Alfa Romeo 147 (2000)

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The Alfa Romeo 147 is the first of a new of cars: the high-tech cars of

The Alfa Romeo 147 is all set to be a trend-setter and appeal to dynamic motorists who are of new developments and are looking for the best they choose a car. customers will appreciate the Romeo 147 because it sells at a price and is also a valuable in the broadest sense of the term.

The new measures 4.17 metres and 1.73 metres wide. The is the same on both 3- and 5-door – and they also the same unmistakable Alfa

The front end is dominated by a large, shield that goes with the two air intakes at the sides to up the classic Alfa three-part This feature is reminiscent of classic Alfas such as the 6C Villa d’Este of 1949. retro hints include the sweep described around the by the bonnet.

On the muscular, protective view, metal is more in than windows as you would from a true sports The sides stand forcefully on big and are marked by a tension line reveals the car’s parentage the Alfa 156. The visual point in the middle is marked by the front door handle.

up, the side windows and glossy pillar create an overall impression reminiscent of the side of that ultimate sports the coupé. The model maintains the look on the five door because the back door is by a black handle camouflaged in the frame.

The tapering, wrap-around end creates an impression of an agile car is eager to be off. The rear traces out a great V-shape mirrors the similar V at the front. down, the light clusters are and horizontal as on the Alfa Romo and Alfa Romeo GTV .

The overall is thus of a smooth, unfussy with the right amount of A compact car that is also as as a saloon, but easier to handle.

outside, prestigious on the inside: styling, user-friendly controls, materials and careful finish. The Alfa Romeo 147 passenger is recognisably Italian with its lines and three-dimensional shapes the trim and padding offer a and tactile sensation of comfort and

As you would expect from an Romeo, the driver’s cockpit has designed with great to ergonomic considerations to ensure the possible control of the car in all situations.

The dashboard mirrors the shape of the wheel and contains three analogue dials that overlap. The facia may come in one or two Two-tone facias are dark at the top and lower down to increase the of light and space.

The steering is designed to fit in with the interior and control buttons may be housed on the spokes so the radio, phone or unit can be operated without your hands off the wheel.

All the high-tech features are clustered on the in the middle of the car within easy of the front passenger, who can use them distracting the driver’s attention.

practicality is ensured by a host of compartments and a luggage compartment. All the room can be used to the full the compartment is regularly shaped and because the rear seats can be totally or in part. It is also functional because it can be equipped a luggage retaining net with fitting positions.

The base can be turned over (the side is a waterproof, washable that can be used to dump wet swimming costumes, ski boots

The Alfa Romeo 147 combines interior and exterior styling with outstanding technical a Cd of 0.32 and torsional rigidity of kgm/rad (95,000 for the 5-door

Customers will therefore be to travel in a noiseless, vibration-free car is also easy to handle outstanding roadholding. The Alfa 147 combines a rigid body sophisticated mechanical units: a suspension at the front and a MacPherson with asymmetrical arms at the In other words, the same as an altogether higher segment

The end result is a car that offers lateral grip, a rapid to bends and a highly effective, steering response. All in all: during high-speed manoeuvres and over mixed routes due to the direct steering ratio a little over two turns of the are required to steer from to lock).

The Alfa Romeo 147 is a compact car can conjure up all the satisfaction and thrill of a big Alfa. And it has been designed particular attention to comfort: the of equipment offered by the new model is what you would expect a flagship than a higher model. Examples include:

Sound System;

dual-zone control system with air sensor (AQS) and automatic

Cruise control;


simultaneous opening and locking of and sunroof with safety

steering-wheel buttons for radio, voice controls and Selespeed.

And so comfort to mechanical units. A car with its eye on the upper echelons of its band would not be complete the Selespeed gearbox that has met such success from customers (some 10% of Alfa sold in Europe are fitted this device). It is not an automatic but a robotised manual gearbox.

It the convenience of an automatic device the operating speed of a conventional The gearbox can be operated by a conventional that moves up and down a joystick. Or by controls on the steering on the Alfa Romeo 147 these are behind the rim.

The heart of Alfa Romeo is a lively, and responsive engine that is to control due to its smooth power

The new Alfa Romeo 147 comes four units. Three units, all 16 valve Twin engines: a 77 kW (105 bhp) 1.6 a more powerful 88 kW (120 1.6 unit and a 110 kW (150 bhp) 2.0 the latter available with manual gearbox and Selespeed Plus a ‘Common Rail’ engine with variable turbine: the 81 kW (110 bhp), 1.9 JTD

These four power are different yet share one quality: the to ensure outstanding combustion As far as the motorist is concerned, these mean great driving and traditionally high Alfa standards.

