New 300hp 1.8 Liter Engine to Power Alfa Romeo 4C

Alfa Romeo 4C Concept Fluid Metal

Alfa Romeo is currently working on a new turbocharged 1.8 liter engine which will provide power for the upcoming 4C two-seater sports car scheduled for 2013.

The Alfa Romeo 4C was unveiled as a concept at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The 4C is small lightweight rear wheel drive sports car and weighs thanks to the extensive use of light-weight materials 850 kilograms.

The new turbocharged 1.8 liter four cylinder which will provide power for the 4C boasts 296 horsepower and will meet the strict new Euro 6 air pollution regulations in Europe. This engine will be built at Alfa Romeo’s Pratola Serra plant in Italy starting in 2013. Alfa has announced that the 4C will begin production in 2013 too.

It is also expected this new small and powerful engine will make into other cars like the upcoming SUV due for 2014, the replacement of the Alfa 159 and the planned successor of the Alfa 166 based on the Chrysler 300C.

Published: October 5, 2011 5:17 pm

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  1. GTA says:

    @ guest:

    Why not?
    Remember the 130 hp-boxer in the Alfa 33.
    That was a 1.7 liter 4-cylinder.
    If well serviced and not revved up in cold they easil run 250.000 to 300.000 km.

    Remember, that was back in 1990, when other car builders got much less power out of the same displacement.

    And the 1.7-liter boxer was a hell of free-revving. Believe me. A fun-engine.

  2. Guest says:

    This engine won’t last 100,000 km.

  3. brugge says:

    lightness is the way too go for sportcars