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Сообщение AdrianoM » Вт апр 12, 2005 6:48 pm

Кстати, товарищи, это правда или гнусная инсинуация, что моторы 1.9 и 2.2 бензиновые, это General Motors (Opel или Holden)? Немного обидно, если так, аднака... :oops: Придецца копить деньгу на V6 :lol:
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Сообщение colombo » Вт апр 12, 2005 6:57 pm

Там все моторы GM, даже V6. (Дизели наши)
Блоки вернее GM. Все навесное, включая головку наше.
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Сообщение colombo » Ср июн 08, 2005 11:19 am

Мувики с краштестом, конструкцией и салоном 159.
http://www.advalorem-hosting.com/alfaromeo159/
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Сообщение colombo » Вт июн 14, 2005 10:42 am

Если кому нужно в большом разрешении пишите, вышлю.
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Alfa 159


In brief

The distinctive styling and roomy interior of a large saloon

Comfort and technology to enhance well-being on board

Roadholding: an entertaining drive and active safety

Unrivalled passive safety

Powerful, flexible engines that respect the environment

The contribution of other Fiat companies

Services and main features of the product

Technical specifications

In brief

The undisputed star of the recent Geneva International Motor Show, the Alfa 159 now makes its market debut. The founder of the new family that will replace the 156, and therefore the heir to a successful model (from 1997 to the present day over 680,000 units have been sold), this original saloon takes up the baton, to become the new benchmark in its segment.
Born from Alfa’s long, acknowledged experience in the production of prestigious sports saloons, the Alfa 159 heralds a new generation of cars from Alfa. The 159 Project is the result of innovative design methodologies developed by an international team that has succeeded in combining performance and formerly irreconcilable targets – extremely entertaining driving, outstanding performance and distinctive styling – with outstanding levels of safety, comfort and sturdiness, without compromise. The results include a completely new chassis with new suspension, and a new generation of engines and gearboxes. In other words, this is an extremely interesting new model that adds lustre to the remarkable history of Alfa Romeo saloons. The designers drew on this very history, creating a design that is unmistakably Italian.

Styling

The new Alfa 159 is a prestigious saloon that combines refined Italian styling with the sporty elegance typical of Alfa Romeo. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro in collaboration with the Alfa Romeo Styling Centre, the new car has an elegant, sinuous line, which combines generous dimensions with the compactness typical of Alfa Romeo sportiness: the car is 4,660 millimetres long, 1,828 mm wide and 1,417 high, with a wheelbase of 2,700 millimetres.
Starting with the strong, essential front, which is dominated by the large Alfa Romeo shield. The line of the entire car springs from here, combining a light stylistic “aggressiveness” with strikingly elegant forms. This impression is underlined by the lateral air intakes, the beautiful light clusters and the deep “V” of the bonnet which underlines the presence of a generous engine, the compact, tapered passenger compartment and the wings which represent the widest point of the body.
The rear end with its horizontal design, speaks the same language as the front: from the curve of the rear window over the rear wheels to the wrapround light clusters, small spoiler and double chromed exhaust tail-pipe that increase the sporty impression.
The profile of the Alfa 159 reminds us that the car’s elegance is based on harmonious relations: on one hand the relation between the long bonnet and the compact passenger compartment gives the car prestige, while the ratio between the windows and the sides gives it a sporty personality, highlighted by the compactness of the cabin, an effect created primarily by the pillars (the front pillar set back and the “elbow” shaped rear pillar). The deep slash in the side also emphasises the car’s sleekness.
Like the external styling, the interior of the Alfa 159, designed by the Alfa Romeo Styling Centre, combines superb styling and a sporty personality. Starting with the excellent driving position, which is defined by precise ratios between the pedals, the seat, the steering wheel and the gearbox, evolved to provide maximum control and comfort.
The interior is developed around the driver in the characteristic “cockpit” structure, which incorporates the classic three-spoke steering wheel, the two ribs of the lip, the instruments on the console and the gear lever, achieving continuity between the facia and the console. The uniformity of the stylistic language is also evident in the circular shape of the analogue dials, the air vents, and the buttons and knobs. Even the symbols and graphics conform to the same pattern, and the principle of immediate clarity and easy legibility.
The front passenger seat differs for the uncluttered, enveloping space of the facia which links up with the instrument panel to enhance the sense of roominess and comfort. The supportive, sporty front and rear seats reiterate this idea, painstakingly made with top quality materials, paying great attention to the overstitching, and the traditional detail of the segments and piping. The interior of the new Alfa 159 embodies the balanced combination of elegance and sportiness that is the hallmark of all Alfa Romeo cars. It is underlined by essential, sober, clean lines and superb materials: quality fabrics, precious fine grain leather, aluminium that is cold to touch, and exquisite craftsmanship with the appeal of artisan handiwork.

Comfort

The Alfa 159 surrounds the driver and passengers with technologies that guarantee a high level of dynamic, acoustic and climatic comfort. The efficient soundproofing and the high torsional and flexural rigidity of the bodyshell create a muted, enveloping vibration-free interior ambience. That is not all. The new model also features a generous luggage compartment and numerous storage units, plus exclusive equipment to enhance well-being on board. This includes Cruise Control, rain, dusk, and front and rear parking sensors, a satellite navigator with maps (also with a “Birdview” display), voice controls and a built-in GSM hands-free telephone, automatic climate system with dual or tri-zone air distribution and temperature control, radio with CD (and MP3 file) player and a 10-disc CD-changer, a BOSE® Hi-fi Sound System with a central speaker on the facia for sharper acoustics, seats with electrical adjustment, a folding rear seat and pushbutton ignition control on the console.

Roadholding

The Alfa 159 guarantees the extraordinary roadholding that is innate in all Alfa Romeo models. The merit goes to the new suspension (high double wishbones at the front and Multilink at the rear) and extremely precise steering (the most direct of the standard saloons, with a small turning circle). This prestigious new saloon also features numerous electronic systems that control the car’s dynamic behaviour, including a sophisticated Vehicle Dynamic Control system (VDC), Anti Slip Regulation (ASR), Hydraulic Brake Assistance (HBA) which intervenes during emergency braking, ABS complete with EBD, and a Hill Holder to simplify hill starts.
The front-wheel drive versions in the Alfa 159 range are joined by a version with Q4 permanent four-wheel drive, a system which guarantees excellent traction and enjoyable driving. The Alfa 159 4x4 system is permanent, with three differentials, and it splits drive constantly and dynamically over the 4 wheels, both when accelerating and on the release, maintaining the highest levels of active safety and sportiness. The Torsen C self-locking central differential manages the drive torque, splitting it 57% to the rear wheel and 43% to the front wheels, to produce a slight oversteer, particularly with a sporty driving style. The system also guarantees excellent traction in all grip conditions, by automatically checking slip.

Passive safety

One aim of the new Alfa 159 Project was to set the benchmark for passive safety. To do this, the Alfa Romeo engineers designed and developed the new “premium” floorpan, with high performance materials, multiply sheet metal and laser welding. The architecture of the bodyshell also benefits from numerous measures such as the use of boxed elements that are connected rigidly both transversely and vertically, three load lines in the front, longitudinals that run the whole length of the car, built-in structures and a larger number of spot welds around structural nodes. The result is the excellent torsional rigidity of the bodyshell, the best in its segment at over 180,000 daNm/rad.
The Alfa 159 boasts as many as eight airbags (including special bags to protect the knees and sidebags that extend all along the window area), innovative restraint systems (pretensioners on the clasps and decreasing load limiters on the seat belts), and front seats with an “anti-whiplash” device that brings the head restraint nearer to the occupant’s neck in the event of a rear impact.
Altogether, these features make the Alfa 159 the new benchmark for its segment in terms of safety, underlined by the ease with which it sails through the most difficult tests simulating all types of accident (head-on, side-on, overturning, rear impact and fire), taking into account the various speeds at which impact may occur, the different types of obstacles, and the need to protect occupants with very different physical characteristics.

Engines and gearboxes

The new model is equipped with a broad, comprehensive range of engines. First of all, the three new JTS engines with continuous dual variable valve timing (inlet and exhaust): the 3.2 V6 24v (191 kW - 260 bhp), the 2.2 (136 kW - 185 bhp) and the 1.9 (118 kW – 160 bhp), with a specific power output between 81 and 85 bhp/l. All the engines meet Euro 4 standards, exploiting the direct petrol injection in full thanks to a particular combustion system known as JTS: Jet Thrust Stoichiometric. For the customer, this means brilliant engine performance, which enhances the driving enjoyment and the performance of the car. The torque values of the three engines are equally outstanding, and 88% is already available at 2,000 rpm: 322 Nm (32.8 kgm) at 4,500 rpm for the 3.2 V6 JTS, 230 Nm (23.4 kgm) at 4,500 rpm for the 2.2 JTS, and 190 Nm (19.4 kgm) at 4,500 rpm for the 1.9 JTS,
These are the petrol engines. But Alfa Romeo has always been on the leading edge in the field of diesel engines too, epitomised by the 2.4 JTDM 5-cylinder 20v engine (147 kW - 200 bhp at 4000 rpm) and torque of 400 Nm (40.8 kgm at 2,000 rpm), and the two 1.9 JTDM: the first is a “16v” delivering 110 kW (150 bhp at 4,000 rpm) and torque of 320 Nm (32.6 kgm at 2,000 rpm), the second is an “8v” delivering 88 kW (120 bhp at 4,000 rpm) and torque of 280 Nm (28.6 kgm at 2,000 rpm). On the latest generation of “Common Rail” engines, i.e. the JTD units with Multijet technology, turbocharging is entrusted to a variable geometry turbo and intercooler. The 1.9 JTDM exploits a specific rotor developed by Alfa Romeo while the 2.4 JTDM has a new cylinder head and new con rods in “fractured” steel. The three engines all meet Euro 4 requirements, and incorporate a particulate trap (DPF) which eliminates fine dust almost entirely, in line with the current indications regarding future Euro 5 limits. It is a “for life” system that does not need to be regenerated with additives, and will be eligible for tax incentives. And finally, the range includes new mechanical gearboxes, all with six speeds, short strokes, precise engagement and limited loads. Automatic transmissions and a robotised Selespeed gearbox, also with six speeds, will be available on certain versions.

