The 2011 Alfa 159 range has just been enhanced with new interior trim and equipment, as well as a new 136 bhp 2.0 JTDM engine.

The 2.0 JTDM 136 bhp engine is an up-to-date Euro 5 power unit equipped with a variable geometry turbocharger able to deliver an impressive 350 Nm of torque at low engine speeds (1750 rpm). The combination provides lively performance together with low fuel consumption and low CO2 emissions (134 g/km for the Saloon – 137 g/km for the Sportwagon). These figures make the Alfa 159 a more competitive alternative to company car and fleet buyers basing their choice on CO2 emissions.

This new engine complements the Euro 5 diesel range for the Alfa 159, positioning it in the most important diesel power band within segment D, and achieving an excellent balance between strong performance, running costs, comfort and driving flexibility over long distances.

In addition, the Alfa 159 now offers new sports cloth upholstery and a top-quality sports leather in black or natural, as well as a cabin environment which is further enriched with elegant chrome-plated three-layer treatment or brush black aluminium inserts on the dashboard, on the mouldings and on the central console.

The revised range features three trim specifications; the entry level Turismo trim is complemented by two further trim levels; one designed for occupant comfort – Lusso, and the other dedicated to a sporty feel – TI.

Turismo specification features six airbags, electric front and rear windows, dual zone automatic climate control, new sports cloth upholstery, cruise control, front fog lights, car radio with CD/MP3 player and eight speakers, Blue&Me™ (Bluetooth® hands-free system), black leather steering with remote controls, black leather gear knob, 16” alloy wheels, and a host of safety features and detailed design attributes.

The Lusso version features leather upholstery, visibility pack, sports dials with white illumination, darkened interior headlining, black aluminium centre console and steering wheel trim inserts, dark chrome painted dashboard and door trim inserts, rear parking sensors, stainless steel kick plates and 17” Multi-spoke design alloy wheels.

TI versions are distinguished by 19″ TI spoked alloy wheels, side skirts, lowered sports suspension and red painted brake callipers. Inside, the TI environment is recognisable from the wraparound seats trimmed in black Sports leather and Alcantara, sports pedal unit in aluminium and kick plates with the TI logo and sports steering wheel in leather with remote controls, leather gear knob and leather handbrake lever. For an innovative, hi-tech look, new carbon fibre inserts on the central console and steering wheel may be ordered as options.

The latest Alfa Romeo 159 range guarantees high levels of performance and technology through a range of engines that are state-of-the-art in terms of technology, performance levels and eco-friendliness. In addition to the 2.0 JTDM 136 bhp, already mentioned, the range is complemented by two lively units, a 1750 200 bhp turbo petrol and a 2.0 JTDM 170 bhp with variable geometry turbine, both compliant with Euro 5 standards.

In terms of safety, the Alfa 159 offers as standard a vehicle dynamic stability control system (VDC), including an ASR anti-slip function, Hill Holder hill start assistance and emergency braking assistance, plus six airbags (2 front, 2 sidebags and 2 window bags).

TECH SPEC

CHARACTERISTICS2.0 JTDM 16V 136 bhp
No. of cylinders, arrangement4 in line
Bore x stroke (mm)83.0 x 90.4
Displacement (cc)1956
Compression ratio16.5 : 1
Max. power output bhp (kW-EC) at rpm136 (100) 4000
Peak torque Nm (kgm-EC) at rpm350 (35.7) 1750
Timing system2 OHCs (toothed belt), hydraulic tappets, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel feedMultiJet direct injection with turbocharger and intercooler – Bosch EDC 16C39 electronic engine management system
Exhaust pipeOne with polished tip
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (12V)
Battery: capacity (Ah) / Generator (A)90 / 150
TRANSMISSION
DriveFront
Number of gears6 + 1R
Final ratio3.579: 1
TYRES
Standard version205/55 R16
STEERING SYSTEM
Steering systemRack and pinion with hydraulic servo
Steering diameter kerb-to-kerb (m)11.1
SUSPENSION
FrontHigh double wishbone
RearMultilink architecture
BRAKES – (DISCS)
Front (mm)Ventilated 305 x 28 D, 60 mm floating calliper
Rear (mm)Solid 278 x 12 D, combined 38 mm floating calliper
WEIGHTS – TANK CAPACITY
Fuel tank (Iit.)70
Kerb weight DIN (kg)1490  [1540]
Max. towable weight (kg)1500
PERFORMANCE
Top speed mph (km/h)126 (202)   [124 (200)]
Acceleration (driver + 30 kg) 0-62 mph (s)9.9 [10.1]
FUEL CONSUMPTION – EMISSIONS*
urban cycle mpg (l/100km)42.8 (6.6)   [41.5 (6.8)]
extra-urban cycle mpg (l/100km)67.3 (4.2)   [65.7 (4.3)]
combined cycle  mpg (l/100km)55.4 (5.1)   [54.3 (5.2)]
Exhaust emissions – CO2 (g/km)134  [137]
Emissions StandardEU V
* according to 1999/100EC directive
Information in brackets [….] indicates data for the Alfa 159 Sportwagon

