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2006 Alfa Romeo Brera

2006 Alfa Romeo Brera
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Alfa ROmeo Brera

Sportiness and elegance packaged in a unique, exclusive style. Harmony of shape and volume that add up to a good-looking, powerful and solid car supplemented by Alfa Romeo mechanical and engineering excellence. This, in short, is the soul of the Alfa Brera, a new prestige coupé that is able to arouse great emotion and guarantee maximum driving satisfaction.

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Alfa Romeo Could Bring Back The Brera As A Replacement To The 4C

Alfa Romeo Could Bring Back The Brera As A Replacement To The 4C

It could be the Alfa we never knew we wanted

The Alfa Romeo Brera was a front-wheel drive sports car that the Italian automaker built from 2005 to 2010. Despite garnering a handful of awards, the Brera wasn’t the seller that Alfa hoped it would be. Only 21,661 units were sold in its lifetime before the company decided to axe the model entirely. Fast forward six years later and there’s talk that Alfa is looking into dusting off the Brera name as it searches for a name for the eventual successor of the 4C.

According to Autobild, the “new” Brera will have some notable differences from its namesake, most notably the switch from front-wheel drive to rear-wheel drive with all-wheel drive being considered as an upgraded option. The sports car will also make use of the same platform that currently underpins the Giulia, which would make sense considering how heavily invested Alfa is to its existing premium sedan. Should the company proceed with this plan, the Brera will carry a front-mounted engine as opposed to the mid-engine layout of the 4C.

Speaking of the engine, details an engine-sharing scheme with the Giulia is possible, although power levels will be tuned differently to fit the specific needs of both cars. In the case of the Brera and its status as Alfa’s new sports car, expect the company to gear the car towards a more power-oriented profile with the possibility of using the same 2.9-liter turbocharged engine found in the Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde. The sedan has 505 horsepower on tap, so if the Brera were to use it, that output could be a little more than what the Giulia has.

Needless to say, all of this still subject to a lot of approvals from inside Alfa Romeo. But with the 4C already entrenched in its lifespan, it makes sense for the Italian automaker to begin looking ahead on its possible successor. If the Brera does get the green light, it could lineup against some of the segments notable heavyweights, including the Mercedes C-Class Coupe and the BMW 4 Series.

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2011 Alfa Romeo RF-Brera by Romeo Ferraris

2011 Alfa Romeo RF-Brera by Romeo Ferraris

Italian tuning firm, Romeo Ferraris, has a new tuning program in their catalog, one that features a significant performance modification for the soon-to-be defunct Alfa Romeo Brera. The package is called the RF-Brera, and as the name suggests, it’s got Romeo Ferraris’ imprint all over it.

Already powered by an impressive 3.2-liter V6 engine that produces 260 horsepower and 237 lb/ft of torque, Romeo Ferraris decided that it just wasn’t good enough. So they went out and built a program for the car, adding a host of enhancements that include a Rotrex centrifugal compressor, a new intercooler, a sport air filter, a remapped ECU, and a brand new complete exhaust collector and metal catalyst. On top of that, the Italian tuning company also installed kit sports springs and dampers adjustable in height and calibration to give the car better handling and split-second response, especially in tight corners.

With all these additions, the Brera’s RF-supercharged engine can now produce an output of 358 horsepower and 324 lb/ft of torque, numbers that allow it to hit 0-62 mph in just 5.0 seconds - 1.5 seconds faster than the 6.5-second time of the standard Brera - and reach a top speed of 161 mph, up from the standard model’s 149-mph top speed.

Considering that the Brera is on its last legs as a production model, this feels like an appropriate farewell tuning program from Romeo Ferraris.

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Alfa Romeo Brera and Spider out of production this fall

Alfa Romeo Brera and Spider out of production this fall

There’s some bad news for both the Alfa Romeo Brera and theSpider: starting this fall the two models will be going out of production after only a five year stint in the real world. That’s not all; neither of the two models will get a successor. Bad news all around.

