Fiat Stilo 2004 | Part Three

Fiat Stilo

Fiat Stilo

Engines and suspension

The new model offers a broad and diverse range of power units. This includes three petrol engines and four Common Rail turbodiesels (one is a Multijet) with different attributes. All their qualities are exploited to the full by combining them with 5 or 6 speed gearboxes and, in the case of the 2.4 20v power unit, also a sophisticated Selespeed robotised gearbox.

The various benefits of these many engines include generosity, sparkling performance, high performance and sophisticated technology. All engines share common traits of great reliability and respect for the environment.

In particular, the new Fiat Stilo Model Year 2004 range introduces the latest addition to the Fire family: the 1.4 16v unit that develops a maximum power output of 70 kW (95 bhp) available at 5800 rpm and a torque of 128 Nm at 4500 rpm. Fiat Stilo 3 door versions equipped with this engine can reach a top speed of 180 km/h (178 for 5 doors and 176 for the Multi Wagon), accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 12 seconds and cover a kilometre from a standing start in 33.8 seconds). The fuel consumption figures are amongst the best in the segment: 8.2 l/100 km over an urban cycle, 5.5 l/100 km for an extraurban cycle and 6.5 l/100 km over mixed routes. On the Multi Wagon version, the values are 8.7 l/100 km - 5.8 l/100 km - 6.8 l/100 km, while for the 5 door version they are 8.5 l/100 km - 5.7 l/100 km - 6.7 l/100 km.

The second new arrival to the engine range is the powerful 140 bhp 1.9 Multijet, the forerunner of the second generation of Common Rail power units (16 valve JTD engines with Multijet technology) that the Fiat Group introduced to the world for the first time in 2002. The turbodiesel develops a power output of 103 kW (140 bhp) at 4000 rpm and a generous torque of 305 Nm at 2000 rpm. The Fiat Stilo 1.9 Multijet 140 bhp (3 door) touches a top speed of 203 km/h (200 km/h for the 5 door and Multi Wagon), accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.7 seconds and covers a kilometre from a standing start in 30.9 seconds. Despite these searing performance figures, the fuel consumption is low: the saloon returns 7.6 l/100 km over an urban cycle, 4.2 l/100 km over an extraurban cycle, 5.4 l/100 km for a mixed cycle, while the figures for the 5 door and Multi Wagon versions are 7.8 l/100 km - 4.4 l/100 km - 5.6 l/100 km respectively.

These two new power units are complemented by six more engines that were already available on the current range:

  • The 76 kW (103 bhp) 1.6 16v delivers its maximum power output at 5750 rpm and the maximum torque (145 Nm) at 4000 rpm.
  • The 1.8 16v develops a maximum power output of 98 kW (133 bhp) available at 6400 rpm and a torque of 162 Nm at 3500 rpm.
  • 2.4 20v, with Selespeed or manual gearbox, that packs a punch of 125 kW (170 bhp) at 6000 rpm and a torque of 221 Nm at just 3500 rpm.
  • The 1.9 JTD delivers 59 kW (80 bhp), available at just 4000 rpm, and a torque of 196 Nm at 1500 rpm.
  • The 115 bhp 1.9 JTD differs from the 80 bhp version in the presence of an intercooler and variable geometry turbine. It delivers a maximum power output of 85 kW at 4000 rpm and offers a maximum torque of 255 Nm at 2000 rpm.
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Published 20 December 2003 Melanie Carter

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