Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A. is an Italian company that manufactures premium cars. Alfa Romeo was founded on 24th June 1910, in Milan, Italy. The company name is a combination of A. L. F. A. which stands for “Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili” and Romeo which is the last name of Nicola Romeo who assumed control of the company in 1915.
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The Alfa Romeo 147 is a compact hatchback that was produced by the Italian automobile manufacturer Alfa Romeo between 2000 and 2010.
The 147 is a nice family hatchback with exterior looks featuring appealing Italian styling. It’s a hatchback available in a three-door or five-door configuration. All except the base model are fitted with sculpted alloy wheels and a chrome-plated exhaust.
The interior of the 147 is equally stylish, although the scratchy plastics are not up to par. The driving position is great, while the rear and front passengers have enough leg and headroom. The steering adjusts for rake and reach, while the seats have a height adjustment feature that enables the driver to adjust to a comfortable driving position.
The 147 is available with an option of three petrol and one diesel engine. The base engine is a 1.6-liter inline-4 petrol engine with 118 hp, with other petrol engine options coming in the form of a 2.0-liter inline-4 with 148 hp, and a 3.2-liter V6 with 247 hp, while the turbocharged 1.9-liter inline-4 diesel with 118 hp or 148 hp was the only diesel engine option. These engines were mated to either a five-speed or six-speed manual and a five-speed or six-speed auto-manual.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta is a small family car manufactured by the Italian automotive manufacturer Alfa Romeo. The production of the Giulietta began in 2009 as a 2010 model and ended in 2020. The Giulietta is available as a 5-door hatchback.
The Giulietta is a stylish and great-looking car. Some of the eye-catching exterior features of the Giulietta include the front and rear LED lights, hidden rear door, the signature Alfa Romeo grille now in a mesh.
Unlike its top-of-the-range exterior, Giulietta’s cabin is below par, earlier models had poor front seats and poor interior finishing. The 2014 upgrade changed this, by making the front seats more comfortable, and the plastic finishing was much better. But, the driver’s foot room was still limited, and the steering wheel is too big and bulky. The Giulietta has a 350-liter boot.
Basic features in the Giulietta include a six-speaker audio system, CD player, Bluetooth, voice recognition, DAB radio, smartphone connectivity, and Alfa’s Uconnect touchscreen system. Optional features include a larger screen and Sat-nav.
The Giulietta is offered with several engine options, but the standard engine is the 1.4-liter TB engine with 104 hp, 118 hp, and 168 hp.
The top of the range Giulietta Veloce comes with a turbocharged 1.8-liter with 237 hp.
These engines are mated to either a six-speed TCT dual-clutch automatic or six-speed manual transmission.
The Alfa Romeo 159 is a compact executive car produced and marketed by the Italian company Alfa Romeo. The 159 was in production from 2005 to 2011
The 159 is a four-door sedan (Wagons are also available) with extraordinary Italian looks designed by the famed Italian Italian designer Giugiaro. The 159 has a nice frontal shape featuring a well-designed signature Alfa Romeo grille and triple-lens headlights and sculpted door handles on the sides.
The 159 cabin is nice and attractive with Italian touches that add more flare. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, while the rear seats feel a bit squeezed with regard to leg and headroom. The 159 has a 405-liter boot which is not very big but can serve the purpose.
Standard features of the 159 include dual-zone climate control, seven airbags, cruise control, power-folding mirrors, electric windows, and alloy wheels. The mid-spec adds automatic lights and wipers, plus parking sensors, and leather upholstery, while the top-spec adds heated front seats, lowered suspension, and 19-inch wheels.
Common engines on the 159 are the 2.2-liter inline-4 with 185 hp and the 3.2-liter inline-6 with 260 hp. These engines are mated with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
The Alfa Romeo 155 is a compact executive car manufactured and marketed by the Italian company Alfa Romeo. The 155 was in production between 1992 and 1998.
The 155 facial is composed of narrow rectangular headlights, a false signature Alfa Romeo triangle grille with an emblem at the center. On the sides, the presence of unique wedge-shaped tapering run in a straight line from the headlamps up to the high boot line, and 15-inch alloy wheels as standard and 16-inch as an option.
The cabin of the 155 is sporty and functional with velour upholstery, a nice steering wheel, an easy-to-read analog instrument cluster, and some wood finish on high-end models.
The 155 is a five-seat car, its seats are comfy and supportive with all seats except the rear center seat having enough head-, knee-, and foot room. The 155 has a 525-liter boot
The 155 comes with the choice of 1.8-liter, 2.0-liter, and 2.5-liter petrol engines with the option of a diesel engine as well.
The 1.8-liter inline-4 TS engine produces 126 hp, the 2.0-liter inline-4 TS engine produces 143 hp, and the 2.5-liter inline-6 produces 166 hp. These engines are mated with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard.
159 Sportwagon (Wagon)
The Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon is an executive sports wagon produced and marketed by Alfa Romeo. The 159 Sportwagon was introduced in 2006
The 159 Sportwagon is a gorgeous car with Italian looks that set it apart from other wagons. Its distinctive triple-lens headlamps, a sleek body, and an off-set front numberplate are all purely Alfa Romeo themes.
The interior of the 159 Sportwagon is evocative with unique Alfa Romeo detailing such as the deeply attached instrument panel that is angled towards the driver and a trio of center console dials. The Sportwagon has a 445-liter cabin which can be extended to 1245 liters with the rear seats folded. The load area is affected by a high loading lip and a tight opening.
The 159 Sportwagon comes with a choice of several engines beginning with a 1.8-liter inline-4 petrol engine which was later replaced with a 1.9-liter. Other petrol engines were the inline-4 2.2-liter and a range-topping 3.2-liter V6. There were also 1.9-liter and 2.4-liter diesel engines available.
The 1.9-liter petrol consumes 14 km/l, the 1.8-liter consumes 15 km/l, while the 2.2-liter does 13 km/l and the 3.2 V6 10 km/l. The 1.9-liter diesel manages 20km/l, while the 2.4-liter does 17 km/l.
These engines are mated to either a five-speed manual, six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
In this article, we have taken a brief look at five Alfa Romeo models, and one thing that we have noticed is that Alfa Romeos are incredibly unique in their design and styling language, and are typically Italian. But of course, the carmaker also uses advanced technology and the latest features in building their cars, but much emphasis is invested on details such as passion, comfort, and emotion.
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Written by: Samuel H. Mponezya