Fiat Powertrain Technologies

Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT) was established in March 2005 as a Fiat Group division which included all the activities related to powertrains and transmissions.[2] The company was formed following the dissolution of the alliance between Fiat and General Motors.

Between 2005 and 2011, the company also included industrial and commercial powertrain activities that were subsequently spun-off as a separate entity named FPT Industrial who acted as a subsidiary of Fiat Industrial (now CNH Industrial).

In January 2013 Fiat Powertrain Technologies was incorporated in Fiat Group Automobiles.

Verrone Plant
FPT Verrone plant.

The company had activities in nine different countries, it had 10 plants and around 20,000 employees.[3] With output of around 2.9 million engines and 2.4 million transmissions and axles annually, Fiat Powertrain Technologies is one of the largest companies in the powertrain sector.[4]

Fiat Powertrain Technologies S.p.A.
Subsidiary
IndustryAutomotive
SuccessorFPT Industrial
FoundedTurin, Italy (2005)
Defunct2013
HeadquartersTurin, Italy
Productsengines, transmissions and powertrains
Revenue€7.000 billion (2007)[1]
Number of employees
20,500 (February 2009)
ParentCNH Industrial N.V.
SubsidiariesVM Motori
WebsiteFiat Powertrain

Fiat Powertrain innovations

FPT Industrial

As a result of partial and proportional demerger of Fiat S.p.A. to Fiat Industrial S.p.A., Fiat Powertrain Technologies S.p.A. was split into Fiat Powertrain and FPT Industrial S.p.A. on January 1, 2011.

FPT Industrial S.p.A. is now part of CNH Industrial and produces powertrains for On-Road, Off-Road, Marine and Power Generation applications.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Main Figures 2008". fptpowertrain.com/eng. Archived from the original on September 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
  2. ^ "Fiat Powertrain". Fiat. Archived from the original on August 1, 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  3. ^ "FPR presentation 2008" (PDF). fptpowertrain.com. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
  4. ^ "CNH Parts & Service and Fiat Powertrain Technologies Partner to Expand FPT North American Dealer Network". reuters.com. 2009-07-23. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
  5. ^ "Target Zero: Fiat's engine innovation explored" (19 February 2010). Wired. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  6. ^ "The Company, history and products". FPT Industrial. Retrieved 2016-03-04.

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Carrozzeria Boneschi

Carrozzeria Boneschi S.r.L. (established 1919 near Milano) is an Italian coachbuilder, mainly of commercial vehicles. Until 1960, the company was mostly involved with automobile manufacturers such as Talbot, Rolls Royce, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Fiat. It was established in Milano by Giovanni Boneschi, moving to Cambiago in (1933). The factory was rebuilt after World War II (1946), after which Boneschi died. Among its designers and directors in the later years was Dr. Bruno Pezzaglia.

Dual-clutch transmission

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) (sometimes referred to as a twin-clutch transmission or double-clutch transmission) is an automated automotive transmission, closely related to a manual transmission. It uses two separate clutches for odd and even gear sets. It can fundamentally be described as two separate manual transmissions with their respective clutches contained within one housing, and working as one unit. Although usually operated in a fully automatic mode, many also have the ability to allow the driver to manually shift gears in semi-automatic mode, albeit still using the transmission's electrohydraulics.

FPT

FPT may refer to:

"Fake Plastic Trees", a song by British rock band Radiohead

Female pipe tapered; see National pipe thread

Fiat Powertrain Technologies, an Italian automotive company

Fixed-parameter tractability, in computer science

Florida Playwrights' Theatre, an erstwhile theatre group in Hollywood, Florida, United States

Forced perfect termination, in electronics

FPT Group, a Vietnamese IT company

FPT Software, a Vietnamese software company

FPT Industries, an American aerospace engineering company

FPT University, in Vietnam

Full Pressure Turbo, in Saab automobiles

Portuguese Tennis Federation (Portuguese: Federação Portuguesa de Ténis)

FPT C635 DDCT transmission

The C635 DDCT is six-speed, dual dry clutch automated gearbox developed jointly by Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT), Magneti Marelli and BorgWarner, and is manufactured by FPT at the Verrone, Italy plant. The transmission utilizes a control system produced by Magneti Marelli which integrates BorgWarner's hydraulic actuation module into its own power and transmission control units. It is marketed variously under the trade names TCT - Twin Clutch Transmission (Alfa Romeo), Euro Twin Clutch Transmission (Fiat USA), and Dual Dry Clutch Auto Transmission (Dodge).

