AutomotiveNews reports Alfa Romeo is working on their own line of performance engines for future models, which is reminiscent of Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles’ five-year plan and strategy for Alfa reentry into the US market. The plan is to bring Alfa Romeo back to the brand that people once admired and the 4C is part of this push. Next up to be revealed is a new midsize sedan.
But to make sure Alfa is on par with the competition, the brand is reportedly working on their own performance engines, with one being a new 2.9L twin-turbocharged V6 good for 480hp. That engine is still based off of the 3.0L unit in the Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli. There’s also a new 2.0L turbo four in the works, capable of anywhere from 180hp to 330hp for rear- or all-wheel drive applications. And for Europe. a new 2.2L turbodiesel four can offer from 135hp to 210hp.
From what we know following previous rumors, the new Alfa sedan will be sized between a BMW 3-Series and 5-Series and should be offered with rear-wheel drive while a high-performance GTA version is also said to be in the works. The sedan should surface sometime in 2016, and interestingly it won’t be called the Giulia, according to AN.