Did anyone else notice that on the AlfaRomeo.com web site there is a list of the "available" engines and transmissions, presumably for the MY2009 model year.
In the list are two ECO engines where they have raised the gearing by 5%, used thinner engine oil, low rolling resistance tyres, different engine mapping and new power steering pump. The ECO configuration is available on the 2.0 JTDm 170 hp and 1.9 JTDm 120hp engines.
Its only a rumour that they come with crocheted covers for the headrests
According to the main site the current engine options are as follows
2.4 JTDm 200hp Q-Tronic only?
2.0 JTDm 170hp Euro 5 149 g/km emissions 6 speed manual
2.0 JTDm 170hp Euro 5 ECO version - 5% higher geared. Low rolling resistance tyres. Thinner oils. New power steering pump. 136 g/km emissions 6 speed manual
1.9 JTDm 150 hp Euro 4 6 speed manual or Q-Tronic
1.9 JTDm 120 hp Euro 4 6 speed manual
1.9 JTDm 120 hp Euro 4 ECO 6 speed manual
Then the petrols
1.8 MPi 140 hp 5 speed manual only
2.2 JTS 185hp 6 speed Selespeed only?
1750TBi 200hp Euro 5. 6 speed manual
3.2 JTS 260hp Q4, Q-Tronic only?
The auto only option to the 3.2 and 2.2 seems genuine because on the Italian site you can't select those engines with manual boxes.
Those seem to be the only options listed on the AlfaRomeo.com site.
Presumably not every market will be offered the full range of engines and transmissions and some of the older engines may be phased out depending on demand. Also you have to expect that ARUK will want to sell-through some of the old stock before they introduce new engines, so no guarantees when they might appear in your dealers showroom.