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To Turbo or not to Turbo

I'd be grateful for opinions on this one. I like the 2.2 four cylinder engine in my Brera - ok not the most powerful of units and I would like a bit better economy. However, the one thing I like about it is that it is a non-turbo engine with a reasonable cubic capacity. I have had turbo engines in the past including a diesel GT, Golf GTI's and BMW diesel turbo's. I have had instances of turbo's going on a Golf GTI and diesel BMW 320 d - both very expensive episodes and something I would always be mindful of when buying a turbo'd car.

Do you think Alfa would have been better placed refining the 2.2 be it a remap or whatever, or do you agree that smaller capacity and turbocharging is the way to go. Perhaps they have no choice be interested to hear opinions.
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Re: To Turbo or not to Turbo

Other than due to design faults, theres no reason why a turbo should just go if it has been properly serviced. I know the BMW 320D had problems with oil feeds or something though..

I think its the only way they can go, to keep up with the pack on emissions and economy. Mapping can help keep the power delivery as linear as possible..
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Re: To Turbo or not to Turbo

in the future there will be more small capacity engines with turbos, fiat already have the t-jet and plan to have more turbos in the range soon. twin turbos with one small and one large are the future, no lag! & boost from 1000rpm. fiat plan to release the twin turbo 1.4t-jet.

the golden rule is forced induction is not a good alternative to capacity. personally i agree with this rule, but i do see the advantages of turbos, especially with EU regulations that we expect will only get more strict in time.
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