Engines developed by Ferrari will be used to power high-end variants of new Alfa Romeo vehicles due to launch from 2016, a new report claims.
Industry journal Automotive News reports unnamed sources privy to private discussions between the two brands have revealed models that will form part of Alfa Romeo’s future portfolio will be powered by versions of the Ferrari-developed V6 engines used by fellow Fiat-owned marque Maserati.
According to the inside sources, under the still-to-be-finalised plan the engines would likely be produced at two sites in southern Italy and find their way into the new Alfa Romeo Giulia.
Said to be assembled at Fiat’s Cassino factory near Rome ahead of a 2017 debut, the long-awaited Giulia mid-size sedan will revive a nameplate first used in the 1960s and act as an overdue replacement for the 159 that ended production in 2011.
Published: Monday, March 31, 2014