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.

  • 2011 Alfa Romeo 159 Super
  • Year:
    2011
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    2.0 JDTM engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    136 horsepower
  • Price:
    $32,100/ $33,700
  • body style:

Exterior and Interior

2011 Alfa Romeo 159 Super Interior
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For today’s 159 Super, the exterior was dressed up with a satin finish for the door mirrors, and, on top of that, was outfitted with a set of 17” wheels with a five double-spoke design lined up in a dark finish. As for the interior, you’ll get more goodies in the form of a navigation system that comes with maps of European countries, a Bluetooth-capable Blue & Me system, a handful of carbon fiber trims, specifically on the center console, and a multi-functioning steering wheel, among others.

Performance

2011 Alfa Romeo 159 Super Exterior
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The Alfa Romeo 159 Super is powered by a 2.0 JDTM engine that produces 136 horsepower.

Pricing

2011 Alfa Romeo 159 Super Exterior
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The Super option will be available for the 2011 sedan and the station wagon with a corresponding price tag of €23,700 and €24,900 (about $32,100 and $33,700), respectively.

Competition

2011 Alfa Romeo 159 Super Exterior
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While the Alfa Romeo 159 is an attractive looking car on its own, it still doesn’t have the same cache and brand appreciation compared to its German counterparts, particularly the BMW 3-Series, the Audi A4, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. In terms of performance, the Alfa Romeo 159 falls a little short compared to its German rivals, making it the kind of purchase that you’d make if the 159 is a choice based solely on British preference.

Items Alfa Romeo 159 Super Mercedes C220 CDI Sport BMW 320d M Sport Audi A4 2.0 TDI S Line
Engine four-cylinder in-line four-cylinder in-line four-cylinder in-line four-cylinder in-line
Horsepower 136 horsepower 170 horsepower 163 horsepower 168 horsepower
  • Leave it
    • No powertrain changes
    • Not a lot of eye-popping exterior upgrades
    • Stiff competition
What do you think?
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21 comments:

  (677) posted on 01.31.2012

It has spacious interior. The seats are very inviting and looks comfortable to rest. The bumper is great and neat.

  (415) posted on 12.8.2011

The powertrain does not change, but the dressed-up interior is impressive and cool and the amenity on its interior is really so interesting on this vehicle! I just only hope that its engine is already quite good enough on it.

  (570) posted on 12.5.2011

Alfa Romeo should really give an extra focused on how they could boost more the engine of their vehicles. Anyway, just like them, I also admire its interior dressed up; it looks so cozy and comfortable.

  (530) posted on 11.22.2011

The dressed-up interior of this Alfa Romeo really looks so cozy and elegant on it. When it comes into an exterior detailing, I must say that this one will surely stand out, but I’m just only too disappointed with its power output.

  (466) posted on 11.21.2011

Alfa Romeo looks more elegant and sophisticated than to Mercedes and Audi vehicle. However, when it comes into power output, I noticed that this one had the most disappointing engine.

  (434) posted on 11.17.2011

Alfa Romeo is truly will stand out on its classy and elegant exterior detailing and even on its interior. I just noticed that it had a not so awesome dashboard which lessened the admiration that I feel on it.

  (197) posted on 11.17.2011

The goodies’ navigation system of this 159 Super is truly so great on this vehicle! Well, this is already the best choice for a luxury sedan, for it also had a nice engine output.

  (474) posted on 11.14.2011

Its dressed up interior is truly so striking and looking very comfortable on this vehicle, but I hope that they already boosted the engine of this car.

  (382) posted on 11.14.2011

It was really impressive that in an affordable price, you could already have this classy and great car! smiley However, I must say that I’m only disappointed on its engine specification.

  (374) posted on 11.9.2011

159 Super of Alfa Romeo is one of my favorite cars here in TopSpeed, for it is definitely looking so elegant on its appearance and this one is a complete package, for it also had an impressive engine.

  (300) posted on 10.27.2011

I love the fact that it had an affordable price tag. smiley Anyway, it’s dressed up interior is absolutely looks so striking and comfortable on that. However, in spite of having a simple design, it is still very awesome on it.

  (306) posted on 10.27.2011

I love the cozy and super comfortable interior of this one. It seems so luxurious either most especially on its exterior design, and its hygienic and decent body paint is very striking on it.

  (474) posted on 10.18.2011

I have to agree with you millano mina and it looks so classy and sophisticated on that even the interior of this seems so cozy and comfortable, and I bet it will be too pricey on the market. smiley

  (630) posted on 10.17.2011

Alfa Romeo 159 super is the most luxurious and classy station wagon that I saw nowadays that’s why I’m so impressed with this one, from the exterior to its interior features it will surely not disappoint you.

  (647) posted on 10.5.2011

Very elegant and luxurious, the headlights give impressive attraction including the rear-wheel but the interior dress up is more about clean and pure.

  (613) posted on 09.26.2011

I like the total package of this car, not question with its price it is just fair having all the benefits you can have to this car. What else you could ask.

  (647) posted on 05.13.2011

I’m not impressed with the performance and the look of this car. I really wait for the debut date of the Stradale Zagato. BTW, an aftermarket production of this car would maybe makes me interested.

  (228) posted on 04.28.2011

hmm. I don’t like the detailing of this car what I like the most is there recent production that is painted in red. I think that one really looks great!

  (409) posted on 03.9.2011

Alfa completely change everything under the sheet metal and it looks perfect.
I love the evolutionary changes it was closely a resemble from the original concept from the 2002 version.

  (692) posted on 02.14.2011

Chrysler practically died because the quality of it’s cars degraded dramatically over the last few decades. Maybe people will give it a chance
considering it’s great look but even a person like myself who really values a unique and stylish ride wouldn’t compromise reliability and quality for it.

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