Ferrari F154 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]

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


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]



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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
2019–present Ferrari F8 Tributo 720 PS (530 kW; 710 hp) at 8000 rpm 770 N⋅m (568 lbf⋅ft) at 3250 rpm
3,990 cc (243 cu in)
88 x 83.0 mm
2019–present Ferrari SF90 Stradale 780 PS (574 kW; 769 hp) at 7500 rpm + 220 PS (162 kW; 217 hp) from electric motors 800 N⋅m (590 lbf⋅ft) at 6000 rpm


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
2013–2018 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 (?) 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 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

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


The F154B and F154C engines have won a total of 14 awards in the International Engine of the Year competition, including a record of four consecutive overall titles between 2016 and 2019 and additional four Best Performance Engine titles. The powerplant also won the 2016 Best New Engine recognition at his debut. Between 2016 and 2018 the engine was classified at the first place in the 3-to-4 litre class. Following the adoption of new power-based categories instead of the previous ones based on displacement, in 2019 the F154 variants won both 550 to 650 PS and Above 650 PS awards.

In 2018 the F154C engine was crowned Best of the best as the most significant engine since the launch of the International Engine of the Year in 1999.

See also


  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". (in Italian). Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Application for Certification, Part 1, 2015 Model Year" (pdf). p. 17. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  4. ^ a b Korzeniewski, Jeremy (12 February 2014). "Ferrari California T is a topless turbo turismo". Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d Padeanu, Adrian (3 February 2015). "Ferrari 488 GTB revealed with twin-turbo V8 engine". 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". Archived from the original on 8 March 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  9. ^ "2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo: The Ferrari of SUVs . . . For Now". Car and Driver. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
Ferrari F136 engine

The F136, commonly known as Ferrari-Maserati engine, is a family of 90° V8 petrol engines jointly developed by Ferrari and Maserati and produced by Ferrari; these engines displace between 4.2 L and 4.7 L, and produce between 390 PS (287 kW; 385 hp) and 605 PS (445 kW; 597 hp). All engines are naturally aspirated, incorporate dual overhead camshafts, variable valve timing, and four valves per cylinder.

The architecture was produced in various configurations for Ferrari and Maserati automobiles, and the Alfa Romeo 8C. Production started in 2001 when Ferrari owned Maserati, Ferrari itself owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, formerly Fiat S.p.A. under whom the engine sharing program was organized. Ferrari was spun-off in January 2016 and has stated they will not renew the contract to supply engines to Maserati by 2022.Starting with the 2013 Maserati Quattroporte GTS, and following with the 2014 Ferrari California T, the F136 replaced by the twin turbocharged Ferrari F154 V8 engine.

Ferrari F160 engine

The F160 is a 60° V6 gasoline engine that displaces 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in). It utilizes a turbocharger for each cylinder bank, twin intercoolers and direct injection. The engine is designed by Maserati (loosely based on Pentastar engine block) and assembled by Ferrari; specifically, the engine blocks are cast and machined to Ferrari's approved specifications respectively in Chrysler's Kokomo, Indiana and Trenton Engine Plant, then shipped to Modena, Italy for assembly by Ferrari. This engine shares bore and combustion chamber design, the same valves control technology (i.e. roller finger followers and four cam phasers), the same twin turbocharging approach and direct injection-ignition system with Ferrari F154 engine. The engine auxiliaries are identical (alternator, starter motor and power steering pump) or very similar (variable displacement oil pump). The difference of F160 from F154: F160 engine block is made by high pressure die cast (HPDC) process which is extremely suitable for high volume production. However, it is open deck type and can't endure to high specific power in HP/liter. F160 doesn't have an overboost function and is not used in Ferrari cars either (both F136 and F154 engines are used in Ferrari cars as well). Ferrari was responsible for design and bench testing of this engine.



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