Alfa Romeo's 224 kW 1.8 litre engine for 2013
The Alfa Romeo 4C Concept (shown here in "Fluid Metal")|
is the basis of one new model from the Italian brand
and a new 1.8 performance engine is coming, too.
4th October, 2011
Joining the 1.4 125 kW MultiAir and the 1.7 litre 173 kW TBi
small capacity/high output engines already used in the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, the car maker has announced that it
will launch a new 1.8 litre 224 kW engine in early 2013 setting new performance, economy and emissions standards
for the Italian brand.
Designed for both transverse and longitudinal applications, the new direct injection four cylinder engine
will be compliant with future emissions standards in both Europe (Euro 6) and the U.S. (Tier 2 Bin 5) and will
be used in both existing and future models.
Made entirely of aluminium, the engine will incorporate the most advanced technological content; including a
200-bar petrol direct injection system, dual variable timing and a high-efficiency turbocharger.
The aluminium architecture, combined with the most innovative technologies, will offer power-to-weight ratio,
fuel efficiency, acoustic/NVH comfort, and driving performance that will be competitive in its category and
characteristic of Alfa Romeo engines.
“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,” added 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.”