The Brera was designed by Pininfarina and was considered one of the most beautiful cars in the world, at least according to Jeremy Clarkson. However, despite this, the car has never really been a financial success for the company. Many feel that both the Brera and the Spider have never received a challenging enough engine.

The Alfa Romeo Brera was offered with a range of outstanding high-tech power units that offered generous performances: a 185 bhp 2.2 unit and a 260 bhp 3.2 V6 unit, both JTS direct injection petrol units. For the Spider, a 1.8 16V and 2.0 16v Twin Spark engines were available along with a 2.0 V6 turbo that produced 200bhp or a 3.0 V6 in either 12 (192 bhp) or 24 valves (220 bhp).

Now it’s time for both models to swim with the fishes.

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Top Ten Cars Not For Sale In America

Top Ten Cars Not For Sale In America

The large car craze in the United States is at the end of its life cycle, at least we hope. Gas prices are still a bit high, but they will need to rise just a bit more in order to really bring the small car back into our thoughts again.

That being said, some of the most popular cars on the market today were once considered way too small to be safe. Take the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris for example. The three-door Yaris is a pretty popular car, but many still find it to be the size of a shoebox rather than the size of a proper car. The Fit is a little bigger, but Americans still find it a bit too small for their tastes. Maybe the seats just aren’t wide enough.

Modern safety laws and design have helped these small cars earn five-star safety ratings, but size still matters in some people’s minds. It’s going to take a few very special small cars, and even a few minivans and wagons, to shake America’s love with large, oversized vehicles. Here are the top ten cars that aren’t available in the United States.

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Alfa Romeo Brera Spider gets new engines

Alfa Romeo Brera Spider gets new engines

Who knew that when a certain italdesign giugiaro concept car from Alfa Romeo appeared at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show that it would turn out to be so widely accepted in the marketplace? Designed to replace the GTV, the Alfa Romeo Brera started production in 2005 and was then followed by a cabrio version, the Alfa Romeo Spider, in 2006. Both of these models have had continued success in the marketplace and, now, they will continue to do so with a couple of new engines.

The British market has just received the 1750 TBi engine and the 2.0 JTDM powerplant for the Brera and Spider models. The first engine, a 1750 TBi engine develops a total of 200 HP and 320 NM of torque. Powered by the new engine, the two models make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 7.7 and 7.8 seconds respectively and can hit a top speed of 146 mph. The second engine, a 2.0 JTDM powerplant develops 170 HP at 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 360 Nm between just 1750 rpm and 2500 rpm. Powered by the new 2.0 JTDM engine the Alfa Brera and Alfa Spider make the 0 to 62 mph sprint in just 8.8 and 9.0 seconds respectively, and possess a top speed of 135 mph.

Both models will also get a new Italia Independent trim that includes a matte black titanium exterior finish, 18" black opaque turbine design alloy wheels, carbon fiber effect trim inserts, and a radio/sat-nav system. Consumers may recognize this trim as the previous special edition package provided by Alfa Romeo last year. This package was limited to 900 units then, but will be a free-for-all in their newest models.

Press release after the jump.

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Autodelta Brera S 3.2 Compressore

Autodelta Brera S 3.2 Compressore

The British tuner Autodelta will reveal this week at the MPH09 Prestige & Performance Car Show the limited edition Brera S 3.2 Compressore.

Thanks to a supercharging package with intercooler, the 3.2 V6 engine delivers a total output of 352 bhp (by comparison the Brera S delivers 260 bhp) and a peak torque of 435 Nm. The car is equipped with a bespoke mechanical limited slip differential (LSD), which operates in combination with the car’s standard electronic Q2 system.