Range and services

The new model is offered in a very comprehensive range, where every motorist will find the Alfa 159 that he or she wants. The range is proposed with 6 engines, 2 outfits, 9 body colours and 3 interiors in 3 different shades (black, grey tone-on-tone, black and beige) available in flocked fabric, Alfatex®, leather and fine grain leather by Frau®. The range also offers all customers, even the most demanding, a choice of different features and devices, as well as an array of financial and leasing solutions that are unique on the car market today.

Quality

The Alfa Romeo 159 was designed to embody uncompromising quality.
This target was pursued throughout the development of the car, starting from its conception, through all the many tests that the car was subjected to, right up to the manufacturing process.
The quality of the Alfa 159 is also expressed in the choice of materials used in the interior, which are smooth to the touch, and perfect, precise coupling, in the external treatment which envisages water-based paint protected by a double layer of varnish to maintain its brilliance in time, and in the fine tuning of the Alfa Romeo engines to obtain outstanding performance and comfort.
For the Alfa 159, “quality” also means dynamic quality at the top of its class, achieved with a sophisticated suspension system and the excellent torsional rigidity of the bodyshell. And finally, “quality” also means a world of dedicated services for our customers, with solutions for every possible requirement.

Contribution of other Fiat companies

To develop this prestigious car, the company deployed its best resources and ensured that maximum quality and reliability standards were applied throughout the product development and construction process. It forged a fruitful cooperative relationship with outside suppliers and other Fiat companies, including Magneti Marelli, Centro Ricerche Fiat and Elasis. And this collaboration was responsible for the many innovative solutions that make the Alfa 159 the new benchmark in its category.

The distinctive styling and roomy interior of a large saloon

A long bonnet, compact passenger cabin, side scored by an elegant stroke and a capacious rear end that is perfectly balanced in optical terms. These are the stylistic features of the new model which is roomier than the 156, to enhance comfort on board: it is 4,660 millimetres long (225 mm more than the Alfa 156), 1,828 mm wide (+ 85 mm) and 1,417 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,700 mm (105 mm longer). The Alfa 159 is elegant and sinuous, in spite of its generous measurements, and never betrays the compact sporty character of the Italian brand. The car’s brief is to guarantee the enjoyment of a car with extraordinary performance, without accepting any compromise where functionality is concerned, and ensuring superior comfort in terms of ergonomics and the living space for the driver and passengers.
Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro in collaboration with the Alfa Romeo Styling Centre, the new car has a number of distinctive features that highlight its strong personality and make it immediately recognisable, in the best Alfa tradition. Starting from the front, which is strong and essential, dominated by the Alfa Romeo family feeling of the characteristic cloverleaf sporting the large shield. The line of the entire car springs from here, combining a light stylistic ‘aggressiveness’ with strikingly elegant forms: an impression that is underlined by the light clusters, which are delightful design features, with a striking cylindrical shape.
The trapezoid shape of the front view accentuates the car’s sensation of solidity, highlighted by the way the passenger compartment rests on a powerful ‘shoulder’. This runs all along the waistline of the car, broadening considerably when it reaches the rear pillar. This pillar has a double stylistic function: it links to the curve of the rear window, above the rear axle (another clear stylistic expression of strength, robustness and dynamism), and embraces the passenger compartment thanks to the stylistic device of the classic Alfa Romeo ‘elbow’. The front pillar is set further back to make the line look sleeker, underlining the presence of the powerful engine, and making the passenger compartment look more compact, improving visibility on bends.
In other words, sleek but solid, dynamic but robust: only outstanding stylistic balance can combine such different characteristics. For example the ‘muscular’ wing which, next to the generous wheels, marks the widest point of the car, unequivocally conveying the ideal of a car that is firmly ‘anchored to the ground’.
In spite of its capacious size, the rear end, with its beautifully balanced form, blends perfectly with the front, setting off its unique personality, and has a horizontal design, underlined by a chromed double exhaust tail-pipe on the more powerful versions. And it is topped off by a small spoiler which combines styling and practicality, right above the logo which is positioned where it is immediately visible, and the elongated lights, divided by the slit of the boot, which include cylindrical shapes derived from the styling of the front headlights. Double side lights ensure that the car is immediately recognisable, even at night.
And finally, the new model can be “dressed” in 9 different colours which enhance its curves and volumes: an aspect that is even more effective with the original styling of the Alfa 159.
Like the external styling, the interior of the Alfa 159 also represents an evolved expression of the sportiness and elegance embodied by Alfa. The Alfa Romeo Styling Centre defined the car around the driving position, focusing attention on the driver: excellent ratios for the distances between pedals, seat, steering wheel and gearbox give him a sense of total control over the car, which produces the enjoyable driving so typical of Alfa Romeo. The facia and wrapround centre console incorporate all the driving instruments and are turned ergonomically towards the driver. The speedometer, rev counter and other instruments, all strictly analogue, are circular with clear, refined, extremely legible graphics. The anti-glare lip accentuates the ‘boat’ shape of the main instruments, confirming a feature peculiar to Alfa Romeo design that is based on a deep-rooted attention to volumes and mature treatment of surfaces. The instruments are practical, precise and easy to read even at night; the multifunction display remains perfectly legible even if there is a strong incident ray, and it incorporates a heating system to minimise switching times at low temperatures.
To underline the functional continuity between the facia and the console, the designers aimed to achieve stylistic continuity between them: the console, which is raised as if stretching towards the facia, has a sporty gearlever with short, precise movements, and a comfortable armrest that incorporates a large insulated storage compartment. The interior achieves a perfect balance between elegance and sportiness, an equation that Alfa Romeo translates into refined colour combinations, quality fabrics, precious fine grain leather by Frau® and luxurious materials (like the aluminium mouldings).
The range includes two specification levels, each featuring specific ‘natural’ interior upholstery. The sophisticated ‘slush moulding’ technology with which the facia was made, guarantees a refined opaque effect and a surface that is soft to the touch, and it is available in three different colours (black, grey and beige), all three of which match one of the interior outfits perfectly (black, grey tone-on-tone, black and beige). The customer will appreciate the wrapround, finely modelled seats, which are made with carefully selected materials paying great attention to the details. The seats can be upholstered in flocked fabric, Alfatex®, leather or fine-grain leather by Frau®, and are all painstakingly finished with side strips cut to highlight the contact areas, elegant piping, careful overstitching and traditional attention to detail. These stylistic elements convey the original appeal of great craftsmanship, like the three-spoke leather-covered Alfa Romeo steering wheel, designed to ensure perfect grip even on difficult bends.

Comfort and technology to enhance well-being on board

The Alfa 159 surrounds the driver and passengers with technologies that guarantee the highest levels of dynamic, acoustic and climatic comfort. The result is a muted, enveloping environment, free from vibration thanks to the careful soundproofing and the outstanding torsional and flexural rigidity of the bodyshell. The new model was created around the driving position (the ratios for the distances between the pedals, seat, steering wheel and gearbox), producing a distinctive environment that is innovative even for Alfa Romeo. Features that enhance the comfort, the harmony between spaces, and great attention to detail mean that whoever gets into the car immediately perceives a higher level of quality. In addition to which, the Alfa 159 offers exclusive equipment that increases travelling comfort.

Acoustic comfort

The sense of well-being does not vanish, but is actually enhanced when the engine is started and the car starts to move. The acoustic comfort on the Alfa 159 is significantly better than on the 156, thanks to the excellent torsional rigidity of the bodyshell, designed to prevent creaking; the soundproofing of the car has also been modified, for example the passenger compartment carpet now incorporates a thick layer of sound-absorbing foam, and the window glass of the front doors is thicker (now 5 mm).

Roominess

The Alfa 159 is as spacious as a family saloon ought to be: its generous external dimensions allow the volumes to be distributed perfectly. This is evident from the overall longitudinal living space: even if a tall person (188 cm) is seated on the front seat of the Alfa 159, another person 178 cm tall can sit comfortably on the rear seat (169 cm on the 156). The roominess parameters of the new car ensure that it leads its class; the distance between the front passengers has been increased by 30 mm, and that between rear passengers by about 15 mm.
Compared to the 156, the following have been improved on the new Alfa Romeo saloon:
• Vertical headroom front and rear: the front and rear percentile accommodation has been improved. At the front: from 97.5° to 99° (25 mm more height), at the rear from 70° to 82.5° (28 mm more height).
• Longitudinal front legroom: the driver’s perception of space and sportiness has been increased. More room to stretch his legs and to find a comfortable posture (27 mm).
• Longitudinal rear legroom: the rear legroom is in line with the best competition.
• Longitudinal rear foot room: more space for the rear passenger to move his feet (157 mm). Seat higher from the floor (13 mm).
• Vertical front access: improved height of doorway in relation to trim (13.7 mm higher).
• Vertical rear access: improved height of doorway in relation to trim (32.5 mm higher).

Storage areas and luggage compartment

There are up to 14 storage areas of various sizes on the Alfa 159 for small and large items. These convenient, practical units include a large glove compartment in the lower part of the facia in front of the passenger, storage compartment and an insulated box in the armrest between the two front seats, a storage compartment in the pull-out central rear armrest, and a ceiling-high spectacles holder. The various units provide a total of about 13 dm3 of storage space (a 70% increase compared to the Alfa 156); the luggage compartment is also more easily exploited and has a capacity of 405 litres (27 litres more than the previous model).

Facia and controls

The driver of the Alfa 159 is immediately aware of the excellent layout of the instruments, the easy handling and convenience of the controls, which are all turned towards him and grouped by function. The driver’s position is built around the “cockpit”, where all the various driving controls are concentrated. The controls for the climate system, radio and navigator, the gear lever and the ignition button are all on the centre console. The circular analogue speedometer and rev counter are linked by a high resolution reconfigurable digital display, and perfect illumination guarantees clear, easy reading of all the instrumentation, particularly at night. And finally, hand grip is perfect on the three-spoke steering wheel, even when negotiating difficult manoeuvres.

