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Alfa Romeo Brera and Spider get new petrol and diesel engines

The Alfa Romeo Brera and Spider will now be available with 197bhp 1750 TBi petrol and the 168bhp 2.0 JTDM diesel engines.

The engines were introduced to the Alfa 159 range late last year, earning positive reviews.

Read the Alfa 159 Sportwagon 1750 first drive review

The 1750 TBi unit has turbocharging, direct injection and variable valve timing. It produces 197bhp from just 1742cc and 236lb ft from just 1400rpm.

The Brera and Spider hit 0-62mph in 7.7 and 7.8sec respectively, before going on to a top speed of 146mph. Emissions are 189g/km for the Brera and 192g/km for the Spider.

Impressively, routine maintenance intervals for the engine is set at every 21,000 miles.

The 2.0 JTDM delivers 265lb ft from 1750rpm, with the Brera and Spider travelling from 0-62mph in 8.8 and 9.0sec respectively. Top speed for both cars is 135mph, while CO2 emissions are 142g/km.

Again, the service interval is every 21,000 miles.

Both cars also get a new trim level - Italia Independent. These cars will be finished in matt black, have 18-inch black alloys, red brake calipers and an Alfa 8C inspired aluminium fuel cap.

See the Alfa Italia Independent pictures

Inside, the car gets a leather steering wheel, leather seats, red stictching, carbonfibre trim inserts, aluminium pedals and a combined radio and sat-nav sytem.

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graleman 18 May 2010

Re: Alfa spreads its engine tech

Engines were designed and developed at Fiat Power Train, or FPT as its known. Why people think they are pure Alfa units is beyond me.

The Chassis is heavy, as its built to provide 4x4 drive as well. Fiat SPA decided, that retooling to make the chassis lighter, just was not economic at the time.

scoch 18 May 2010

Re: Alfa spreads its engine tech

Its Matt titanium not matt black and the 1750 engine gets serviced every 18000 miles or 2 years.

Love the look of the Brera but the spider is a wrong un, An italian cabriolet has to be shiny and preferably red, dont thing the Spider suits the pseudo carbon either.

This 1750 is the same as the one in the new Giulietta cloverleaf at 235HP, why ALFA does not run the Brera at this is beyond me, it is still too heavy for 200 hp.

RadeB 17 May 2010

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New platform C-Evo will serve for number of upcoming models, new coupe and spider as well. Pictures of spider,so far named 4C can be seen on the web, coming from the Alfa's Centro Stile. I'm little worried about new Giulia if they try to transfer the design from Mito and Giulietta (8C) because doing that from smaller model to bigger one rarely, if ever, works.There some talks about new engines called AirTorqe for spider.