Alfa Romeo Brera Gets New Powerplants
The absolutely beautiful Alfa Romeo Brera and its convertible variant, the Spider, are now available in the UK with a pair of new engines developed by Fiat.
The first one is a 1742 cc petrol unit that delivers 200 bhp along with 320 Nm of torque. This new 16-valve, twin overhead camshaft engine enables the Alfa Brera and Spider to reach the 0 – 62 mph acceleration benchmark in 7.7 and 7.8 seconds respectively. Since the torque power is available from very low rpm, this engine also has very good in-gear acceleration.
Co2 emission rating for this unit is 189 g/km for the Alfa Brera and 192 g/km for the Alfa Spider.
The other new powerplant is a diesel. It’s a common-rail 2.0 JTDM unit with 170 bhp maximum torque of 360 Nm between just 1750 rpm and 2500 rpm. 0 – 62 mph sprint wit this engine is done for Brera an Spider in just 8.8 and 9.0 seconds respectively, and they have a top speed of 135 mph. CO2 emissions are reduced to just 142 g/km – putting these vehicles into one of the lower road charge tax bands.
Alfa Romeo is now also offering the Italia Independent equipment package for the entire range. It includes matt black titaniuim finish, 18” black opaque ‘turbine’ design alloy wheels, red brake calipers and Alfa 8C inspired aluminium fuel cap on the outside, and a sporty black leather bound steering wheel and gear knob with red stitching, carbon-fibre trim inserts, sports dials, black sports leather upholstered seats with Italia Independent branded headrests, aluminium sports pedals and foot rest, and a high-tech radio/sat-nav system inside the cabin.