Tuesday, April 7, 2015

FIAT 500X Powertrain offerings - 1.4L Turbo MultiAir and 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir Engines

A 1.4L Turbo MultiAir® engine serves as the entry powertrain offering on the new 2016 FIAT® 500X. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, and provides the expected “Fun to Drive” flavor clients expect from FIAT. A 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir2® engine is also offered and mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The 2.4L application offers more power, increasing the fun factor, while still maintaining the efficiency that is also expected by FIAT clients. The larger engine also comes with two drivetrain selections; front wheel drive or available all-wheel drive.


1.4L Turbo MultiAir Engine

The 1.4L Turbo-MultiAir engine is the smaller displacement variant from FIAT Chrysler Automobiles (FCAs) family of four-cylinder gas engines. It is designed to take full advantage of the exclusive MultiAir valve train system and includes a host of engine components designed for reduced friction. This reduction in friction leads to enhanced performance and fuel efficiency.
The 1.4L engine is mated to the C635 six-speed manual transmission. It delivers 160 horsepower/184 lb-ft of torque.

2.4L Tigershark MultiAir2® Engine

The 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir2 is the largest from FCAs family of four-cylinder engines. It is designed to take full advantage of the exclusive MultiAir2 valve train system and includes engine components designed to reduce friction, providing enhanced performance and fuel efficiency.
MultiAir2 technology on the 2.4L engine further enhances combustion control, improves fuel efficiency and reduces exhaust emissions. The engine is mated with the 948TE nine-speed automatic transmission and delivers 180 hp at 6,300 rpm with 175 lb-ft of torque at 3,900 rpm.

Also noteworthy of the 2.4L engine is its quiet operation and two-stage oil pressure relief system that reduces engine oil pumping loads at low engine speeds. This refined oil life system calculates oil life based on a number of variables, including engine speed, operating temperature and engine load, and recommends an oil change when it’s needed. It also helps the vehicle achieve outstanding fuel efficiency.

What is MultiAir?

MultiAir is descriptive of the direct control of the intake air supply. Air intake is managed by significantly reducing dependence on a throttle valve and varying the amount of time the intake valves are open and the amount of air/fuel charge that is let into the cylinder. This happens at particularly at low speeds or in partial load driving conditions.

The idea is similar to variable valve timing systems, except that MultiAir can adapt to any situation and individually tune each cylinder if necessary. The MultiAir system not only allows the engine control unit (ECU) to control intake valve lift and duration, it also enables late intake valve opening when the vehicle is sitting at idle, early intake valve closing for a more complete burn and a multi lift function that brings fresh air into the combustion chamber at multiple points in the engine’s cycle. Together minimal waste and maximum fuel efficiency result.

Normally, engine valve opening (and thus the amount of air let into the cylinder) is controlled with direct action from the camshaft. With MultiAir, the actual opening of the intake valves is controlled by using hydraulic fluid running through narrow passages that are controlled by a dual action electronic solenoid. When the solenoid is fully closed (under highway speeds or full acceleration), MultiAir allows the intake valve system to operate much like a traditional engine. When the solenoid is open, however, the oil bypasses the passage, decoupling the valves. Intake valves are no longer controlled by the direct action of the camshaft, but held closed by the tension of the valve springs.
The MultiAir system eliminates the need for a throttle body and allows infinite control over the valves that bring fresh air into the combustion chamber. No mechanical linkage is required between the accelerator and the engine. The MultiAir design places the lobes for both intake and exhaust valves on the same camshaft.

