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.
Alfa Romeo may not be one of the most wide-reaching brands in the world, but that’s not to say that the Italian automaker isn’t one of the better brands out on the market today.
Despite not having the reach of brands like Toyota and Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo still boasts of a fairly impressive line-up of cars, one of which is the 159 model.
Recently, Alfa released a special “Super” edition of the 159, a model that comes loaded with loads of new aesthetic features on both the exterior and interior of the car. While the engine was left untouched – it has the standard 2.0 JDTM engine with 136 horsepower - there are still plenty of additions done on the car to make it worth a second, third, and fourth look.
The “Super” designation isn’t actually a newly conceived concept from Alfa Romeo. Back in the 70’s, the same tag was used for a sports version of the Giulietta.
A little over 30 years later, the Alfa Romeo "Super" designation is back and ready to roar into action.
Details on the Alfa Romeo 159 Super after the jump.
For the 2011 model year, the Alfa Romeo 159 -both sedan and station wagon models- has been renewed in style and interior; it also gets optional packages that provide customers a more competitive bid.
The company offers great attention to detail and high quality interior materials making the 159 look even sportier and more original. The car gets a new combination of leather/fabric available in black or beige and elegant chrome treatment. For 2011, customers will be able to choose from four different packages: Comfort Pack, Sport Pack, Comfort Plus Pack and TI Plus Pack. These packages offer an abundance of equipment such as side sills, aluminum pedals, sports instruments with white lighting, and sport steering wheel and shift knob. Other features of these packages include cruise control, electrically folding door mirrors, front seats and fog lamps overhead. The packages are finished off with a system media player and speakerphone Blue & Me and radio controls on the steering wheel. All of this sits on a set of alloy wheels 17 "with a brushed titanium treatment.
The 2011 Alfa Romeo 159 will also provide the consumer with 5 different engine options: a 1.8 liter 140 hp and a 2.0 liter 200 hp turbocharged petrol and diesels to the tune of a JTDM with 120, 170, and 200 hp.
Both versions will go on sale in Europe next month. Pricing for the Alfa Romeo 159 will start at 24,360 Euros for the petrol model and 27,000 Euros for the diesel variant.
According to Inside Line, Alfa Romeo is headed to the Geneva Motor Show in March and it’s going to bring with them three variants of the future-generation 159. It seems fitting that with the brand’s 100th anniversary in the horizon, Alfa Romeo is taking an aggressive approach in showing the auto industry the direction their planning to take this year and in the future. With the three models of the famed 159 line expected to be completely distinct from one another and will be separately created from Alfa Romeo’s three design facilities in Stile Bertone, Pininfarina, and Italdesign Giugaro.
While no official confirmation has been disclosed regarding what type of car the three firms are expected to come out with, IL said that the 159 two-door coupe will most likely come from Bertone, while Pininfarina will be tasked to create the drop-top version and Italdesign Guigiaro will be creating the four-door sedan variant. It’s anyone’s guess exactly what these cars will look like and Alfa Romeo has yet to make a formal announcement on their plans heading to Geneva. Nevertheless, this piece of information is surely going to draw up buzz for the brand as it gears up for its centennial anniversary later on in the year.
The second model Autodelta will reveal at the MPH09 Show is the J4 3.2 C based on the Alfa Romeo 159 sedan. This package completes the the petrol engine range upgrades for the 159 started with the J4 2.2 C.
The J4 3.2 C uses a supercharged 3.2-liter V6 engine that delivers a total of 352 bhp and a peak torque of 435 Nm. The engine is completed with upgraded chassis, electronics, brakes, suspension and adjustable coilovers recalibrated through the on-going R&D program.
After unveiling the new 159 at the Geneva Motor Show, Alfa Romeo added today two new engines to the line-up: a 200 HP, 1750 cc turbocharged petrol engine and a 170 HP 2.0 JTDM diesel. The new engines will be available starting April.
