The Alfa Romeo 159 was first produced in 2005 as a successor to the Italian automaker’s Alfa Romeo 156. The shapely lines of the 159 were penned by none other than the Italian designer Giugiaro himself and features many of the iconic Alfa Romeo styling cues like a hood that tapers into the front ends pointed grill and stretched headlamps. The Alfa Romeo 159 is available in the standard sedan layout as well as a more practical Sportwagon, either way the 159 is also available with front or all wheel drive and a variety of transmission options including Alfa Romeo’s six speed automatic Q-Tronic and the paddle shifted Selespeed gearbox.
The future Alfa Romeo 159 GTA was caught on video by an amateur. The 159 GTA will go on sale in 2009 and will compete with the BMW M3, Audi RS4 and Mercedes C63 AMG.
Under the hood there will be a 4.3 litre V8 engine built as an evolution of the 4.244 cc GranSport unit. The engine delivers around 440 bhp at 7000 rpm with 505 Nm of torque. And it only weights 183 kg. The very good news about this engine is that with minimum of modifications it can deliver more of 500 hp.
Alfa Romeo is seriously considering giving a hard time to the biggest German manufacturers. A V8 powered 159 GTA is currently under testings and will be unveiled next year at the Geneva Motor Show. When it will go on sale in early 2009 it will compete with the BMW M3, Audi RS4 and Mercedes C63 AMG.
Spy photographers caught the 159 GTA on testing at Germany’s Nurburgring circuit. Alfa Romeo will drop the Holden-built V6 in favour of a Ferrari V8 engine. The 159 GTA will compete with Audi RS4, BMW M3 and Mercedes C63 AMG.
The 159 GTA will feature large low-profile tyres, slightly flared wheelarches, and side skirts. The prototype caught also wears a rear spoiler, unlike its predecessor the 156 GTA.
The 159 flagship will spread the greater power generated by a V8 to all four wheels (...) > Full story
Alfa Romeo today unveiled the 159 Turismo Internazionale, one of the small numers of models that have carried the famous two-letter designation, TI. The range-enhancing Alfa 159 TI line-up benefits from a unique body kit, lowered sports suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, red Brembo brake callipers all-round, plus chrome effect door mirrors and exhaust.
TI for Turismo Internazionale, the name that Alfa Romeo once gave only to the most lavishly equipped of its cars. They were derived from standard models but stylistic touches and mechanical changes turned them into thoroughbred sports cars for everyday driving. And today those two letters, so simple but so glorious, reappear on cars in the Alfa 159 family (saloon and Sportwagon). Underlining that the Alfa Romeo brand always guarantees the quality and guarantee of work performed right in the (...) > Full story
Novitec unveiled the Alfa Romeo 159 powered by a a 2.4 liter turbo diesel engine that delivers 229 hp (up from 200 hp).
The Novitec 159 JTD features 20" rims and Pirelli tires that completes the picture the sport aspect of by Novitec.
The Alfa 159 Sportwagon is the Italian car that is both beautiful and sturdy, passionate and dynamic. The Alfa 159 Sportwagon is an estate car with a strong character, a generous payload, flexible to use and at the same time capable of the performance of a sporting thoroughbred. Alfa Romeo technology is used in a car with a harmonious style, a car that can satisfy the needs of those who, in addition to space, are looking for comfort, safety, power and sturdiness. It exudes all the personality of the new generation Alfa Romeo.
ALfa Romeo is going to unveil the Alfa Romeo TI pack at the Geneva Motor Show next March. The new model features lowered sports suspension and 19-inch wheels and is belived to be the top of the options range.
On the interior the new 159 TI will feaure: sports seats (manual or electric operation optional) with distinctive red Alfa Romeo logos stitched in; specifically darker aluminium centre console and gearlever console surface finish inserts; grooved aluminium pedal covers and footrest (...) > Full story
Alfa Romeo will present at the beginning of 2007,in March a special version of the 159 model.
At the Geneva Motor Show the sport version of 159, Tourisme Internationale will be revealed by the italian carmaker.
The Ti is a well known simbol for Alfa Romeo.