Alfa Romeo 159 1750 TBi – Yahoo Cars

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Possibly of the Alfa 156 that preceded it, was beautiful and unreliable in equal the 159 is regarded as the choice you make the heart rather than the A BMW 3 Series is where the sensible goes; a 159 is for those who can#39;t being part of the pack.

version of the 159, the 1750 is on paper one of the most compelling saloons for some time, it offers both pace and from its direct injection, petrol engine. But is it enough to anyone away from the German suspects (and the one)?

What are its rivals?

The has the unusual accolade of sitting between the premium saloons A4, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes E-Class, IS) and the mainstream ones (Ford Vauxhall Insignia, Mazda6, C5. the list goes on). it gets dragged into a with the former category it#39;s not cheap and, it#39;s an Alfa.

There#39;s a huge range of and trim choices comprising the 159 which extends from (just below where the kicks off) to £27,800. that the latter figure quite buy you a BMW 320d in M Sport whereas in the Alfa you get a top of the range V6, and you can see the difference. Value is another altogether though, because are notoriously bad depreciators, whereas the is usually true of a BMW, or Audi.

How does it drive?

For any person to an Alfa Romeo, given its for unreliability (often unjustified days), it must be two things: it look great and serve up a driving experience. Unfortunately, particular Alfa, good as it is, just shy on both counts.

The TBi engine, which develops and takes its name from back catalogue – the 1750 Berlina saloon delivers its ample power across the entire rev range, and it has of torque from just so it always feels powerful a feeling backed up by a 7.7-second time. It returns 34.9mpg too you#39;re doing constant sprints), so it#39;s hardly a gas

However, what the TBi has gained the old Twin Spark units of the 156 in of smoothness, power and fuel it has lost in character. Where has the rumble gone? Some enjoy the mild-mannered calmness of the delivery, but for us, that#39;s not what an supposed to do.

That said, obvious that the engine is because the 1750 has sharp and is all-in-all a well balanced and thing to drive – still lagging behind the drive premium pack of the fundamental handling disadvantage of that much power to the wheels.

What#39;s impressive?

Alfa Romeo 159

The 159 surprisingly well for a sporty given the propensity for some to stiffen up the sporty versions of saloons to uncomfortable levels. The is supple, while still you feel what#39;s going on you, and that makes the car a good one to live with town if you do plenty of door-to-door

And as we#39;ve already alluded to, the cost issue: the Alfa good value compared to some bona fide cars. For example, the test car we with for a week was a Lusso which gets 18-inch cruise control, dual-zone Bluetooth phone preparation, sensors and leather seats. So, it sporty, it#39;s comfortable, and well specified – and all for just under £24k.

And if you#39;re bothered about the thing, most will see the 159 as an choice.

What#39;s not?

As a the 159 is two steps ahead of the 156 in terms of its and quality, although in becoming it has also, like the engine, a lot of its predecessor#39;s charisma. A cabin was fundamentally racy, with one of the few layouts that could be described as a cockpit, in the 156 has been down into something decent enough and ergonomically but arguably quite uninspiring. still all obviously pointed the driver though.

Should I buy

We have to lament the misplacing of of the 156#39;s personality in the transition to However, Alfa#39;s saloon is a all-rounder that#39;s difficult to too heavily. It might not be the sharpest but the refinement and power delivery of the new TBi engine is especially impressive and the car markedly as a whole.

So if you like you see in the pictures, fear not about to the Alfa dealer. And that#39;s a thing to be able to say.

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