Since new Giulia is well overdue, it is hard to believe that will employ any engines that are not already in use by current Fiat-Chrysler gamma. That would leave us with MultiAir and MultiJet engines, with addition of Chrysler’s Pentastar as an engine for eventual Green Cloverleaf version.
Here is the list of possible MultiAir units that come to equation:
- 1.4 liter direct injection turbo - 170 PS (125 KW; 168 hp), 250 N/m (180 lb/ft) and consumption of 6.0 l/100 Km (47 mpg-imp; 39 mpg-US).
This engine is currently employed in Giulietta.
- 1.75 liter direct injection turbo – 235 PS (173 KW; 234 hp), 320 N/m (251 ln/ft) and consumption of 7.6l/100 Km (37 mpg-imp; 31 mpg-US) from Giulietta Green Cloverleaf
MultiJet would probably be 2.4 and 2.0 liter units seen in Brera and 159. It is unlikely that these engines will ever come to America, although it would be nice to rub them on GM’s nose in their own home (JTD/MultiJet engines are Fiat/GM joint venture).
Diesels will probably be these:
- 2.0 liter BiTurbo 16v engine - 195 PS (143 kW; 192 bhp) from Lancia Delta
- 2.4 liter unit – 210 PS (154 KW; 207 hp) and 400 N/m (295 lb/ft) from 159/Brera
And sadly the last one, maybe the only option in US – Chrysler’s child Pentastar:
- 3.2 liter V6 – 271 bhp (202 kW; 275 PS) from Jeep Cherokee
- 3.6 liter V6 - 300 bhp (224 kW; 304 PS) from Dodge Charger/Challenger
Another reason why Alfa needs to use Pentastar is that Fiat closed Arese assembly line of Giuseppe Busso V6′s in 2005.
Also it is possible, bud not very likely to use Ferrari/Maserati V8 but that would compromise the strategy to build whole car in US.