Just a year after the Brera concept captured the attention of European auto show goers, Alfa will bring the car to market by the end of this year.
The 2+2 coupe, designed by ItalDesign’s Giorgetto Giugiaro, measures in at 72-ins. (183.0 cm) wide and 54-ins. (137.2 cm) high, with a wheelbase of 99.4 ins. (252.5 cm), and features a tapered front and rear fascia.
Alfa Romeo Brera
Alfa Romeo 159
Brera’s exterior styling takes its cues from Alfas of the past. The rear window mimics the Giulietta Sprint’s, while interpretations of today’s Alfa are seamlessly incorporated into the overall design.
The front fascia is dominated by the Alfa Romeo shield grille, placed front-and-center. The car’s strong rear shoulders provide an athletic appearance.
Power for the Brera is provided via one of two gasoline engines (2.2L 4-cyl. and 3.2L 6-cyl.) or a 2.4L, 5-cyl. turbodiesel. Engines are mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox.
On the more mainstream side, Alfa will introduce its 159, which will replace the 156 when it goes on sale this summer.
As with the Brera, the 159 was penned by Giugiaro and features the Alfa shield grille on the front fascia, with the trapezoidal shape of the grille providing the character line that flows over the front wheel wells. The 159 features a sharply raked windshield, to provide a more aggressive appearance.
The 159 is larger than the 156 in all dimensions, with an overall length of 183.5 ins. (466.0 cm) and a wheelbase of 106.3 ins. (270.0 cm).
The interior features a driver-oriented instrument panel with 4-gauge cluster, with ample use of leather and brushed aluminum accents.
Alfa’s 159 will be available with a choice of three gasoline engines: 3.2L V-6, 2.2L 4-cyl. and 1.9L 4-cyl. The 2.4L 5-cyl. turbodiesel also finds its way under the hood.