Fire

The 2012 Fiat Punto range starts with the 1.2-litre Fire EVO II engine. This 1.2-litre eight-valve has continuously variable valve timing to optimise the opening and closing of the valves. This ensures maximum efficiency but still means the engine feels peppy thanks to a healthy 102Nm of peak torque at 3000rpm and a maximum power output of 69hp.

The other engine in the range is the 1.4-litre eight-valve. As with every other engine in the line-up it's compliant with Euro 5 exhaust emissions legislation and has a handy 77hp and 115Nm of peak torque. Like the 1.2, this engine comes with a five-speed gearbox. It is also the only engine in the 2012 Punto range to be available with the five-speed Dualogic semi-automatic gearbox.

Air Technologies

With such a host of high efficiency, low environmental impact technologies now available on its cars, Fiat has given them an umbrella name. Included in the new Air Technologies brand are the Start&Stop and Gear Shift Indicator plus the exclusive eco:Drive software.

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    Using the manual gearbox
    To engage the gears, press the clutch pedal fully and shift the gear lever into one of the required positions (the diagram is shown on the knob). IMPORTANT The car can only be put into reverse ge ...

    Instrument panel
    Left-hand drive versions Version for specific market ACTIVE, DYNAMIC versions (A) - Speedometer (speed indicator) (B) - Fuel level gauge with reserve warning light (C) - Engine coolant temper ...

    Checking the levels
    1. Engine oil 2. Battery 3. Brake fluid 4. Windscreen washer fluid 5. Engine coolant 6. Power steering fluid. Do not smoke while working in the engine compartment: the presence of flammable ...