TURIN — Fiat SpA's new Alfa Romeo 147 is set to become the next model to adopt the push-button Selespeed gearbox first seen on the 156. The 2L-gasoline versions of the 147, due to be launched in early 2000, will offer the F1-style gearshift operated by buttons on the steering wheel as an option. Within two to three years, Alfa predicts the Selespeed transmission also will be available with its direct-injection, JTD turbo-diesel engines. The 147 is Alfa's 3- and 5-door replacement for ...

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