The new 1750 cc turbo petrol engine is mated to a six speed manual gearbox and boasts advanced ignition control solutions including direct fuel injection, two continuously variable valve timing units, a turbocharger and a revolutionary scavenging control system.
Even Alfa Romeo’s everyday sedans are breathtaking. At the Geneva Motor Show Alfa will present a refreshed version of its BMW 3-Series competitor: the 159 mid-sized sedan and wagon.
Both models have an availabe 1.75-liter TBi engine that delivers 200 HP from 4750 to 5500 rpm and maximum torque of 320 Nm at 1400 rpm. The 159 sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds and can hit a top speed of 146 mph. There is also an optional 2.0-liter 170 HP JTDM diesel engine
The sedan versions is offered in the TI sporting version, featuring lowered geometry, bigger tires, 19-inch alloy wheels, sideskirts and large aluminum brakes with red calipers. So, a very determined-looking car with a decidedly “ground-hugging” look. Inside, the TI environment is recognizable from the shaped sports seats in perforated leather with the Alfa Romeo logo stitched in red, plus the steering wheel with sports grip and the gear knob covered in leather with red stitching.
Bond gets chased by some baddies driving Alfa Romeo 159s in the latest flick Quantum of Solace. That’s all we’ll say for now, but if you haven’t seem it yet, c’mon it’s JAMES BOND.
To celebrate this, the coolest car company that doesn’t sell to U.S. (if you don’t count a handful of sports cars) has released a special edition of the sedan. The 159 Limited Edition features a lowered suspension, Brembo brake callipers, sports dials, black leather upholstery. The Alfa 159 Limited Edition comes in a Carbonio black metallic paint and sits on darkened 19” alloy wheels. All of this will add a hefty £3,000 (about $4,500) to the 159 TIs £23,000 ($34,000) base price.
For that kinda of cash, some speed would be nice. Unfortunately the car comes with the standard 1.9-liter diesel engine that delivers 150 hp. But hey, at least you’ll look good when getting passed on the motorway.
The Italian magazine Quattroroute shown in their latest issue the next model that will use Alfa Romeo’s RWD platform: Giulia, a model that resembles a lot with the current 159 and with front design inspired by the newly launched MiTo. This Giulia will restore one of the most legendary names in the history of the Italian brand.
The original Giulia was known for high-performance achieved through using a lightweight ca, and hopefully this one will keep the tradition. The new Giulia will be launched sometime next year. Alfa will has not yet officially confirmed of the name of the new car, but rumors say there will be a GTA version that is supposed to compete with M models from BMW. Giulia will be the last model built on the current RWD platform. The project is internally known as the "code 944" and is intended to make into the D-segment saloon (small executive sedan) market.
Last week we were speaking about the launch of the Alfa Romeo 159 J4 2.2 C by Autodelta. Today the car was officially revealed and according to the manufacturer will be available for order from 1st of July. Equipped with a C30-74 supercharger and with the help of Ecu tweaking the engine of the car is capable to develop 245 hp and 290 Nm of torque.
Although Autodelta did not release any information regarding the car performances we expect a sprint from 0-60 mph in less than 7 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.
In order to stop the car Autodelta fitted the J4 2.2 C with upgraded brake discs and 19” OZ alloy wheels using Dunlop Sp Sport Maxx GT tires.
The car features also a new body kit consisting in a new front lip spoiler, side sills and re-designed rear spoiler featuring an air diffuser with integrated exhaust system. No words about the price yet!
Autodelta, the well-known tuning company specialised in tuning Alfa Romeo vehicles announced that on 20th and 21st of June will unveil the new supercharged Alfa 159 J4 2.2 C at an exclusive event called Yacht Harbour of Driessen in Amsterdam.
With the help of a Rotrex C30-71 supercharger the 2.2 litre engine of the Alfa will develop from the standard 185 hp an astonishing 245 hp with a maximum torque of 290 Nm.
Autodelta didn’t stop at the engine and added a new adjustable coil over suspension, perforated brake discs and a new body kit. Stay tuned, more informations will be unveiled this week!