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Alfa Romeo’s New 300-hp 1.8 Liter Engine

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Alfa Rome announced production of a new 1.8 liter turbocharged four-pot with a maximum output of 300 hp.

That’s extremely good rating for a 1.8, even with turbocharger. Besides the power it will also be very efficient. The new engine is compatible with future emissions standards in both Europe (Euro 6) and the U.S. (Tier 2 Bin 5).

This unit features 200-bar gasoline direct injection system, dual variable timing and a high-efficiency turbocharger and it’s made entirely out of aluminum. The aluminum architecture, combined with the most innovative technologies, will offer power-to-weight ratio, fuel efficiency, acoustic and vibrational comfort, and driving performance that are the very best in its category and characteristic of Alfa Romeo engines.

Alfa has not confirmed which models will be getting this engine, but says it is designed for both transversal and longitudinal applications.

“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.”

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