TRIM LEVELS

Turismo
VDC with Hill Holder (ABS + ASR + EBD + Brake Assistant)Car radio with CD / MP3 player and 8 speakers
Fire Prevention System (FPS)Black leather steering wheel and gear knob with remote audio controls
Driver, passenger, front side &  window airbagsFront armrest with temperature controlled storage compartment
Passenger airbag deactivationSports cloth upholstery
Isofix attachments on rear seats with third upper central attachmentFront seats manually adjustable (height, rake, lumbar adjustment for driver and passenger)
Front seatbelts with pretentioners and load limiters16” Design alloy wheels with 215/55 R16 tyres
Alfa code immobiliser and alarm systemSpace saver 16″ spare steel wheel
Electronic key with remote central locking and boot releaseFront fog lights
Third rear headrest60/40 split folding rear seats and armrest with storage compartment (Sportwagon only)
“Follow-Me Home” headlightsElectrically folding wing mirros
Dark painted centre console and steering wheel trim insertsBlue&Me™ (Bluetooth® hands-free system with voice recognition and media player with USB port in the glove box)
Light painted dashboard and door trim inserts17” Multi -spoke design alloy wheels with 225/50 tyres (Standard on 1750 TBi engine only)
Electric front and rear windows with one touch functionCruise control
Dual zone automatic climate controlMechanical tilting action for driver and passenger seats
On-board instrumentation with multifunctional display and trip computerAluminium brake calipers with Alfa Romeo designation
Dials with white illuminationTwin chrome exhaust tail pipes (only on 1750 TBi engine)
Darkened interior headlining
Lusso TI
As 159 Turismo plus: As 159 Lusso plus:
Visibility Pack (rain, dusk & condensation sensors,  electrochromic rearview mirror with deactivation button  and Air Quality System)Black leather sports steering wheel and gear knob with red stitching
TI black sports leather / Alcantara upholstery
Stainless steel kick platesRed painted brake calipers
Twin exhaust tail pipes (Standard on 1750 TBi engine only)Lowered sports suspension
Side skirts
Black sports leather steering wheel and gear knob with black stitching60/40 split folding rear seats and armrest  with storage compartment (Saloon only)
Sports dials with white illuminationSatin effect wing mirrors
Rear parking sensorsAluminium sports pedals
17” Multi-spoke design alloy wheels with 225/50 R17 tyresTI badging
Aluminium kickplates with TI logo
Darkened interior headliningEngine badge exclusion
Black aluminium centre console and steering wheel trim insertsHeated front seats
Chrome exhaust tail pipe
Dark chrome painted dashboard and door trim inserts19″ TI spoke alloy wheels with 235/40 R19 tyres
12V plug in boot (Sportwagon versions only)

PRICE LIST

Basic Price VAT Retail Price OTR Charges Total  OTR
ALFA 159 SALOON
1750 TBi 200 bhp Turismo£18,720.39£3,744.08£22,464.47£1,050.53£23,515.00
1750 TBi 200 bhp Lusso£20,095.39£4,019.08£24,114.47£1,050.53£25,165.00
1750 TBi 200 bhp TI£21,345.39£4,269.08£25,614.47£1,050.53£26,665.00
2.0 JTDM 136 bhp Turismo£18,149.56£3,629.91£21,779.47£720.53£22,500.00
2.0 JTDM 136 bhp Lusso£19,524.56£3,904.91£23,429.47£720.53£24,150.00
2.0 JTDM 136 bhp TI£20,774.56£4,154.91£24,929.47£720.53£25,650.00
2.0 JTDM 170 bhp Turismo£18,982.89£3,796.58£22,779.47£720.53£23,500.00
2.0 JTDM 170 bhp Lusso£20,357.89£4,071.58£24,429.47£720.53£25,150.00
2.0 JTDM 170 bhp TI£21,607.89£4,321.58£25,929.47£720.53£26,650.00
ALFA 159 SPORTWAGON
1750 TBi 200 bhp Turismo SW£19,762.06£3,952.41£23,714.47£1,050.53£24,765.00
1750 TBi 200 bhp Lusso SW£21,137.06£4,227.41£25,364.47£1,050.53£26,415.00
1750 TBi 200 bhp TI SW£22,387.06£4,477.41£26,864.47£1,050.53£27,915.00
2.0 JTDM 136 bhp Turismo SW£19,191.22£3,838.24£23,029.47£720.53£23,750.00
2.0 JTDM 136 bhp Lusso SW£20,566.22£4,113.24£24,679.47£720.53£25,400.00
2.0 JTDM 136 bhp TI SW£21,816.22£4,363.24£26,179.47£720.53£26,900.00
2.0 JTDM 170 bhp Turismo SW£20,012.06£4,002.41£24,014.47£735.53£24,750.00
2.0 JTDM 170 bhp Lusso SW£21,387.06£4,277.41£25,664.47£735.53£26,400.00
2.0 JTDM 170 bhp TI SW£22,637.06£4,527.41£27,164.47£735.53£27,900.00