At the customers request Autodelta is also offering a height-adjustable Autodelta Sportline coilover suspension that features specific new spring rates and 40 different firmness adjustment settings that can be quickly and conveniently adjusted by the driver.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Alfa Romeo Brera "Italia Independent"

2009 Alfa Romeo Brera "Italia Independent"

The Italian automaker Alfa Romeo has just unveiled a new Brera special edition model limited to only 90 units and set to be offered exclusively in Europe, Japan and then Australia. Orders for the new "Italia Independent" Brera will begin in September and go on sale starting at €32,200 (about $45,000).

The Alfa Romeo Brera “Italia Independent” will be offered with a 185 HP 2.2 Liter JTS power plant or a 260 HP 3.2 Liter V6 engines, either way they will be shifted with a host of 6 speed gearboxes; depending on which piston pumper you choose the transmission may be a manual, Selespeed or an automatic Q-Tronic. The new Alfa is also available with the automaker’s sophisticated Q4 four wheel drive system which will be exclusive to the 3.2 Liter V6 version.

The Alfa Romeo Brera “Italia Independent” is the first standard-production car to offer a Titanium paint job. This exterior is further enhanced by a set of new stylish 18 inch multi-spoke rims that feature a turbine pattern; the rest of the outside is dressed up with some aluminum pieces like the fuel filler cap, bright red brake calipers and new "Italia Independent" logo on the Brera’s rear end.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Alfa Brera TI

2009 Alfa Brera TI

Alfa Romeo will unveil at the Paris Auto Show the sporting TI (Turismo Internazionale) specification Brera that is due to go on sale in autumn 2008. The TI logo will be applied to the front wings and will initially be available with2.2 JTS (Manual and Selespeed) and 3.2 V6 engines and later also with other engines.

The Brera TI features: stiffer springs and dampers, 19-inch tires, alloy rims, inspired by the 8C Competizione, large brake discs and Brembo red one-piece front callipers with a radial attachment.

The special edition Brera is powered by a 185 bhp 2.2 JTS engine (an up-to-date power unit made entirely of aluminum and equipped with direct fuel injection.

Press release after the jump.

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Prodrive unveils Alfa Romeo Brera S

Prodrive unveils Alfa Romeo Brera S

Prodrive, a British motorsport company, revealed its latest creation, a new tuning kit for the Alfa Romeo Brera coupe, a project which has been developed for more than a year. The new kit features some minor styling changes, inside and out, and will be produced in a 500 limited edition, each of the cars individually numbered with unique Brera S labeling. You can choose to have power either from a 185hp 2.2 LJTS direct injection petrol engine or a 260hp 3.2L V6JTS.

The engineers also added specific Eibach coil springs and Bilstein dampers. Spring rates are increased by over 50 percent compared to the standard Alfa Brera, giving the car a more nimble and agile feel, while the specially tuned gas-filled mono-tube dampers give tighter body control. The suspension static geometry has also been revised to optimize steering and handling, and was lowered 10mm. These changes are combined with new 19in alloy wheels and Pirelli PZero Nero tires. Press release after the jump!

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Autodelta Brera J5 3.2 C receives new Q-Tronic transmission

Autodelta Brera J5 3.2 C receives new Q-Tronic transmission

For all the folks who don’t know, the Alfa Romeo Q-Tronic system is a very popular addition to the Alfa Romeo Spider V6 and Brera models since its introduction, back in 2006. Autodelta announced that the Q-Tronic 6-speed automatic transmission will also be available on its Brera J5 3.2 C conversion.

The Brera J5 3.2 C Q-Tronic comes with an increased power of 352 hp and 435 Nm of torque. With this amount of power the vehicle is capable to sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds and has a top speed of over 260 km/h.

Press release after the jump!

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Prodrive to unveil Alfa Romeo Brera "S"

Its officially confirmed that a special edition of Alfa Romeo Brera is being produced for the UK market. Its creator, the British motorsport company, Prodrive, plans to show the modified car at the end of the month. During the last year Prodrive worked closely with Alfa Romeo, especially on the suspension and handling mods.

