Tuesday, June 14, 2011

2011 Fiat Bravo Review

A modern car with technology, with high levels of comfort, security and performance. Made in Brazil, the new Fiat Bravo more reason to be a serious rival in the medium sedan segment prestige. And this is to consolidate the reputation of innovative Fiat, which proves that evolution knows no borders.

And the development is actually the brand. Fiat Bravo is to please the most demanding consumers: the differential design, advanced technology, with equipment that makes it really perfect, plenty of interior space, with a lot of sophistication, in addition to sportsmanship, their mechanical sophisticated and efficient.

Just a beautiful car. Without doubt, the design is one of the strengths of the Fiat Bravo. This is an aggressive and dynamic - partly inspired by the design of a large family car - the sporty stand together with the famous Italian design, but keep the feeling of a new family of Fiat models.

Fiat Bravo comes with two powerful engines - National E.torQ 1.8 16V with mechanical transmission or Dualogic and imported $ 1.4 T-Jet with 6-speed - and three finishing versions - petrol, and absolute T-Jet - very well equipped.

Fiat Bravo, for example, can be equipped with up to seven airbags - two front, two pages before, two for head protection of residents, in addition to the protection of the driver's knees. Drive ® with dual electric steering gear, comes with cutting-edge technology such as fog lights with the curves of the system, Radio ™ NAV, xenon headlights, front parking sensors, folding door mirrors and a sunroof new Skydome.

So driving becomes a very pleasant experience, also because a large interior space - to comfortably accommodate five people - the trunk and a level of premium finish in all versions.

With this important launch, Fiat Automóveis looking to have a strong impact on the middle and tail to increase its share in this segment.


Inside, the best Fiat tradition, the new Fiat Bravo will bring a lot of technique. There are various types of equipment that will make the life of the driver or broadening the security of people, some of which made its debut in production models, Fiat has a segment, or even Brazil. Help you make the perfect car for the Fiat Bravo, which has all the resources to provide better and safer life on board. Check them out.

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NAV ™ Radio. News of the Fiat range, the system adds RDS (Radio Data System), radio, MP3 player, CD player, trip computer and the functions of the navigation system (GPS). The interface device is a 6.5-inch LCD screen, 256 colors and a resolution of 400 x 240 pixels.

The GPS driver with audible and visual instructions and the vehicle position is constantly updated via satellite. The main information and functions provided by the navigation system are:

Spoken and written instructions indicating the distance from the vehicle to your destination and estimated time of arrival. The voice instructions are made in advance, so the driver can have enough time to complete;

detailed mapping, showing the daily position of the vehicle, trajectory and destination;

The logbook which stores the last 10 desired destinations;

Name of the road on which the vehicle stands;

Choice of career options based on the preferences of the driver;

Zoom function for a more detailed analysis.

In the main screen information sets as diverse as the date and time, audio information, the way of assets (NAV), vehicle tracking through scale the icon to see on the map. Now, on the navigation screen is a compass indicating the direction of the car (in degrees), latitude, longitude and altitude, the number of satellites available, the destination, distance, height and estimated arrival time (if Browsing is active), and trip computer.

Sensor position before. The new Fiat Bravo is the first model in the automaker to offer front parking sensors. The operating principle is identical to the rear parking sensor, a beep warns the driver about the distance between the vehicle and the nearest obstacle. The shorter the interval between the warning sound, the closer the obstacle. To activate, you must activate a button on the panel of the car. The sensors are an excellent aid in parking maneuvers.

Folding exterior mirrors. Fiat is also the first time in the series. When you press the button on the driver's door on the right, the exterior mirrors fold, which is very useful for tight maneuvers. Press the button on the left, returns to its original position mirrors that does not require further adjustment.

Push Logo. Think greatest convenience for the consumer Fiat Bravo push position logo. It also makes it possible to open the hull from the outside by pressing the Fiat logo is located in the central part of the hood.

Skydome. With a large glass area, Skydome sunroof new Bravo is composed of two glass panels, one being fixed and one mobile. Activating the top is power operated by a button on the roof, you can slide to the position of the fin to the end of the path or until you press the button again. Each panel has even a curtain that can be all open or all closed manually. This type of roof is unique to the new Fiat Bravo in its segment.

Xenon headlights. xenon provide a deeper, more lighting, and three times stronger than traditional halogen bulbs, better, and more, the driver's visibility in any situation. If the lights are on and below the driver activates the windshield washer, washing, and the lights created with an interval of 1.2 seconds.

Design Night. Fiat Bravo has more of this novelty, a night light on the doorknobs and inside the car.

Blue & Me ™. This handy device combines communication and entertainment. It allows the operator to answer calls to a Bluetooth device, make calls from your phone using voice commands and listen to text messages (SMS). The driver activates the system via the buttons on the steering wheel. As for his MP3 player or USB flash drive, CD or turning on the system, listening to music.

