2020 marks a new milestone in the history of Fiat. The electrification of the brand will begin with the launch of the new mild hybrid versions of the Fiat 500 and Panda.
To celebrate this new technology Fiat are releasing a Launch Edition for the Fiat 500 and Panda. Along with the distinctive styling of the new Hybrid logo and exclusive Dew Green exterior paint colour. These cars will also feature the new Seaqual Yarn on their seats. The weaving produces a material certified from Seaqual, which comes from recycled plastic. The recycled plastic is generated from the Sea and Land, of which 10% is from the Sea and 90% from Land.
We are excited to show you these Launch Editions Hybrid and start our Green journey with Fiat. Register your interest on our Contact Us Tab.
NEW MILD HYBRID ENGINE: Technical Introduction
TECHNICAL NAME: 1.0 GSE N3 70hp BSG
What does 1.0 GSE N3 stand for?
The Global Small Engine N3 is a petrol engine derived from the 500X new Firefly engine.
The new Engine has the following main features:
- 1.0L 70HP, 3-cylinder Naturally Aspirated
- 6-speed manual only transmission
- Equipped with a 12V BSG system
What does BSG stand for?
The Belt-driven Starter Generator is an electric machine set on the engine belt that works along a
battery enabling the engine to turn off whenever the car is coasting, braking or stopping and the vehicle speed is less than 19mph. The BSG also provides power assist to the engine during acceleration.
NO CHARGING NEEDED
● BSG coupled with dual battery system
● Energy recuperation
● Improved gear ratio with 6 gears
● Improved responsiveness (torque)
● Quieter NVH
● Downsized from 1.2 to 1.0 (4 cylinders to 3)
● 20% CO2 and fuel economy reduction
● Lower VED bands
NEW MILD HYBRID ENGINE: Additional Benefits
● Improved Fuel Economy
● Better responsiveness to accelerator pedal
● Sailing at low vehicle speed with engine-off
● Comfortable Engine Restart
● Self charging Li-Ion battery
● All eFeatures are displayed on the Instrument Cluster
The electrified vehicle Classifications used in FCA are:
● xEVs → Term for electrified vehicle of any type
● BEV → Battery Electric Vehicle
● HEV → Full Hybrid Electric Vehicle
● PHEV → Plug-in hybrid EV
● MHEV → Mild HEV
● mHEV → Micro (or Mini) Hybrid HEV