Petrol heads better get used to becoming diesel heads instead! Alfa Romeo is a global leader in turbo-diesel technology and has made massive advancements in phased common-rail injection, combustion chamber design and emissions management for diesel power plants.
The Alfa Romeo 159 2.4 JTD is a gem and a highly awarded gem. Not only is it the most powerful Turbo Diesel available in an Alfa Romeo it can propel the 159 to 100 km/h in just 8.4 sparkling seconds for both the manual and automatic versions. Top speeds for both the smooth auto and quick shifting manual are well in excess of 220 km/h. Performance figures like these can’t get much better when cosseted with an economy of only 5.4 litres/100 km and a combined figure of 6.8 litres/100 km for the manual version. An unbelievable 400 Nm is available from as low as 2000 rpm. No wonder the earth moves under the Alfa Romeo’s hot 18″ alloy wheels. The all new 6 speed QTronic automatic transmission is my favourite for the Alfa Romeo 159 2.4 JTD. Smooth, relaxed performance can be instantaneously transformed to punchy pure speed. This advanced transmission evaluates your driving style and selects an optimal gear accordingly. The QTronic automatic transmission also provides the ability to switch to manual control for delicate driver involvement. If you find the engine edging up past the 120 km/h mark in effortless formality, you can reign the engine in with the cruise control option.
The Alfa Romeo 159 2.4 JTD holds the road like a magnet and the well weighted steering response is a legendary highlight of an Alfa drive. Bumps in the road are exceptionally well taken care of by the car’s superior chassis design. Cornering can be made very quick – particularly as Alfa have finely tuned the sport suspension set-up.
The new Alfa Romeo 159 holds a class-leading five-star Euro NCAP rating. All the goodies are there for protecting the occupants inside the gorgeous Italian interior – another real highlight. The torsional rigidity of the chassis is one of the best in this car’s class at: 180.000 daNm/rad
For a wonderful driving experience pampered in fine Italian luxury, whether for touring or commuting, the suave new Alfa Romeo 159 2.4 JTD sets the pace.
The current model series includes the:
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