The Alfa Spider interior offers the very latest systems made possible by today’s technology, and a range of options carefully considered to simplify and enhance life on board. Key options include xenon headlights, satellite navigation (either independent or incorporated with bCONNECT), electrically adjustable front seats, a Bose sound system, Blue&Me™ hands-free mobile phone connectivity with Bluetooth™ technology and media player with USB port, and 18” alloy wheels.
Dual Zone automatic climate control
The Dual Zone automatic climate control system, fitted as standard across the Alfa Spider range, makes it possible for driver and front seat passenger to select a temperature differential of up to seven degrees on either side of the cabin.
The system uses solar sensors to monitor solar gain within the two zones and adjust the temperature accordingly. The system features a highly efficient active carbon pollen filter, and an Air Quality Sensor which automatically activates the climate control recirculation function to prevent the intake of air in areas of high smog.
Bose sound system
The Bose sound system, developed for Alfa Romeo by America’s leading acoustic Hi-Fi company, offers peerless acoustic sophistication, boasting exceptional sound quality under all conditions.
The 570 watt system comprises six loudspeakers, including a subwoofer built into the rear bench seat with its own 6-channel, 200 watt, digital amplifier for the reproduction of the lowest frequencies. An integrated signal processor automatically adjusts base tones so that they remain natural at any system volume.
Blue&Me™ is an innovative Windows Mobile based system arising out of a joint venture between Fiat Group Automobiles SpA and Microsoft. The easy-to-use system employs Bluetooth™ technology to allow vehicle occupants to communicate with the outside world via mobile phones or laptop computers.
Blue&Me™ is fully integrated into the vehicle, and offers a sophisticated hands-free system with voice recognition, that allows customers with Bluetooth™ mobile phones to make and receive calls without operating the mobile handset itself. The control keys are located on a panel in the centre of the dashboard, and include the facility to scroll search through a mobile’s phone book, as well as muting the system for a private call. Users store their mobile number only once on the system, and a personal phone book may be transferred fully and then automatically updated whenever the system detects the mobile phone.
No voice learning stage is required, due to the state-of-the-art voice recognition system. Blue&Me™ is able to store up to five mobile phones simultaneously, thus permitting more than one vehicle occupant to make immediate use of the system.
In addition, the system features a USB port in the glove compartment to facilitate the playback of music audio files via any digital system with an analogue connection, such as MP3, WMA, WAV, smart phones or a USB flash drive.
The safety benefits of xenon headlights over conventional halogen lamps are underlined by simple statistics: light intensity doubles, as does the longevity of the lamp itself. Xenon headlights also consume less energy and distribute the light beam more effectively.
Due to their brighter, far reaching illumination, the new Alfa Spider’s optional xenon headlights, which include a washer system, are combined with an automatic ride corrector which compensates not only for static changes due to axle load variation, but also dynamic changes caused by acceleration and braking.