The 0.9 TwinAir Turbo bi-fuel engine received the ‘Best Green Engine of the Year 2013’ title, one of the twelve categories of the prestigious ‘International Engine of the Year Awards’, which involves the participation of all the major world car manufacturers. Currently, this engine is available on the Fiat Panda and 500L Natural Power models as well as on the Lancia Ypsilon EcoChic.
Specifically, compared to the petrol version, the TwinAir bi-fuel includes specific fuel system components, including the intake manifold, injectors, electronic engine control system and valve seats with specific geometry made of low-wear material. The integration of all components and state-of-the-art technology – such as the MultiAir system and the turbocharger – guarantee maximum reliability and ensure that performance and handling remain the same also when running on methane.
As early as its debut, the TwinAir had already triumphed at the ‘International Engine of the Year Awards 2011’, winning 4 awards: the one for its displacement category (under 1,000 cm3), ‘Best New Engine 2011’, ‘Best Green Engine 2011’ and the ‘International Engine of the Year 2011’ award, the top award in the competition, which began in the United Kingdom in 1999.