Alfa Romeo Considers 6C Mid-Sized Luxury Sedan
The latest rumors suggest that Alfa Romeo could also unveil a new luxury sedan based on the same platform as the new Ghibli. The model could be named "6C" and while the Maserati model is more luxury-focused, the Alfa Romeo one will be a little bit sportier.
The new 6C is said to come two body versions: a four-door sedan and a two-door coupe. The sedan version will arrive in 2015 as a 2016MY and Alfa Romeo hopes to sell a total of 40,000 units a year.
Under the hood, the upcoming 6C will most likely retain the same engines developed in cooperation with Ferrari, which includes: a new twin-turbo V-6 and a 3.0-liter V-6 turbo-diesel. However, unlike the Ghibli, the new 6C will not be offered with a ZF eight-speed transmission. Instead, Alfa Romeo will get the same innovative dual-transmission all-wheel-drive system we have seen in the Ferrari FF.
Read more about the Ghibli after the jump
The Maserati Ghibli was unveiled earlier this month at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show, as a smaller alternative to the Quattroporte. The model is offered with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engines and a 3.0-liter V-6 turbo-diesel.
The gasoline-powered V-6 is offered in two power levels: 330 horsepower in the base model and 410 horsepower in the Ghibli S. This latter will be the fastest of the bunch with its 5-second 0-to-60 time and 177 mph top speed.
The diesel version delivers a total of 275 horsepower and offers a fuel consumption of 47 mpg.
The model is rumored to be priced at about $70k.