Ignition button

The Alfa 159 features an innovative ignition system comprising an electronic key with three buttons, an electronic key reader on the facia, a starter button next to the electronic key reader, and an electric steering wheel lock on the steering column, where it is inoffensive in a collision. To turn the control panel on and start the engine, the key must be inserted in the reader on the facia, after which, for security reasons, the button has to be pushed together with the clutch and/or brake pedal.

Front and rear seat comfort

The seats on the new saloon are larger and more comfortable than those on the 156, guaranteeing superb comfort and safety. To enhance comfort even more, and in particular to absorb vibration, an efficient spring system has been incorporated in the front seat cushion, while a modern lumbar support system in the squab supports the back better. Nor must we forget that the front seats are padded with foam that adapts to the occupant’s shape. The following adjustments are possible on the front seats: height, with a vertical excursion of 5 cm, reach, squab rake by a knob that provides continuous adjustment, tilting, seat cushion horizontal inclination, and lumbar support.
Electric front seats are available on request (the driver’s seat has three memories to personalise the configuration), and the head restraints are also height-adjustable.
The standard rear seats have a fixed squab, with the option of a 40/60 split squab that folds down onto the seat. Isofix attachments for one or two child seats are provided at the sides, and a central attachment is optional, depending on the version.

Climatic comfort

The climate inside the car is a major factor of comfort on the road, and it is also important for preventive safety, because the temperature, humidity and ventilation affect the driver’s well-being and therefore his attention level. And it is the heating and ventilation system that demists the windscreen and side windows. This is why the Alfa 159 offers a choice of three climate systems: automatic dual-zone, automatic tri-zone and manual.
The dual-zone and tri-zone systems both feature automatic control of the temperature, air flow, air distribution, compressor engagement and recirculation. On the 159, both systems incorporate an “equivalent temperature” climate control strategy. A number of sensors register the indoor and outdoor temperature and evaluate the sensation of thermal well-being perceived by the passenger, i.e. the energy exchange between the human body and the passenger compartment, which is affected by the humidity, the temperature and the flow of treated air. Another sensor, positioned centrally at the base of the windscreen, measures the solar radiation in the vehicle and the angle at which the rays hit the passenger compartment. It can then inform the climate system to ensure that the sun’s rays do not cause the interior temperature to climb too high.
Both climate systems can provide two different temperatures and air flows simultaneously: one on the right of the passenger compartment, and another on the left. In the case of the tri-zone system, even rear seat passengers can adjust their air temperature and flow independently.
In addition to the standard sensors that measure outdoor and indoor temperatures, the Alfa 159 also offers an AQS Air Quality Sensor that verifies air quality. It means that passengers on the new model will always breathe clean air, even in town traffic, tailbacks and tunnels. This device controls the recirculation function, which is triggered automatically to block the input of outdoor air into the car in areas where the smog level is high.

The infotelematic system

On request, the Alfa 159 can be equipped with a sophisticated latest generation infotelematic system that incorporates a satellite navigator, radio, CD player, GSM dual-band hands-free telephone, voice controls and the bCONNECT infomobility services. The device has a 6.5” active matrix TFT colour screen on which the driver can easily follow the route directions he receives vocally. He can also access all the functions of the system by saying them aloud, without taking his hands off the wheel.
It is the ideal telematic solution, which puts technology at the driver’s service, making travelling in the car more comfortable and easier: just by pressing the green button, the driver can dialogue with an operator, a real personal assistant ready to respond to his requests in his own language, all thanks to the GPS/GSM network and the advantages of satellite communication. The various services include Medical Advice, Roadside Assistance (active 24 hours a day), and the Drive Me device which can find the address or telephone number of a private individual or company. The operator sends the information to the display by SMS, after which the driver can set the destination using a single key, or he can call a telephone number included in the message without having to key the number in.
And the Alfa 159 customer can take advantage of bCONNECT services at any time, when travelling, in his leisure time, or even at home, from a land line or enabled cell phone, thanks to Alfa Voice. This is a personal assistant that is always on hand to offer suggestions and advice regarding the easiest route to avoid traffic, to search for an address or telephone number, to book an air ticket, a hotel or a favourite restaurant, providing updates about news and sports events. Alfa Voice also provides information about weather conditions, snow cover, entertainment, films, events and concerts, fashionable bars, shopping centres, agritourism, museums, hospitals, pharmacies, cash dispensers, workshops and service stations.

Bose® Sound System

The Bose® Sound System, developed for Alfa Romeo by the American company that leads the acoustic hi-fi market, guarantees exceptional listening quality for all passengers in all travelling conditions. The hi-fi system has a power output of 570 Watts, an acoustic system with ten speakers and a subwoofer with a 6-channel digital amplifier (200 Watts) built into the luggage compartment, which reproduces the lowest frequencies.
The Bose® Sound System produces the emotion of a live concert. Reproduction is realistic, with crystal clear high notes and full, rich low notes, and it refuses unnatural timbres that may seem attractive at first, but tend to tire the listener in the long run. The merit goes to the new arrangement of the tweeters, on the facia with a central diffuser. The latter lets the sound envelop all the occupants, giving the sensation that it is propagated into a much vaster environment, because the audio system was designed specifically for the passenger compartment, to guarantee perfect harmony between the technical characteristics of each one.
To achieve this result, the Bose® engineers carefully selected the components of the stereo system, establishing the best position for the diffusers in relation to the listeners, helped by advanced design software.
A built-in signal processor automatically adjusts the bass notes so that they are perfect at any volume. This device is more sophisticated than a conventional volume control, and guarantees natural, top quality sound at all times. An active equalisation circuit automatically guarantees excellent electronic balance of all frequencies, great balance and clear tones over the entire audio range. Which means being able to enjoy impeccable musical reproduction in all driving conditions.
The clarity of the sound is also the effect of the active compressor circuits, thanks to which there is never any distortion, even at high volume. And it is the interaction between all these sophisticated components that produces the extraordinary sound effects that have been made famous by Bose® all over the world.

Rain, dusk and parking sensors and built-in anti-theft protection

The equipment on the new model includes a number of significant technological devices that enhance life on board. For example, the rain sensor, which automatically activates the windscreen wipers at the first drops of rain; the dusk sensor which turns the headlights on when the car enters a tunnel; and the front and rear sensors that make parking easier, informing the driver with acoustic and graphic warnings (on the display) about the distance between the car and any obstacle. And finally, the Alfa 159 includes a sophisticated “built-in protection system” that comprises the volumetric, anti-lift, anti-break-in, anti-theft Safe Lock device. It can mechanically disconnect the lock and the inside and outside handles of the doors, making it impossible to open them from inside, even if the window is broken.

Roadholding: an entertaining drive and active safety

The new Alfa 159 states that it is an Alfa through and through, by guaranteeing control and entertaining driving that admit no compromise. Travelling comfort and dynamic behaviour have always been hallmarks of Alfa Romeo cars, and they become real strengths on this model. To start with, the Alfa 159 has a very interesting suspension layout, the fruit of a new project that set extremely high standards of excellence: it has “high” double wishbones at the front, and a multilink system at the rear. This means a greater capacity to absorb road roughness, more linearity and precision in response to the steering (the most direct of the standard saloons, with a small turning circle), superb roadholding, maximum stability in high speed manoeuvres and the agility of a true Alfa Romeo on narrow mixed routes. The solutions adopted and the advantages perceived immediately by the motorist are described in detail below.

Front suspension and steering

The new high wishbone layout adopted on the front suspension is the ideal solution to guarantee precise control of wheel movement, with a clearly defined steering axis. The architecture was borrowed from racing and endows the car with outstanding dynamic performance, and extremely sensitive, pinpoint steering. The high double wishbone was already used on the 156 and has been further improved on the new Alfa 159.
First of all, the steering axis was brought closer to the centre of the wheel, increasing the Ackerman level (to increase parallel wheel movement when steering) for better response when cornering, thanks to the steering which is the most direct in its category. The steering of the new Alfa 159 has an excellent ratio (12.7° steer for every degree of wheel steer) which translates into a more direct response for the driver, more responsive steering and better stability control.
What is more, painstaking analysis of the matching of the steering geometry and the wheelarch volume, made it possible to achieve high steering angles even with the largest tyres, and this significantly improved the turning circle between kerbs (11.1 metres).
Great attention was paid to the new wheel upright where it connects to the levers, exploiting the available space inside the rims in full, and this has significant advantages in terms of lateral rigidity; the size of the coaxial damper spring unit has been increased to improve its capacity to absorb road roughness; the aluminium lower wishbone combines excellent structural characteristics and a much lower weight; the upper aluminium arm fits a pair of dry friction sliding bushes, a solution chosen because it is stronger and more reliable, and guarantees a more progressive action.
And finally, the suspension is connected to the chassis by a closed geometry frame which is stiffer than the previous solution which had a simple crossbeam.

Rear suspension

The new Multilink rear suspension allows wheel movement to be controlled in a sophisticated manner, reaching the best possible balance in terms of performance. The system with three levers and a transverse blade highlights the performance of the various components subject to a longitudinal load, to improve the filtering of roughness and under a lateral load, achieving faster responses, enhanced stability and extreme grip.
The rear suspension of the Alfa 159 now features:
• A higher anchorage point of the longitudinal link, which is now positioned higher than the centre of the wheel, allowing the suspension to perform a longer, more flexible stroke, with an optimal response when negotiating an obstacle.
• The aluminium upright, fitted with a third generation, extremely rigid hub, supports the connection bushes for the camber lever and the longitudinal link.
• The bi-tube spring-damper unit is larger than other conventional solutions, this achieves a better compromise between handling and comfort.
• The camber link, which allows the static camber to be adjusted and produces a geometry capable of guaranteeing a good camber recovery with wheel shake to ensure that the wheel rests perfectly on the road and wear is thus uniform, even when the car is pushed to the limit.
• The rear hydraulic bush guarantees excellent filtering of roughness, and allows the wheel to retract slightly when negotiating an obstacle.
• A high yield steel crossbeam isolated from the bodyshell by four elastic bushes that dampen high frequency vibration.

