Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chairman Sergio Marchionne has announced the company's Termoli plant has been selected to build two new engines for Alfa Romeo.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chairman Sergio Marchionne has announced the company's Termoli plant has been selected to build two new engines for Alfa Romeo.

The company was coy on specifics but confirmed one of the engines will be an "advanced, high output four-cylinder."  The other will be a  Ferrari-derived six-cylinder which has been designed specifically for Alfa Romeo.

There's no word on specifications but FCA said the plant will be able to produce more than 200,000 of the new engines annually.  This means the plant should be capable of meeting approximately half of the total volumes projected in Alfa Romeo’s plan for 2018.

In a statement to plant employees, Marchionne said “This high tech project is an integral part of our bet on Alfa Romeo. It is because of your technical know-how and capabilities that we are allocating production here at Termoli. It also represents an opportunity for you to show the world what you can achieve.”

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Future Alfa Romeos to use a high-output four-cylinder and a Ferrari-derived six-cylinder