Alfa Romeo Updates 159 Saloon

Alfa Romeo updates 159 saloon

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Alfa Romeo has updated the 159 range complete with new interior trims, equipment options and a new engine.

The 2.0 litre uniJet Turbo Diesel JTDm engine is an updated Euro 5 tubocharged unit that delivers 136bhp. The result is a mixture of both performance and improved economy according to Alfa.

Alfa Romeo’s parent company, Fiat, has been celebrating over recent years for its leading engine line-up that has seen the company named greenest manufacturer for its engine technology.

The new engine sees the Alfa Romeo 159 carry on Fiat’s efficient work, recording CO2 emissions of134g/km for the Saloon model and 137g/km for the Sportwagon.

The Italian manufacturer’s new drivetrain will join a range of Euro 5 diesel engines already available with the 159.

A 200bhp turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.0 litre JTDm unit that delivers 170bhp already makes up the range and both are Euro 5 compliant.

The revised 159 range is now made up of three trim specifications the first of which is the entry level Turismo while the Lusso and TI trims complete the range.

As standard the Turismo specification comes with a wide range of equipment as standard including dual zone automatic climate control, Blue&Me Bluetooth technology and cruise control.

The mid-range Lusso specification adds leather upholstery and 17-inch alloys as standard as well as rear parking sensors and a visibility pack.

TI is the best equipped specification available on the 159 with 19-inch spoked alloy wheels, lowered sports suspension and wraparound Alcantara leather seats.

The Alfa Romeo range has in the past received praise and accolades for its trim and overall design however its reputation has also suffered because of reliability issues.