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FCA’s hot new diesel (corrected)

by David Zatz on

Fiat has revealed a new aluminum-block 2.2 liter diesel to be used in the Alfa Romeo Giulia. At 337 pounds, it’s 44 pounds lighter than the iron-block 2.2 in the Jeep Cherokee. In the Giulia, 0-62 mph comes in 6.4 seconds.

There are four power levels, topping out at 207 horsepower and 347 (corrected) pound-feet of torque; with that version, buyers get 325 pound-feet of torque come at a low 1,500 rpm, and 236 pound-feet at 1,250 rpm.

The block is made by FCA subsidiary Teksid, and uses a single variable-nozzle turbocharger (a technology pioneered by Chrysler), with a turbo speed sensor to avoid over-speeding.

The aluminum version might be reserved for Alfa Romeo, or might be used on other vehicles, such as Jeeps, in the future. (Thanks, MJAB).

David ZatzDavid Zatz is a long-time automotive writer, who founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94). He has been quoted by the New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Detroit News, and USA Today. Allpar is his full-time career today; before that, he was a consultant, with a PhD in social and organizational psychology from Columbia University. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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