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Alfa Romeo reveals lineup, may tap Maserati for flagship

The CEO of Fiat, Sergio Marchionne, revealed several details the future plans of the Alfa brand and what is to expect of its The topman of the Italian car brand shared with the press the Giulia sportwagon is still developed and will most be assembled in Italy before to the global market.

Marchionne hinted that Alfa may tap Maserati to share vehicle if ever they will a large sedan on a rear drive configuration. He added this flagship vehicle be constructed in collaboration with and the vehicle will be big enough to be

He however did not confirm a crossover in the Alfa Romeo garage. also said that if there will be a crossover, it be big enough and it will not be built else but in Italy.

The Fiat CEO was asked why he did not let go of the brand to German giant Volkswagen. He explained there are just things in world are not and cannot be for sale. He joked that if someone Ferdinand Piech, the chairman of and ask to buy the VW brand, the man will also say the thing.

Marchionne ended the by making clear that he not have any plans of selling Romeo.

Future models of Romeos to get engined developed by

Ferrari is already manufacturing V-8 engines used under the of Maseratis, and before it came up a 4.5L powerplant that the 8C Competizione of Alfa Romeo. The news is that the prancing will be busy in the next few to produce new V-8 and V-6 engines in it stable for the lineup of Maserati.

During the auto show in Paris, Group topman Sergio told the press that will tap the engineering skills of to enhance the engines of future Romeo models. Marchionne did not any details yet and said we will within two months.

The Fiat is really up beat about the going back to its original of coming up with sporty that people love. He sees Alfa Romeo and to have potentials of being brands that can roll out vehicles.

It is highly possible, we be seeing Ferrari-built, or modified that will power the end Alfa Romeo vehicles. The is believed to be a V-6 that will be used for the Maserati. The engine utilize forced induction

The new plans of Alfa Romeo, the ongoing works with the 159 will replace the Giulia, most likely delay its return to U.S. soil.

Another interesting incident the Paris Auto Show on VW Group executive Ferdinand hinting that there is time for VW to acquire Maserati. responded to this by saying Piech should look else.

Alfa Romeo GTAm graces the Goodwood of Speed

July 10th, by Lizzie in Alfa Romeo

In the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Romeo sent a bunch of the Giulia in celebration of the model#8217;s anniversary. These old cars are the sough after versions, the voluptuous coupes designed

One good piece of automotive is the Alfa Romeo 1750 The name is actually a bit of a misnomer as it a 2.0-liter powerplant using fuel injection. This car was by Autodelta back in the days and forty units went out the

There were versions that went out after the success in the European circuit.

The coupe and the Spider variant fuel injection were rolled out in North America. explains the Am tag. The models in European markets made use of until its end of production in 1977.

The car in the Festival is a property of the museum of Romeo in Arese just of Milan. The car had extended wheelarches so it can the wider rims and sleek

The interior of the vehicle is in pristine It features a Hellebore, wood-rimmed wheel and racing buckets for the seats. The 1750 GTAm has a roll cage and a fire

Starting it requires a few sprays of a fluid onto the carburettor. It have a really loud once it fires and you know that sound that it can give out 217 bhp. The steering is very light and the clutch like the standard ones.

on the gas and this Alfa Romeo let you know that it is pretty It is pretty light at 780 kilograms so you to remind yourself to be easy on the at times. It will scream, you a thunderous rev, and hint of its capabilities.

Alfa Romeo out entry-level 103HP Giulietta

car manufacturer Alfa Romeo the Giulietta more affordable to as it releases an entry level of the subcompact model that be soon rolled out throughout

The current 1.4L turbocharged petrol powerplant that out 118 horsepower will have a version for the new entry-level version. The engine can produce 103HP revving at 5,000 rpm while it has a torque of 152 lb-ft while at rpm.

Alfa Romeo most opted for the turbocharged engine of the naturally aspirated 1.4L powerplant from Mito also run on petrol because o the torque output. The Mito#8217;s only has a torque of 96 lb-ft.

For the Romeo Giulietta, the 1.4L 103 engine is coupled with a manual transmission and is equipped a start-stop system. The carmaker a top speed of 185 kilometers per hours or 115 per hour. It can go from 0 to 100 km/h in a of 10.6 seconds.

