TURIN – Alfa Romeo SpA aims to crack the coupe market by extending the 147 family to include a 3-door that resurrects the classic Sprint name. Insiders claim the new Alfa coupe, to be launched in December 2003 and go on sale in the U.K. early in 2004, is positioned to take on the Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3-Series coupe as a premium model. Those who've seen the Sprint say it is far more than a 147 hatchback with a fastback roof line. Alfa's apparently cut at least 2 ins. (5 cm) from the ...

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