Able to receive torque inputs of up to 350 N⋅m (260 lbf⋅ft), the transmission is the highest-torque transverse dual dry clutch application.(2012) It weighs 81 kg (179 lb), including oil and transmission control unit.

Fiat E.torQ engine

The E.torQ is a family of automobile engines produced since 2011 by Fiat in Campo Largo, Brazil in the former Tritec factory.The E.torQ engines are based on the discontinued Tritec engines but re-engineered by Fiat Powertrain Technologies with an investment of 83 million euros. The engine block has cylinder head fittings separate from the cylinder jackets. The threads are positioned in the upper part of the water jackets and the connections between the jackets and the outside are kept apart from the cylinder head fittings. The engine makes 80% of the torque available at 1,500 rpm and 93% of torque is available at 2,500 rpm.

The new family of E.torQ engines is composed by two variants: the 1.6 16v and the 1.8 16v; both engines are available in flexifuel (petrol or ethanol) version for the Brazilian market.The E.torQ series replaced the old General Motors 1.8 Ecotec X18XE engine adopted by Brazilian Fiat vehicles and the old Torque engine adopted by various Fiat vehicle.

In march 2018 Fiat built over 1,2 million E.torQ engine; 35% of the total production was exported to Fiat Chrysler factory in Argentina, Turkey and Italy.

Fiat Industrial

Fiat Industrial S.p.A. was an Italian company into which Fiat S.p.A. (parent company of Fiat Group) demerged most of its activities not directly related to automobiles at the start of 2011. Fiat Industrial served as a holding company for the activities of truck manufacturer Iveco; an 89.3% stake in the agricultural and construction equipment producer CNH Global; and FPT Industrial, which consists of the industrial and marine activities formerly part of Fiat Powertrain Technologies. The company's Chairman was Sergio Marchionne, who also served as CEO of Fiat S.p.A. and Chairman/CEO of Chrysler Group LLC, now merged as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.On 1 January 2011, each existing share of Fiat S.p.A. was converted into one Fiat share and one Fiat Industrial share. This resulted in Exor (the holding company controlled by the Agnelli family), the largest shareholder of Fiat with a stake of around 30%, holding an equivalent stake in Fiat Industrial. Exor has however raised the possibility of the future sale of some of its stake.In September 2011, the company entered the DJSI World and Europe indexes as leader in the Industrial Engineering sector.

On 29 September 2013, CNH Global N.V. and Fiat Industrial S.p.A. were merged into CNH Industrial N.V., a company incorporated in the Netherlands. Fiat Industrial shareholders received one CNH Industrial common share for every Fiat Industrial share held and CNH Global shareholders received 3.828 CNH Industrial common shares for every CNH Global common share held. CNH Industrial N.V. was subsequently listed on both the NYSE and the Milan stock exchange (Mercato Telematico Azionario. For additional information, see CNH Industrial N.V.

Fiat TwinAir engine

Fiat's TwinAir engine is an Straight-twin engine designed by Fiat Powertrain Technologies as part of its Small Gasoline Engine (SGE) family — employing Fiat’s MultiAir hydraulically actuated variable valve timing and lift technology.

Offered in a variety of FCA vehicles in turbocharged and naturally aspirated variants, the engine is noted for its reduced size, weight, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

In the 2011 International Engine of the Year awards, the 875 cc (53.4 cu in) TwinAir won Best Engine Under 1 Liter, Best New Engine, Best Green Engine and International Engine of the Year.

Dean Slavnich, editor of Engine Technology International and co-chairman of the International Engine of the Year Awards, called the TwinAir one of the "all-time great engines.”

Fioravanti (automotive)

Fioravanti is an Italian automotive design studio in Moncalieri outside the city of Turin. The company began in 1987 as an architectural practice working on projects in Japan, and since 1991, it has focused its activities on automotive design.

Fioravanti was founded by C.E.O. Leonardo Fioravanti, who worked twenty-four years with Pininfarina on such vehicles as the Ferrari Daytona, Ferrari Dino, Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer, the Ferrari 308 GTB, Ferrari 288 GTO and the Ferrari F40.

