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anyone know the difference between a twinair and a twinair plus?

does anyone know what the differences are between a 500 twinair and a twinair plus? I have a 2012 500 twinair plus, 0.9 tubo if that helps, I'm just curious
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Re: anyone know the difference between a twinair and a twinair plus?

Trim level. Climate control & steering wheel blue & me / audio controls for example.
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Trim level. Climate control & steering wheel blue & me / audio controls for example.

so the twinair and twinair plus are both 0.9 turbos?
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Re: anyone know the difference between a twinair and a twinair plus?

Same engine, same everything mechanical.
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Re: anyone know the difference between a twinair and a twinair plus?

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so the twinair and twinair plus are both 0.9 turbos?
AFAIK the ONLY "twinair" configuration is a 875cc chain driven twin,

just some engine management ( turbo ) changes for 85, 90 and 105 HP

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Re: anyone know the difference between a twinair and a twinair plus?

The 105 is more different. Not just a map & bigger turbo. The 90 is just a mild map.
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Re: anyone know the difference between a twinair and a twinair plus?

We have a Twinair Plus

Back to OP's original question

From memory, the "plus" also got 16" alloys and more sportier seats (front)
FWIW the 16's make an enormous difference
better handling at the expense of harder ride
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Re: anyone know the difference between a twinair and a twinair plus?

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We have a Twinair Plus

Back to OP's original question

From memory, the "plus" also got 16" alloys and more sportier seats (front)
FWIW the 16's make an enormous difference
better handling at the expense of harder ride
Seats are same in both.
A lot of folks confuse the Twinair engine option with the actual Twinair model that was actually badged as twinair.
The Twinair model is essentially what the sport became. It was only around for 2011/2012 I think.
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Re: anyone know the difference between a twinair and a twinair plus?

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We have a Twinair Plus

Back to OP's original question

From memory, the "plus" also got 16" alloys and more sportier seats (front)
FWIW the 16's make an enormous difference
better handling at the expense of harder ride
Not sure I agree with you on the 16" wheels. I've driven both and for me the TA felt more agile on 15's
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Re: anyone know the difference between a twinair and a twinair plus?

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Not sure I agree with you on the 16" wheels. I've driven both and for me the TA felt more agile on 15's

Not sure what you mean by "agile"
We live on the coast south of Brisbane and we are surrounded by sugar cane
So the roads are basically around the cane fields resulting in 90 corners that have recommended speed signs of 50kph.
We take these at 100kph and the 16" wheels handle the 100kph much better than the son's TA Lounge on the 15" wheels.
But again, these are definitely "provincial" roads and the ride is much better in his car.
In traffic and driving too and from work I think I would prefer 15" wheels as well

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Seats are same in both.
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A lot of folks confuse the Twinair engine option with the actual Twinair model that was actually badged as twinair.

The Twinair model is essentially what the sport became. It was only around for 2011/2012 I think.
Thanks on the seats

Yes, ours has the "TwinAir" badge
The only way to check for the "plus" is to check the aircon - and it is the Climate Control

In fact, when we bought ours there was a model called, of all things the "Rockstar"
It was essentially the same as the TwinAir Plus, climate control, 16" wheels, Blue & Me, and all the other stuff on the plus.
Main difference was that the dash was painted body colour and seats were same shape but had different fabric

Was that model released in the UK/Europe ??
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Re: anyone know the difference between a twinair and a twinair plus?

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Seats are same in both.
A lot of folks confuse the Twinair engine option with the actual Twinair model that was actually badged as twinair.
The Twinair model is essentially what the sport became. It was only around for 2011/2012 I think.
So the Twinair badge was actually only applied to a specific trim/equipment combo rather than generally to Twinair-engined cars?
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Re: anyone know the difference between a twinair and a twinair plus?

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So the Twinair badge was actually only applied to a specific trim/equipment combo rather than generally to Twinair-engined cars?
Yes and no, basically when the engine was first introduced, it wasn't an 'engine' option so to speak, more a spec in its own right.

You bough a Fiat 500 Twinair, which had the twinair engine and certain kit.

Now the twinair is merly an engine option for any spec. IE you can have the engine with a Pop or Lounge or S spec, just like you can have the 1.2 or MultiJet
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Re: anyone know the difference between a twinair and a twinair plus?

Mine's got the Twinair badge, but it's also got a black roof, which apparently UK models didn't get?
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Not sure what you mean by "agile"
We live on the coast south of Brisbane and we are surrounded by sugar cane
So the roads are basically around the cane fields resulting in 90 corners that have recommended speed signs of 50kph.
We take these at 100kph and the 16" wheels handle the 100kph much better than the son's TA Lounge on the 15" wheels.
But again, these are definitely "provincial" roads and the ride is much better in his car.
In traffic and driving too and from work I think I would prefer 15" wheels as well



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Yes, ours has the "TwinAir" badge
The only way to check for the "plus" is to check the aircon - and it is the Climate Control

In fact, when we bought ours there was a model called, of all things the "Rockstar"
It was essentially the same as the TwinAir Plus, climate control, 16" wheels, Blue & Me, and all the other stuff on the plus.
Main difference was that the dash was painted body colour and seats were same shape but had different fabric

Was that model released in the UK/Europe ??
Re the 16" yes I can see that outright grip will be better : )
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So the Twinair badge was actually only applied to a specific trim/equipment combo rather than generally to Twinair-engined cars?
Yes, exactly. In this case 'Twinair' was the model name.
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