The 2011 Alfa Romeo 159 range have been enhanced with a new 136 bhp 2.0 JTDM engine as well as new interior trim and equipment.
The 2.0 JTDM 136 bhp Euro 5 compliant unit equipped with a variable geometry turbocharger, which delivers 350 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm. CO2 emissions of 134 g/km for the saloon and 137 g/km for the Sportwagon.
The revised Alfa Romeo 159 now comes with a new sports cloth upholstery and sports leather in black or natural, as well as chrome-plated three-layer treatment or brush black aluminium inserts on the dashboard, on the mouldings and on the central console.
The revised range range features three trim specifications: the entry-level Turismo, alongside Lusso - designed for occupant comfort and TI which is aimed to give a more sporty feel.
Turismo specification features six airbags, electric front and rear windows, dual zone automatic climate control, new sports cloth upholstery, cruise control, front fog lights, car radio with CD/MP3 player and eight speakers, Blue&Me (Bluetooth hands-free system), black leather steering with remote controls, black leather gear knob, 16” alloy wheels, and a host of safety features and detailed design attributes.
The Lusso version features leather upholstery, visibility pack, sports dials with white illumination, darkened interior headlining, black aluminium centre console and steering wheel trim inserts, dark chrome painted dashboard and door trim inserts, rear parking sensors, stainless steel kick plates and 17” Multi-spoke design alloy wheels.
TI versions sees 19" TI spoked alloy wheels, side skirts, lowered sports suspension and red painted brake callipers. Inside, the TI environment features wraparound seats trimmed in black Sports leather and Alcantara, sports pedal unit in aluminium and kick plates with the TI logo and sports steering wheel in leather with remote controls, leather gear knob and leather handbrake lever. New carbon fibre inserts on the central console and steering wheel may be ordered as options.
The Alfa Romeo 159 range is complemented by two other units, a 200 bhp turbo petrol and a 2.0 JTDM 170 bhp with variable geometry turbine, both compliant with Euro 5 standards.
In terms of safety, the Alfa Romeo 159 offers as standard a vehicle dynamic stability control system (VDC), including an ASR anti-slip function, Hill Holder hill start assistance and emergency braking assistance, plus six airbags (2 front, 2 sidebags and 2 window bags).Published 13 April 2011