The new Alfa Romeo Brera “S” has been designed to build on the “existing model’s capabilities to deliver outstanding driver feedback and handling.” This will be a limited edition to only 500 cars and all of them will be differentiated by some exterior and interior details. Among other companies which worked with Prodrive there are names like Subaru and Aston Martin.

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Autodelta Brera J5 3.2 C MY2008

Autodelta Brera J5 3.2 C MY2008

Autodelta is pleased to introduce the Autodelta Brera J5 3.2 Compressore ‘Model Year 2008’ (MY) which has been developed specifically for hot and tropical climate requirements and now incorporates an air-to-air intercooler mounted behind the front bumper.

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Autodelta Brera J5 3.2 C making debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Autodelta Brera J5 3.2 C making debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Autodelta will launch the Brera J5 3.2 C this weekend at Goodwood Festival of Speed. The second high profile appearance of the Autodelta Brera J5 3.2 C this coming weekend will be at ‘National Alfa Day’ (24th June) the showpiece event in the busy calendar of the UK Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club. Once a year Alfisti from across the United Kingdom and further afield gather to celebrate their deep passion for these cars; this year the extravaganza will be held at Great Weston Park, Staffordshire, for (...)

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Alpha-Romeo Brera by Novitec

Alpha-Romeo Brera by Novitec

The last transformation from the German specialists for Italian cars, Novitec is this Alfa Romeo Brera. As a base model they use the diesel version 2.4 JTD with 200 hp.The modifications are not only visual.So we will find 20 inch rims with Pirelli rubbers measuring 255/30.
On the mechanical part, we will note an increase of power to 229 horses thanks to new engine control unit and a reworked exhaust by increasing the diameter in comparison with the one of original car .The car now use a (...)

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2008 Novitec Alpha-Romeo Brera: An Alfa Racer for the Streets

2008 Novitec Alpha-Romeo Brera: An Alfa Racer for the Streets

Tuner Novitec has gotten their hands on the Alfa Romeo Brera yielding one impressive sports coupe. Exterior add-ons include a sportier front fascia , subtle side-skirts, and an aggresive rear apron that features gaping exhaust tips , which from the rear will let you know that this is not your ordinary Alfa Romeo. Novitec has chosen to add "Breyton style" wheels which fill out the wheel wells completely and aggressively. Now all Alfa Romeo has to do is start selling their vehicles here in the United States again so that you US enthusiasts can enjoy this automotive masterpiece.

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Alfa Brera by Autodelta

Alfa Brera by Autodelta

Autodelta has unveiled a new engine remap programme for the Alfa Brera, Spider and 159 3.2 V6 Q4 versions, which delivers increased power and torque. Available power is increased by 14 bhp (to 274 bhp), while more importantly torque is increased by 23 lb.ft (32Nm). Acceleration times have also been improved as has optimum top speed. This new remap programme, thus delivers enhanced all-round improvements to these Alfa Romeo’s dynamic capabilities; and it once again reaffirms Autodelta’s (...)

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Gay and straight cars for 2006

Gay and straight cars for 2006

Wheels24 made an online poll in order to choose 2006 "Alternative Car of the Year". At the finish line, the pert Peugeot 207 was named "gayest" car, the buff Audi RS4 strutted in as "straightest" and the scrumptious derriere of the Alfa Romeo Brera kicked butt for the "rear of the year" title.
The winners of the four Road Angel GPS systems will be named shortly.
Gay car votes
Peugeot 207: 7 155 BMW 3 Series Coupe: 3 378 Jaguar XK: (...)

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2006 Alfa Romeo Brera

2006 Alfa Romeo Brera

Sportiness and elegance packaged in a unique, exclusive style. Harmony of shape and volume that add up to a good-looking, powerful and solid car supplemented by Alfa Romeo mechanical and engineering excellence. This, in short, is the soul of the Alfa Brera, a new prestige coupé that is able to arouse great emotion and guarantee maximum driving satisfaction.

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