(for "Fully Integrated Robotised Engine") is a series of automobile
engines from Fiat
. It is constructed by robot assembly plants ("Robogate") to reduce costs. The FIRE series replaced the old Fiat OHV
engine in the mid-1980s.
This petrol engine is reliable, simple to build and achieves good torque for its weight. Since 1985, this engine has been constructed in different versions from 769 cc to 1368 cc with 8 valves; there is another version called the "Super-FIRE" which uses 16 valves and is available in 999 cc (Brazil) and 1242 cc (Brazil & Europe) displacements.
The 1368 cc variation introduced in 2003 is available in both 8 and 16 valves, both with variable valve timing and EGR. This unit is frequently referred to as the "Starjet" engine.
Mechanically, they are simple straight-4 engines with five bearings and overhead cam heads.
What started off as a simple carburetor engine progessed to a single point injection (SPI) to multipoint injection (MPI) and now sequential multipoint injection (SMPI).
The FIRE engine was designed by the famous italian design firm of Rodolfo Bonetto
List of FIRE engines
- 769 cc 8v (from 1986 till 1992)
- 999 cc 8v (from 1983 till 1992)
- 999 cc 8v SPI (from 1993 till 2003)
- 999 cc 16v SMPI (Only in Brazil)
- 1108 cc 8v (from 1983 till 1993)
- 1108 cc 8v SPI (from 1993 till 2000)
- 1108 cc 8v MPI (since 2001 - current, in production)
- 1242 cc 8v SPI (from 1993 till 1999)
- 1242 cc 8v MPI (since 1993, - current, in production)
- 1242 cc 16v SMPI (since 1998, - current, in production)
- 1368 cc 8v SMPI StarJet (since 2005, - current, in production)
- 1368 cc 16v SMPI StarJet(since 2003, - current, in production)
- 1368 cc 16v SMPI Turbo T-Jet(since 2006, - current, in production)