Nine versions of the new Alfa 159 sports saloon, priced from £19,995 to £28,195 on-the-road, will become available in the UK in the first quarter of 2006, seven of which will be available at launch, with a choice of five engines.
The is three new direct injection petrol engines – 1.9 litre 160bhp and 2.2 litre 185bhp 4-cylinder units, and a 3.2 litre 260bhp V6 available from March 2006.
There are two diesel engine options which complete the range; a 2.4-litre 20 valve 200bhp five-cylinder and a 1.9-litre 16 valve 150bhp four-cylinder unit. All five engines are mated to six-speed manual gearboxes. Six-speed automatic transmissions will become available on 1.9 and 2.4 JTDM and 3.2 V6 JTS versions of the new Alfa 159 later in 2006.