Blue & Me ™ NAV. With this system, and communication features and entertainment, the driver will also have satellite navigation (GPS). The card comes in a CD with the kit plate also contains a USB key. Just load the card into the pen drive and plug into the USB port of the vehicle. Press NAV - all system buttons are located on the roof - to begin browsing.

Temp Air ® Dual automatic. This technology is a solar radiation sensor, allows the adoption of different temperatures between driver and passenger. It also monitors and adjusts the cabin comfort in the function of solar radiation and the parameters selected by the user.

Dual Drive ® electronic control devices. It allows the driver to run in "Normal" - situations in which the flow of traffic, the movement does not need - or how the "City". After parking the car or maneuvering a bottleneck, the driver presses a button 'City' and as soon as the control panel is much lighter, which significantly reduces the effort to turn the steering wheel, which represents 60 % of the light plumbing. This mode is only less than 46 km / h.

butterfly steering wheel controls. Automatic transmission models Dualogic ® can be ordered transmitted to the steering wheel - the so-called "butterfly." With them, the driver changes gears sequentially. Butterflies provide a more comfortable and sporty.

Autopilot. This equipment is another great comfort, because the driver can drive without constantly hear speedometer.

Many other basic services such as on-board computer, open the fuel tank cap electric key remote control and alarm, dusk and rain sensors, electrochromic mirror can be fitted over Fiat Bravo.

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Kneebag. Fiat Bravo does make a lot of security. Airbags alone, seven years ago. The arrival of two airbags as standard equipment in all versions and can be equipped even with more than five years. It kneebag for the first time in a Fiat national model, has the effect of preventing damage to the driver's knees. And then the back side (front side) and rear (for head protection of residents). The model also gives headrests with anti-whiplash.

Swing. As standard equipment in all versions Fiat Bravo combines the innovative lamps fog machine with adaptive headlights. When you enter a proper curve or closed when you perform a maneuver with the dim light, the light will fog the page for the curve will be automatically activated. This support, if the driver's vision, so it bends with maximum security. This system can be disabled by my car Fiat.

Hill Holder. This resource helps the driver to make a soft start in the ups and downs. In climbing, working with the car and the engine stalled on, the brake pedal depressed and the first gear. In raids, the reverse activity. In the initial phase of the vehicle, the device maintains the brake pressure on the front wheels for about two seconds, or until the accelerator pedal is depressed.

Tire pressure sensor. Fiat Bravo has four sensors - one at the wheel rim of each tire - four antennas connected to sensors and a CPU. The tires are constantly monitored and any change is transmitted to the driver by an acoustic signal and a specific light spy. This sensor monitors and alerts when:

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Insufficient tire pressure, speed

In view of the light, the driver knows, there are anomalies, and on what tire it was.

signaling the emergency brake. The emergency lighting comes on automatically in case of abrupt slowdown, warns other drivers and avoiding accidents.

Sidelight / Indicator. To change lanes, you just tap the arrow handle in the desired direction, immediately lights will be activated quickly to five times.

ESP (Electronic Stability Program). Acts to preserve stability and helps the driver maintain vehicle control. Through constant monitoring of the speed of the car, "the inclination of the body, steering angle and vehicle motion state (lateral acceleration, angular velocity and longitudinal), ESP received when the car is near the instability, while to intervene to correct its trajectory, braking the wheel that is about to lose traction and reducing engine power when necessary.

MSR (Motor Schleppmoment Regelung). Integral part of the ESP Grant, Tina, this additional security controls are missing when the car is the speed decreases sharply in low compliance. In this situation, a gradual liberalization of the MSR, more torque, the engine, to avoid locking the wheels.

ASR (Anti Slip Regulation). Also part of the PSE, the traction control system automatically activated if the vehicle skids. ASR can be deactivated by a button on the panel.

Locking. When active, safety lock to prevent opening the door from the inside out. This is a good safety device, which helps prevent the theft of items inside the vehicle. Fiat recommends its use when the car is parked.

Safety lock is activated by pressing the button on the remote twice to close the doors. You can remove it, just open the doors to the remote to open doors by turning the key in the lock of the driver's door or start the vehicle. The device is standard on all versions of the Fiat Bravo.


Aggressive, attractive, elegant, modern. The lines of the Fiat Bravo reflect the most current pages of the famous Italian design, with its own personality labeling, but retain the feeling of new family models in the brand.

This is clearly on the front, based on the design of large family vehicles, but with the essence of his Italian soul, with its lively hood, grill thin, sophisticated, less lights air intake as polyelliptical droplet and a raked windshield. The various plans are interrupted by grooves, but supplemented by the harmony, in perfect balance with each other, send a sense of power and immediately clear that the model can be integrated family subsidies Fiat.

