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The natural meeting point for the two marques is the new Jaguar XF and the recently delayed Alfa 166 replacement, Project 941. Fiat’s CEO, Sergio Marchionne, recently stated that the British marques would be beneficial to his company’s portfolio. ‘Land Rover’s distribution network and Jaguar’s platforms and powertrains could have been used to make top Alfa Romeo models with front longitudinal engines and rear-wheel drive,’ he told industry journal, Automotive News Europe.

With Fiat now effectively in bed with JLR’s probable new owners, the resumption of these talks will be high on the agenda. However further Tata/JLR/Fiat platform-sharing opportunities present themselves – Alfa Romeo’s Premium architecture could be used as a basis for Tata’s move upmarket and into Europe. And it’s a good bet that the Alfa 169 would use Jaguar XF hardware under its skin.

With Alfa’s intended shift to rear-wheel drive and inline engines for its executive models - and with Fiat’s relative inexperience in this area - using the XF’s hardware would be an appealing route to a BMW-busting chassis set-up in the premium sector
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Can't open pdf files on this computer. Can someone briefly describe what the document says? Anything in the tradition of the Arese aluminum engines? Or will they be modified Fiat blocks?
 

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No mention of Alfa. Just talks about next gen small fiat motors. Tho is is rather impressive.
 

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new V6 on its way (current GM derived isnt good enough they say, under engineering), 1,8 turbos, 3 L multijet 2 diesel (testing with mules going) etc sounds good low c02 levels, multiair etc
 

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No mention of Alfa. Just talks about next gen small fiat motors. Tho is is rather impressive.
THE 1.8 litres, the two v6 petrol, diesel ,are future engines for alfa romeo-fiat-lancia. The 1.9-2.2 (1.4 litres l4 FIRE turbo multiair -1,8 litres l4 aspirated-turbo ) 3.2v6 GM ( news 2.7- 3.0 litres v6) scuse me for my english
 
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