Ok, I know an Alfa wouldn't really be an Alfa without electrical issues, but I think constant fiddling with iffy wiring is one area of Alfa ownership most of us could do without. No real need to swap to Bosch ECUs, etc and it goes without saying the Busso and the Giulia's V6 are far better than VW's iffy VR5/6, but those silly, thin, slack loom connectors made out of old McDonalds Happy Meal toys are definitely an area for improvement.
The Busso is an Alfa engine. Pre - dates Falfa. The Giulia is a Ferrari engine - they would have no way of getting back after their obvious engineering incompetence as evidenced by the 3.2 & 2.2 JTSís.
And Falfa binned the Busso for the most pathetic of reasons - couldnít meet latest emissions!! They redesigned heads for the JTSís. VVTís could have gone on the Busso with belts and it would have been a damned sight more accurate than the GM derived engine. Does the Giulia not have belts?
JTS pistons could have been fitted and it would have been good for 320 bhp. JTS pump could have been driven from the crankshaft. And it would have cost a lot less. And they would still have had an engine plant in Milan/Linate/Arese.
Now they are a refugee company, wandering around the world begging for support.
The diesels are Fiat - they can keep them. The 1750 is dead - what a waste of resources. The twin spark was good, especially the 1.8 and could have continued in production for baby Alfaís.
Either way, Alfa do not produce any engines, so they ought not be called Car Makers. Iíd be happy to sort out the wiring problems, if they were wrapped around an engine such as the Busso. Instead, they offer a Ferrari engine, which I canít afford. Or a bunch of Falfa engines, some of which go into white vans.
Sell to BMW or VAG. VAG would have it sit just below Lamborghini eventually.
Currently it sits below Fiat and Arbarth.