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Insiders have told Edmunds that FIAT will in fact be using their own 1.4L in the 124...

Industry sources tell Edmunds that Fiat's 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine likely will be under the hood of the 124 Spider. The MX-5 Miata is powered by Mazda's 155-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Both vehicles will be assembled at Mazda's Hiroshima, Japan plant.
 

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It would be nice to see both the 1.4-liter and 2.0-liter available in the 124 Spider. It's always nice to have options.
I might take more kindly to FIATS 2.4L Tigershark. Not sure if Edmunds has confirmation of the 1.4 natural or the 1.4T...
 

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More power would obviously be more fun. The Tigershark would be really awesome. Is that actually a possibility?
 

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The 1.4 MultiAir Turbo 140 hp is a good engine. IIRC in the Alfa Romeo MiTo it squeezes up to 170 hp.

If they go for this I think an Abarth variant is as good as certain.
 

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The Fiat 1.4 Multiair is an excellent engine. It's actually 1368ccs, they rounded up. It features forged pistons and a forged steel crank. It can handle a lot of power. Right now at our shop our daily driver test mule 500 Abarth is putting out a shade over 250whp, and we are still turning it up higher.

This engine is very reliable, gets great fuel economy and is pretty easy to work on. I think it's a perfect choice for this car.

Greg
 
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