The forms are streamlined and lean, and a high waist line represents the stylistic continuity of the front and rear of the car: everything seems to "run" on the contrary, because if it is in constant motion. The curved roof ends abruptly, but the line once more from the back of the glass until it is absorbed by life. The same effect has been amazing in the inner curvature of the window: it is suspended behind the column, immediately, to continue its course the lower edge of the rear window.

Looking at the Fiat Bravo will provide lateral line arched window shape creates an interesting balance between the lights, except for a fully curved outer edge, which is set diagonally to the rear. The levels of the rear wall is clean and round, with built-in buffer.

Solutions exist to define the stylistic lines Fiat Bravo has not only a nice car, but also created a spacious and airy interior, showing that the Fiat Style Centre, the form and function go hand in hand. The height of the car, for example, addresses both the needs and aesthetics of interior space, also offers easy access to all residents.

Everything inside the car was expected to make the experience of living with its specificity. Materials, textures, shapes, stamps and quality of finish creates an elegant and practical at the same time. Excellent for acoustic comfort, which received special attention in order to minimize noise and vibration, such as soil and the engine and gearbox. They are also the techniques used and the high quality of materials used in interior finishes, fittings, where the different components do not produce crackling sounds or unpleasant.

The seats have enough foam to absorb vibration. But the comfort does not end there: the lumbar support combat fatigue, and the structure of the backrest is designed to ensure maximum safety for occupants. Everything is a summary of the anti-structure. The back of the seat count Fiat Bravo on three 3-point safety belts with retractor, and three adjustable headrest. 40/60 folding seat and when the different combinations to extend the space to download up to 1,175 liters (without the layout, the trunk volume is 400 liters, an excellent space segment).

The driver's seat has longitudinal adjustment which allows adjustments 22. Wizard has a slope of 3 degrees, and when you take the seat forward, it is also going up slightly. Regulation of the backrest, in turn, is continuous. In addition to regulating the height and distance from the steering wheel allow the driver's seat of all sizes to find the ideal driving position.

For the pilot, is the comfort of dollars, easy access to instruments and shows a perfect driving position, all visibility. Console, for example, focuses on the driver, is facing the driver so it should not deviate from their eyes off the road to find what he wants.

The dashboard is a yellow light meters - a softer, more eyes in the dark - it varies depending on the racing version, for example, the T-Jet version of the instrument panel is equipped with an array of dots or Blue & Me ™ NAV NAV ™ Radio. The panel is perfect, speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and water temperature indicator. milometers total and partial, date and time and temperature indicator appears in the center of a large digital display panel.

holder of various objects expand convenience and comfort, such as those in the doors and center. The large glove box is illuminated. It can also be equipped with front armrest, which led to the organization and convenience, as it incorporates a refrigerated compartment for cans and bottles.


The two engines available for the new Fiat Bravo offers excellent performance, fuel economy and low emissions. Both are compact and modern.

E.torQ 1.8 16V engine provides high performance and economy, with excellent torque at low revs. Conducted only with gasoline, its power is 130 hp at 5,250 rpm, with ethanol, 132 hp in the same rotation. And the maximum torque of 18.4 Kgfm with gasoline and 18.9 Kgfm with ethanol, is reached at 4500 rpm. But at 2,500 rpm, the engine produces 93% of par.

It 's the compact and lightweight engine that is designed to withstand, and have low maintenance costs. And better yet, has low emissions and quiet operation.

Essences and absolute versions of the new Fiat Bravo.

Now, the engine of the 1.4 16V T-Jet team sports version of the sedan. This compact turbo gasoline engine produces no less than 152 hp and 21.1 torque at 2250 rpm Kgfm.

Small engines performance engines with high power is a strong trend in Europe. Their advantage is that when not needed, they are as economical as any other engine of equal power. To obtain this formula is specially designed turbo compressor used to supply the engine with less capacity.

T-Jet engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission Italian.

And for more sporty Fiat Bravo brings "overboost" that is activated by clicking on a OVB auto panel. The activation curve of this function, the accelerator is running a more aggressive curve. The throttle opening is modified by a higher value in the same position of the pedal.

OVB with the key is activated when the driver enters more than 10% of the course of the accelerator, the central injection unit will be empowered to be more waste valve closed, increasing the pressure in the engine from 0.9 to 1 , 3 bar.

This increased pressure will bring an increase in torque in the range of 2,000 rpm to 4,000 rpm, with a peak of 23.0 Kgfm to 3000 rpm (without the "overboost", a peak of 21, 1 Kgfm pair).

This feature is enabled on the electric steering is firmer, thus ensuring greater security.


