Panda Cross (4x4)
comes with the 1.3-litre 16v Multijet engine, the
smallest and most advanced of the
second-generation Common Rail direct injection
1.3 Multijet 16v is a 1248 cc 4 cylinder in line
power unit with a bore of just 69.6 mm and a 82 mm
'long' stroke. The four valves per cylinder are
driven directly by a twin overhead camshaft.
power output is 51 kW at 4000 rpm (70 bhp) and the
torque delivered is 145 Nm at 1500 rpm.
all its accessories, the 1.3 Multijet 16v weighs
in at just 130 kg. Its size is at less than 50
centimetres in length and 65 in height.
claims that this power unit is the smallest Common
Rail four-cylinder diesel on the market. It packs
no fewer than six normal-sized components into a
space of less that 70 millimetres: four valves,
one injector and one spark plug.
"pocket" Multijet offers a specific
output of 56.06 bhp/ litre with a specific torque
of 116.2 Nm/ litre. Fiat claims it designed it to
last 250,000 km instead of the usual 150,000.
this long lifetime, it should not require any
maintenance to mechanical parts (even the normally
essential fan belt change at 80,000 km is not
change intervals have been increased from 20,000
to 30,000 km. The oil is low viscosity (i.e.
designed for fuel economy) and environmentally
friendly, as it already meets Euro 4 emission
limits not due to come into force until 2006. It
is also one of the very few cars in the world that
has been able to achieve this result without the
need for a sophisticated exhaust post-treatment
device such as a particulate trap. The particulate
emission level (responsible for dust and fine
dust) is even lower than that established by the
forthcoming Euro 4 standard.
engine is combined with a five-speed manual
gearbox that takes up little space. Fiat claims it
offers excellent selection lever maneuverability
thanks to the reduction of the clutch driven plate
inertia and the introduction of new gaskets.
gearbox configuration is transverse with two
shafts in a cascade, while the gear mechanism is
internal over four selection planes. The exterior
mechanism is twin cable type to filter out engine
operating noise and vibrations transmitted from
engine to gear lever. The gearbox is also equipped
with a syringe mechanism to prevent involuntary