Giulia and Stelvio can breathe easy. The twin-turbo 2.9-litre V6 that powers the Quadrifoglio models is safe for now…
The initial proposal for Euro 7 regulations caused controversy in the automotive industry, with some companies saying they had no choice but to abandon certain types of vehicles. Why? The high production costs required to modify the engine to meet strict emission standards will be reflected in the final price, making the cars very expensive. Some engines faced extinction, but that is no longer the case.
Last week, EU ministers largely agreed to soften the European Commission’s proposal on emissions from Euro 7 vehicles. According to the new agreement, the test conditions and emission limits for cars and vans will not change from Euro 6 up to Euro 7, like new. the rate will affect buses and heavy vehicles only. For this reason, Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato says the V6 engine that powers the Quadrifoglio models will not be retired.
In a conversation with colleagues from the British magazine Autocar, the Alfa boss was asked if the Italian brand will stick with its 2.9-liter turbo engine for a long time: “The answer is yes, because I expect good news related to the Euro. 7 regulations this year.”
By the way, the Euro 7 standard will come into force in July 2025.