made its way into other models by other auto makers. This prestigious 5 millionth engine will be fitted in a 500L.
Apart from Fiat cars, the engine has found its way in cars of other manufacturers as well. Maruti Suzuki India powers their best selling Swift, Ertiga, SX4, Ritz and DZire while Tata Motors powers their Indica hatchback and Indigo sedan range with the same 1.3L MultiJet from Fiat.
The Fiat Polish plant is one of the most advanced from where the company also produces its 0.9 TwinAir two cylinder petrol engine which has also gone on to win the International Engine of the Year 2011 award. This was decided by a jury of 76 journalists from across 36 countries. TwinAir engine is also declared as the Green Engine of the Year and the Best New Engine of the Year.