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We Hear: New Alfa Romeo Twin-Turbo V-6 Engine to Make 480 HP

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 12/17/2014 Jake Holmes

Alfa Romeo is readying a new series of engines for its upcoming models that will be headlined by a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 capable of up to 480 hp. Automotive News reports that Alfa Romeo will also build four-cylinder engines for its upcoming midsize sedan.

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The range-topping V-6 will reportedly be derived from the 3.0-liter V-6 used for the Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli, a rumor that has circulated in the press for several months. It will be capable of up to 480 hp and is intended for sporty models that will help resurrect Alfa Romeo's performance heritage. One of those could be a new coupe called the 6C which, according to earlier reports, could arrive in 2017. The Alfa Romeo 6C will reportedly compete with cars like the Jaguar F-Type.

The main engine in new Alfa Romeo models, however, will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four called the Global Medium Engine. It will reportedly be able to offer anywhere from 180 hp to 330 hp, depending on application, and can work with manual or automatic transmissions, and with rear- or all-wheel-drive cars.

That engine, along with a 2.2-liter turbodiesel meant primarily for Europe, will reportedly be employed in the upcoming Alfa Romeo midsize sedan. Designed to compete with cars like the BMW 3 Series, the car was listed in Alfa Romeo's five-year plan as arriving in late 2015. At the Los Angeles auto show, executives suggested the car will make its official debut in June 2015. According to Automotive News, the car has the codename Project 952.

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

Alfa Romeo previously said that all its future models will be either rear- or all-wheel drive, and all of them will be built in Italy. After the midsize sedan in late 2015, Alfa Romeo plans to launch seven new models in the 2016-2018 timeframe -- of which two will be crossovers. One of those, a crossover positioned to fight the Audi Q5 and BMW X3, will reportedly go on sale by 2016 and will offer a new high-output 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6.

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