Eco Fiat 500 cannot climb hills

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Eco Fiat 500 cannot climb hills

Post by colin565 on Sat 28 Nov 2015 - 17:42

BBC’s Watchdog program slammed Fiat, over allegations that its new eco engine tuned  1.2-litre 500 city car “can barely get to the tip of a hill.”

The entry-level Fiat 500 1.2-litre was revised in May 2014 to reduce emissions to 113g/km CO2 and comply with new Euro 6 regulations.


But owners over the year have apparently been contacting Watchdog, complaining that the 69hp petrol engine struggles to maintain speed up steep hills, and makes hill starts tricky.


See the video of the 'Former Stig' try to get the car up a hill, Its crazy stuff.   Rolling Eyes


http://www.motoringresearch.com/car-news/fiat-500-powerful-enough-hills-says-bbcs-watchdog-1107954951
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Re: Eco Fiat 500 cannot climb hills

Post by LukeC on Sun 29 Nov 2015 - 17:04

Knowing most fiat 500 drivers are 17 year old posh girls; they probably aren't changing down

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Re: Eco Fiat 500 cannot climb hills

Post by colin565 on Sun 29 Nov 2015 - 17:29

Well if you watch the Stig in the video, he is not a 17year old girl, and he had troubles trying to get some torque out of it.

The problem is that ECO6 regs makes the engine gutless.

Our Smart Fortwo CDi has only a small 800cc 54BHP engine but before I bought it, I made sure that it had plenty torque to get up hills. The only downside to our car, due to its almost flat front (it has no bonnet), is that if a heavy direct headwind blows into it, it is like a dragshute effect, and requires going down the gears and putting the foot down further to keep pace, and fuel consumption drops dramatically.

Small cars and small frugal engines do have their dissadvantages.
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