Fiat has unveiled a fast version of the Fiat Linea Sedan called the Linea S at the 2016 Auto Expo.
Engine And Gearbox
The Fiat Linea is powered by the same 1.4-litre turbojet petrol engine found in the Punto Abarth. In the Linea 125 it produces 125PS or 123bhp@5,000rpm and has a max torque output of 210Nm which can be accessed at 2,200rpm. The engine sends this power to the front wheels through a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The 125S shares most of the design characteristics of its less powerful siblings. The major change in the 125S cosmetically is that the grille gets glossy horizontal black slats which is seen on the air dam as well.
Also the 125S is available in only one colour — Saffire Blue.
The Linea 125S sedan packs quite a few features including ABS with EBD along with rain-sensing wipers, automatic dual projector headlamps, indicators embedded in the OVRMs and rear parking sensors.
Inside the 125S gets a touch-based infotainment system as standard.
Availability and Rivals
The Linea 125S is expected to hit Fiat showrooms later this year and currently is the most powerful sedan in its class. Its rivals from VW, Ford and Maruti will have to come with something special to beat this sedan sibling of the Punto Abarth.