Alfa Kills V-6 Turbo Quadrifoglio, Hints at Hybridization

Brandan Gillogly

Quadrifoglio, the Italian word that means “four-leaf clover,” has been the top performance trim level for Alfa Romeo products for decades. In recent times the Quadrifoglio spec Giulia sedan and Stelvio crossover have thrived, thanks in part to a 2.9-liter twin turbocharged V-6 with an impressive 505 horsepower. But things are changing, as the 2024 model year will be the last for Quadrifoglio vehicles with pure combustion engine propulsion.

In a LinkedIn post, Senior VP and Head of Alfa Romeo/Fiat North America Larry Dominique announced a final opportunity to own the boosted V-6 Alfas, saying this chapter officially closes “to North America at the end of April 2024” and the final examples will be built no later than June 2024. After that, Dominique is optimistic about the Quadrifoglio trim level, as Alfa Romeo is involved in a “metamorphosis to an electrified future.”

This leads us to believe that the Bi-Turbo V-6’s replacement will have similar power and performance specs, but utilize a hybrid powertrain like the new Alfa Romeo Tonale crossover utility. While performance hybrids generally promise more power and significantly better efficiency, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares provides further insight into the Quadrifoglio’s change in propulsion.

The former CEO of PSA Group (formerly Peugeot) who spearheaded its merger with FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) has made it clear he’s not in the business of buying regulatory credits to comply with government-mandated emissions standards.  Tavares was quoted by Automotive News as saying, “It’s not even a topic of discussion, we don’t buy credits, we’re not buying credits, we’re not going to do that.”

Between the demise of the Hemi V-8 and news of reprioritized goals of the 2025 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglios, Stellantis looks to change the old way of doing things. If the Hemi’s successor is any indication, there’s a strong likelihood of impressive power output in the process. The only question that remains is how much fun the hybridized Quadrifoglios will provide next year, and if they are truly worthy of the four-leaf clover designation.



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    Bought a 2023 Giulia QV last summer as my daily. What a frickin’ rocket ship. Total blast to drive and I look for every excuse I can to drive it… “Hey honey, I’m heading to the store to get more milk. Anything else you need? I’ll just take the Alfa”

    Hoping Alfa goes with hybrid vs. BEV for the next gen Quad. This car just wouldn’t be the same with all-battery power.

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