MiTo 1,4 TB engine in Alfa 147
I don't know if this is the rigth place for very technical questions, but I hope you can give your point of view.
I love the design of the Alfa 147, and rather not switch it out for a Giulietta or Mito, but what I would like to is to swap an 1,4 TB Multiair (170hp) engine from a Mito/Giulietta into a Alfa 147 2.0TS, as it's a very nice engine.
Now what technical challenges are there to this swap besides custom engine mounts?
- Will the 1,4 TB engine mate with any 147 gearbox, or is custom driveshafts needed?
- Will the 1,4 TB ECU be able to talk with the rest of the car keeping ABS, ASR/ESP functionality (same CANBUS) or do I have to use 2 ECU's (147 and Mito) at same time, and make custom wiring?
Price difference on Alfa 147 2.0 TS and Mito 1,4 TB Multiair where I live is 22.000 euro, so it's not an option to buy a Mito instead. The whole idea is also that I love the Alfa 147 and wan't to change the rather outdated 2.0 TS engine and make a Alfa 147 with the latest technology engine.
Hope you can clarify some of the biggest issues with this swap.
I know anything is possible as people put 5.0 V10 M5 engines in their old BMW e30 from the 1980's.. but I'm not going that extreme - the swap needs to be possible keeping every functionality of the 147 intact.