These are the first official images of the Alfa Romeo
Brera, the marque's new
flagship sports coupe which will be unveiled at the 75th
Geneva International Motor Show next month.
Two models will head the launch, namely the 2.2 JTS with
185 bhp and the 3.2 V6 Q4 with 260 bhp. The Q4 will have
central and rear TORSEN-C differentials, for permanent
rear-biased all-wheel drive.
It was three years ago when the
Brera, designed by Giorgetto
Giugiaro, was revealed at
the Geneva Salon. From that point forward the car
received an exceptional amount of interest, so much so
that Alfa Romeo had no other choice but to take as much
of the concept and put it into production.
The original concept even won the prestigious Concept
Car of the Year Award, an award also representing the US
market, a country where Alfa Romeo hopes to return to in
the not so distant future.
At a first glance, the production
Brera seems to be a carbon copy of the original
design, but this is not the case. The car is longer,
higher and narrower, measuring 4.411 mm long, 1.369 mm
high and 1.830 mm wide respectively. The
Brera’s wheelbase measures
As could be anticipated, some of the concept’s most
exciting features have not made it into production, the
most obvious being the scissor-style doors which have
been replaced by conventional doors hinging off the
A-post. The baguette-style rear optical units have also
increased in size along with the hatchback opening.