Alfa Romeo 159 Gets Subtle Facelift
( WorldCarFans )- Just a few hours ago, we brought you the details on Alfa Romeo's 8C Spider that is headed for Geneva next month. As if that wasn't sensational enough, Alfa has also announced that it will be bringing along its 159 sedan and wagon to Geneva, with minor physical, mechanical and technical changes.
Exterior changes will include three new colours which are Ice White, Crystal Blue and Grey indigo, and a new range of 16 and 17 inch alloy wheels. Interior changes will include the new titanium color trim, a new multifunctional display, and new controls for the dual-zone climate control.
Apart from that, new engine options are also available. Petrol buyers will be able to select between the 140 hp 1.8 litre and 185 hp 2.2 litre engines, while diesel lovers can go for two new 1.9 litre turbo-diesel engines that produce 120 and 150 hp respectively. The current 2.4 litre JTDM diesel engine still remains nonetheless. Above all, Alfa is also offering a 260 hp 3.2 V6 front-wheel-drive model this time around. Other standard features would include the gearbox, which can be selected between the automatic 6-speed, automatic Q-Tronic, and the sequential self-shifting Selespeed.
Besides the above changes, Alfa has also decided to throw in its Q2 torque splitting system which helps the car to stay extremely stable under any road and driving conditions. Additionally, almost 45 kilograms have been slashed off the car's total weight by the use of lighter alloy wheels, aluminum suspension pieces, and aluminum mono-block brake calipers.