2013 Alfa Romeo 159 – The Alfa Romeo 159 is a compact car with the Italian automaker Alfa Romeo Steering 2005-2011 produced. Was 159 in the form of production in the year introduced 2005 Geneva Motor Show as a replacement for the success of the 2013 Alfa Romeo 159 156th The 159 uses the GM Premium platform, shared with the Alfa Romeo Brera and Spider production car, and the concept cars Kamal and Visconti. The 159 won third place in the 2006 European Car of the Year Awards. Production of 159 ended in late 2011 to make way for their replacement, to make the Giulia. The 159 is still available to buy new shares.
The 2013 Alfa Romeo 159 has had a turbulent development in the middle of the Fiat joint venture between General Motors was conceived completed in 2005. Originally it was going 159, to use the GM Epsilon platform, but later in his development, the platform of GM / Fiat bonus changed. Unfortunately, the transition of 159 late for what is primarily a platform for the segment of the 159 is the overweight, a problem of her sisters, the Alfa Romeo Brera Coupé shared e-out done and Spider convertible. In 2008 changes were introduced to the interior, dashboard, instruments and materials and components made of aluminum, which reduces the curb weight of 45 kg.
Following the platform of car steering, the 2013 Alfa Romeo 159 is larger than its predecessor in 4660 a few millimeters in length 225 mm longer than the Alfa 156, 1828 mm wide and 1417 mm high. The size of the 159 has a much more comfortable and spacious interior for its 156th However, startled the significant increase in the dimensions 156 many homeowners, you should use the model 159 as a direct replacement. The 159 was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro in collaboration with the Centro Stile Alfa. The nose offers a traditional Alfa Romeo V-shaped bonnet and radiator grille, headlights and the cylinder head. A high belt line extends to the rear column “C” reach. Several exterior design features were intended to be the car bigger, supposedly in order to attract potential buyers in the U.S., but the 159 was never exported to the region.
The 2013 Alfa Romeo 159 interior is also beauty in the vicinity of the earlier cars, including the 156, that the instruments are inserted deeply inclined towards the driver. Alfa Romeo 159 designed to more directly compete with BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi, with better materials inside, but it is said that Alfa Romeo assessed the wrong position relative to the most popular manufacturers of Germany luxury car brand. Several configurations are available, depending on the market. Four trim levels: Progression tourism distinctive, exclusive and internationally. In Great Britain there are three trim levels: Turismo, Lusso and international tourism. Among other options, the 159 is also available with Blue & Me infotainment.
A variant Sportwagon was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2006. A choice of automatic transmission for the diesel model 2.4 JTDM appeared in the same year, and then to spread other versions. In 2007, a diesel-powered four-wheel drive model was published, and to increase diesel output of 2.4 liters at 210 hp, with a new level of its implementation is again available as an option.
For model year 2008, the mechanics and the interiors have been developed of the 159th The 3.2-liter V6 is available in front-wheel drive configuration and reaches a top speed of 250 km / h All models are equipped with an electronic “Q2” Alfa-slip differential fitted. According to newly introduced aluminum components, a reduction of 45 kg was reached. Newer versions of the models was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2008.
2013 Alfa Romeo 159, for the 2009 model year Alfa Romeo has a new turbo petrol engine called “TBi”, this unit has 1742 cc direct injection and variable valve timing on the intake and exhaust cams. The new engine has 147 hp 197 kW and 240 Nm of torque. Finally, this device will replace products derived 2.2 and 1.9 units of STC. Also, a new 170-horsepower diesel JTDM were available.
In 2010, attracted all gasoline engines, with the exception of the 1750 TBi is based, the termination of the use of GM engines on the 159th Diesel engines are now even 136 hp and 170 hp engines 2.0 JTDM. In 2011, the 159 only driven by diesel engines, both with 136 hp and 170 hp 2.0 JTDM on the 2013 Alfa Romeo 159 Sport-wagon, and only the 136 hp variant is available in 159 sedan. Alfa Romeo stopped taking orders in the UK for 159 8th July 2011.