The Giulietta unit has a combined fuel of 6.4 liters for every 100 kilometers or 36.8 mpg in the US. Carbon dioxide was measured at 149 g/km. The fuel while running on urban is 8.4L per 100 km while the extra cycle or highway driving is per 100 km.

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New Dodge Dart hints of Romeo DNA [with video]

16th, 2012 by Lizzie in

Alfa Romeo has announced its to the shores of the United States times now but fans have been frustrated after it has back its date of comeback. we can say now that Alfa Romeo has again in the US in the form of the Dodge that was recently unwrapped at the Motor Show.

The Dodge is the resurrection of the midsize car that popular back in the #8217;70s makes use of the platform that as the foundation of the Alfa Romeo The new Dodge compact sedan is the product of the cooperation between and Chrysler since the take of Fiat back in 2009.

The of the 2013 Dart does not the lines of its Italian cousin it is a 4-door sedan and not a 5-door The vehicle is also wider and compared to the Giulietta. The crosshair also shows a very character plus the rear which takes inspiration the Dodge Charger.

The Dodge is 4,672 mm in length, 1,830 mm in and 1,465 mm in height. The wheelbase is at 2,703 mm. Looking at these this ride is very similar to the size of the newest from BMW.

The interior of the Dart makes use of soft-touch, quality materials plus a tech reconfigurable cluster of gauges among other The seven-inch display can be customized the to include a navigation system assist for every turn, audio, compass, temperatures, economy, and analog or digital

It can also be setup with a center making use of an 8.4 inch touch screen that has in features like radio, control, navigation, blue weather updates, and other stuff.

Buyers can also from twelve body 14 combinations of color and trim for the and seven options for the rims of the

The Dart will have options for the 4-cylinder gas engine from 160 bhp to 184 bhp.

Here is a video to give you a sneak of the 2013 Dodge Dart :

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Alfa Romeo 4C set to launch by tag price below £45,000

2nd, 2012 by Lizzie in Romeo 4C

Alfa Romeo released an update about the works with the Alfa 4C. The of engineers is pretty confident they can bring a prototype out on the for testing by middle of next and the final version to roll out on by 2013. Alfa Romeo is to keep the tag price below £

The build for the Alfa Romeo 4C is being handled by a small formed out of the main product structure of the company. The management the initial design concept they gave it an immediate go so a car can be during the Geneva show March.

The concept car presented March made use of a carbon tub by a company which also with Alfa 8C, Bugatti and the KTM X-bow. The production version of the 4C use an in-house architecture designed by the of Alfa Romeo. The final will make use of a carbon center tub and aluminum frames for the and tail portion.

It will be but a bit heavier.

The carbon fiber is ruled out since it will be difficult to do production wise it will be really expensive. The 4C will have an SMC skin is a light form of the GRP.

The team of Alfa Romeo though that even the change of materials for the production the car will still look much like the concept The interior of the Alfa 4C will be true to what was presented the concept vehicle. The Alfa 4C will appear simple and with separation of the driver and and the dial pod.

Alfa Romeo is also on the down force of the production to give it a very good The secret though will not be on the but more on the lightness of the car. The want to keep it at around 900 on the scales and at around 4 meters in

Alfa is also looking to a 230 horsepower engine which it a two thumbs up for a very reasonable

Alfa Romeo wants to on North America, Europe in line

Fiat wants to on the relaunch for the Alfa Romeo in North America before crawl back up the European to restore their credibility as a This was the statement of CEO Sergio who also shared that the at hand for Alfa Romeo is the among his list of goals taking the helm at Fiat years ago.

Alfa is expected to tap an executive to spearhead its in the United States before the end of the prior to their planned in 2013. Alfa Romeo the US market back in 1995 but tests done recently positive results for the brand. The pulse have convinced the of Alfa to first focus on America before crawling into Europe.

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Marchionne out that the desirability indications of the Romeo as a brand is still despite being absent in the for quite some time Alfa is still among the known car brands across the so the company wants to take of the eagerness of the market.

The mother foresees Alfa Romeo to around 400,000 units to its global consumers as soon as The target is quite on the ambitious as the sales reports reflect an of about 150,000 per year the #8217;80s.

