The Alfa Romeo Brera and Alfa Romeo Spider (type 939) are two sports cars of Alfa Romeo produced between 2005-2010 and 2006-2010, respectively. The Alfa Romeo Brera is a 2 + 2 coupe, while the spider is the roadster version. Both models were built by Pininfarina. 12,488 units of the Alfa Romeo Spider and 21,786 units of Alfa Romeo Brera built. The Alfa Romeo Brera production of the two models ended in late 2010, remaining stock continued into 2011.
Alfa Romeo Brera Concept
The Alfa Romeo Brera originally appeared as a concept car at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show. Its designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Italdesign Giugiaro. The concept version was a Maserati V8 engine with 400 PS (390 hp 290 kW). The Alfa Romeo Brera was well known and production plans were announced in the episode for the year 2005.
Alfa Romeo Brera Production
The Alfa Romeo Brera introduced in production form at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. It translates the original exterior appearance on a much smaller scale, to a middle-class coupe on the GM / Fiat Premium platform (with the Alfa Romeo 159 shared), and designed to replace the outgoing GTV. A convertible version of the Brera Spider was also announced that they will start shortly after the coupe and replace the existing GTV-based spider.
In Europe, the Alfa Romeo Brera is initially available with two petrol engines, the 185 PS (136 kW, 182 hp) 2.2-liter JTS and 260 bhp (190 kW, 260 hp) 3.2-liter V6, and a 210 PS (150 kW, 210 hp) 2.4-liter JTD turbo-diesel. Cars with diesel or 2.2 petrol were front-wheel drive, while the V6 was similar to the 159 Q4 with a Torsen all-wheel drive system. Introduced at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show Alfa Romeo updated “2008 model” Brera and Spider. The 3.2-liter V6 version was in front-wheel drive form, allowing for a maximum speed of 250 kilometers per hour (160 mph), All models adopted the e-Q2 electronic differential lock; and finally more aluminum parts were a reduction in weight of several kilograms.
In the following year at the Geneva Motor Show, an all-new turbocharged petrol engine 1750 TBi (Turbo Benzina iniezione) was badged the lineoup added. The 1742 cc unit provided direct injection and variable valve timing on both intake and exhaust and develops 200 PS (147 kW, 197 hp) and 320 Nm (240 pounds · ft) of torque
Alfa Romeo Brera S
In the spring of 2008, the Alfa Romeo Brera “S” Special Edition was announced. This Alfa Romeo authorized UK limited run version was developed by British engineering specialists Prodrive and should address criticism over the handling of the standard car. The selected suspension and chassis components and settings of the “S” are changed from the standard car, change the handling characteristics. Alfa Romeo and Prodrive had previously worked in the motor sports, advertises an Alfa Romeo 155 in the BTCC during 1994 and 1995
Alfa Romeo Brera Facelift
Beginning of 2008 has been revised with respect to some details of the Alfa Romeo Brera. Launched by the press criticized obesity is mainly reduced by modifications to the suspension to 25 kg. Also new integral sports seats with improved lateral support used. With the removal of the equipment line Sky View the panoramic glass roof is an integral part of the new Edizione product bundle valued Alfa Romeo in the basic version of Brembo brakes and an electronic limited slip differential Q2 in the models with front wheel drive. The 3.2-liter V6 petrol engine was now available with front-wheel drive, six-speed automatic Q-Tronic for the diesel engine is available. In addition, now could Alfa Romeo Brera revised the trunk can be opened by pressing the brand logo on the back, just inside the vehicle was previously possible.
Alfa Romeo Brera End of Production
In July 2010, the production of Alfa Romeo Brera and Spider offshoot of the open type 939 has been discontinued. A successor is not currently scheduled.