Approximately a month ago, more than an eyebrow was raised when Fiat said it would enable Chrysler to access its technology. I would like to remind us that the revolutionary "Common Rail" system for diesel engines was invented by Fiat's "Magneti Marelli" and later sold to Bosch which has, until today equipped some 50 milion engines around the globe. Today Fiat anounced the launch of an engine that can virtually burn almost everything from gasoline to ethanol to diesel etc. The engine is being presented at the Geneva motor show. I link an article from Italy's major newspaper (Corriere della Sera) albeit in Italian, sorry for that.

John adds:

Here is a link in English.





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  1. John White on March 6, 2009 5:02 pm

    Here's a link in English:

  2. douglas roberts dimick on March 6, 2009 6:24 pm

    I drove a Fiat X19 in a car rally. Fun and nimble.

    Quality control issues and durability were ever-present. For the price, who could complain?

    I understood that this burn-all technology was not unique. Honda has also developed like-kind applications?

    Is the quantum break-through now fuel applications or noncombustion systems?



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