Alfa Romeo 159

From Alpha Romeo press: A new 136 HP 2.0 JTDM engine with 6 speed manual gearbox will debut at the Paris Show. This is an up-to-date Euro 5 power unit with variable geometry turbocharger able to deliver an impressive 350 Nm of maximum torque at low speeds (1750 rpm) and allowing very respectable performance combined with low fuel consumption and low CO2 emissions (134 g/km for the saloon – 137 g/km for the Sportwagon). This means that the 159 is competitive even in European markets where taxation is based on CO2 emissions.

The Alfa Romeo 159 MY 2011 guarantees the highest levels of performance and technology through a range of engines that are state-of-the-art in terms of technology, performance levels and eco-friendliness. In addition to the 136 HP 2.0 JTDM, already mentioned, the range is complemented by two lively units, a 200 HP 1750 turbo petrol and a 170 HP 2.0 JTDM with variable geometry turbine, both compliant with Euro 5 standards. The 170 HP turbodiesel engine can also come with an ECO configuration with specially developed low friction tyres and a new gearbox ratio that make it possible to reduce fuel consumption and therefore CO2emissions: 136 g/km (saloon) and 139 g/km (Sportwagon). it should be emphasised that these levels allow the 159 to be competitive even in European markets where taxation is based on CO2 emissions.

This new engine complements the Euro 5 diesel range for the 159 and will be positioned in the most important diesel power band within segment D in Europe. This power unit is in fact able to achieve a compromise between the needs of private customers who seek a lively yet frugal car and those of fleet customers who are concerned with running costs but do not wish to neglect comfort and driving flexibility over long distances.

The advent of the Model Year 2011 renews the interior styling of the Alfa Romeo 159 range, which is reinforced with option packs that guarantee customers a wider range of creature comforts. With a style that oozes sportiness and road performance levels that make it highly competitive in its category, the Alfa Romeo 159 MY 2011 (saloon and Sportwagon versions) also boasts a price list that is decidedly competitive considering the content on offer.

Attention to detail and high quality materials used for interiors are, today as always, the most developed expression of Italian style. In particular, to make it even more sporty and original, the Alfa Romeo 159 MY 2011 offers a new seat upholstery and a top-quality leather/cloth combination in black or beige from the Distinctive trim level up. Playing on the hues of black, the environment is further enriched with elegant chrome-plated three-layer treatment or brush black aluminium inserts on the dashboard, on the mouldings and on the central tunnel.

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