Was deffo a 1.8 V6 in the MX-3-was the smallest V6 in a car at the time and no-ones made anything smaller since, not heard of any 1.9 V6s though.
The 2 cyl multiair got great reviews in the 500.
The US is downsizing as well-its not just Europe, though as everything is relative a 2 litre is small for them. Still, doesnt matter that big engines are rare in Europe-tech has advanced so much that power/torque figs have gone up whilst engine size has gone down, so you get same power for la given displacement. The 1.7 makes 235bhp (in the Giulietta at least-wjhy not the 159 now the 6 has gone?), which isnt far off the 240-258 the Arese V6 made in the last few years of its life. And 85bhp from just 2 cylinders and 800 cc?! Wasnt that long ago that the average 1.4 4 cylinder made the same figs.
I read in Autocar last week that Saab have just released a 2.0 TTiD 9-5. As TiD/TTiD=rebadged JTD this ll be the 2 litre version of the old 1.9 twin turbo JTD. Fiat group cars got 190 and versions in other manufacturer's cars got 180, so in theory Fiat group cars should get a 197bhp version. Lets hope they put it in something other than just the Delta! Be great in the Giulietta!
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