Ferrari F154 engine

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F154
Ferrari 488 engine.jpg
The F154 CB engine of the Ferrari 488 GTB
Overview
ManufacturerFerrari
Production2013–present
Layout
Configuration90° V8, V6 for Alfa Romeo
Displacement2.9L 3.8L 3.9L
Cylinder bore86.5 mm
Block materialAluminium
Head materialAluminium
ValvetrainDOHC, 32-valve
Combustion
TurbochargerTwo twin-scroll parallel turbochargers
Fuel systemGasoline direct injection
Fuel typePetrol
Oil systemDry sump
Cooling systemWater cooled
Chronology
PredecessorFerrari/Maserati F136 V8 engine

The Ferrari F154 is a family of modular twin-turbocharged, direct injected V8 petrol engines designed and produced by Ferrari since 2013. It is a replacement for the naturally aspirated Ferrari/Maserati F136 V8 family on both Maserati and Ferrari cars. They are the first turbocharged Ferrari road engines since the 1987 2.9-litre F120A V8 of the Ferrari F40.[1]

Description[edit]

The F154 V8 engines have a 90° angle between the cylinder banks, aluminium block and heads. The forced induction system uses two parallel twin-scroll water-cooled turbochargers supplied by IHI[1] and two air-to-air intercoolers. The valvetrain consists of 32 valves actuated through roller finger followers by two overhead camshafts per bank; the timing chain is located on the flywheel side. All versions feature gasoline direct injection and continuously variable valve timing on both intake and exhaust side.

The Ferrari version of the engine has a flatplane crankshaft and dry sump lubrication. In order to obtain equal length pipes, the exhaust manifolds are manufactured from multiple welded cast steel pieces; the turbocharger housing uses a similar three-piece construction.[1]

The Maserati version has a crossplane crankshaft and wet sump lubrication. Turbine housings and exhaust manifolds are integrated in a single piece. On the Quattroporte, the engine has an overboost function which raises maximum torque from 650 N⋅m (479 lbf⋅ft) between 2000 and 4000 rpm to 710 N⋅m (524 lbf⋅ft) between 2250 and 3500 rpm.[2]

Applications[edit]

Ferrari[edit]

F154 CD
Eng. code Displacement
Bore x stroke
Years Usage Peak power Peak torque
F154 BB[3][1] 3,855 cc (235 cu in)
86.5 x 82.0 mm
2014–2017 Ferrari California T 560 PS (412 kW; 552 hp) at 7500 rpm[4] 755 N⋅m (557 lbf⋅ft) at 4750 rpm[4]
F154 BD 2017–present Ferrari GTC4Lusso T 610 PS (449 kW; 602 hp) at 7500 rpm 760 N⋅m (561 lbf⋅ft) at 3000 rpm[5]
F154 BE 2018–present Ferrari Portofino 600 PS (441 kW; 592 hp) at 7500 rpm 760 N⋅m (561 lbf⋅ft) at 3000 rpm[5]
F154 CB[6] 3,902 cc (238 cu in)
86.5 x 83.0 mm[7]
2015–present Ferrari 488 GTB
Ferrari 488 Spider
670 PS (493 kW; 661 hp) at 8000 rpm[5] 760 N⋅m (561 lbf⋅ft) at 3000 rpm[5]
F154 CD 2018–present Ferrari 488 Pista
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider
720 PS (530 kW; 710 hp) at 8000 rpm 770 N⋅m (568 lbf⋅ft) at 3000 rpm

Maserati[edit]

Eng. code Displacement
Bore x stroke
Years Usage Peak power Peak torque
F154 AM[8] 3,797 cc (232 cu in)
86.5 x 80.8 mm
2013–present Maserati Quattroporte GTS 530 PS (390 kW; 523 hp) at 6800 rpm[2] 650 N⋅m (479 lbf⋅ft) from 2000 to 4000 rpm
710 N⋅m (524 lbf⋅ft) on overboost between 2250 and 3500 rpm[2]
F154 AM (?) 3,797 cc (232 cu in)
86.5 x 80.8 mm
2018–present Maserati Levante GTS 550 PS (405 kW; 542 hp) at 6250 rpm 730 N⋅m (538 lbf⋅ft) between 2250 and 5000 rpm
F154 AQ 3,797 cc (232 cu in)
86.5 x 80.8 mm
2018–present Maserati Levante Trofeo 590 PS (434 kW; 582 hp) at 6250 rpm 730 N⋅m (538 lbf⋅ft) between 2250 and 5000 rpm[9]

Alfa Romeo V6[edit]

Eng. code Displacement
Bore x stroke
Years Usage Peak power Peak torque
F154 V6 2,891 cc (176 cu in) 86.5 x 82.0 mm 2016-present Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

510 PS (375 kW; 503 hp) at 6500 rpm 600 N⋅m (443 lbf⋅ft) from 2500 to 5000 rpm

Awards[edit]

The F154C engine has won a total of 10 awards in the International Engine of the Year competition, including three consecutive overall titles in 2016, 2017 and 2018 as International Engine of the Year. The powerplant also won the 3-to-4 litre and Best Performance Engine categories each year. In 2016 it was also awarded the Best New Engine recognition.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Slavnich, Dean (June 2014). "California boosting" (electronic article). Engine Technology International: 4–7. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Baroni, Lorenzo (25 January 2013). "Maserati Quattroporte 2013: test drive, motore e caratteristiche". autoblog.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Application for Certification, Part 1, 2015 Model Year" (pdf). epa.gov. p. 17. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  4. ^ a b Korzeniewski, Jeremy (12 February 2014). "Ferrari California T is a topless turbo turismo". autoblog.com. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d Padeanu, Adrian (3 February 2015). "Ferrari 488 GTB revealed with twin-turbo V8 engine". worldcarfans.com. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  6. ^ Slavnich, Dean (June 2015). "Taking charge" (electronic article). Engine Technology International: 4–7. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  7. ^ "The Ferrari 488GTB: record-breaking, beyond-the-limits performance". 488gtb.ferrari.com. Archived from the original on 8 March 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  8. ^ "ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE "ACCORDO ESECUTIVO DI FORNITURA" ENTERED INTO BY AND BETWEEN FERRARI S.P.A. AND MASERATI S.P.A. ON DECEMBER 10, 2014". SEC. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  9. ^ "2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo: The Ferrari of SUVs . . . For Now". Car and Driver. Retrieved 30 March 2018.