A New Alfa Romeo Petrol Engine Developed For Production in Italy

The new 4 cylinder engine is designed for transverse and longitudinal applications and will have a 1.8 litre displacement and maximum output of 300hp. It will be Euro 6 and US Tier 2 Bin 5 compliant.

A new petrol direct injection turbo engine will be developed for Alfa Romeo, for production at the FMA plant in Pratola Serra beginning early 2013.

The new 4 cylinder engine is designed for transverse and longitudinal applications and will have a 1.8 litre displacement and maximum output of 300hp. It will be Euro 6 and US Tier 2 Bin 5 compliant.

The engine will be constructed entirely from aluminium and will include a 200 bar petrol direct injection system, dual variable timing and a high-efficiency turbocharger.

"This is an extremely important step for Alfa Romeo, as we continue to reposition our brand and prepare it for global distribution. The United States remains our primary objective as we prepare for a 2013 introduction of our models," said Harald J. Wester, Fiat's Chief Technology Officer and head of the Alfa Romeo and Maserati Brands. "The dedication of Group-wide resources to develop specific powertrain solutions for the specific needs of Alfa Romeo is a reflection of the renewed thrust we are placing on the development of this brand. This is a first step in a series of initiatives to be implemented in the near future which will reconnect Alfa Romeo to its historical roots as a premium Italian sports car brand."

Published 5 October 2011 Staff

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