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Re: Facelift Fiat Panda 319.

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Small volume engines perform better with less and bigger valves, like the 1.2ltr-8v FIRE engine.
Fiat could opted for the 85 hp 1.2-16v FIRE engine (Punto) instead of a turbo TwinAir.
Panda's would probably sell a lot better with it.
A fair number of 500s seem to be Twin Airs where I live. Maybe the characterics of the engine suit the 500 better?
Also you can get the 105 version in the 500 which may make a difference.
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A fair number of 500s seem to be Twin Airs where I live. Maybe the characterics of the engine suit the 500 better?
Also you can get the 105 version in the 500 which may make a difference.
Nope.
It's all about the historic 500 engine, why the TwinAir and 500 go well.
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Nope.
It's all about the historic 500 engine, why the TwinAir and 500 go well.
There was a two cylinder version of the original Panda - so you could argue that it's just as home in a Panda too! 😉
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There was a two cylinder version of the original Panda - so you could argue that it's just as home in a Panda too! 😉
Yes, a 652cc engine from the Fiat 126.
Never available in the Netherlands, we got it from the start with a 0.9ltr 4 cylinder and 45 hp, later also with a 850cc 34 hp 4 cylinder engine.
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Yes, a 652cc engine from the Fiat 126.
Never available in the Netherlands, we got it from the start with a 0.9ltr 4 cylinder and 45 hp, later also with a 850cc 34 hp 4 cylinder engine.
I seem to remember we had the 750 here. My first one was a 45S - a 0.9 litre I think. Then I had a 1000ie - which was really smooth. Both, sadly, succumbed to ferrous oxide - the engines remained fairly rock solid in both cars - just had a head gasket that needed doing in one of them at 90k miles - a slow leak rather than a spectacular failure.
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It is a smooth engine, it's also capable of a lot of miles if looked after. I liked the 16V version in my old Punto. That was a gem. I would've liked to have seen a higher power version in the Panda Mk 3 - this was not available, hence I got a TA (I also liked the noise the TA makes - somewhere between a lawnmower on steroids and a Merlin, sometimes sounding like a mini V8 when chugging along at low speed. I think I'm just too fond of quirky over common sense.
In that case i would had drove still a Panda 85 Lounge only with a 85 hp 1.2-16v FIRE engine under the bonnet.
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Am I the only person who prefers a non turbocharged engine? The beauty of the simplicity and non-dependence on a complex system for basic power.

I love the fact the petrol in my car responds quicker than half the diesels on the road. No turbo needed , even at the cost of excess unneeded power for carting about one person
I agree absolutely - a really well managed, normally aspirated, 1300/1400 four-cylinder would be ideal for the Panda - cheaper to make and simpler to maintain, with the attributes you're looking for.
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Re: Facelift Fiat Panda 319.

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I seem to remember we had the 750 here. My first one was a 45S - a 0.9 litre I think. Then I had a 1000ie - which was really smooth. Both, sadly, succumbed to ferrous oxide - the engines remained fairly rock solid in both cars - just had a head gasket that needed doing in one of them at 90k miles - a slow leak rather than a spectacular failure.
750 was a short stroke FIRE emgine - very sweet but not much torque. Not available in the UK, as with the in-line air-cooled 650 engine from the 126
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Re: Facelift Fiat Panda 319.

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750 was a short stroke FIRE emgine - very sweet but not much torque. Not available in the UK, as with the in-line air-cooled 650 engine from the 126
Are you sure? I thought I saw a 750L on the road here. Of course it may have been an import. We definitely had the 903cc version though - that was my first car.
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Re: Facelift Fiat Panda 319.

I've definitely seen a few 750s here in England in the past.

With regards to the other FIRE engines, the only Fiats I've driven have been a 2004 1.2 8v Punto mk2b, and the 2008 1.4 8v Grande Punto I currently own: I've loved the FIRE engines in both of those, but I would like to try out a TwinAir 1 day, out of interest.
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Re: Facelift Fiat Panda 319.

I have had Panda's with FIRE engine's in 769cc (750), 999cc (1000), 1108cc (1100) and 1242cc (1.2), 3x 141A and 1x a 169.
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Yup we had a 750 too, used to go like the clappers.
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Re: Facelift Fiat Panda 319.

FIAT is in no hurry to bring new engines for the Panda, FIAT is not even attending on the 2017 IAA Frankfurt.
So, i wonder when we will see some real news about the 2018 Panda.
So far it's just model-year changes we seen, nothing major.
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Re: Facelift Fiat Panda 319.

I hope they keep it small.. if they make it much larger (and apparently for safety that's quite likely) then I'll probably jump ship to a Suzuki Celerio as it's small and less boring than EU made equivalents in a weird, ugly ducking way that appeals to me a bit like my 169 Panda
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Re: Facelift Fiat Panda 319.

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FIAT is in no hurry to bring new engines for the Panda, FIAT is not even attending on the 2017 IAA Frankfurt.
So, i wonder when we will see some real news about the 2018 Panda.
So far it's just model-year changes we seen, nothing major.
Maybe they're concentrating on getting the best deal from the Chinese? https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...ker/564033001/
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