Alfa Romeo 159: The Italian Classic
The 159 model was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in 2005 by the Alfa Romeo to replace the 156 model in the compact executive segment, which was produced until 2011. The platform of the GM/Fiat Premium used in this model is shared with the spider and the Brera production cars and two concept cars, Visconti and Kamal. The 159 model was awarded the third rank at the ‘European Car of the Year’ in 2006. Until the production of this model terminated in 2011, a total of 240000 units were manufactured, which are still marketed in various countries across the world.
This model is available in two different configurations, the front wheel and the 4-wheel drive. The 4-wheel drive system, Q4, employs a twin differential of type C Torsen, with an open front differential and center and front differentials in the same parts. Engine variants available include a 2.4L diesel engine and a3.2L petrol engine. Most of the models contain a manual transmission with 6-speed gears, where 1.8L has a 5-gear transmission. The 1.9l, 2.4L diesel and 3.2L petrol/gasoline models contain an automatic Q-tronic gearbox with 6-speed gears. A 2.2L petrol/gasoline engine with Selespeed gearbox is also available in some countries. All the petrol engines except the 1.8L contain a (DFI) direct fuel injection technology, called the JTS (Jet Thrust Stoichiometric), while JTD diesel engines contain a DFI common rail technique.
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Technical Characteristics of Alfa Romeo 159
Technical Characteristics of 2010 Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon 2.0 JTDM produced by Alfa Romeo (IT).
|Body Type||Estate (station wagon; shooting brake) 5 doors / 5 seats|
|Front Track||1593 mm|
|Rear Track||1573 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||70 liters|
|Drive Wheels||Front wheel drive|
|Steering||rack & pinion PAS|
|Fuel Supply System||common rail direct diesel injection|
|Max Power||136HP (100 kW) @ 4000 rpm|
|Max Torque||350Nm @ 1750 rpm|
|CO2 Emissions||137 g/Km|
|Cam Design||DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Standard Tyres||205/55 R 16 / 205/55 R 16|
|Transmission||6 speed manual|
|Number of gears||6|
|Acceleration 0-100 Km/h||10.1 seconds|
|Acceleration 80-120 Km/h||n/a|