All Alfa Romeo 147 units are fitted with a throttle that allows effective control of fuel and emission levels.

Alfa Romeo 147: a and prestigious car, a car that is and satisfying to drive, a safe In other words, a car fitted all the features that come the heading of preventive safety they help the driver alert; comfort, noiseless ergonomics, efficient climate system, well-arranged controls and instruments.

The new model has also outstanding results in the field of safety and passed all the toughest

This has been achieved of the decision to equip the Alfa 147 with all the very latest currently available. First and total occupant protection is by no fewer than six airbags as standard: two at the front, two at the side and two bags that run the entire of all the side windows so that offer effective protection to the of front and back seat in case of impact. This sets the Alfa Romeo 147 at the of its segment in terms of passive and is complemented by side impact in the doors, a collapsible steering front seatbelts with and load limiters and – on the rear seat – a head-restraint and inertia reel

The Alfa Romeo 147 also all set to become the new benchmark for active within the compact car sector, the car is fitted with the most devices for traction and braking These engineering features are to ensure perfect control of the car by the in all situations. The Alfa Romeo 147 can sole responsibility for bringing distillate of high technology recently the province of higher cars) to its own market band.

All plus a braking system big discs on all four wheels and one of the advanced ABS units with an brake force distributor An ASR system is also present to wheel slip during An MSR system regulates braking when changing down the gears and a brand-new VDC device dynamic stability on corners.

The VDC made its first appearance on the the 166.

This sophisticated system leaves the driver to enjoy control of the car as long as are normal but cuts in when are close to the danger limit to control the car.

Alfa Romeo 147

All this sophisticated technology to the dynamic behaviour of the Alfa 147 is reflected internally by a hi-tech compartment. The new Alfa is equipped a CONNECT system, i.e. a range of communication systems includes a radio with CD, GSM phone with hands-free satellite navigation, voice SOS button to request medical and assistance or information – and can display trip computer

The CONNECT system is located up in the upper part of the central so that drivers can read without taking their and attention off the road – and in the of the facia so that it can easily be by the front passenger and is visible to in the back.

The most comprehensive of the system, the CONNECT Nav+, with a 5 colour TFT screen to maximum image clarity and and a wide cone of visibility.

The functions (or modules) making up the system interact with one This allows drivers to from a series of brand-new services while on the road makes the new model unique its market segment.

While at the of the Alfa Romeo 147, you

listen to CDs or the radio and enjoy reproduction (you can obtain as an a sophisticated Bose® hi-fi with six channels and subwoofers designed for the Alfa Romeo

be informed in advance of situations along the road (traffic accidents, fog). This can be done using written that you can re-read (SMS/RDS);

phone calls by pressing a key on the wheel and hearing the voice of the at the other end through the sound (via a dual-band GSM phone hands-free set);

make calls by simply speaking the or number of the recipient out loud and a short conversation when you do not the opportunity to take notes recognition and voice memo);

short voice memos the voice memo function;

your road maps at by accident but be guided to your by a satellite navigation system uses maps recorded on a

find hotels, service chemists or other useful without problems;

resolve any problems by asking for advice or help from the who are on duty at the Targa Services Centre around the clock;

an emergency request simply by a key in case of emergency.

The new model programme is as follows: the 3-door Romeo 147 will go on sale the end of October 2000 to be followed by the version, 1.9 JTD ‘Common Rail’ and 2 versions at dates to be established.

The Romeo 147 range is one of the broadest and sophisticated in its segment because it such a comprehensive array of and features. It includes four versions (three petrol and one two body types (three and five door), two different (manual and Selespeed) and two outfit (‘Progression’ and ‘Distinctive’).

Sixteen are available in total in all markets:

105 bhp 1.6 T. with 3- or 5-doors in ‘Progression’ or outfit;

120 bhp 1.6 T. Spark with 3- or in ‘Progression’ or ‘Distinctive’ outfit;

110 bhp 1.9 JTD 3- or 5-doors in ‘Progression’ or ‘Distinctive’

2.0 Twin Spark with gearbox, 3- or 5-doors, in ‘Distinctive’

150 bhp 2.0 T. Spark with robotised gearbox, 3- or 5-doors in ‘Distinctive’

All this plus fourteen colours (including the prestigious Blue), three different environments offered on the whole (Elegant, Classic, Sporty) and options to satisfy even the demanding of customers in this market band. And we must not the Accessories range, that can be to adapt the new model to the most taste and needs.

The Fiat Racing Division has developed an Romeo 147 to compete in track within the SuperProduzione category to FIA rules. The car is part of Alfa’s racing tradition and is intended for drivers. It will take in national championships in the main countries and also the Spa international 24 race.

The car will be equipped and ready for racing directly by the Auto Racing Division.

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