FACTfile – The new Alfa Romeo 156 JTS

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Alfa Romeo 156

The new Alfa Romeo 156 – the same. but with new muscles, new

The new Alfa 156 has burst onto the market in a blaze of publicity straight from the horse’s here is a complete run-down of the new as described by Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo has made no to the stunning good looks of its Alfa 156 to produce the new 156, but it is under the skin with new technology, trim and equipment that the Alfa 156 remains the car in its class.

Leading the changes to the 156 is the new JTS the most advanced engine of its in the world. The JTS engine has set a new standard for injection lean burn delivering the performance, fuel and emission gains promised by cutting edge technology and the drawbacks encountered by other car Fitted with the new JTS engine, the Romeo 156 in both five manual and Selespeed sequential gearbox versions now has a top speed of 220 kmh and it the dash to 100 kmh in just 8.2 seconds, also offering average consumption in the EU test of 6.6 litres per 100 km.

Alfa Romeo has also the 2.5 litre version of its legendary V6 to make it cleaner and more With this engine the 156’s shapely bonnet, it has a top of 230 kmh in six speed manual form and it the 100 kmh sprint in 7.3 seconds. With the automatic gearbox, the figures are 227 kmh and 8.5

Safety is enhanced at all levels. safety – the ability to accidents – is enhanced the standard fitment of Vehicle Control (VDC), Motor Regulator (MSR) and Emergency Assist (EBA).

These, help the driver maintain of the car in emergency situation, stop lock up skids caused by gear changes and take braking in emergency situations for the possible stop, reducing distanced by up to 35 per cent in an emergency. Alfa Romeo 156 is now fitted as with six airbags, with air bags joining the front air and the side impact airbags in the sides of the front seats. combination of six airbags enables the new Romeo 156 to offer, combined features such as the occupant cell surrounded by deformable a new level of occupant safety in the of an accident.

Inside the new Alfa Romeo 156 the style that made the 156 a breath of fresh air compared to the clinical interiors of its competitors but it has been enhanced with new a new finish to the dashboard and a new centre The new equipment includes a multi-zone control air conditioning system enables the front seat to set their own temperature settings. Its is enhanced by larger dashboard top in a new unit that also the Alfa Romeo InfoCentre, an LCD that houses the trip and external temperature readout.

in an Alfa Romeo there are when the road is so ordinary or speed limits mean the natural ebullience of the 156 must be that a cruise control is and a sophisticated electronic cruise is now standard. Working directly on the management system, the new cruise provides smooth, unfussed

Complimenting the glorious sound by Alfa Romeo engines, the new JTS and the and reworked 2.5 litre V6 engine, the Romeo 156 has a new Blaupunkt audio that is fully integrated the new centre console. In addition to its amplifier, six speakers and state of the art CD operation is simplified by new steering mounted controls. Completing the new is the new centre console trim leads to redesigned panels the handbrake and a new armrest that a storage box.

Compared to the out-going car, the new Romeo 156 – already a well equipped car – Split Climate Control Air automatic rain sensing headlight washers, window ASR Traction Control, leather (the standard car had cloth, came either as an option or the Monza versions), Blaupunkt system integrated into the trip computer, Side (not standard on the entry car, they were of the Monza versions), VDC and EBA on the ABS brakes.

The new Romeo 156 range opens the Alfa Romeo 156 JTS – replaces the 156 Twin Spark – and this model is with a choice of a five manual gearbox at $49,950 or Alfa Romeo direct-from-Formula One sequential manual gearbox at Fitted with a revised of Alfa Romeo legendary V6 the Alfa Romeo 156 V6 24V is now priced at with the six speed manual and $59,950 with the unique automatic gearbox with its operation. These changes to the Alfa Romeo 156 now only it to maintain its benchmark position in the sedan class, says Wall, General Manager for Romeo in Australia, they enable it to extend it position in the market and contribute even to Alfa Romeo’s Australian


Alfa Romeo 156

the lean burn promise

It has been known that burn technology and direct injection held out the promise of fuel economy, lower and more power and torque for a engine capacity. However, now, the drawbacks of poor engine speed performance, the for low-sulphur fuel and the requirement for emission equipment to cut the nitrogen emissions (and which to nitric acid rain) proven substantial barriers to this technology in production.

But for Romeo, renown for its highly engines – the 2.0 litre Spark engine, with 114 kW until the arrival of the JTS, one of the efficient and highest specific engines in the world – injection and lean burn offers a significant step up in emissions and performance.

That Alfa Romeo has met its is clearly illustrated by the figures. The new JTS has exactly the same capacity as the Spark engine it replaces, yet is up from 114 kW to 121 kW; torque rises 187 Nm to a remarkable 206 Nm. The new engine meets the tough Euro 4 emissions and yet, despite the performance fuel consumption stays the same.

And, particularly in Australia, there is no requirement for low fuel. It also delivers and potent performance to the top of its rev-range. On the this translates into the Alfa 156 with more performance in all the gears, a smoother and power curve delivers refined performance and, in raw top speed rises from 216 to 220 kmh and the to 100 kmh time is cut from 8.6 to 8.2 seconds.

So how has Romeo managed to achieve other car makers have trying to do for decades? Alfa answer is a simple as it is sophisticated. At low speeds, which the engine for the major it of the time, it operates as a burn engine, while at engine speeds it progressive to a normal fuel air mixture to the top end performance so beloved of Alfa drivers.

The latter is both enhanced and by the use of direct fuel injection, the fuel pumped directly the cylinder head around the boosting volumetric efficiency and

With regard to emissions, the of the direct injection and lean only at lower engine means that Nox emissions are to normal engines and the large Nox converters are that are typically and which reduce performance high back pressures are not The absence of these catalysts means that JTS owners do not to worry about high fuel. In all, the Alfa JTS engine is a technical tour de and is worthy successor to the array of high performance engines on Alfa Romeo has built its

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