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Author Topic: Why this engine in this lovely shape 124.  (Read 1810 times)

Offline RossoCorsa#1

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Why this engine in this lovely shape 124.
« on: January 29, 2019, 09:39:26 pm »
While buying my A500, I had an opportunity to drive a A124. Fun for sure but lacked the go. What I mean to say, is why did Fiat/Abarth decide on a 1.4 engine.? As hubbys standard Fiat Coupe 20VT pulls and pulls with power and go. I think a modern version of a 20VT engine in the A124 would be better, if not then at least a 1.7 TBi engine....


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    Offline motorman

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    Re: Why this engine in this lovely shape 124.
    « Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 02:37:35 pm »
    All to do with emissions I would think. Take your argument to the next level and could ask why no V6, etc.

    Everyone is 'downsizing' engines be it cubic capacity or cylinder count yet power outputs remain similar/more but economy up and emissions down at the same time.

    170bhp was the reserve of 2.0 litre hot hatches not that long ago and yet now isn't amiss in a 'warm' version of many a euro hatchback/saloon.

    Added to a relatively light body in the Abarth 124 and you have a power-to-weight ratio many a hot hatch would be envious of maybe ten years or less ago.