Fiat and Ford revise diesel enginesNew diesels are more efficient and cheaper to run
12 December 2008
Fiat has a new 2.0-litre ‘MultiJet’ turbodiesel. Debuting first in the Bravo hatchback, it will gradually come to replace the existing 1.9 MultiJet throughout the Fiat line-up.
Even with 165bhp (15bhp more than before) and greater pulling power, it's more efficient.
CO2 emissions are reduced to 139g/km and fuel economy is up to 53.3mpg combined, from 149g/km and 50.4mpg for the 1.9.
Longer service intervals
Prices for the new engine in the Bravo start at £16,500.
That’s £734 more than an equivalent 1.9, but probably worth it – especially as the 2.0 also has longer service intervals.
Meanwhile, Ford has been tweaking its 1.6-litre ‘TDCi’ turbodiesel C-Max MPV. As a result emissions are reduced to 119g/km CO2, dropping road tax from £120 per year to £35.
Ford now has 51 cars in its line-up that emit less than 120g/km. The 1.6 turbodiesel C-Max starts at £16,192.
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