In North America, sees Alfa Romeo to out 85,000 vehicles by 2014 the CEO considers as a realistic goal.

The of Alfa Romeo will the following lineup up for grabs the drive compact Alfa 4C and the SUV which was developed in collaboration Jeep. The role of the 4C in the US relaunch is as it rekindles the love of the market for the Spider made famous by the The Graduate that showed in the

Alfa Romeo will have the 6C during the 2014 of the brand. This will be the saloon lifting its DNA from the of the Chrysler 300. It will the tamer version of the V63.6L powerplant under its hood.

The lineup will also a new version of the Spider, the 5-door

Fiat is also expanding its to around 150 dealerships before the end of the

Alfa Romeo unveils of products until 2014; generation V6 RWD Saloon in the works

20th, 2011 by Lizzie in Rome

During a recent of investors earlier this Alfa Romeo presented the lay out of new lines that are due for roll out 2014. The Alfa Romeo has the strongest potential under the of the Fiat and Chrysler groups to potential markets globally. Marchionne, the brand#8217;s topman of the brand#8217;s full potentials is why he does not want to give in to of companies like Volkswagen to buy Romeo.

The product plan of Romeo plans to launch “brand igniters” primarily on two new cars. These new vehicles is to catapult the sales of Alfa up and also improve its image on the

First in line is the 4C Supercar Alfa Romeo which of a carbonfiber body and a mid engine This car will also the return of the brand to the shores of the US. The 4C is not expected to roll out in volume but the two with the state of the art technology serve to remind the market of Romeo#8217;s credentials and sport

The second car is the 2014 Spider which according to insiders have an excellent power-weight sporty driving attitude, and design lines.

Another product in the pipeline is the next gen saloon and its sportwagon version. car will be tapping into the platform. It is expected to takeover the of the 159 come 2014. Alfa will also field an SUV to their global market to its mid-size premium model will stop production by

The latter will be meeting the A4 and BMW 3 Series  head on in the luxury car

Amid all these plans is the new Romeo 1.8 turbocharged powerplant of producing 300 horsepower that be used in a wide range of

Alfa Romeo to unveil 4C in [with video]

August 2011 by Pagandi J. in Alfa 4C

Everyone is awaiting for the opening of the Frankfurt motor show September, and Alfa Romeo is one of the that may be doing an exciting Alfa will be officially the Alfa Romeo 4C.

The Italian carmaker recently a teaser of the 4C on their Facebook which was initially introduced as a car at the Geneva Salon.

According to the of Chrysler and Fiat groups, Marchionne, the 4C will be rolling dealerships in Europe by the first of next year while sample units getting on to shore before the end of 2012. in the US might after all see the production of the Alfa Romeo 4C, or if not Alfa field a 4C roadster version or a more aggressive version.

In this year, the 4C concept was having a 1.75L turbocharged engine equipped with injection. This engine is with twin clutch TCT transmission. The concept rear drive 4C only weighs 1,873 pounds with a weight ratio of 4 kg per horsepower and can up from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour 5 seconds.

Top speed is pegged at 255

Watch the promo video of the Alfa Romeo 4C:

Fiat-Chrysler to Make 280,000 Compact SUV a year

Renowned Italian Fiat S.p.A. joins with American car company, Group LLC to produce about units a year of compact SUV for the brands Alfa Romeo and The partnership’s activities will off in 2012 and will be based in the automaker’s plant in Turin.

recently, Fiat S.p.A. has its approval of the $1.78 billion that will be used to the factory where the very SUV will be born in the 101 years of Alfa. This will be where a new Jeep model will be made, in replacement of the Patriot / Compass models.

It is that the production output start showing by the latter of year 2012. This was by Sergio Marchionne, the CEO of the joint team.

According to the partnership’s the new Alfa SUV model will be head to head with GLK, Audi Q5, and the BMW X3. Marchionne adds that the Mirafiori, plant is the sole factory the new Jeep model will be

Out of the initial 280,000 units to me in the Turin plant will be in the European market while the half will be sold in America. The new Alfa model carry a big weight since part of the Fiat’s re-launch in America that is scheduled in 2013.

An estimated 15,000 units are expected to be made in a while Alfa units are to be somewhere around 100,000 to

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