The future Alfa Romeo 169 will be built on Jaguar platform and will be revealed in 2010. It will come to compete with Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and future 2009 Porsche Panamera.
One of the biggest news will be the use of a 4.3 liter V8 engine with an output of 400 hp at 6300 rpm and 368 lbs-ft. This will be used for the top version. Next to it will also be used: 2.8 liter V6 engine delivering 250 hp, 3.2 liter V6 engine delivering 285 hp. 3.6 liter V6 engine with an output of 320 hp, and a 3.0 V6 diesel engine with an output of 275 hp and 457 lbs-ft. The top speed will start at 155 mph for the 2.8 liter V6 engine and will go up to 175 mph for the 4.3 V8 engine. The 0 to 60 mph sprint will be made in 6.1 seconds for the 2.8 liter V6 engine and going up to 5.2 seconds for the V8 engine.
There are rumors about an even more powerful version: a GTA 5.0 liter V8 with an output of 530 hp at 7000 rpm and 442 lbs-ft.
The 2010 Alfa Romeo 169 will be priced between $60.000 - $65000.
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