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Alfa Romeo 159
Alfa Romeo
aka None
Production 2005 - 2011
Class Entry-Level Luxury Sedan
Body Style 4-door, 5-seat Sedan
5-door, 5-seat Station Wagon
Length 4660/4661 mm (183.4/183.5 in.)
Width 1828/1830 mm (71.9/72.0 in.)
Height 1417-1422 mm (55.7-55.9 in.)
Wheelbase 2700/2703 mm (106.3/106.4 in.)
Weight 1,430–1,680 kg (3,200–3,700 lb)
Transmission 5 and 6-speed manual
6-speed Sequential Manual
Magneti Marelli Selespeed
6-speed Automatic
Aisin AWTF-80 SC
Engine Petrol:
1.75 L TBi I4
1.8 L MPI I4
1.9 L JTS I4
2.2 L JTS I4
3.2 L JTS V6

Diesel:
1.9 L JTD I4
2.0 L JTD I4
2.4 L JTD I5
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar Citroen C5
BMW 3-Series
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Audi A4
Jaguar X-Type
Designer Giorgetto Giugiaro

The Alfa Romeo 159 is a compact executive car produced by the Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo since 2005.

The 159 was introduced in production form at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show as a replacement for the successful Alfa Romeo 156. The Giugiaro-designed sedan uses the GM/Fiat Premium platform, shared with the Brera, Spyder, and Kamal.

Stylistically, the 159 is designed to share features with the Maserati Quattroporte introduced in 2004. The 159 is available with either front or four-wheel drive, called Q4. AWD system utilises Torsen type C twin differential. AWD is only available with 3.2 L V6 engine.

A Sportwagon variant was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2006. In 2007, Alfa Romeo will release a GTA variant with a 4.2 L 450+ hp Maserati V8 petrol engine.

Recent ChangesEdit

  • For MY 2011, the 159 receives some some updates in the form of new upholstery and trim options, and the introduction of four new equipment packages similar to those offered on the Giulietta and MiTo hatchbacks - Comfort Pack, Sport Pack, Comfort Plus Pack and TI Plus Pack.
  • For MY 2009, the 159 receives a very subtle facelift.[1]

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CriticismsEdit

  • "Heavy JTD prone to understeer; notchy gearshift; odd steering weighting on JTS; resale." - Wheels Magazine
  • "Not that roomy, not that quick." - Motor Magazine

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See alsoEdit

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ALFA ROMEO

The Fiat Group


Abarth | Alfa Romeo | Autobianchi | Fiat | Lancia | Innocenti | Maserati | Iveco | Chrysler | Dodge | Ram | Jeep


Prewar: 6C · 8C 2900

1950-1960: 1900 · AR 51 · 1900C Disco Volante · Giulietta · Giulietta Sprint Speciale · 2000

1960-1970: Giulia · Super 1600 · TI · TZ · TZ2 · GTA · Sprint GT (Veloce) · 2600 · Spider · 33 Stradale · 1750

1970-1985: Montreal · Alfasud · Alfetta · Sprint · Alfa 6

1985-1995: GTV · GTV6 · Arna · 33 · 90 · 75 · 164

1995-2000: SZ · GTV · Spider · 145 · 146 · 155 · 156 · 156 GTA

2000-2010:147 · 147 GTA · 8C Competizione · 8C Spider

Current Vehicles: GT · 159 · 159 GTA · Brera · Spider · 166 · Mi.To · Giulietta

Concept Vehicles: B.A.T. Cars · B.A.T. 5 · B.A.T. 7 · B.A.T. 9 · B.A.T. 11 · Nuvola Concept · Carabo Concept · P33 Roadster Concept · 33 Prototipo Speciale Concept · Iguana Concept · 33 Spider Cuneo Concept · Navajo Concept · Disco Volante 2005 Concept · Vola Concept · Schighera Concept · Mi.To GTA Concept · Diva Concept · 2uettottanta Concept · Pandion Concept · TZ3 Corsa Concept · 4C

Racing Vehicles:164 Procar


Nicola Romeo · Enzo Ferrari · A.L.F.A. · Alfa Romeo in motorsport


Cavaliere Ugo Stella Corporate website A brand of the Fiat group


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