The Alfa Romeo Q4 four-wheel drive system

The new Alfa 159 proposes an evolution of the permanent 4x4 system with three differentials (with a Torsen C self-locking unit at the centre) already adopted on the Crosswagon Q4. The heart of this project is the “Alfa Romeo Q4 four-wheel drive” system which splits torque constantly and dynamically between the four wheels, reaching the highest levels of active safety and sportiness. The Torsen C self-locking differential sends drive torque 57% to the rear wheels and 43% to the front. The system also guarantees excellent traction in all grip conditions by automatically checking slip.
The torque split between the front and rear axles is modulated constantly by the Torsen C central differential on the basis of grip. This feature harnesses sportiness to enhance active safety. Modulation is mechanical, continuous and gradual, to enhance the perception of optimal, enjoyable, easy driving. There are no gaps in the torque delivery. Where grip is concerned, the behaviour adapts gradually and smoothly to changing road conditions. This “mechanical” control is backed up by electronic stability control, which boosts performance and safety margins, in line with the Alfa Romeo philosophy. The four-wheel drive car is the state of the art in technical terms and offers important advantages.
• Q4 permanent four-wheel drive with a Torsen C self-locking differential makes for better roadholding, entertainment and smooth responses. Other technological archetypes with electronically controlled joints do not achieve the optimal balance between understeer and oversteer or the smoothness that are innate in the Alfa 159, and translate into superb active safety.
• The torque split in favour of the rear axle makes driving even more entertaining, because it makes the car even easier to handle, without detracting in any way from stability during sudden lane changes on the motorway, or other emergency manoeuvres.
• The ability to travel safely in poor grip conditions without the aid of electronics in torque split for constant driving pleasure.
We could say that the Alfa 159 Q4 interprets four-wheel drive from the Alfa Romeo point of view: it is basically a “mechanical” system enhanced by cutting edge electronic technology to guarantee maximum comfort and entertainment, combined with superb performance and absolute safety.

Sophisticated technology for total control

The Alfa 159 adopts the most sophisticated electronic systems to control the car’s dynamic behaviour, and to raise the dynamic limits even higher, so that they increase safety but are not intrusive for the driver. The intervention of these devices was studied in simulations and exhausting track tests to ensure that the car is always entertaining to drive. The lavish safety equipment is described below.

ABS complete with EBD

The Alfa 159 features an excellent braking system backed up by the BOSCH 5.7 ABS anti-lock braking device, one of the most advanced on the market. It has four active sensors and a hydraulic control unit with 12 solenoids. The ABS system incorporates Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), which distributes the braking effort to the four wheels so that it prevents them from locking, maintaining full control of the car in all conditions. The system also adapts to the grip conditions of the wheels themselves and the efficiency of the brake pads, thus preventing the latter from overheating.

VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control)

VDC is Alfa Romeo’s interpretation of ESP (Electronic Stability Program), the system that intervenes when conditions are close to the limit and the car’s stability is at risk, to help the driver to control the car. VDC is a sporty device, as you would expect of an Alfa, with excellent roadholding, and lets the driver enjoy total control of the vehicle as long as conditions are normal, only intervening just before the situation becomes critical. The VDC system is always engaged.
On the other hand, MSR (Motor Schleppmoment Regelung) intervenes if he changes down suddenly in poor grip conditions, giving torque back to the engine to prevent skidding due to wheel lock. To do this, VDC constantly monitors tyre grip on the road, both longitudinally and laterally, and if it detects a tendency to skid, the system intervenes to recover direction and stability. Sensors measure the rotation of the car around its vertical axis (yaw speed), the lateral acceleration and the steering lock set by the driver (which indicates his chosen direction). It compares these data with the parameters elaborated by an electronic control unit and uses a complex mathematical model to establish whether the car is taking a corner within the grip limits, or if it is about to skid at the front or the rear (understeer or oversteer).
To recover the correct trajectory, the system generates a yaw contrary to the one that is causing the instability, braking the relevant wheel (inside or outside) individually and reducing the engine power (by adjusting the throttle valve). This is the peculiar feature of the device developed by the Alfa Romeo engineers. The brake adjustments are modulated so that they are as smooth as possible (and will not disturb the driver) and the reduction in engine power is also limited, to guarantee excellent performance at all times and superbly enjoyable driving.
VDC performs this complex task by communicating constantly not only with the brake sensors and the engine control unit, but also with:
• the “Body computer” which constantly exchanges information with the ABS system, and the control units of the engine and automatic transmission;
• the electronic throttle valve (which in turn dialogues with the ABS system);
• the instrument panel (active telltales);
• the steering wheel and steering column (via the steering sensor);
• the gyroscopic sensor installed on the cabin floor to record yaw and lateral acceleration.

ASR (Anti Slip Regulation)

ASR (Anti Slip Regulation) is an integral part of the VDC system, optimising traction at all speeds, assisted by the brakes and the engine control. The device monitors the wheel speed calculated by the ABS sensors to establish the amount of slip and triggers two different control systems to recover grip. When an excessive demand for power causes both drive wheels to slip (for example, aquaplaning or accelerating on an uneven, snow-covered or icy road surface), the system reduces engine torque by decreasing the throttle valve aperture and thus the air flow. If, on the other hand, only one wheel slips (for example the wheel on the inside of the bend, after acceleration or a dynamic change in the load), this wheel is automatically braked without the driver having to touch the bake pedal. The effect is similar to that of a self-locking differential. This gets the Alfa 159 out of any difficulties on surfaces where grip is poor.
ASR is engaged automatically every time the engine is started, but can be excluded by a pushbutton on the central console. ASR must be excluded when snow chains are fitted because in this case, in order to transmit torque to the ground, the wheel needs to be able to “accumulate” the snow, with small slips that the ASR tends to avoid.

HBA and Hill-holder

The safety equipment on the Alfa 159 is completed by the HBA system, the hydraulic electronic hydraulic braking assistant which automatically increases the pressure in the braking circuit during emergency braking. And by the Hill-holder system, which maintains the braking pressure for a few moments after the driver removes his foot from the pedal, to simplify hill starts and prevent the car from slipping backwards.

Unrivalled passive safety

The Alfa 159 represents the state of the art where passive safety is concerned, thanks to the new chassis and the other sophisticated devices that equip the new saloon. Plus the excellent braking system, Xenon headlights and generous tyres which guarantee the highest levels of active and preventive safety.

A new chassis for exceptional torsional rigidity

The chassis of the Alfa 159 is of a new generation, which combines the latest European experience in the fields of safety, rigidity, innovative materials and quality. The new “premium” floorpan is built with high performance materials, multiply sheet metal and laser welding. From the viewpoint of the architecture, the bodyshell also benefits from numerous measures such as the use of boxed elements that are rigidly connected transversely and vertically, three load lines in the front, longitudinals that run the whole length of the car, built-in structures and a larger number of spot welds around structural nodes. The result is the bodyshell’s excellent torsional rigidity, the best in this segment: over 180,000 daNm/rad.
This is an excellent result, and it is essential for both safety and comfort; it was achieved thanks to numerous measures that ensure that the passenger compartment of the new model is a real survival cell. It is no chance that the Alfa 159 has passed the tests set by the strictest criteria of European and U.S. standards.

Airbags and new restraint systems

The Alfa 159 features innovative restraint systems (pretensioners on the clasp and decreasing load limiters on the seat belts) and front seats with an “anti-whiplash” device which brings the head restraint nearer to the occupant’s neck in the event of rear impact. But the new model really stands out for its array of airbags: all versions of the Alfa 159 are available with up to eight airbags (seven are always standard equipment). First of all, two new devices designed to protect the driver’s knees (and those of the passenger on request), by preventing any contact with the facia, guaranteeing the highest safety levels.
Added to this are two dual stage front airbags, for the driver (with a capacity of 60 litres) and the passenger (120 litres). They are controlled by an electronic control unit on the tunnel, which assesses the intensity of the impact by sensors calibrated in the laboratory in a series of crash tests. The system incorporates a diagnostic system that verifies the components electronically, and these are tested by a computer that monitors their operation constantly. The airbags are not activated by low intensity accidents (such as a rear bump or one caused by a parking manoeuvre) or stress not caused by a collision (e.g. a hole in the road taken at speed). The front passenger bag can be deactivated manually by a switch at the extreme left side of the facia using the ignition key, to allow a child seat to be mounted facing backwards (the pretensioner remains active).
To protect the pelvis and chest of front seat passengers in a side-on collision, the Alfa 159 provides two sidebags built into the squab of the front seats, where they protect the occupants better, regardless of their stature, position or seat adjustment. The geometry also allows a 12 litre cushion to be used, smaller than would be necessary to guarantee the same level of protection if the airbag were mounted in the door. The sensors that activate these airbags are in the central pillars. In the event of an accident, they receive a signal of lateral acceleration and send it to the electronic control unit that controls the front airbags and seat belt pretensioners. All the systems are managed together to ensure total, smooth protection of all the occupants.
The Alfa 159 also fits curtain bags designed to inflate downwards along the windows, to protect occupants’ heads in a side-on collision. The curtain bags adopted on the new model are more protective than other systems because they inflate faster and are less invasive for passengers. They open from the top down and their movement cannot cause secondary injury to the occupants’ arms. They also effectively protect the heads of both front and rear passengers because they cover the whole window and guarantee protection even if the car overturns. The two bags (one for the left and one for the right) are positioned underneath the roof longitudinals, folded into a closed compartment. At the opportune moment, the cover folds, allowing the bags to inflate and descend.
The new model also features a mechanism that releases the pedals in a frontal impact, to protect the legs.

