The Sofim - Società Franco Italiana Motori was originally joint diesel engine enterprise of Fiat, Saviem (Renault) and Alfa Romeo established in 13 September 1974 and was bought by Iveco in 1981. The manufacturing plant is located in Foggia in southern Italy and is nowadays Fiat Powertrain Technologies largest engine plant covering an area of approximately 540,000 square metres (5,800,000 sq ft).
In 1977 was presented the 8140 diesel engine range: a 2.0-liter (1,995 cc) four-cylinder 65 PS (48 kW) and 2.4-liter (2,445 cc) four-cylinder 72 PS (53 kW). These motors were used in light commercial vehicle Saviem SG2, OM Grinta and in the Fiat Daily (Iveco Daily). These engines were used also in Fiat 131 and 132 models.
Today, light trucks Fiat Ducato III and Iveco Daily uses Sofim engine of 2.3 L of 96–116 PS (71–85 kW) and 3.0 L 120–166 PS (88–122 kW). Iveco also provides engines for Fuso, the Asian subsidiary of Daimler AG, a 3.0-liter engines for its light-duty vehicles.
Some SOFIM engines and examples of their use
Max power PS (kW) at rpm
Max torque at rpm
Layout and number of cylinders
Valve /number of valves
Years of production
147 N·m (108 lb·ft) /2400
Fiat 131 Fiat 132 Fiat Argenta Fiat Campagnola Fiat Ducato Iveco Daily