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Alfa 159 159 The Italian alternative The Alfa 159 marks a turning-point in the design of Alfa Romeo cars. A model that symbolises the very essence of the Italian car: a symbiosis of style, sporting spirit and technology. Guigiaro has penned an unmistakably original styling statement while state-of-the-art technology under the bodywork has given birth to a car characterised by class-beating performance and comfort. Built around the pulsating heart of all Alfa cars is a powerful, responsive engine aligned with the great tradition of the Brand. A suite of unique elements able to meet the requirements of the most demanding, sophisticated motorist. The Alfa 159 interprets these elements in a superior-class vehicle that delivers performance and dynamic behaviour worthy of a great sports car combined with comfort and five-star safety. In a nutshell, the temperament of a thoroughbred combined with the comfort of an executive sedan. Alfa 159 represents the strength and personality of a new generation of Alfa Romeo cars. The Italian alternative. 159 Character Alfa 159 is the ultimate expression of the safety and strength of Alfa Romeo, a name that for many years has been synonymous with the outstanding performance and styling in the world of sporting sedans. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, in collaboration with the Alfa Romeo Style Centre, the Alfa 159 has attractive, aggressive and sporty styling. The front features the classic vertical “shield”, which seems to be the starting point for the entire car, with all-new circular lights. The rear, tough and solid, has large pillars around the rear window, a twin exhaust pipe, and a small spoiler that gives the car a sense of style and practicality. Proportion Aesthetics Design 1 159 Elegance The overall impression is one of elegance, power, sturdiness and dynamism, an impression enhanced by the use of 16”, 17” or 18” alloy wheels. The sloping front pillar gives the car a sleek look, emphasising the presence of the powerful engine under the bonnet. The elongated rear lights are split at the opening for the luggage compartment, and echo the front lights. The exterior dimensions: 4660mm long; 1828mm wide; 1417mm high, with a wheelbase of 2700mm are class leading and provide loads of interior space. Solidity and class, then, are the qualities that strike you at first glance of the Alfa 159. Exclusive State-of-the-art Cultured 2 159 Style Alfa 159 is characterised by sleek, uncluttered lines from the front lighting clusters to the tailgate. A pencil-thin crease running along the side of the vehicle exalts its dimensions and emphasises its sleek shape. No add-ons, just top-class design. 3 159 Strength The imposing fenders and wheels sit flush with the body highlighting the Alfa 159’s sporty yet perfectly safe character, crucial for all those who want to experience the thrill of a sporty drive. Outstanding Balanced Competent 4 159 Technology The Alfa 159 passed extremely stringent performance tests, checks and inspections before flaunting the Alfa badge. In-depth studies were carried out to endow the vehicle with the performance and handling of a sports car while preserving the characteristic of a sporty sedan. Ride comfort and dynamic behaviour became the two top priorities of the project. The body, the use of high-strength steel and refined suspensions absorb any irregularities in the road to guarantee extremely precise steering (the most direct in it’s category with a very reduced steering diameter) - are all offshoots of highly evolved design. Without forgetting that Alfa 159 in the 3.2 V6 version also offers the evolution of 4x4 permanent drive. The ‘Alfa Romeo Q4 4WD’ system guarantees permanent, dynamic distribution of traction on all four wheels, allowing the Alfa 159 to achieve maximum levels of safety and sporty handling. With Alfa 159 Q4, Alfa Romeo has penned another Evolved page in the history of great automotive technology. Intelligence Responsible 5 159 Sturdiness The torsional stiffness of the Alfa 159 is best-in- class: a crucial element for outstanding sturdiness and excellent road-holding, as well as total safety. The bodyshell uses both high-strength, dual-phase steels and multi-thickness metals welded in part using laser technology. The high level of chassis stiffness means that the steering and suspension always perform well even under the worst possible road conditions. The “premium” floorplan combines with the bodyshell to form a high-strength, compact structure. The Alfa 159, a tremendous technological achievement that fuses Confident safety, comfort and high performance for unrivalled driving pleasure. Controlled Experienced 6 159 Confidence When designing the Alfa 159, active and passive safety systems were right at the top of the list of priorities and have earned the Alfa 159 five EuroNCAP safety rating stars. Use of high-strength and dual-phase steel for the bodywork, the non-deformable floor plan and a rugged engine supporting structure guarantee maximum protection for passengers, in the case of impact at high speed. In addition to front, side and window air-bags, the car is also equipped with innovative knee bags. Isofix attachments are also available for child seats. Reliable Solid Safe 7 159 Enjoyment The Alfa 159 is driving pleasure at it’s best. It is unique. It is thrilling. It is incredibly safe and offers absolute control. The high double wishbone suspension at the front and multilink setup at the rear ensure perfect road-holding, guaranteeing Driving Pleasure precise positioning of the wheels to keep them in constant contact with the road. In addition, the highly efficient braking system, fitted with ABS and electronic brake force distribution, allows the car to come to a stop in only 36m after travelling Emotional at 100 km/h. The Alfa 159 uses the most sophisticated electronic stability control systems, such as VDC, while still leaving the driver free to enjoy being in control of the car. In track tests, the Alfa 159 recorded figures that compare with the Sporty very best grand touring cars. Being at the wheel of an Alfa 159 is a thrill you haven’t yet experienced. 8 159 Power The pulsating heart of any Alfa is it’s engine. The range of the Alfa 159 comprises three flexible, power- ful and environment-friendly petrol powerunits - ENGINE POWER KW TORQUE GEARBOX 3.2 V6 JTS Q4 191 kW 322 Nm 6-speed 2.2 JTS 136 kW 230 Nm 6-speed 1.9 JTS 118 kW 190 Nm 6-speed Innovative all combined with new six-speed manual Efficiency gearboxes characterised by short strokes and precise meshing. Technically sophisticated powerplants that deliver outstanding performance. High Performance The three petrol engines (the 191kw 3.2 V6, 136kw 2.2JTS and the 118kw 1.9 JTS) are state of the art technology employing the JTS combustion system, i.e. direct stoichiometric injection, which com- plies with Euro 4 emission specifications. The power units deliver exciting performance according to Alfa Romeo’s engineering heritage. 9 159 Comfort The Alfa 159 is the utmost expression of Alfa Romeo comfort and elegance. It’s refined, spacious interior features a perfect balance between sportiness and elegance and ensures a tremendous amount of comfort. The dual-zone automatic climate control system ensures that you travel in great comfort, while the comfortable wraparound seats and quiet- ness of the passenger cabin recreate the pleasant atmosphere of a living room. In an Alfa 159, you want for nothing. The dashboard is shaped around the driver, and features elegant, highly legible ana- logue instrumentation and radio with CD. 10 159 Leather 402 465 Black Leather 403 445 Blue Beige 406 401 Grey Red 11 159 Body Colours 802 651 583 Oceano Black Stromboli Grey Rubino Red 568 565 601 Titanio Grey Alfa Silver Black 566 567 289 Vesuvio Grey Oltremare Blue Alfa Red 12 159 Colour combination Alfatex ® fabric Leather Instrument panel/ Grey Grey Black Black/Grey Black/Beige Beige Black Black Black Black Black/Grey Black/Beige Beige under strument panel Acquamarina Acquamarina Fabric colour/leather Black Grey Grey Beige Beige Black Leather Red Blue Grey Grey Beige Beige Code 145 127 160 150 165* 402 465 401 403 439 406 445 447* PASTEL 601 Black • • • • • • • • • • • • • SPECIAL PASTE COLOURS 289 Alfa Red • • • • • • • O O • • • • METALLIC option 210 565 Alfa Silver • • • • • • • • • • • • • 566 Vesuvio Grey • • • • • • • • O • • • • 568 Titanio Grey • • • • • O • • O • • • • 651 Stromboli Grey • • • • • • • • • • • • • MICALIZED option 210 567 Oltremare Blue • • • O • • • O O • • O • 583 Rubino Red • • • O • • • O O • • • • 802 Oceano Black • • • • • • • • • • • • • • = Recommended combination o = Combination available FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT YOUR NEAREST ALFA ROMEO DEALER Alfa Romeo products are distributed by Fiat Auto South Africa. 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