Bi-Xenon headlights

Excellent visibility by day and at night and in tunnels is an important aspect of preventive safety. On request, the Alfa 159 can be equipped with Xenon full and dipped beam headlights, which emit a brighter, whiter light, with excellent efficiency in all atmospheric conditions. In a gas discharge lamp, the filament of the conventional bulb is replaced by two electrodes a few millimetres apart, which generate an electro-voltaic discharge in an environment saturated with low pressure Xenon. These lamps provide three times the luminous intensity and lifespan of normal halogen lamps.

Braking system

The power-assisted hydraulic braking system is the most competitive in its class and upholds Alfa Romeo tradition in this field. It comprises two cross-over independent circuits, and is particularly effective, guaranteeing prompt, smooth braking combined with minimal stopping distances: 36 m to decelerate from 100 Km/h to 0. The most powerful versions mount 330 mm ventilated discs, and aluminium callipers with four pistons on the front wheels, and 292 mm ventilated discs with floating callipers on the rear wheels.

Tyres and pressure sensor

The Alfa 159’s excellent behaviour on the road is also the effect of the tyres which achieve the best balance between handling and comfort. To guarantee a controlled slip on corners, combined with an excellent capacity to absorb obstacles, the Alfa Romeo engineers and suppliers have developed special larger tyres, up to 235/45 R 18. Not only, but the Alfa 159 also features a tyre pressure sensor that signals any anomalies by a beep and a telltale on the display.

Powerful, flexible engines that respect the environment

The Alfa 159 is equipped with three petrol and three turbodiesel engines, all combined with new mechanical six-speed gearboxes, with short strokes, precise engagement and low loads. After the launch, automatic transmissions and a Selespeed robotised gearbox will also be available on some versions, all with six speeds.
The 3.2 JTS (260 bhp), 2.2 JTS (185 bhp) and 1.9 JTS (160 bhp) were developed to respect the brief from the Alfa Romeo engineers and represent the brand’s interpretation of the direct injection petrol engine, which translates into enjoyable driving and high performance for the customer. The three engines adopt the direct injection JTS (Jet Thrust Stoichiometric) combustion system, which produces brilliant engine performance. The 3 engines deliver the quality one expects from Alfa Romeo, having been fine tuned on the Balocco test track, while final assembly takes place in the Alfa plant in Pomigliano. All the JTS engines obviously meet Euro 4 limits.
The Alfa 159 is also available with three Multijet turbodiesel engines, the 1.9 8v JTDM (120 bhp), 1.9 16v JTDM (150 bhp) and the new 2.4 20v JTDM (200 bhp) which guarantee excellent power and torque deliveries in all driving conditions, combined with low fuel consumption. They are all combined with 6-speed gearboxes (including the automatic transmission that will be available on the 150 bhp 1.9 JTDM after the launch), true jewels of automotive engineering that confirm Fiat Auto’s supremacy in this field. When it developed the Multijet system, the Fiat Group set its stamp on the diesel engine market. The three Multijet engines of the Alfa 159 obviously respect Euro 4 limits, and incorporate a DPF (particulate trap) that eliminates fine dust in line with the limits currently envisaged for future Euro 5 legislation. It is a “for life” system that does not need to be regenerated with additives, and will be eligible for tax incentives.

The new 260 bhp 3.2 JTS V6 engine

The Alfa Romeo “cuore sportivo” really beats in the new V6 3.2 litre petrol engine, which delivers 260 bhp. It represents a significant departure from Alfa’s previous V6 engine, as well as its natural evolution. The new JTS engine is capable of a power delivery of 260 bhp (20 bhp or 8% more than the previous 3.2 V6); peak torque of 322 Nm at 4,500 rpm (+ 33 Nm, an increase of more than 11%); a specific power of 60 kW/l and specific torque of 100 Nm/l; a significant increase in torque at low speeds to improve the smooth delivery (approximately 30 Nm more than the previous 3.2 V6 engine, starting from 1500 rpm); maximum revs of 7,200 rpm; minimal maintenance (hydraulic tappets and timing gear with chain drive); low weight (aluminium cylinder head and crankcase); and Euro4 exhaust emissions limits. With this equipment, the Alfa 159 can reach a top speed of 240 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7 seconds.

Main technical features

The new 6-cylinder engine of the Alfa 159 continues the strategy begun with the 4-cylinder engines, and adopts the JTS (Jet Thrust Stoichiometric) direct injection system. This is an original Alfa Romeo concept that injects the fuel directly into the combustion chamber with a stoichiometric mixture optimised to enhance performance, but also guarantees low consumption and respect for the Euro4 emissions limits.
Numerous important components have been designed from scratch and are exclusive to the Alfa Romeo V6 engine. To start with, the cylinder head is aluminium and has 4 valves per cylinder, 2 camshafts per bank with the “Twin Phaser” continuous variable valve timing (intake and exhaust) already adopted on Alfa Romeo 4-cylinder engines and now applied on a 6-cylinder engine for the first time. Variable valve timing allows the phase angle on both cams to be varied by 50°, maximising performance on one hand, because the best phase can be chosen at all engine speeds, and reducing consumption and emissions with partial loads on the other.
At the same time it is possible to optimise the volumetric efficiency of the engine over the whole operating range, exploiting the degrees of freedom offered by variable valve timing: this means a very favourable torque curve, with 90% of peak torque available from 1800 rpm (290 Nm) and maintained over a broad range (from 1800 rpm to 6250 rpm). The valves are controlled by a roller finger system, with low mechanical dissipation, and hydraulic uptake of tappet play.
Another peculiar feature is the camshaft drive system which uses a primary chain that transmits the drive to the heads via two secondary chains. Tension is provided by automatic hydraulic tensioners which need no maintenance at all during the life of the engine.
The high pressure fuel pump of the direct injection system is mounted on the cylinder head, driven by a camshaft, maintaining the pressure of the injected fuel at 120 bar by a built-in pressure regulator.
The inlet ports and combustion chamber assembly is designed to optimise the air-fuel mixture, to achieve the correct turbulence of the inlet air, forming a homogeneous mixture, for stable, complete combustion that produces fewer pollutants. The four valves per cylinder with diameters of 33.4 mm on the inlet and 28.4 mm on the exhaust guarantee suitable permeability to enhance engine performance.
The volumes and port geometry of the aluminium inlet casing have also been adapted to the high air delivery of the high revs to enhance performance. The electronic throttle assembly with a 72 mm throttle valve is mounted on this casing. And finally, the compression ratio of 11.25:1 guarantees excellent engine performance even with regular 95 octane fuel.
Briefly, the main technical features that distinguish the new 3.2 V6 engine from the previous V6 engine are:
• twin overhead camshaft with low friction drive;
• direct petrol injection;
• double continuous variable valve timing on the inlet and exhaust;
• cylinder head in light aluminium alloy;
• hydraulic tappets with automatic play uptake;
• crankcase in light aluminium alloy;
• maintenance-free timing gear drive chain;
• Poly V automatic tensioner belt to drive the engine accessories;
• throttle valve with electronic drive-by-wire activation;
• single ignition coils;
• low specific consumption and emissions;
• EOBD;
• 4 lambda probes to control emissions;
• double knock sensor to improve knock sensitivity and to optimise peak performance;
• high performance exhaust manifold with built-in pre-catalysts;
• minimum maintenance;
• Euro 4 emissions.

The 3.2 V6 engine features an exhaust system that envisages a first group of catalysing elements relatively close to the cylinder heads to reduce the emissions level at the start of operation. Two catalysts under the floorpan and four lambda probes complete the system, so that the engine respects Euro 4 limits without adopting special systems such as secondary air or electric heating.
Another feature of the 3.2 V6 engine is the direct injection system (the fuel is supplied directly to the combustion chamber) whose main advantage is that it improves evaporation and this increases the engine’s volumetric efficiency. As a result, the supply of air and petrol is both denser and colder, which allows the compression ratio to be increased to 11.25, even if Euro Super petrol is used, with an octane index of 95 RON; a high compression ratio is useful because it makes it possible to increase both the performance and the energy efficiency of the engine.
And ignition is provided by a single sparkplug per cylinder. Direct injection combined with 4-valve-per-cylinder geometry creates a mix that tends to be more concentrated at the centre of the combustion chamber. The ignition system fits a single ignition coil per cylinder.

The 185 bhp 2.2 JTS and the 160 bhp 1.9 JTS

The 4-cylinder engines of the Alfa 159 are extremely light because they have aluminium cylinder heads and crankcases (they are approximately 20% lighter than the engines they replace). The timing gear control is particularly evolved, featuring a system of rocker arms and rollers, which significantly reduces dispersion due to friction in the cylinder head, and the “Twin Phaser” continuous variable valve timing system on the intake and exhaust valves, which optimises power output, torque and consumption.
The 2.2 JTS delivers 136 kW (185 bhp) and peak torque of 230 Nm (23.4 kgm) at 4,500 rpm, taking the car to a top speed of 222 km/h and accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.8 seconds. Torque is also excellent on the 1.9 JTS (190 Nm – 19.4 kgm at 4,500 rpm) 88% of which is already available at 2,000 rpm. And with a power delivery of 118 kW (160 bhp), the brilliant 1.9 JTS has a top speed of 212 km/h.

Main technical features

To start with, the Twin Phaser system adopts new cam lobes which allow the phase angle to be varied by 50° on both axes; this makes it possible to improve performance on one hand because the best phase can be chosen at all engine speeds, and to reduce consumption and emissions with partial loads, by the so-called Miller cycle. This combustion system, which is based on the postponed opening and closing of the inlet and exhaust valves – extends the expansive phase (converting more heat into energy), guarantees internal EGR (by preventing the release of the last exhaust gases, full of unburned particles) and postpones the closure of the inlet valve (reducing pumping losses).
Another peculiar feature of the 2.2 and 1.9 JTS engines that equip the Alfa 159 is the camshaft drive system which uses a chain; unlike a conventional belt drive, this system has the advantage of not needing to be replaced during the lifespan of the engine.
And to guarantee the performance one expects of an Alfa Romeo, the timing diaphragm has also been reviewed, adopting larger profiles which made it possible to achieve a maximum power output of 6500 rpm (the system is fine tuned to operate at over 7,000 rpm, the maximum rev speed allowed by the electronic speed limiter).
That is not all. To achieve the best volumetric efficiency, the maximum lift reaches 10.3 mm, while to enhance vibrational and acoustic comfort, the engine is equipped with two counter-rotating balancer shafts which virtually eliminate the second degree alternate forces that are typical of straight-4 engines. The generous power delivery of the engine (80 bhp/l on the 2.2 JTS) made it necessary to adopt sodium-cooled exhaust valves.
The combustion chamber is shaped like a roof with four valves per cylinder: with a bore of 86 mm, the large inlet valves measure 35.3 mm and the exhaust valves 30.3 mm, guaranteeing excellent permeability to enhance engine performance. And, in spite of the stroke of 94.6 mm, in order to limit the overall height of the engine, the engineers have modified the piston height, achieving a compression value of just 28 mm, which is excellent in view of the high power delivery.
Where the exhaust, injection and ignition systems are concerned, the two 4-cylinder JTS engines both adopt the strategies and features illustrated for the new 3.2 V6 engine.