The exhaust valves operate as they would in a conventional four-stroke internal combustion engine; however, the intake valves operate differently. The intake lobe on the camshaft actuates a roller finger intake valve actuator arm, thereby pressurizing the oil passage attached to the MultiAir system, which is then electronically controlled to open and close the intake valves.
In short, MultiAir technology (when compared to non MultiAir equipped engines) delivers, on average:
  • 10% boost in engine power
  • 15% torque increase
  • 10% improvement in fuel economy
  • Up to a 40% reduction in HC and CO2 emissions
  • Up to 60% NOX reduction
  • Better responsiveness across the entire speed range

6-Speed Manual Transmission

The C635 manual transmission is a six-speed state-of-the-art manual three-shaft transmission, which is more compact than transmissions with two shafts. This transmission is able to withstand and transmit high maximum torque values while the additional gears result in lower engine rpms, improved fuel economy and reduced noise in the passenger compartment, especially at highway speeds.
The six-speed is synchronized in all gears for smooth shift transitions.

9-Speed Automatic Transmission

The advanced 948TE nine-speed automatic is mated to the 2.4L Tigershark engine on the FIAT 500X CUV. It is the first application of its kind in the Compact CUV segment. Features of the transmission include a wide 9.81 ratio spread for enhanced performance and fuel economy; a compact design and high efficiency in all gears.

The 948TE’s wide ratio spread delivers outstanding launch characteristics, smooth, transfers between gears and excellent fuel efficiency. The launch ratios – starting with a first gear of 4.70 – ensure quick take-off qualities that have been tuned to the 500X’s structure, size and weight.

A host of shorter, mid-range gears ensures short transitions between gears for smooth, almost unnoticeable conversions. The shorter steps between gears -- translate to extremely manageable “bump and shudder-free” transitions and enhanced noise/vibration characteristics.
Higher gears – e.g. in the seventh, eighth, and ninth transitions – relate to lower relative engine speeds, and in turn, excellent fuel efficiency.

AWD System

The AWD system provides technologically advanced all-wheel drive performance through a fully variable wet clutch housed in the rear drive module. This clutch supplies the proper amount of torque for any driving condition including slippery conditions, aggressive starts and dynamic driving. Sophisticated algorithms allow the system to contribute to the driving dynamics while interacting with the Electronic Stability Control (ESC)2 system when approaching the traction limits of the road surface.

By utilizing automatic disconnect to the auxiliary drive (driveline and rear-axle, disconnect), the system can completely remove power to the non-driven axle when FWD performance is adequate (i.e. on dry surfaces). Power is removed in such a manner, that the hypoid gears and prop-shaft do not rotate (all ‘spinning’ stops). The operator does not select FWD or AWD, as the intelligent controls will ensure that the proper mode is engaged when necessary. The result is two-fold: excellent fuel efficiency as well as driver convenience.

To learn more, schedule a test drive or order your FIAT 500X, give us a call.  We're here to help.

Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT
5665 Scarborough Blvd
Columbus, OH 43232
614.328.0830
www.BobBoydFIAT.com

FIAT 500X Model Lineup - Pop, Easy, Trekking, Lounge and Trekking Plus Explained

The all-new FIAT 500X is available in 5 different trim levels, all with their own unique attributes and distinctions. Have a quick read then stop on by the Studio to learn more.  Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT is located on the east side of Columbus, Oh right next to Germain Toyota and Lindsay Honda. 

FIAT 500X Pop

All of the standard features on the FIAT 500X Pop:Standard features include:
  • 1.4L Turbo MultiAir engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Electronic Stability Control1
  • 4-wheel disc antilock brakes
  • Electric parking brake
  • Electric steering
  • Traction control
  • Speed control
  • Chrome door handles
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Projector headlamps
  • 16-inch steel wheels with plastic cover
  • Body-color power heated mirrors with turn signal indicators
  • Body color spoiler
  • Chrome exhaust tip
  • Driver-side knee air bag2
  • Front single-stage airbags2
  • Side curtain airbags2
  • Front- seat-mounted side-impact airbags2
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seats
  • Height adjustable front seats with front seat-back pockets
  • Front center console
  • Folding front passenger seat
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Uconnect®3 3.0 Radio
  • 4-speakers
  • CD player
  • Media hub with USB4 and audio input jack for auxiliary devices
  • Power front windows with express 1-touch up/down
  • Rear windows with express down
  • Urethane steering wheel
  • Tire inflation kit
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Display
  • Vehicle theft alarm

FIAT 500X Easy

In addition to and may replace some of the features on the 500X Pop:
  • 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir engine
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • FIAT dynamic selector (with Sport, Auto, Traction +)
  • Remote start5
  • Deep tint sunscreen glass
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels with chrome center cap
  • SiriusXM®6 Satellite Radio
  • Uconnect®3 5.0 Radio
  • Uconnect®3 Voice Command7 with Bluetooth
  • Uconnect®3 Access Via Mobile8
  • Center console USB4 port
  • 6-speakers
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Premium leather steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Front center console with armrest storage
  • Two-level load floor
  • Front and rear floormats

FIAT 500X Trekking:

In addition to and may replace some of the features on the 500X Easy:
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • 17-inch machined aluminum alloy wheels with painted shadow effect wheel and glossy black center cap
  • Unique, rugged-looking cloth seats
  • Unique instrument panel treatment
  • 3.5-inch color screen in instrument cluster
  • Unique front and rear fascias
  • Satin silver finish badging
  • Satin silver finish exterior door handles

FIAT 500X Lounge

In addition to and may replace some of the features on the 500X Easy:
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • 3.5-inch color screen in instrument cluster
  • Premium cloth seats
  • 8-way heated power front seats
  • Power driver lumbar adjust
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Uconnect®3 6.5 Navigation Radio
  • Uconnect®3 Access Via Mobile8
  • SiriusXM6 Travel Link9 (including a five-year subscription)
  • SiriusXM® Traffic (including a five-year subscription)
  • Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • Electrochromatic interior rearview mirror
  • ParkView® Rear Backup Camera10
  • Interior ambient overhead lighting

FIAT 500X Trekking Plus

In addition to and may replace some of the features on the 500X Trekking:
  • 18-inch machined aluminum alloy wheels with painted shadow effect wheel and glossy black center cap
  • Leather seats
  • 8-way power heated front seats
  • Power driver seat with lumbar adjust
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Uconnect®3 6.5AN Navigation Radio
  • Uconnect®3 Access Via Mobile8
  • SiriusXM6 Travel Link9 (including a five-year subscription)
  • SiriusXM Traffic (including a five-year subscription)
  • Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • Electrochromatic rearview mirror
  • ParkView® Rear Backup Camera10
  • ParkView Rear Park Assist10
  • Blind Sport Monitoring11 with Rear Cross Path Detection

Package Availability - The Collections


Easy Collection 1 

(Available on Easy models) 
•ParkView® Rear Backup Camera10

Easy Collection 2

(Available on Easy models) 
•Cargo compartment cover
•Windshield wiper de-icer
•Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control
•Heated steering wheel
•8-way power driver seat
•4-way power lumbar control
•Heated front seats
•Overhead ambient lighting
•ParkView® Rear Backup Camera10
•ParkSense® Rear Park Assist10
•Blind Sport Monitoring11 with Rear Cross Path Detection10

Easy Collection 3 

(Available on Easy models) 
•17-inch aluminum wheel
•Power sunroof

Easy Collection 4 

(Available on Easy models) 
•3.5-inch TFT Driver Information Display 
•Uconnect®3 6.5AN Navigation Radio
•17-inch aluminum wheels
•ParkView® Rear Backup Camera10
•ParkSense® Rear Park Assist10
•Blind Sport Monitoring11 with Rear Cross Path Detection10

Easy Collection 5 

(Available on Easy models) 
•Beats™ premium audio
•17-inch aluminum wheels
•ParkView® Rear Backup Camera10
•ParkSense® Rear Park Assist10
•Blind Sport Monitoring11 with Rear Cross Path Detection10

Easy Collection 6 

(Available on Easy models) 
•Cargo compartment cover
•Power sunroof
•Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control
•Heated steering wheel
•3.5-inch TFT Driver Information Display
•8-way power driver seat
•4-way power lumbar control
•Heated front seats
•Overhead ambient lighting
•Beats™ premium audio
•Uconnect®3 6.5AN Navigation Radio
•ParkView® Rear Backup Camera10
•ParkSense® Rear Park Assist10
•Blind Sport Monitoring11 with Rear Cross Path Detection10

Easy Collection 7 

(Available on Easy models) 
•Cargo compartment cover
•Forward Collision Warning System Plus12
•Power sunroof
•Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control
•Heated steering wheel
•LaneSense™ Lane Departure Warning System Plus13
•3.5-inch TFT Driver Information Display
•Rain-Sensitive Automatic Wiper System
•8-way power driver seat
•4-way power lumbar control
•Heated front seats
•Overhead ambient lighting
•Automatic headlamps
•Automatic high beam headlamps
•Beats™ premium audio
•Uconnect®3 6.5AN Navigation Radio
•ParkView® Rear Backup Camera10
•ParkSense® Rear Park Assist10
•Blind Sport Monitoring11 with Rear Cross Path Detection10

Trekking Collection 1 

(Available on Trekking models) 
•ParkView® Rear Backup Camera10

Trekking Collection 2 

(Available on Trekking models) 
•Power sunroof

Trekking Collection 3 

(Available on Trekking models) 
•Cargo compartment cover
•Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control
•Heated steering wheel
•8-way power driver seat 
•4-way power lumbar adjust
•Heated front seats
•Overhead ambient lighting
•18-inch aluminum wheels

Trekking Collection 4 

(Available on Trekking models) 
•Cargo compartment cover
•Windshield wiper de-icer
•Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control
•Heated steering wheel
•8-way power driver seat
•4-way power lumbar adjust
•Heated front seats
•Overhead ambient lighting
•ParkView® Rear Backup Camera10
•ParkSense® Rear Park Assist10
•Blind Sport Monitoring11 with Rear Cross Path Detection10


Trekking Collection 5 

(Available on Trekking models) 
•ParkView® Rear Backup Camera10
•ParkSense® Rear Park Assist10
•Blind Sport Monitoring11 with Rear Cross Path Detection10
•18-inch aluminum wheels
•Uconnect 6.5AN Radio

Trekking Collection 6 

(Available on Trekking models) 
•Cargo compartment cover
•Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control
•Heated steering wheel
•8-way power driver seat
•4-way power lumbar adjust
•Heated front seats
•Overhead ambient lighting
•Beats™ premium audio
•18-inch aluminum wheels
•ParkView® Rear Backup Camera10
•ParkSense® Rear Park Assist10
•Blind Sport Monitoring11 with Rear Cross Path Detection10

Trekking Collection 7 

(Available on Trekking models) 
•Cargo compartment cover
•Forward Collision Warning System Plus12
•Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control
•Heated steering wheel
•LaneSense™ Lane Departure Warning System Plus13
•Rain-Sensitive Automatic Wiper System
•8-way power driver seat
•4-way power lumbar adjust
•Heated front seats
•Overhead ambient lighting
•Auto high beam headlamps
•Beats™ premium audio
•18-inch aluminum wheels
•ParkView® Rear Backup Camera10
•ParkSense® Rear Park Assist10
•Blind Sport Monitoring11 with Rear Cross Path Detection10

Lounge Collection 1 

(Available on Lounge models) 
•ParkSense® Rear Park Assist10
•Blind Sport Monitoring11 with Rear Cross Path Detection10 

Lounge Collection 2 

(Available on Lounge models) 
•Leather trimmed bucket seats
•ParkSense® Rear Park Assist10
•Blind Sport Monitoring11 with Rear Cross Path Detection10

Lounge Collection 3 

(Available on Lounge models) 
•Leather trimmed bucket seats
•18-inch aluminum wheels
•ParkSense® Rear Park Assist10
•Blind Sport Monitoring11 with Rear Cross Path Detection10

Lounge Collection 4 

(Available on Lounge models) 
•Leather trimmed bucket seats
•Power sunroof 
•18-inch aluminum wheels
•ParkSense® Rear Park Assist10
•Blind Sport Monitoring11 with Rear Cross Path Detection10

Lounge Collection 5 

(Available on Lounge models) 
•Leather trimmed bucket seats
•Power sunroof 
•Beats™ premium audio
•ParkSense® Rear Park Assist10
•Blind Sport Monitoring11 with Rear Cross Path Detection10

Lounge Collection 6 

(Available on Lounge models) 
•Leather trimmed bucket seats
•Forward Collision Warning System Plus12
•Power sunroof 
•LaneSense™ Lane Departure Warning System Plus13
•Rain-Sensitive Automatic Wiper System
•Auto high beam headlamps
•Beats™ premium audio
•18-inch aluminum wheels
•ParkSense® Rear Park Assist10
•Blind Sport Monitoring11 with Rear Cross Path Detection10

Trekking Plus Collection 1 

(Available on Trekking Plus models) 
•Beats™ premium audio
•Power sunroof

Trekking Plus Collection 2 

(Available on Trekking Plus models) 
•Power sunroof
•Forward Collision Warning System Plus12
•LaneSense™ Lane Departure Warning System Plus13
•Auto high beam headlamps
•Rain-Sensitive Automatic Wiper System

For more information about your new FIAT 500X give us a call, we're here to help.

Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT
5665 Scarborough Blvd
Columbus, OH 43232
614.328.0830
www.BobBoydFIAT.com


2016 FIAT 500X Quick Facts

500X delivers driving excitement, technology and safety within a roomy, functional crossover vehicle. The following quick facts summarize the key attributes of the all-new 2016 FIAT 500X

Advanced Drive Systems

  • Dynamic Selector system with three customized modes: Sport, Auto and Traction +
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-axle disconnect results in reduced parasitic loss when AWD capability isn’t needed (improves fuel efficiency)
  • 160 hp 1.4L MultiAir® mated with 6-speed manual transmission (FWD) – standard on 500X Pop
  • 180 hp 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® engine mated with 9 speed automatic transmission (FWD and AWD) – available on Pop and standard on all other models

Uconnect® Systems and Services

  • Uconnect®1 3.0 radio, USB2/AUX port for media management
  • Uconnect®1 5.0 radio, two USB2 ports and AUX port for media management, Uconnect®1 Voice Command3 with Bluetooth®, Bluetooth® streaming audio, SiriusXM®4 Radio, Uconnect®1 Access Via Mobile5
  • Uconnect®1 6.5 radio navigation with 6.5-inch high resolution color touch screen, hands-free via Bluetooth®, Voice Command3, SiriusXM® 4 Radio, Uconnect®1 Access Via Mobile5, SiriusXM Travel Link6, SiriusXM Traffic, two USB2 ports and AUX port for media management, Bluetooth audio streaming

Full Array of Comfort/Convenience Technologies

  • Space-saving electric park brake
  • Capless fuel filler door
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Available passive Keyless Enter′n Go™
  • Available heated seats, steering wheel
  • Heated exterior mirrors with turn signals

Capability/Utility/Versatility

  • Rear cargo volume 18.5 cu. ft. (with rear seats up)
  • Second row 60/40 split
  • Front compartment storage including dual glove box with locking lower, center console
  • Front passenger forward-folding seat

Engineered and Executed for Safety

  • Standard driver and passenger front and side airbags7, side curtain airbags7, and driver knee airbag7
  • Available LaneSense™ Lane Departure Warning Plus8
  • Available Forward Collision Warning Plus9 Mitigation technology system
  • Available Blind Spot Monitoring10 with Rear Cross Path Detection11
  • Available ParkSense® Rear Park Assist11 Sensors
  • Available ParkView® Rear Backup Camera Park11 system
  • Projector headlamps

Excellent Ride and Handling

  • First vehicle to be based off new Global B-wide architecture
  • Tuned Electric Power Steering (EPS) system
  • Full array of Electronic Stability Control12 features including Hill Start Assist and rollover mitigation
  • Independent front MacPherson strut suspension and rear Multi-link Chapman suspension
  • Outstanding torsional stiffness in body structure
  • Comfortable, quiet cabin

Authentic Design with Detailed Craftsmanship

  • First small-sized SUV conceptualized, developed and built by FIAT
  • Rounded “500-like” shapes with sophisticated surfacing throughout
  • Available dual pane glass sunroof system
  • Available in 12 different colors
  • Chrome accents including chrome exhaust tip, lamp trim and door handles
  • Five trim levels
  • Wheel sizes ranging from 16 - 18 inches
  • Premium interior design incorporates large control interfaces, low gloss -- soft touch surfaces, and model-specific surface finishing in two variants – carbon look or brushed aluminum

To learn more about your FIAT 500X or to pre-order, give us a call.  We're here to help.

Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT
5665 Scarborough Blvd
Columbus, OH 43232
614.328.0830

Monday, April 6, 2015

FIAT 500 Sport Lease Special in Columbus, Ohio




The FIAT 500 Sport is not just the visual step up from the Pop, it’s a leap forward in terms of all the extra equipment you get.  Since the Pop is already such a well-equipped and affordable car, the Sport’s challenge was delivering on the expectation of better features without breaking the bank.  

The Sport trim-line includes standard features like fog lights, 16” sport alloy wheels wrapped with all-season sport tires, leather trimmed sport bucket seats (trust us these are REALLY comfortable), FIAT Alpine premium audio system, unique front and rear fascia, and access to some options not available on the Pop, such as automated climate control.  

One all new feature that’s standard on the Sport (and above) trim-lines but option on the Pop is the 7” Thin-Film Transistor driver’s display.  Gone are the stylish but analog concentric speedometer and tach, in favor of a crisp, clean multi-function display that changes appearance when you engage Sport mode and gives you much more information on each individual screen.  

There’s a lot to learn, so give us a call or email us to set a time to come in and learn all about these in person!

Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT
5665 Scarborough Blvd
Columbus, OH 43232
614.328.0830
www.BobBoydFIAT.com


The FIAT Family.

Make a statement that's unmistakably "you" with an abundance of FIAT 500 models to choose from, and a multitude of customization options -- over 500,000 in all.  Your FIAT Specialist will gladly guide you in choosing modern Italian design cues that put your best self forward.  And you'll delight in seeing  how your fellow FIAT 500 owners express themselves -- each one its own standout in a sea of sameness.
POP - Feisty, fun and for the people.  It's no coincidence that the FIAT 500 Pop draws parallels to its art-era namesake.  Pop's visual excitement is elevated by technical talents that turn driving into high art.  It;s not just a car.  It's a movement.
SPORT - Joy has a new MVP.  The FIAT 500 Sport is all about full-throttle living.  This is athletic driving derived from disciplined, streamlined design.  Spectators will be drawn to this Sport -- but its talents can only truly be appreciated with full participation.
TURBO - We know that some of you would add a dash of hot sauce to anything you order, so we put some on the table.  The FIAT 500 Turbo delivers that extra zing you've been craving -- along with a more aggressive stance and sport-tuned suspension.
LOUNGE - Sophisticates, this is your comfort zone.  This Lounge hearkens back to a time when extra attention was paid to attire, environs and manners.  The FIAT 500 spirit of irreverence and individuality lives here, but any rough edges are delightfully smoothed out.
CABRIO - This is the vehicle the open road was invented for.  Popping the FIAT 500 Cabrio top means sweeping views and unexpected freedom for all travelers -- even on the shortest everyday commute.

Have a look at the entire FIAT Italian Family


Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo FIAT
5665 Scarborough Blvd
Columbus, Ohio 43232
614.328.0830
www.facebook.com/FIATofColumbus
  

Visit www.BobBoydFIAT.com to get started building the FIAT 500, 500L, 500X, 500C, 500T or ABARTH of your dreams.