Fiat 500 TwinAir + Dualogic?

I read your review of the Fiat 500 TwinAir with great interest, and followed this up with a trip to a Fiat dealership, where I test drove a Fiat 500 TwinAir and a Fiat 500 1.2L Dualogic. What I could NOT test drive was a Fiat 500 TwinAir Dualogic - since these do not exist. I spoke to Fiat who confirmed this, and they were completely at a loss to know where the 70.6 mpg and 92g CO2/km figures that you and a number of other web-based commentators are quoting might have come from. Can you enlighten me, since if it does (or will) exist, I'm going to buy one?

Asked on 10 November 2010 by purrdey

Answered by Honest John
They came from what FIAT told us and are in the press pack, so presumably must be the EC certificated figures. But all who tested the TwinAir are a bit sceptical about its real life fuel economy. I get about 50 from my 500 1.2 Lounge. I got 35 filming the TwinAir (single handed filming is a fuel hungry job). Autocar got 37 doing the designated route. The problem is you can't run it in high gears at low speeds. It needs 3rd for 30mph.
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