Fully Integrated Robotised Engine

The FIRE (for "Fully Integrated Robotised Engine") is a series of automobile engines from Fiat Powertrain Technologies, built in FCA's Termoli, Betim and also in Dundee, MI (only in 1.4 Multiair versions) plants. It was designed by Italian design firm Rodolfo Bonetto. It is constructed by robot assembly plants ("Robogate") to reduce costs.

The FIRE series replaced the old Fiat 100 series Overhead valve engines in the mid-1980s. Mechanically, they are simple inline-four engines with five main bearings crankshaft and overhead cam heads.

Since 1985, it has been constructed in different versions. Displacements range from 0.8 to 1.4 L; 46.9 to 83.5 cu in (769 to 1,368 cc). In addition to the 8 valve versions, there are "Super-FIRE" 1.2 and 1.4 L; 75.8 and 83.5 cu in (1,242 and 1,368 cc) 16 valve versions.

The "Super-FIRE" which uses 16 valves and is available in 1.0 L; 61.0 cu in (999 cc) (Brazil) and 1.2 L; 75.8 cu in (1,242 cc) (Brazil & Europe) displacements.

The 1.4 L; 83.5 cu in (1,368 cc) variation introduced in 2003 is available in both 8 and 16 valves. In 2005 Fiat introduced a version of the 16v incorporating port deactivation (PDA) and EGR. This unit is frequently referred to as the "StarJet" engine. One year later, a turbocharged variety of the StarJet was introduced under the name "T-Jet", and a MultiAir (adding electro-hydraulic intake valve driving, with variable timing, lift and profile) version was added in 2009, available in either naturally aspirated and turbocharged forms.

The FIRE was originally a carburetor engine, and later progressed to single-point injection (SPI), then to multi-point fuel injection (MPI), using sequential multi-port fuel injection (SMPI) today. It is now used in the 750 Formula in a slightly modified state.

Starting in 2016, it is being replaced by the GSE (FireFly) engine family.

Generac Power Systems

Generac Power Systems is a Fortune 1000 American manufacturer of backup power generation products for residential, light commercial and industrial markets. Generac’s power systems range in output from 800 watts to 9 megawatts, and are available through independent dealers, retailers and wholesalers. Generac is headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and has manufacturing facilities in Jefferson, Wisconsin , Eagle and Whitewater, Wisconsin.

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Ingenium engine family

The Ingenium family is a range of modular engines produced by Jaguar Land Rover, in both petrol and diesel variants. It uses modular architecture making possible to be produced in 3, 4, 5, and 6 cylinder versions (built around individual 500 cc cylinders), depending on demand and requirements. The engines sourced from Ford were replaced by engines from Jaguar Land Rover's new Ingenium engine line from late 2015.

Ingenium's design is configurable and flexible for longitudinal and lateral architectures and for front, rear, and all-wheel drive,together with auto and manual transmissions. Hybrid variants are set to be released in the future. Both single- and twin-turbo boosting solutions from Mitsubishi and BorgWarner are used. Particular emphasis has been placed on achieving exceptionally low internal friction, which is described as being 17% less than 2.2-L diesel predecessor. "Other details include roller bearings on cam and balancer shafts instead of machined-in bearing surfaces, computer-controlled variable oil and water pumps, a split circuit cooling system enabling fast warm ups, a simplified cam drive system, crankshafts that are offset from the centre of the block and electronically controlled piston cooling jets to improve efficiency in the oil pumping circuit."In 2017 Jaguar Land Rover licensed the Multiair/UniAir electrohydraulic variable valve lift system from Schaeffler Group, which Schaeffler in turn licensed from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in 2001. The system, developed by Fiat Powertrain Technologies, is a hydraulically-actuated variable valve timing (VVT) technology enabling "cylinder by cylinder, stroke by stroke" control of intake air directly via a gasoline engine's inlet valves.In February 2019, Jaguar Land Rover shocked the automotive press by announcing their long-rumored inline-6 engine. Instead of being a conventional engine, the new 3.0L petrol inline-6 motor combines with a 48 volt electric architecture to enable an electric supercharger, belt-starter generator and extended engine shut offs while coasting and/or while stopped in traffic. The new engine is initially being offered in the Range Rover Sport in two power outputs, 360 PS (265 kW; 355 hp) and 400 PS (294 kW; 395 hp). Both are considered to be mild hybrid electric vehicles. The 48 volt electrical architecture JLR announced with this new engine is similar to Mercedes-Benz's "EQ Boost" and Audi's 48V system available on their new models such as the A6, A7, A8 and SQ7.