The aim is to enable the assembly to roll the car of comfort, but always keep your stick to, seek stability and maneuverability.

For this reason, the front suspension of the Fiat Bravo independent MacPherson strut with pressed steel rocker arms connected to a second bridge, with a stabilizer bar. The hydraulic double acting telescopic shock absorbers complete before the meeting. They offer increased firmness side favors handling on curves.

Fiat Bravo in the rear wheel suspension semi-independent from each other by a torsion bar with open section. This also ensures the strength and stability with excellent maneuverability.

Bravo T-Jet version of Fiat Engineering work disruption can also primarily athletic. One of the objectives was to lower the car's center of gravity by 20 mm. They were also renewed a better stability of operations, without losing the comfort.

To get good results in performance, the engineers worked around 350,000 Fiat Bravo Fiat Automóveis hours. And 140 vehicles were built between the prototypes and. His experiments included testing and engine and transmission, durability, emissions, chassis, body, electrical design and safety. All components have been tested in the toughest so the techniques can be satisfied with the quality of the new car.


Three levels of two engines for the finish line three types of transmission. No matter what the five versions of the client can choose whether he or she can be sure that the car will get a complete, powerful, safe and very pleasant. Check below the saloon:

Essence Flex 1.8 16V with mechanical transmission

Flex 1.8 16V petrol with transmission Dualogic

Absolute Flex 1.8 16V with mechanical transmission

Absolute Flex 1.8 16V with transmission Dualogic

T-Jet 1.4 16v Turbo with manual transmission 6-speed

Fiat Bravo Petrol. Very well equipped, all options for Bravo hook universal ISOFIX child seat mounting. The petrol version also includes standard features like dual airbags, manual climate control, electric power steering with "City" feature, alloy wheels "16, fog lights with cornering systems, disc brakes on all four wheels, the autopilot , Radio CD with MP3 and mirrors, power doors, lock the front and rear power windows with one-touch system and crash against flying height and depth adjustment, the filler cap opening power driver seat with height adjustment, visors, mirror and lighting, lighting up the glove compartment and trunk, 1 / 3 and 2 / 3 back from both parties, five height adjustable headrests, engine cover transmission, hooks for securing the load in the trunk, the key with remote control for windows, locks and trunk, among many others.

Fiat Bravo Dualogic gasoline. It provides all the standard equipment for the petrol version, more Dualogic ® automatic transmission.

For the two petrol versions, the list of optional equipment includes ABS brakes, dual-Temp ® automatic air conditioning, Hi-Fi sound with subwoofer, Blue & Me ™ and Blue & Me ™ Nav + Leather padded steering wheel radio Skydome electric sunroof, electrochromic inside rearview mirror, light sensor, rain sensor, parking sensor front and electric folding exterior mirrors, front armrest with a duration of refrigerated armrest, rear, also the partial leather seats, upholstered in black or brown. Tenders Dualogic version, including the transmission control on the steering wheel, or butterflies.

Fiat Bravo absolute. Version has the same elements of the standard gasoline version more: Temp ® dual automatic climate control, Blue & Me system, ABS, Night of design, rear parking sensor, leather steering wheel filled with radio controls, front armrest with duration of cooling, as well as the headquarters of passenger armrest, 17 "alloy wheels, knobs and window fittings in the chromate, rags on the floor with absolute finest embroidered fabrics and finishing details.

Fiat Bravo Dualogic absolute. Besides all the standard features of the absolute version, which also Dualogic ® automatic transmission and transmission control on the steering wheel.

Absolute both versions offer optional Skydome sunroof, sensor tire pressure, the Hi-Fi with Subwoofer, Blue & Me ™ NAV, NAV ™ radio, parking sensors front, side mirrors with electrical closing, electrochromic sensors in the interior mirror, dusk and rain and partially upholstered leather seats and kneebag airbags, side airbags and windowbags.

Fiat Bravo T-Jet. The list of standard features includes all equipment in the absolute version of transmission, and even 6-speed, ESP (stability control) + Hill Holder, 17 "alloy wheels in the sole button on the panel overboost, fog chromate obscured double front exhaust, steering wheel, brake calipers painted red - for the first time in the series of Fiat - hand brake control and standard leather upholstery with red stitching, a system of pedals and footrest sports spoiler, mini skirts, in addition to completing the details that differentiate the sports version of the new sedan.

The customer can even equip the Fiat Bravo T-Jet with xenon headlights, tire pressure sensor, Skydome electric sunroof, Radio ™ NAV, Blue & Me ™ Nav, chrome mirror Semitic electro house, dusk and rain sensors its hi-fi system with subwoofer, 18 "light wheels + tires 225/40 partly leather upholstered seats and airbags: kneebag, side and window bags.

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