Diesel Alfa Spider Stretches the mpg Point

Alfa Romeo Spider

Alfa Romeo Spider

Alfa Romeo has recently put its thoroughbred diesel powerplant – the 2.4 JTDM 20V unit that develops 200bhp – in its award-winning Alfa Spider.

The result is sports car looks, performance and handling with city car fuel consumption.

Mated to a six speed ’box, this Alfa Spider guarantees an entertaining and engaging drive with maximum torque available from as little as 2000rpm.  Charging to a top speed of 141mph, the Alfa Spider 2.4 JTDM covers the 0-60mph sprint in a very respectable 8.4 seconds.

Around town the diesel Alfa Spider consumes 30.7mpg.  On long legged journeys, it will stretch a gallon of diesel for 52.3 miles and in the combined cycle it will return a wallet-stretching 41.5mpg.

The Alfa Spider’s new five cylinder MultiJet engine complies with Euro 4 emissions limits and incorporates a DPF (diesel particulate trap) that eliminates fine dust, already meeting the limits currently envisaged for future Euro 5 legislation. Significantly this feature is a ‘for life’ system that does not need to be regenerated with additives, and will be eligible for tax incentives.

Published 23 October 2007 Melanie Carter

The information contained this Alfa Romeo Spider news article may have changed since publication on the 23 October 2007. Our car specifications, reviews, and prices may only apply to the UK market. You may wish to check with the manufacturer or your local Alfa Romeo dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce our car news in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2017