The Alfa Romeo 159 was launched internationally at the Geneva Motor Show of 2005. This model was launched as a replacement for the popular 156 model. Following its success in the international market the car is expected to be launched in Indian market in 2010 through Fiat. The car has been designed to provide a classy vehicle to consumers looking for larger interior space.
Alfa Romeo 159 Specification
The Alfa Romeo 159 review shows that the car has a 3179cc petrol engine and this can develop power of 260 bhp at 6000 rpm along with peak torque of 322 Nm at 4500 rpm. The length of the car is 4660 mm and its width is 1828mm while its height is 1417mm. The exterior design of the car is sporty and features elegant lines.
The car can seat 5 individuals and the engine is mated with 6-speed manual transmission system. The gear box is quite responsive and shifting of the gears becomes easy. The car has power steering and front and rear disk brake system. The car has ground clearance of 150mm and the kerb weight of the car is 2000 kgs. The car has fuel tank limit of 70 litres.
The engine of the car is extremely quiet even at high speeds. The suspension system of the car is designed to add to the comfort level of the car. The suspension is balanced and provides excellent handling and also ensures that potholes and other road disturbances are not felt. The suspension also adds to the stability of the car at high speeds.
Alfa Romeo 159 Mileage
The mileage figures for the car on Indian roads are not known as yet.
Alfa Romeo 159 Interiors
The interiors of the car feature comfortable seats in high grade upholstery. The dashboard has aluminium inserts and metallic cover for centre console. The interiors are quite spacious and the trunk space is around 405 litres. The car has high quality audio system with 10 speakers. The car also has Blue&Me system which allows users to connect USB compatible device or Bluetooth to the car. The car has automatic climate control feature with three zones and cruise control as well.
Alfa Romeo 159 Safety features
The car comes equipped with several safety features and these include airbags, fog lamp and parking sensors. Other safety features include anti lock brake system, front driver as well as passenger airbags, knee airbags, side curtain airbags, seats belts with pretensioners as well as load limiters. The car also has anti lock brake system and electronic brake force distribution feature.
Alfa Romeo 159 Price and design variations
The car is expected to cost Rs 28 lakhs and it will be available in the Indian market in a single design variation.
Alfa Romeo 159 Colors
The colors in which the car will be available in Indian market are not known as yet.