Fiat has achieved a record 4 millionth production of the 1.3 16v MultiJet engine, which left the Fiat Powertrain plant in Bielsko Biala, Poland, on Friday 4th February. In 2003, the Multijet engine became the first ever application of MultiJet technology on a world wide scale. It is the evolution of the Common Rail system invented by Fiat in 1997. Since 2008, the 1.3 16v MultiJet is also produced in the Fiat Powertrain plant in Ranjangaon in India. Constantly updated in terms of technological content, the 1.3 16v MultiJet (currently produced in its latest development, known across the world as the MultiJet II) has been awarded many important prizes, including Engine of the Year in 2005.
The engine is available with several power levels from 75 HP, with fixed geometry turbocharger, to 85 HP and even 95 HP, both with variable geometry turbocharger. In all versions, the MultiJet ensures high performance levels and low consumption levels as well as, thanks to its cutting edge technology, offering very long service intervals: oil change every 35,000 kilometres and service every 250,000 kilometres. The MultiJet is fitted on a large number of cars from the Fiat Group Automobiles range, from the Fiat Panda to the models in the Punto family, from the Lancia Ypsilon to the Fiat Qubo, the Alfa Romeo MiTo (under the trade name JTDm) and the Fiat 500. Indeed, it is on a Fiat 500 intended for a French customer that the 4 millionth MultiJet will be installed, specifically a 95 HP Euro 5.