AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth straight year, Fiat brand automobiles has recorded the lowest level of carbon dioxide emissions (C02) for vehicles sold in Europe. The automaker had an average measurement of 123.1 grams of C02 per kilometer -- a drop of 4.7 (g/km) from the previous year. Fiat Automobile Group also ranked first with a rating of 125.9 g/km.
Over the past four years, Fiat brand automobiles has reduced its C02 emissions an average of 10 percent from 137.3 to 123.1 -- a full four years ahead of the European Union target set for 130 g/km by 2015.
Recent technologies introduced by Fiat include the TwinAir engine, the world's most "ecological" turbo; alternate fuels including liquid propane gas (LPG); and eco:Drive application, an innovative technology that encourages driving that is more responsible and eco-compatible.
In the United States, the new Fiat 500 marks the introduction of Fiat Multiair fuel delivery system to North America. Standard on the 1.4-liter engine in the Fiat 500, Multiair increase fuel economy by up to 10 percent and reduces emissions by 10 percent without any loss in power.
Many of Fiat's technical innovations in fuel delivery are grouped within the "Air Technologies" brand that helps provide solutions in an economical and low environmental impact without giving up the driving pleasure that is characteristic of Fiat brand cars.
SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC