Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 T-Jet 120 Sporting

Fiat Grande Punto

Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 T-Jet 120 Sporting

Published 2 August 2007 Melanie Carter

Fiat’s comprehensive Grande Punto range has just expanded further with the arrival of the storming new 1.4 T-Jet 120 Sporting.

This major new addition to the popular range combines performance and driving enjoyment with Fiat’s advanced engine technology. The new T-Jet petrol engine uses the latest turbocharging expertise to give outstanding power and torque but with notably low emissions and fuel consumption.

Available now in both three- and five-door versions, the new Grande Punto 1.4 T-Jet 120 is based on the range’s Sporting trim level, and comes packed with stylish standard equipment, including:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Air conditioning
  • Sports seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Chrome tailpipe
  • Spoiler and sideskirts
  • ESP
  • Six airbags

It also features Blue & Me™, Fiat’s innovative voice-activated music and communications system, developed in conjunction with Microsoft.

The new T-Jet 120 versions join the 25-strong Grande Punto range at a buoyant time – Fiat has sold more than 58,000 units in the UK since the car’s introduction last year, and the combination of Grande Punto’s affordable style combined with the T-Jet engine’s performance, economy and low emissions, makes the car a serious proposition in a crowded segment of the market place.

The 1368cc petrol powerplant is one of a new family of turbocharged T-Jet engines that made their debut this year in Fiat’s new Bravo range. Producing 120bhp and
152 lb ft of torque, this responsive new engine gives the Grande Punto a 0-62mph time of just 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 121mph. However, fuel consumption is modest, returning 42.8mpg on the combined cycle, while the engine emits just 155g/km CO2.

Recommended retail prices for the 1.4 T-Jet 120 are £11,995 for the three-door model and £12,595 for the five-door.

1.4 16v T-Jet 120 bhp

Capacity: 1368cc
Type:    4-cylinders, 16 valves
Power:   120 bhp @ 5000 rpm
Torque:   152 lb ft @ 1750 rpm
Top speed:   121mph
Acceleration (0-62mph):   8.9 secs
Fuel consumption  
Urban:   32.5mpg
Extra urban:  52.3mpg
Combined:   42.8mpg
CO2:   155 g/km

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