New Engines for the Alfa Romeo Brera and Spider in the UK

Alfa Romeo UK has recently introduced its new 200 hp 1750 TBi petrol and the 170 hp 2.0 JTDM diesel engines to the Alfa Brera coupe and Alfa Spider convertible, following the unveiling of the powerplants in the Alfa 159 late last year.

The new Alfa Romeo 1750 TBi engine is lightweight and features variable valve timing and direct injection. The unit develops 200 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque (320 Nm) and promises reasonable fuel efficiency, along with much lower CO2 emissions, down to 189 g/km for the Alfa Brera and 192 g/km for the Alfa Spider.

The maximum torque of Alfa Romeo’s new petrol engine is achieved at just 1,400 rpm, through a process called „scavenging”, with maximum power developed between 4750 and 5500 rpm.

With the 1750 TBi engine, Alfa Brera and Alfa Spider can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 7.7 and 7.8 seconds respectively, before both topping out at 146 mph (235 km/h).

The diesel unit (2.0 JTDM) developts 170 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque (360 Nm) between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. The 0 to 62 mph sprint is covered in 8.8 and 9 seconds respectively and top speed is 125 mph (217 km/h). CO2 emissions are at a low level for such sporty cars: 142 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

In addition to the two new engines produced by Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT), an exclusive edition trim level will be available, known as Italia Independent. This features unique content, including a matt black titanium exterior finish, 18-inch black opaque turbine design alloy wheels, carbon fibre effect trim inserts and a radio/sat-nav system. The Italia Independent trim will be available on all Alfa Brera and Alfa Spider derivatives.
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