Alfa Romeo 159 Ti review (2006 onwards) – MSN Cars UK

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Alfa Romeo 159

Ti review onwards)

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A Italian alternative to the German of the compact executive market, what.

While nobody can the appeal of the default offerings Audi, Mercedes and BMW all are as conservative as are accomplished. And nothing breaks up the of the company car park like a of red. Enter the Alfa 159, here in flashy Tourismo guise.

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If the monotony of or black Teutonic conservatism is your will to live you should definitely pay a visit to (hopefully) much improved Romeo dealership. And with the 159 got a product to be proud of.

In standard the 159 is a real looker. But in Ti spec it absolutely fabulous, the big wheels the arches and the stance full of intent. Still feeling Mr 320d driver?

What does it do well?


The low-slung cabin is dark and claustrophobic but it feels well screwed together. number one!

It’s all high quality too, the contrasting nicely with the metal trim. No silver plastic here.

Shock two comes with the driving – it’s spot on! The seats, rank of dials at the driver and dinky steering all heighten the feeling of being in a driver’s car.

It goes well too, the diesel a bit gruff at low revs but its lungs to reveal a pleasing burble. Sharp steering and a chassis tick all the boxes

What doesn’t it do well?


That the 159 offers a alternative to the German brands is a to be cheerful. But before they feeling too pleased with the Italians still have lessons to learn.

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The 159 Ti feels like it should be precise and nimble. And while the is suitably sporting (read, there’s a mushiness about it at odds with its driver pretensions. It’s not helped by the which is fast and weighty but with it.

The engine is muscular too but it bogs down off boost, a not helped by the clunky gearshift. In it’s fast and comfy but live up to the promise of the sporty

What’s it like to live

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So you won’t be out twisty B-roads for a sneaky blast. But it makes up for it by being stunning to look at and offering a exciting alternative to the sober

While the 159 is 105mm longer in the than the 156 the low roofline and small means it feels tad claustrophobic.

How green is it?

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a diesel right, so it must be Um, not really. Alfa Romeo 41.5mpg on the combined cycle but on an drive on A-roads and motorways see us better the mid 30s.

And that was as as it got.

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