The 200 bhp 2.4 JTDM 20v

Derived from the familiar 2.4 JTD 20 valve “Common Rail” engine, the new engine has 5 cylinders in line and is the most powerful engine in the JTD multivalve Multijet family, with a specific power of 84 bhp/litre.
The new engine offers numerous advantages. First of all, it is appreciably quieter during the heating stage, depending on the rev speed and ambient temperature. It is also extremely powerful (147 kW - 200 bhp at 4000 rpm), with a generous torque (400 Nm – 40.8 kgm at 2000 rpm).
There are four valves per cylinder, activated via hydraulic tappets and rocker arms by the twin overhead cam shaft. Several changes were made to the new turbodiesel engine to boost performance and engine torque at low speeds, and to eliminate noise and vibration. For example, the “Common Rail” system adopted on the 2.4 JTD Multijet 20v employs two new automatic control strategies for the setting and balance of the injected diesel fuel, to reduce noise and vibration.
The engine includes a number of new components, such as the cylinder head with small stem inlet valves to increase the quantity of inlet air, con rods of fractured steel and a new shape that increases mechanical resistance to the strong stress created by the increased power, an inlet manifold fitted with a throttle valve on one of the two inlet ports of the cylinders to control the turbulence of the air entering; a throttle valve to prevent shaking if the engine stalls, and an intercooler that is highly efficient thanks to its shape and position in the car, to guarantee the optimal temperature and density of the inlet air.
The electronic EGR exhaust gas cooling system has also been modified; the lubricating circuit has a new oil pump and an external air/oil heat exchanger to cool the oil, while the water pump on the cooling circuit is also new. In other words, a long list of improvements and changes that have produced a reliable, powerful engine which is sparing on fuel. Excellent results, achieved thanks to different engine control settings, an increase in the direct injection pressure to 1600 bar, and new turboblower settings.
The turboboost is provided by a turboblower with a variable geometry turbo that helps to improve the power delivery, but also generates very high torque even at low engine speeds. In fact, 90% of pe
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of peak torque is available between 1750 and 3500 rpm. These figures translate into extremely enjoyable driving and brilliant performance: the Alfa 159 has a top speed of 228 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds. Fuel consumption remains low (6.8 l/100 km in the mixed cycle).
A new 6-speed sequential automatic transmission will also be available with the new 200 bhp 2.4 JTD Multijet 20v engine in 2006, a compact light device that incorporates the control unit in the gearbox, and was designed paying particular attention to consumption. On one hand, the use of low friction oil boosts efficiency, while on the other, the sixth speed has been designed particularly for use on the motorway.

The 150 bhp and 120 bhp 1.9 JTDM

Both have 4 cylinders in line. The first is a 16 valve unit that delivers 150 bhp (110 kW) at 4,000 rpm and peak torque of 320 Nm (32.6 kgm) at 2,000 rpm; the second has 8 valves and delivers 120 bhp (88 kW) at 4,000 rpm and peak torque of 280 Nm (28.6 kgm) at 2,000 rpm. Changes were made to both engines to boost performance and engine torque at low speeds, and to reduce noise and vibration. For example, the Common Rail system includes two new strategies for automatically calibrating and balancing the diesel fuel injected, so as to lower noise and reduce vibration. That is not all. The special features of the Alfa Romeo engine include a variable geometry turboblower with a special rotor that increases torque at low speeds (for the 1.9 JTDM 16v), and an inlet manifold with a throttle valve on one of the two inlet ports of the cylinders to control inlet air turbulence (for the 1.9 JTDM 16v engine).
Equipped with the 150 bhp 1.9 JTDM engine, the Alfa 159 reaches a top speed of 210 km/h, and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.4 seconds (the values for the 120 bhp 1.9 JTDM are 191 km/h and 11 seconds respectively). In spite of this brilliant performance, fuel consumption is limited: 6 l/100 km on the mixed cycle (5.9 l/100 km for the 120 bhp 1.9 JTDM).

The contribution of other Fiat companies

An elegant car with a strong personality, yet one on the cutting edge in terms of equipment, power units and mechanicals. This was the brief given to the Alfa Romeo engineers and technicians. To achieve it, the company deployed its best resources and ensured that maximum quality and reliability standards were applied throughout the product development and construction process. It also forged profitable co-operative relationships with its outside suppliers and some Fiat Companies including Magneti Marelli, Centro Ricerche Fiat and Elasis. This collaboration was responsible for many of the innovative solutions that make the Alfa 159 the new benchmark in its category.

Magneti Marelli

Magneti Marelli has contributed elegance, comfort, technology and safety to the development of the Alfa 159, the prestigious new saloon that aims to be a benchmark for the entire segment. The exterior look of the car is expressed to a large extent by the headlights developed by Automotive Lighting in its plant in Venaria Reale (Turin), which define its personality and harmonise forms and volumes. There is a choice of two types: halogen headlights with a 70 mm elliptical module and H7 lamp, or headlamps with Bi-Xenon technology. The car’s lights are important design features, confirming the “family feeling” that links the Alfa 159 and Alfa Romeo Brera.
Passenger compartment comfort is enhanced by the infotelematic system complete with a 6.5” active matrix TFT colour display which incorporates a satellite navigator, radio, CD and MP3 player, hands-free GSM dual band telephone and voice controls. The new graphics of the user interface and a “Birdview” option for the navigator, which views the map and the route from above, both make their debut on the Alfa 159. And the device receives and manages RDS-TMC, traffic news and weather forecasts through the FM radio frequencies, displaying them as icons on the monitor. Magneti Marelli also supplies the body computer, the electronic control unit that manages the CAN networks and other important functions such as diagnostics, the immobiliser, various sensors, the lights and the fuel level.
Magneti Marelli’s technological contribution to the “engine control system” envisages the adoption of the Diesel Throttle Module, an electronic “drive by wire” throttle valve, on the 5-cylinder and 4-cylinder 16-valve diesel versions, which makes it easier to turn the engine off. On the 2.2 JTS petrol version, the Alfa 159 will adopt the Selespeed robotised transmission: this is the latest evolution of the fast, reliable, power-assisted gearbox developed from Magneti Marelli’s experience in Formula 1, which first appeared on a mass production model on the Alfa Romeo 156. And finally, Magneti Marelli has completely redesigned the suspension system to set a new benchmark for the balance between handling and comfort. A high double wishbone layout borrowed from racing experience was chosen for the front, because it guarantees high dynamic performance, extremely responsive steering and pinpoint driving. For the rear, the choice went to a Multilink system which controls wheel movement in a sophisticated manner, guaranteeing the highest performance. The Pomigliano d’Arco and Sulmona plants are involved in the industrial panelling, mechanical engineering and assembly operations.

Centro Ricerche Fiat

Methodologies
• The Quality Indices (IQ), which make it possible to link the vehicle’s technical specifications to the customer’s perception of them, and therefore to design a car around the motorist that is consistent with the brand values. In the case of the Alfa 159, for example, this means defining the qualities that determine “uncompromisingly entertaining driving”.
• Setting, deploying and achieving targets, which means starting from assigned “customer targets” and translating them into “technical design objectives” for the various systems on the vehicle (suspension, brakes, steering, engine, gearbox, etc.).
• Optimisation of the multidiscipline structure, to achieve efficient structures for the project by maximising performance and minimising weight. Where the Alfa 159’s Premium floorpan project is concerned, this resulted in the targeted, effective use of multiply sheet metal, high performance steel and laser welding.
• Crash and biomechanical methodologies, which ensure that the passenger cells effectively protect the occupants and that the front of the car is compatible with vulnerable subjects (pedestrians, cyclists, etc.), respecting the demands of current and future legislation.
• Computational fluid dynamics, which optimise external aerodynamics in order to lower consumption and aerodynamic noise, while respecting the car’s distinctive styling, but also define interior comfort and well-being in terms of climate and air quality.
• NVH (Noise-Vibration-Harshness) methods, to minimise noise and vibration creating a passenger compartment that is comfortable and quiet in all travelling conditions, reducing stress and enhancing well-being and alertness.
• Vehicle handling methodologies, that guarantee an enjoyable, predictable drive in all speed, manoeuvring and grip conditions, through painstaking design of the suspension and controls (steering, brakes, etc.). The Alfa 159 achieves excellence in terms of roadholding and of the steering response.Physical and cognitive ergonomics, supported by Virtual Reality to correctly design the interior space and systems (seat, facia, etc.), the primary and secondary controls, the mobile parts and the communication interfaces, which focus on the interaction between the driver and the vehicle, at the design stage.Bench validation methodology of the Instrument Panel Node. This methodology generates test patterns that comprehensively verify the correct functioning of an instrumental panel node.
• Analysis of the virtual key: electrical/electronic architecture (definition of the system and components) for the electrical steering lock and "smart key".
Diesel engines
The basic concept of the Multijet engines and their subsequent distinctive high performance (the 2.4 litre JTDM delivers 200 bhp, which corresponds to more than 80 bhp/litre) relies on innovative technologies and calculation methodologies that have made it possible to develop and to apply thermofluid dynamic simulation methods to the combustion process on the JTD Multijet engines; to introduce structural analysis of critical engine components to boost the specific power, improve reliability and optimise acoustic and vibrational comfort; to optimise the use of multiple injection (Multijet) to improve performance, emissions, consumption and acoustic comfort; and to apply engine control strategies both to optimise performance, and to manage the particulate abatement system by incorporating a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) designed to last “for life”.

