The new Alfa Romeo 159 is designed to
express a sporting yet seductive personality
and boasts road holding and performance that
set new standards for this class of car.
recent Geneva Motor Show, Alfa Romeo unveiled numerous
major developments heralding the re-launch of the brand
on the global stage. Protagonist of the event was the
new Alfa Romeo 159 (saloon and Sportwagon versions). The
new 159 is designed to express a sporting yet seductive
personality and boasts road holding and performance that
set new standards for this class of car. Two new engines
in particular (a 200 HP, 1750 cc turbocharged petrol
engine and a 170 HP 2.0 JTDM diesel) place the Alfa
Romeo 159 firmly in market segment D, in the power range
that accounts for over half of Alfa Romeo sales.
fascinating and highly personal exterior, all Alfa Romeos
offer a choice of superb engines, all packed with the latest
technology and bursting with performance. Alfa Romeo engines
are the perfect embodiment of the sporting soul that has
always set the marque apart from the competition. The Alfa
Romeo 159 is certainly no exception. Starting from April
2009, the new 159 will be available with a brand new engine:
a 1750 cc turbocharged petrol engine that conforms to Euro 5
standards and develops 200 HP between 4,750 and 5,500 rpm
with 320 Nm of torque at only 1,400 rpm.
The new 1750 cc turbo petrol
engine (manufactured by FPT - Fiat Powertrain Technologies)
comes combined with 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.
The resulting performance is comparable to – or better than
– that of many 3 litre engines while still delivering fuel
consumption typical of a compact four cylinder unit.
The force behind the
development of any Alfa Romeo engine is the company’s
determination to use technology to enhance driving pleasure.
This certainly applies to the development of the new, Euro
5, “1750 Turbo Benzina 200 CV” unit destined immediately for
the Alfa Romeo 159 and then later on for the Alfa Romeo
Brera, Spider and 159 Sportwagon.
This engine takes the Alfa
Romeo 159, with its refined Italian styling and typical
sporting elegance to an impressive top speed of 235 kph and
accelerates it from 0 to 100 kph in just 7.7 seconds. The
200 HP Alfa Romeo 159 1750 TBi is therefore a true
representative of Alfa’s exclusive motoring lifestyle. Far
from being a mere ‘means of transport’, the new 159 is a
real driver’s car. It delivers genuine sports performance
and muscular acceleration thanks to generous torque and
smooth response even at low revs and the extended power band
of a modern, advanced petrol engine that minimises the need
for you to ‘work’ the gearbox. The engine sound too is
inspiring without ever becoming tiresome.
1750 - return of a classic designation
159 1750 TBi (200 CV) - Technical Specifications