Italcar

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Iveco Bus

Iveco Bus (formerly Irisbus) is a bus manufacturer, with headquarters in Lyon, that belongs to the industrial group CNH Global through its subsidiary Iveco, based in Turin (Italy). Iveco-bus is now only a brand division of IVECO which is a company incorporated under Italian law and listed on Borsa Italiana.

MultiAir

MultiAir is a hydraulically-actuated variable valve timing and variable valve lift engine technology enabling "cylinder by cylinder, stroke by stroke" control of intake air directly via a gasoline engine's inlet valves. Developed by Fiat Powertrain Technologies, the technology bypasses a primary engine inefficiency: pumping losses caused by restriction of the intake passage by the throttle plate, used to regulate air feeding the cylinders.MultiAir was licensed to the Schaeffler Group in 2001, which also markets the system as Uniair. Schaeffler began supplying Uniair systems in 2017 to Jaguar Land Rover, branded as Ingenium technology.Fiat S.p.A., now FCA, launched MultiAir in 2009 employing a proprietary electro-hydraulic system to precisely control air intake without a throttle valve, in order to increase engine power and torque, reduce fuel consumption, reduce emissions — and improve engine operation — offering "a more controllable flow of air during the combustion cycle in comparison with mechanical VVT systems." The technology allows engines to be lighter and smaller while reducing pumping losses — and can be adapted to existing engines by replacing the camshaft with the MultiAir system, thus requiring a new head only.

Compatible with both naturally aspirated and forced-induction engines, MultiAir technology was patented by Fiat in 2002 and was launched at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show in the Alfa Romeo MiTo. Launched in Fiat's FIRE 1.4 units, e.g., in the Fiat 5002007, 1.4 MultiAir engines for global markets are manufactured in Termoli, Italy at the Fiat Powertrain Technologies factory and at the FCA's Dundee Engine Plant (formerly of Global Engine Alliance's GEMA manufacturing branch), with critical systems manufactured and assembled by Schaeffler Group.In 2010, the 1.4L MultiAir engine won the International Engine of the Year as well as Popular Science's Best of What's New. In the same year, the Fiat SGE engine (0.9 turbocharged and 1.0 naturally aspirated TwinAir units), also using MultiAir technology, was launched in the Fiat 500. It is produced in Bielsko-Biała, Poland. It was named Best New Engine of 2011.Both FIRE and SGE units equipped with MultiAir use indirect fuel injection.

MultiAir II, using direct fuel injection, was made available in the GME (Hurricane) and GSE (FireFly) units, starting from 2016.

Sofim

Sofim (Italian: Società franco-italiana di motori) is a joint diesel engine enterprise established between

Fiat, Saviem (Renault) and Alfa Romeo on 13 September 1974 and was bought by Iveco in 1981.

The manufacturing plant is located in Foggia in southern Italy and is nowadays Fiat Powertrain Technologies largest engine plant covering an area of approximately 540,000 square metres (5,800,000 sq ft).

In 1977 Sofim presented the 8140 diesel engine range: a 2.0-liter (1,995 cc) four-cylinder 65 PS (48 kW) and 2.4-liter (2,445 cc) four-cylinder 72 PS (53 kW). These engines were used in light commercial vehicle Saviem SG2, OM Grinta and in the Fiat Daily (Iveco Daily). These engines were used also in Fiat 131 and 132 models.Today, light trucks Fiat Ducato III and Iveco Daily uses Sofim engine of 2.3 L of 96–116 PS (71–85 kW) and 3.0 L 120–166 PS (88–122 kW).

Iveco also provides engines for Fuso, the Asian subsidiary of Daimler AG, a 3.0-liter engines for its light-duty vehicles.

Tritec engine

The Tritec engine (also known as Pentagon) is a four-cylinder petrol engine that was manufactured between 1999 and 2007 by Tritec Motors in Brazil and was used in various cars including Chrysler and Mini models.

VM Motori

VM Motori S.p.A. is an Italian diesel engine manufacturing company which is wholly owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles through its subsidiary Fiat Group Automobiles. VM headquarters and main production facilities are located in Cento, in Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

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