JTS engines
The stoichiometric direct injection combustion systems developed for the new JTS engines for the Alfa 159, were developed by CRF. The features developed and optimised were the definition of the inlet manifolds and the type of injector jet that would optimise the air-petrol mix in the combustion chamber and guarantee outstanding performance; the definition of the piston surface geometry necessary for the double injection that results in a 70% reduction in HC emissions during warm-up and, if possible, allow it to function with stratified charge idling; definition of the compression ratio to maximise performance and reduce fuel consumption; and definition of the mechanics and functioning of the continuous double variable valve timing system adopted on the inlet and the exhaust, and optimisation of their management to enhance performance and fuel consumption.
These experiments adopted CFD fluid dynamic analysis to design the inlet manifolds, and thermofluid dynamics to manage the variable valve timing. In view of the considerable increase in performance this produces, the most crucial engine components were verified and optimised using FEM thermo-structural and reliability analysis.


Elasis

Control systems
Elasis was involved in the development of the electronic control units for the new direct injection petrol engines for the Alfa 159. Elasis developed a Hardware In the Loop (HIL) simulator to verify that the electronic control unit functioned correctly and the way it was incorporated on board the vehicle well before the car went into production. The idea behind this technology is to simulate in the laboratory the environment in which the control units will operate, using a real-time system. With this technology it is possible to achieve levels of accuracy that cannot be obtained with manual testing based on conventional systems.
What is more, during the development of these engines, Elasis also contributed to the development of the engine control software, concentrating in particular on all the functions related to management of the variable valve timing by means of “phasers”. When the car went into production, Elasis was involved in the verification and calibration of the diagnostic systems for the engine components, focusing its attention on components considered “Emission Relevant” (by EOBD). Elasis also contributed to the verification of the manufacturing process at the Pomigliano plant.

Engine-gearbox-differential, Methodologies and Technologies
Elasis performed the following activities to support manufacture of the Alfa 159: emissions analysis on fleet vehicles; support to the plant during the launch: analysis/solution of specific NVH problems. Elasis also worked on the M32 gearbox grid, being involved in its development, by designing shafts, gears, differential, casing and caps, performing bench tests on all the versions for the petrol engines, and taking charge of NVH fine tuning.
Virtual simulation of biomechanical processes in head-on collisions helped to optimise the Alfa 159’s restraint systems, while ergonomic verification improved visibility inside the passenger compartment. And finally, together with the Process Engineering department of Fiat Auto Manufacturing, Elasis developed the methodology and industrialisation of Panelling and Assembly processes at the Pomigliano d’Arco plant, attributing particular attention and responsibility to the “Qualification of Manufacturing Processes”. The joint Elasis–Fiat Auto team collaborated successfully, starting with the development of Process Verification systems at the pilot plant of Turin-Beinasco, and evolving machining cycles and undertaking workplace analysis to respect process documentation developed in simultaneous engineering by the Fiat Auto Technologies department, in order to achieve the model process targets, the reference gates for the “authorisation to manufacture”.


Services and main features of the product

The Alfa 159 is the ideal car for professional people. As a result, Fiat Auto Financial Services have devised numerous personal purchasing formulae for these customers, on all the major European markets. And the new model is offered in a comprehensive range in which everyone will find the Alfa Romeo 159 he or she wants.

“Long-term” rentals and the many purchasing formulae

The innovative “long-term rental” formula relieves the customer of all the formalities related to direct management of the car because it is the rental company that deals with them: insurance and management of claims, ordinary and extraordinary maintenance, towing, roadside assistance and courtesy car, service and tyre changes, road tax, management of second-hand vehicles. All of this is covered by a monthly charge, with no capital investment. And a rental contract allows motorists who like to stay abreast of the latest novelties to change their cars frequently. In the major European countries, the rental contract for customers of the new model will include a Safe Driving course which will help them to improve their driving and perfect their technique, as they enjoy themselves. They will then be in a position to really exploit the car’s performance and sportiness. The purchasing formulae for the Alfa 159 obviously include:
• The classic instalment loan lasting from 12 to 72 months.
• Innovative formulae that envisage a “tailor-made” financial plan with an initial down payment, small monthly instalments and the guarantee of a minimum trade-in price. At the end of the period, there is a choice of three options: replacing the car with another new car; purchasing it and paying the final instalment; refinancing the residual sum.
• A leasing contract, designed for business and professional people, and the self-employed, lasting from 24 to 60 months.

The range (Italy)

The new model is proposed in an extremely comprehensive range, in which everyone will find the Alfa 159 he is looking for. The range includes a choice of 6 engines, 2 outfits; 9 bodywork colours and 3 interior environments in three different shades (black, grey tone-on-tone or black/beige), available in a choice of flocked fabric, Alfatex®, leather and fine-grain leather by Frau®. The new Alfa 159 range also offers every customer, even the most demanding, an opportunity to choose between different features which highlight the versatility of the model on one hand, while responding to the functional and emotional demands of any customer on the other.
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Сообщение AdrianoM » Вт июн 14, 2005 11:20 am

Охрененто!!! :lol:
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Сообщение colombo » Вт июн 14, 2005 11:46 am

Характеристики у нее г. С 3,2 разгон до 100 - 7,0

Technical Specifications

Specifications 1.9 JTS 160 bhp
No. of cylinders, layout 4, in line
Bore x stroke (mm) 86 x 80
Capacity (cc) 1859
Compression ratio 11.3 : 1
Max. power output kW (bhp-EC) 118 (160)
at rpm 6500
Peak torque Nm (kgm-EC) 190 (19.4)
at rpm 4500
Timing (control) 2 OHC (chain), 4 valves per cylinder, electrohydraulic continuous double variable valve timing
Fuel feed MED 7.6.1 electronic direct injection combined with ignition
Exhaust pipe single with polished terminal


Transmission: front wheel drive
Gearbox: 1st 3.818 (42/11)
2nd 2.353 (40/17)
3rd 1.571 (55/35)
4th 1.146 (47/41)
5th 0.943 (33/35)
6th 0.861 (31/36)
Reverse 3.545 (39/11)
Final drive ratio 4.176 (71/17)

Standard tyres basic outfit 205/55 R 16

Steering
Steering box rack and pinion with hydraulic power steering
Turning circle between kerbs (m) 11.1

Suspension
Front high double wishbones
Rear Multilink system

Brakes D (disc)
Front (mm) D 305 x 28 ventilated, 60 mm floating calliper
Rear (mm) D 278 x 12 solid, combined 38 mm floating caliper

Supplies - Weights
Fuel tank (litres) 70
DIN kerb weight (kg) 1480
Max. towable weight (kg) 1500

Performance
Top speed (km/h) 212
Acceleration (1 adult + 30 kg):
0-100 km/h (sec) 9.7
0-1000 m (sec) 30.7

Fuel consumption - Emissions as per EC directive 1999/100
Fuel consumption (l/100 km): urban cycle 12.2
extra-urban cycle 6.6
combined cycle 8.7
CO2 emissions (g/km) 205



Specifications 2.2 JTS 185 bhp
No. of cylinders, layout 4, in line
Bore x stroke (mm) 86 x 94.6
Capacity (cc) 2198
Compression ratio 11.3 : 1
Max. power output kW (bhp-EC) 136 (185)
at rpm 6500
Peak torque Nm (kgm-EC) 230 (23.4)
at rpm 4500
Timing (control) 2 OHC (chain), 4 valves per cylinder, electrohydraulic continuous double variable valve timing
Fuel feed MED 7.6.1 electronic direct injection combined with ignition
Exhaust pipe double with separate silencers and chromed terminal


Transmission: front wheel drive
Gearbox: 1st 3.818 (42/11)
2nd 2.353 (40/17)
3rd 1.571 (55/35)
4th 1.146 (47/41)
5th 0.943 (33/35)
6th 0.861 (31/36)
Reverse 3.545 (39/11)
Final drive ratio 4.176 (71/17)

Standard tyres basic outfit 215/55 R 16

Steering
Steering box rack and pinion with hydraulic power steering
Turning circle between kerbs (m) 11.1

Suspension
Front high double wishbones
Rear Multilink system

Brakes D (disc)
Front (mm) D 305 x 28 ventilated, 60 mm floating caliper
Rear (mm) D 278 x 12 solid, combined d38 mm floating caliper

Supplies - Weights
Fuel tank (litres) 70
DIN kerb weight (kg) 1490
Max. towable weight (kg) 1500

Performance
Top speed (km/h) 222
Acceleration (1 adult + 30 kg):
0-100 km/h (sec) 8.8
0-1000 m (sec) 29.6

Fuel consumption - Emissions as per EC directive 1999/100
Fuel consumption (l/100 km): urban cycle 13.0
extra-urban cycle 7.3
combined cycle 9.4
CO2 emissions (g/km) 221



Specifications 3.2 V6 260 bhp
No. of cylinders, layout V 6
Bore x stroke (mm) 85.6 x 89
Capacity (cc) 3195
Compression ratio 11.25 : 1
Max. power output kW (bhp-EC) 191 (260)
at rpm 6200
Peak torque Nm (kgm-EC) 322 (32.8)
at rpm 4500
Timing (control) 4 OHC (chain), 4 electrohydraulic continuous variable valve timing phasers
Fuel feed MED 7.6.2 electronic direct injection combined with ignition
Exhaust pipe double with separate silencers and chromed terminal


Transmission: four wheel drive
Gearbox: 1st 3.917 (47/12)
2nd 2.040 (51/25)
3rd 1.365 (71/52)
4th 1.048 (65/62)
5th 0.846 (44/52)
6th 0.745 (37/50)
Reverse 3.769 (47/12)
Final drive ratio 3.895 (74/15)

