@asimpleson @Raj_pol http://allparnews.com/index.php/2014/04/fca-new-engine-rumors-24960 FCA has, mainly through the radical 'skunk works' (under Ferrari managers) i.e., secret r&d centre with engineers from across FCA working autonomously of the company, and yet with big budgets, for Alfa Romeo committed to a new generation of esp petrol engines, and also a new diesel V6 too. There will apparently be 2 families of engines: one small and the other medium. It is said by people in the know ('insiders', both Italian and American, who are members of allpar.com, the FCA/Mopar very high quality and deep website) that the engines will be designed in a modular way: so that for eg the same cylinder size can be used and power altered on different engines by altering the number of cylinders and by different combinations of: direct injection AND multiair electro-hydraulic i-vvt possibly for both intake and exhaust AND turbocharging AND (for some applications esp in the US) twin-turbocharging, likely with a partially electric turbocharger. Possibly supercharging, too. A hyper fuel efficient, yet powerful 3-cylinder version with most or all of the above will, it is rumoured come to about 1.3 litres and will eventually replace the t-jet(multiair). The engines are by design going to be able to be placed longitudinally or east-west, depending on the model. They will mostly be high power, hyper fuel efficient 4 cylinder petrols, big and small, with different turbos, some single some twin, some electric, etc. There will also be a very inexpensive, yet high-payoff-in-efficiency, mild hybrid, with small electric motors used for (a) electric turbocharging and (b) in the rear 'axle'/wheels to aid traction and 4x4, and to ensure efficient high torque right from 0 rpm. The engines are being designed specifically to ensure very high torque at very low rpms, WITHOUT sacrificing mid and topend power, and without a fuel efficiency penalty. Hence the use of elctric turbo-s and/or twin sequential turbo-s. And mild hybrid electric motors at low speeds/low gears/when traction is lost by the rear wheels. These engines are meant for shared common use, with branding variations, across ALL FCA brands, whether American or European, including Jeep but excluding Ferrari (ostensibly) one guesses. CAVEAT: these are more than just rumours but....less than certain detailed-facts. The first of this engine family will appear, it is said, when the Alfa Romeo rear-wheel drive d-sedan, on an all-new 'scalable' rwd platform to be shared presumably across FCA brands eventually, is shown in June this year, on the hundredth or some such anniversary of Alfa Romeo. The engines of all sizes and turbo-types will ALL be deployed by 2018, as new models and new nameplates are launched for all the brands. 2018 is the last year of the 5-year plan that Marchionne has commited to repeatedly, including just last week, and which they are following more or less on schedule for all parts of the world since it was first announced a year or so ago. Marchionne will retire, apparently, in that year. The more excited among the knowledgeable folks on Allpar etc feel that these will, each and together, be the most radical and the best petrol engines in the world: they will meet and beat the nasty-tough CAFE standards for efficiency and emmissions of the US (much tougher than EU standards) and yet provide the high-power/torque for which italian and European engines are famous for, too. Also: it is quite clear that FCA under Marchionne will happily share these engines even with competitors, for a price and all else being equal, just as FCA famously shares its leading yet affordable small and big diesels with GM, Suzuki, Peugeot, Tata etc, since he has said so clearly last week.