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Old 05-07-2011, 03:21 AM   #57 (permalink)
50 mpg Fiat 500 Project
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Originally Posted by rmay635703 View Post
The US version obviously gets the shaft as usual. The US Fiat 500 is rated 30mpg city 38mpg highway
I assume the US model is heavier due to the 5mph bumpers and the gazillion airbag system thats fitted here.

I am geeked over the 500's 1.4L multi air engine. The head design and multiair valve acuation system is novel and a real gem, and I would think capable of getting higher mpg numbers.

Remove a few lbs of curb weight, tweak that multi air system, and hypermile drive it, and you might have a 50mpg runner...

Or just say screw it and find an old Geo Metro XFi lol.
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