Fiat has decided that it will be building its new small SGE engine at its Bielsko Biala plant in southwest Poland. The SGE (Small Gasoline Engine) is Fiat’s smallest engine with only two cylinders and a 900cc displacement. It will be going into the upcoming Fiat Topolino and other small Fiat cars like the Fiat 500, Fiat Panda and possibly the Fiat Grande Punto as an economical baseline engine.
The engine will be equipped with Fiat’s Multiair electronic variable valve timing system and will have a few tune levels available ranging from a normally aspirated 65hp output to a turbocharged 110hp output. The engine design reduces the weight of a conventional 4-cylinder by 20% and installed volume by 25%.