Standard tyres, basic outfit 225/50 R 17

Steering
Steering box rack and pinion with hydraulic power steering
Turning circle between kerbs (m) 11.1

Suspension
Front high double wishbones
Rear Multilink system

Brakes D (disc)
Front (mm) D 330 x 28 ventilated, 42 mm aluminium radial fixed caliper with 4 pistons
Rear (mm) D 292 x 22 ventilated, 42 mm combined floating calliper

Supplies - Weights
Fuel tank (litres) 70
DIN kerb weight (kg) 1740
Max. towable weight (kg) 1500

Performance
Top speed (km/h) 240
Acceleration (1 adult + 30 kg):
0-100 km/h (sec) 7.0
0-1000 m (sec) 27.5

Fuel consumption - Emissions as per EC directive 1999/100
Fuel consumption (l/100 km): urban cycle 15.9
extra-urban cycle 8.5
combined cycle 11.5
CO2 emissions (g/km) 270



Specifications 1.9 JTDM 8V 120 bhp
No. of cylinders, layout 4, in line
Bore x stroke (mm) 82 x 90.4
Capacity (cc) 1910
Compression ratio 18 : 1
Max. power output kW (bhp-EC) 88 (120)
at rpm 4000
Peak torque Nm (kgm-EC) 280 (28.6)
at rpm 2000
Timing (control) 1 OHC (toothed belt) hydraulic tappets, Multijet direct injection with turbo and intercooler
Fuel feed Bosch EDC 16C39 electronic engine control system
Exhaust pipe single with polished terminal


Transmission: front wheel drive
Gearbox: 1st 3.818 (42/11)
2nd 2.158 (41/19)
3rd 1.302 (56/43)
4th 0.959 (47/49)
5th 0.744 (32/43)
6th 0.614 (27/44)
Reverse 3.545 (39/11)
Final drive ratio 3.650 (73/20)

Standard tyres, basic outfit 215/55 R 16

Steering
Steering box rack and pinion with hydraulic power steering
Turning circle between kerbs (m) 11.1

Suspension
Front high wishbones
Rear Multilink system

Brakes D (disc)
Front (mm) D 305 x 28 ventilated, 60 mm floating calipers
Rear (mm) D 278 x 12 solid, 38 mm combined floating calipers

Supplies - Weights
Fuel tank (litres) 70
DIN kerb weight (kg) 1525
Max. towable weight (kg) 1500

Performance
Top speed (km/h) 191
Acceleration (1 adult + 30 kg):
0-100 km/h (sec) 11.0
0-1000 m (sec) 32.8

Fuel consumption - Emissions as per EC directive 1999/100
Fuel consumption (l/100 km): urban cycle 7.8
extra-urban cycle 4.9
combined cycle 5.9
CO2 emissions (g/km) 157



Specifications 1.9 JTDM 16V 150 bhp
No. of cylinders, layout 4, in line
Bore x stroke (mm) 82 x 90.4
Capacity (cc) 1910
Compression ratio 17.5 : 1
Max. power output kW (bhp-EC) 110 (150)
at rpm 4000
Peak torque Nm (kgm-EC) 320 (32.6)
at rpm 2000
Timing (control) 2 OHC (toothed belt) hydraulic tappets, 4 valves per cylinder, Multijet direct injection with turbo and intercooler
Fuel feed Bosch EDC 16C39 electronic engine control system
Exhaust pipe single with polished terminal


Transmission: front wheel drive
Gearbox: 1st 3.818 (42/11)
2nd 2.158 (41/19)
3rd 1.302 (56/43)
4th 0.959 (47/49)
5th 0.744 (32/43)
6th 0.614 (27/44)
Reverse 3.545 (39/11)
Final drive ratio 3.650 (73/20)

Standard tyres, basic outfit 215/55 R 16

Steering
Steering box rack and pinion with hydraulic power steering
Turning circle between kerbs (m) 11.1

Suspension
Front high wishbones
Rear Multilink system

Brakes D (disc)
Front (mm) D 305 x 28 ventilated, 60 mm floating calipers
Rear (mm) D 278 x 12 solid, 38 mm combined floating calipers

Supplies - Weights
Fuel tank (litres) 70
DIN kerb weight (kg) 1535
Max. towable weight (kg) 1500

Performance
Top speed (km/h) 210
Acceleration (1 adult + 30 kg):
0-100 km/h (sec) 9.4
0-1000 m (sec) 30.8

Fuel consumption - Emissions as per EC directive 1999/100
Fuel consumption (l/100 km): urban cycle 8.1
extra-urban cycle 4.8
combined cycle 6.0
CO2 emissions (g/km) 159



Specifications 2.4 JTDM 200 bhp
No. of cylinders, layout 5, in line
Bore x stroke (mm) 82 x 90.4
Capacity (cc) 2387
Compression ratio 17 : 1
Max. power output kW (bhp-EC) 147 (200)
at rpm 4000
Peak torque Nm (kgm-EC) 400 (40.8)
at rpm 2000
Timing (control) 2 OHC (toothed belt), hydraulic tappets, 4 valves per cylinder, Multijet direct injection with turbo and intercooler
Fuel feed Bosch EDC 16C39 electronic engine control system
Exhaust pipe double with separate silencers and chromed terminal


Transmission: front wheel drive
Gearbox: 1st 3.917 (47/12)
2nd 2.040 (51/25)
3rd 1.321 (70/53)
4th 0.954 (62/65)
5th 0.755 (40/53)
6th 0.623 (38/61)
Reverse 3.750 (45/12)
Final drive ratio 3.545 (78/22)

Standard tyres, basic outfit 225/50 R 17

Steering
Steering box rack and pinion with hydraulic power steering

Turning circle between kerbs (m) 11.1

Suspension
Front high wishbones
Rear Multilink system

Brakes D (disc)
Front (mm) D 330 x 28 ventilated, 42 mm radial fixed callipers with 4 pistons
Rear (mm) D 292 x 22 ventilated, 42 mm combined floating calipers

Supplies - Weights
Fuel tank (litres) 70
DIN kerb weight (kg) 1630
Max. towable weight (kg) 1500

Performance
Top speed (km/h) 228
Acceleration (1 adult + 30 kg):
0-100 km/h (sec) 8.4
0-1000 m (sec) 29.2

Fuel consumption - Emissions as per EC directive 1999/100
Fuel consumption (l/100 km): urban cycle 9.3
extra-urban cycle 5.4
combined cycle 6.8
CO2 emissions (g/km) 179
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Сообщение Navigator » Вт июн 14, 2005 8:51 pm

Да........... :lol:
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Сообщение Vit155 » Ср июн 15, 2005 11:29 am

Да, динамические характеристики оставляют желать много, много, много лучшего... Единственный оптимальный двигатель - 200 сильный дизель..
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Сообщение shrimp » Ср июн 15, 2005 11:48 am

да, с динамикой конечно... ммм...
но какова в этом цвете! УАУАУАУ!!! Хачу!
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Сообщение B_Lucky » Ср июн 15, 2005 11:49 am

Да ладно, 3.2 V6 тож нормально :-)
И 2.2 JTS даже каким то чудом из 30 секунд километр выехал, не спроста главная пара 4.1 как на тюнинг зубилах :-)
Вопщем нормал, 33Р4 побыстрей конечно машинка была, дак их и выпустили 2500 штук, а це ж ширпотреб :!: :!: :!:
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Сообщение shrimp » Ср июн 15, 2005 12:18 pm

да, и еще... самое главное... кто-нибудь знает, почем это чудо? хотя б примерно... с двигом 3.2 и приводом Q4...
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Сообщение colombo » Ср июн 15, 2005 12:21 pm

Впечатление, что Альфа специально сделала длинную коробку, чтобы подчеркнуть диванность машины. По моему 159 выполнена в духе Тезиса, вальяжный неспешный диван. И еще огромные разрывы в гамме моторов, 1,9, 2,2, 3,2 - 0,3 и 1 литр. Нет 2,5, нет 3,0. Хотя какой в них смысл??? 1,8 сек разгона до 100??
Смущяет отстование от главного конкурента БМВ 3 серии. Как с дизелями, так и с бензиновыми моторами. Остается надеятся на настоящую управляемость, а не как у ХХХ - электронную.
Получается, что версия ГТА будет выдавать где-то 5,7 до 100.
А теперь такие вопросы - зачем нужны моторы 2,8 и 2,2 Турбо??? Быстрее 7 сек до 100 машина не поедет, а городить весь огород ради 1,5 сек???
Дальше - Брера. От нее следует ожидать таких же характеристик как у 159, может разница будет 0,5 сек. Следовательно никакой конкуренции с Porsche Cayman нет и не будет.
И вся эта таблица конкурентов выглядит мягко говоря БРЕДОМ.
Alfa Brera------4/Z4,CLK/SLK,TT
Alfa Brera V6-----Porsche Cayman/Cayman S
Alfa Brera GTA----Porsche Carrera 4S
Alfa Spider----TT/SLK/Z4
Alfa Spider V6---- Porsche Boxster
Alfa Spider GTA---Porsche Carrera 4S Cabrio
Alfa 8c Competizione----F430 CS,911 GT2
Maserati Spyder '5000'------SL55AMG/911 turbo/911 turbo cabrio/V8 Vantage/V8 Vantage Volante
Maserati 5000GT------DB9/M6/CL55 AMG
Alfa 169 V6------------MB CLS350
Alfa 169 V8 & GTA-----MB CLS500/CLS AMG/Porsche Panamera
Maserati Quattroporte------Jaguar XJR/BMW 750i/750Li/MB S500/S500L
Maserati Quattroporte V12----Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Maserati MC12 ----Enzo Ferrari/F60(2007),Carrera GT,SLR
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Сообщение colombo » Ср июн 15, 2005 12:27 pm

Что-то около 40 евро за топ версию.
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Сообщение krass » Ср июн 15, 2005 12:56 pm

в полне возможно, что презентация 159 в России будет в конце лета - начале осени!!!!
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