The forced-induction V6 could be used in a future Alfa Romeo flagship model, the upcoming Maserati Kubang SUV and the next generation Quattroporte. The new engines will be offered as less powerful versions as well to cater for lower-end models. They could go into production by 2014.
The return of the Alfa Romeo 159 is rumored to have been delayed due to the lack of capable engines to put under the hood, which in part explains the investment. Alfa Romeo stopped taking orders in the UK for the 159 on 8 July 2011.
Other European countries followed shortly afterwards. Despite its age, the 159 is still, in my opinion, one of the best looking European marquee. I can’t wait to see its successor.