Alfa Romeo 159 was first presented on the Genevan motor show in 2005, in a basket sedan. A novelty is built on the platform of Fiat Premium that was used in the models of Brera, Spider and Kamal concept car.
Originally a machine had a front drive only, and equipped four by petrol (by volume of 1.8, 1.9, 2.2 and a 3.2 L.) and by three diesels (by volume of 1.9, 2.0 and a 2.4 L.) engines. All of them, except for a 1.8 with a capacity of one the L. motor, had the system of direct injection. In a pair with these aggregates the 5-step mechanical worked and 6-step automated to the transmission.
In 2007 with introduction to the model line of brand of 159th model in a basket all-round craftsman, the car began to be equipped by the connected complete drive. Two years ago present engines were modernized, and to petrol a turbocharged aggregate was added by volume of a 1.75 L. In addition to already existing, the car it was begun to equip new transmissions â€“ 6-speed Manual and automatic transmissions Q-Tronic.
Developing the design of interior, Giorgetto Giugiaro decided maximally to save that brand name style that was stopped up in a previous model. Therefore arm-chairs of front and back row, and also the maps of doors got practically the same finishing with the characteristic Â«ribbingÂ». The arm-chairs of front row got the lateral support ergonomics under heads expressed to in sports. A back sofa divides the wide laid out elbow-rest into landings places for two passengers, although, at a desire, there will be a place and another.
A comfortable, to in sports skilful three-spoke helm well combined with the short lever of CAT, moved forward to the central cantilever.
For development of design of appearance the known Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro answered 159th. He had the quite good opportunity to try some lines of future model on her predecessor; in fact in 2003 exactly Giugiaro attached a hand to face-lifting. 156th. So that the Â«heiressÂ» of the best seller of brand in the class of compact cars got the acquaintance of V- vivid grate of radiator with the chrome-plated horizontal Â«ribsÂ».
The form of front bumper differed from such for a predecessor due to going away from the lower end of grate of radiator of air scoops. New was a front optics: the headlights of near and distant light divided and ranged in a row.
A substantial change distinguishing 159th from a preceding model touched lateral posterns: ordinary pens appeared for them, while at 156th they were hidden, from what sedan seemed to the compartment. A stylistic line broadening to the back bars passed on each side of basket.