Developed in cooperation with Race Teams this intercooler is a great upgrade for your 1.4L Multi Air Turbocharged FIAT 500.
This SILA Concepts Front Mount Intercooler (FMIC) has many features that make it one of the best, if not THE best option available when it comes time to choose an upgraded intercooler.
This intercooler features a Bar and Plate Design which allows for more direct airflow over the factory dual intercooler setup. The Bar and Plate Design is preferred by many over the tube and fin design due to cooling ability and better durability and resistance to being damaged by road debris. The unique design of this intercooler allows for the reduction of temperatures, increased performance and reduced weight (approximately 5 lbs when compared to the stock set up).
Better airflow and performance was accomplished by increasing the surface area of the intercooler and reducing the ducting the factory system utilizes. This resulted in lower inlet air temperatures and increased performance with a reduction in heat soak of the turbo when putting the car through its paces.
This intercooler was designed specifically for the 1.4L Multi Air FIAT 500 Turbo Engine. When comparing units be sure to look at detailed pictures to get a better understanding of the differences. This unit is designed to bolt up without any issues or modifications because it was specifically designed for the application, rather then modified to work. Hoses were molded to fit exactly and provide smooth airflow without any interruption of airflow/ turbulence that can be caused by sharp turn, couplers and transitions that are not smooth. The unit was designed with the goal of eliminating as many joints/ transitions as possible to eliminate the chance of boost leaks. This unit does not use couplers or adapters that are found on some other units that can contribute to boost leaks.
This is a direct bolt on conversion that requires no permanent modifications of any kind. If you are installing this on the EU Version of the FIAT 500 ABARTH you will need to do very small modifications when mounting the unit.